Fairchild Semiconductor - A great company to work for if you can handle the boom and bust nature of the semiconductor industry. | Glassdoor
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"A great company to work for if you can handle the boom and bust nature of the semiconductor industry."

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Current Employee - Process Engineer in South Portland, ME
Current Employee - Process Engineer in South Portland, ME
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Fairchild allows for a good work/life balance with managers being flexible with hours and schedules to accomodate outside work activities. Most people enjoy working there and due to several rounds of layoffs there are almost no bad attitude employees remaining. Everyone is easy to get along with and the work is fast paced and challenging.

Cons

Due to the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry, periodic layoffs, shutdowns, furloughs etc. seem to come on an every 2-3 year cycle. Due to the low rate of turnover there are not a lot of opportunities for career advancement that become available.

Advice to Management

Management at times is too involved in the day to day operations. Step back and work on the big picture and allow the front line workers to do their job.

Other Employee Reviews for Fairchild Semiconductor

  1. "Decent company to work for."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They promote within and depending on your supervisor respect your work.

    Cons

    Overtime is nice, however everyweekend is a bit much.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fairchild is a great place to work, but not a good place to be promoted"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Project Manager in West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Project Manager in West Jordan, UT
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great people that work there, dedicated to their jobs. People are willing to work together & get problems solved. There is a minimum of red tape & politics compared to other companies.

    Cons

    Most of the leadership within the company has been with the company for 20-25 years & are not moving up (either from lack of opportunity or ambition), so there are only promotions when 'somebody dies' (it's a joke).

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making the company better & making money. I think that Mark is doing a good job, but some of the VPs and members of his staff are over matched in their current positions & cannot perform as needed


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