Fairchild Semiconductor Reviews

Updated May 3, 2019

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Fairchild Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Mark S. Thompson
Mark S. Thompson
121 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management constantly caves to the Union(in 14 reviews)

  • "Has to work long hours, high pressure environment(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Benefits, Poor Vision"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and competitive salaries,

    Cons

    Wont spend a dime on manufacturing. Looks like the company is trying to offload all manufacturing to foundries.

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    Fairchild Semiconductor2018-08-07
  2. "Glad Fairchild was bought by ON"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great group of people worked at Fairchild

    Cons

    Management bet too large on some endeavors, which did not pay off as expected.

    Fairchild Semiconductor2019-05-03
  3. "Director of Software Engineering and Website Technology"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Director of Software Engineering and Website Technology in South Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people, Stable industry, Distinguished company history

    Cons

    No Growth, Not aggressive enough

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    Fairchild Semiconductor2018-08-17
  4. "Shift Administrator"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Shift Administrator in Mountain Top, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    4 day work week followed by 4 days off.

    Cons

    Upper Management constantly caves to the Union.

    Fairchild Semiconductor2018-08-02
  5. "Growing with some smart products and people but sold"

    3.0
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    Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Above average compensation, flexible culture, bottoms up decisions sometimes available.

    Cons

    Tried to change something too fast in past few years ; lost a few brilliant talents.

    Fairchild Semiconductor2018-05-24
  6. "Company in transition"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Historic company in the marketplace Good salary and benefits Company since acquired

    Cons

    Company in transition at that time Seemingly random personnel changes At the time, not a stable work environment

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    Fairchild Semiconductor2018-03-23
  7. "Once a good company. Now got bought and gone"

    4.0
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    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

    Fairchild Semiconductor2017-10-19
  8. "The Godfather of Silicon Valley"

    4.0
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    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

    Fairchild Semiconductor2017-09-26
  9. "Work Experience at Fairchild Semi"

    1.0
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    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

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    Fairchild Semiconductor2017-10-30
  10. "Fairchild Semiconductor Review"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    The company shut down in September of 2015

    Fairchild Semiconductor2017-08-17
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