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"Poor business practices and sales created depressing environment"

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Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Paycheck and health benefits are the best reasons to work at Freescale. Due to poor business climate, every year was wrought with the fear of layoffs.

Cons

It became obvious that the main concern of management was to protect their own jobs. The folks that got hammered during the many layoffs were most often the most qualified and long time employees.

Advice to Management

The management team at Freescale needs to show more respect to the individual contributors. They also need to communicate better to employees and have a clear path for future growth. Management needs to get on the ball, be pro-active instead of reactionary.

Other Employee Reviews for Freescale Semiconductor

  1. "Never got support for my career growth; not so great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Motorola was great; freescale not good

    Cons

    No recognition; favoritism from management

    Advice to Management

    Need employee development; opportunity to take on new challenges; transparent


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Employees, Management staff only cared about IPO and paying down debt"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very Talented Employees
    - Excellent number of PTO days (new Employees get 4 weeks of PTO, with a one week increase at 8 years and 15 years)
    - Able to move within the company (but in most cases, the individual must chat with senior leadership)
    - Freescale has successfully worked hard to turn a profit for many quarters (but they still have to buy down a huge debt)
    - Freescale produces quality products

    Cons

    - Company still has too much debt from when they went private
    - Poor Medical Benefits
    - No stock options for non-management employees
    - Received a lousy keychain when company IPO'ed
    - Poor Employee Compensation
    - Lay off US employees and immediately hired abroad
    - Need more new hires. Employees worked to the breaking point.
    - Need to hire Interns, CO-OPs, and fresh outs to get a fresh perspective. The US staff is aging.
    - Some of the groups have a "That's not how it's always been done before" attitude.
    - Career advancement is very difficult
    - Freescale infrastructure is aging and not being maintained (buildings are falling apart, service contracts are being cancelled or reduced)

    Advice to Management

    Start compensating talented workers. Have solid roadmaps and plans for the future. Start caring more about the employees and less about Blackstone and making investors happy.


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