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"Women in tech, beware! Major boys' club!"

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

I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Compensation and benefits were decent. There is a nice gym on site at the Oak Hill location, with group exercise classes and personal training available. Work-life balance is better than many other companies, although many managers are still quite old school about expecting to see you in your cube from 8 to 5.

Cons

There isn't much opportunity for advancement. Most of the managers have been in their positions for an eternity and aren't going anywhere anytime soon. There also really isn't any opportunity for making a career change by moving around internally - most managers look for "drop-ins" and don't want to have to do any training at all. But the worst part, at least in engineering where I worked, is that women are often discriminated against, both directly and indirectly. In my department during a recent layoff, 60% of the employees let go were women, when the department is <15% women. Most of the women also had young children. Women were not put on the best projects (despite constantly asking to be). Many managers play favorites and are quite obvious about it. Some managers show complete disrespect toward female employees by screaming at them. Reporting such incidents led to lots of defensive posturing to protect the offending manager(s). I could not recommend any of my fellow women in technology to work at this place until they fix the culture. It's 2014 Freescale, time to get with the program and accept that women are here to stay!

Advice to Management

Major cultural changes are needed. First, weed out and get rid of the old boys' clubs that have been in place for eons. Second, put in place a mechanism and the attitudes to go with it that will allow people to easily change jobs within the company. And if you are going to lay off good people, at least put some thought into what you are doing instead of just doing it knee-jerk style.

Other Employee Reviews for Freescale Semiconductor

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A storied company that lost its way"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, independence, wide range of activities, experiences, good facilities, workout room, campus

    Cons

    Compensation, constant re-orgs, change in strategy, management, an onerous debt that was taken on to fund an outrageous LBO

    Advice to Management

    Focus.


  2. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Interesting technology and equipment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of career avenues.

    Advice to Management

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