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"Overall good place to work"

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Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
Approves of CEO

Pros

Friendly environment, work from home when needed, great heath benefits

Cons

Favoritism, political, hard work doesn't necessarily mean you you recognized, not a lot of room for promotion

Advice to Management

Recognize employees for their efforts and accomplishments, less politics and favoritism

Other Employee Reviews for Freescale Semiconductor

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Continuously advancing technology and interesting products but the review process was frustrating."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair hours leads to a good work/life balance. I didn't see too much micro-managing. It's a large organization, so moving into something new is feasible if you've developed another skill set.

    Cons

    There's a strong trend of pushing many jobs offshore. It was manufacturing first, then sustaining engineering, then new product development and design activities as well. Many layoffs in 2008-2009. Having a flat salary for many years straight doesn't inspire higher work output.

    Advice to Management

    The review / advancement process should be more clear. The process is clear, but pushing people into a curve and crushing people who are successfully performing their jobs unless they are purposely performing above their grade is not fair.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Freescale employment environment as seen by an ASIC Design Verification Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Design Verification Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Design Verification Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Freescale has typical complement of employee benefits
    - Freescale has room for growth in extensive facilities in Austin, TX, and Phoenix, AZ, areas.
    - Although some product lines were discontinued, freescale still has several major product lines to offer many interesting and challenging jobs.

    Cons

    - Limited opportunities for lateral and/or interdepartmental employee initiated transfers.
    - Has an employee evaluation methodology that is sometimes brutal - rating and discharge requirements seem distant and unrelated to project needs, resulting in disruptions and slipped schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to re-evaluate the IT support program. Windows-based system support is outsourced and seems to receive acceptable response. The Linux-based systems, where most of the ASIC and IC development engineering is done, are supported internally. Unfortunately the internal support group is severely short-handed - so responsiveness is sometimes non-existant. Management needs to properly support this most critical part of the company.


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