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Fairchild Semiconductor Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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Fairchild Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Mark S. Thompson
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  • Talented people have been let go or walked due to poor management (in 4 reviews)

  • Limited career advancement opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Once a good company. Now got bought and gone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Global company. Lot of diversity.

    Cons

    Impacted by acquisition. Big personnel changes


  2. "The Godfather of Silicon Valley"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Has reinvented itself many times throughout its history; attracts high-caliber, smart people

    Cons

    Was acquired and no longer exists as Fairchild

  3. "Work Experience at Fairchild Semi"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Peers were great except for a few of them

    Cons

    Management was very bad in treating it's employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to be aware of the goings on of the middle management folks


  4. "Fairchild Semiconductor Review"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    The company shut down in September of 2015


  5. "Fairchild now part of ON Semiconductor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Good job until they closed our site

    Cons

    Closed our site and moved jobs to South Korea


  6. "A Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture. You get recognition and rewarded for exceptional work ethic. Not too much pressure from management; they let you do things your way as long as it's getting the job done

    Cons

    The company spent tremendous amounts of money changing the office around, constantly redoing flooring and furniture, and they were very wasteful. You could always find brand new furniture being thrown away at the dumpsters.


  7. "Good atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Not to much pressure in work place and very much cooperative colleagues.

    Cons

    Slow on changes and innovation, finally acquired by Onsemi now.

  8. "n/a"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros, company does not exist anymore

    Cons

    Company sold to ON Semiconductor

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "good place for beginner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    good place for new grad. good salary. nick people. flexible work hr. relaxing environment

    Cons

    limited career advancement. No steep learning curve.

    Advice to Management

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  10. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Operator
    Former Employee - Operator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of time off. Friendly coworkers and knowledgeable managers.

    Cons

    Some of the other shift managers don't consider the workflow for the next shift well.


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