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Fairchild Semiconductor Reviews

Updated August 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, lots of time off" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Challenging and fast paced work environment" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "The upper management focuses more on politics than revenue" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Limited career advancement opportunities" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Benefits, Poor Vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in manufacturing


  2. "Director of Software Engineering and Website Technology"

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    Former Employee - Director of Software Engineering and Website Technology in South Portland, ME
    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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, Stable industry, Distinguished company history

    Cons

    No Growth, Not aggressive enough

    Advice to Management

    Change company culture to be more aggressive and scalable.

  3. "Shift Administrator"

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

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

    Pros

    4 day work week followed by 4 days off.

    Cons

    Upper Management constantly caves to the Union.


  4. "Growing with some smart products and people but sold"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor (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.


  5. "Company in transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

    Advice to Management

    At the time, stop playing favorites and trust the good people that were there.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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