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Fairchild Semiconductor Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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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. "So long Fairchild"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fairchild was a good place to work for 17 years. Was very disappointed in how things ended with the sale of the companyh

    Cons

    They Should not have sold the company


  2. "Diminishing returns"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fairchild always paid a fair wage, and their benefits were pretty good, until the affordable care act changed everything.

    Cons

    Poor management. No clear direction, and now that they are selling themselves to ON Semi, everyone seems to be awaiting some sort of package, and stressing about the future.

    Advice to Management

    In one of the largest bull markets in the last hundred years, the stock did nothing, until it was announced that FSC was going to be purchased by ON. My advice to management, take your packages and retire, as your track record is horrible and you took a profitable company, and somehow you got it to a point where it was no longer able to compete.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits to all.

    Cons

    Bad leadership throughout the company.


  4. "Good company, Awkward Merger"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great, knowledgeable people to work with.

    Cons

    Company is being acquired by a competitor.

    Advice to Management

    Fairchild should have sold itself to the highest bidder, as that would have preserved the company and allowed it to expand. Now the brand will likely go away.


  5. "Great place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive and fast paced, pushes for growth. I've been blessed with excellent bosses that I learned a lot from. It was a fun place to work at.

    Cons

    Overall strategy fit for an acquisition target...

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Best Job in Manufacturing I Have ever had"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Magna, UT
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Magna, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supervisors were excellent to work with, they would actually listen to you and try to help in making your job easier.

    Cons

    Company went out of business because of old technology.


  7. "Fairchild review"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn the ropes of business. Lots of flexibility on role descriptions. Good benefits. Good pay. Good people

    Cons

    I like the company.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Business Planner"

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    Former Employee - Business Planner and Supply Chain Managemet
    Former Employee - Business Planner and Supply Chain Managemet
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits including tuition reimbursement and encouragement to move up within the company.

    Cons

    Management lost all the ground they had covered building great relationships with employees. It used to be a great place with good morale and happy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the old Management teams.


  9. "Decent mid-size company to work"

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

    Pros

    Their employee rating system balances both how easy you are to work with and technical skill. I've generally be very happy to work with most people at the company.
    Generally a good business model for the coming years.
    Soon to be acquired by ON semi - more stabilty

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for promotion on the technical side
    Hasn't really grown over the years.
    Soon to be acquired by ON semi - potential layoff a year from now


  10. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative, team environment with autonomy to make decisions and drive results.
    Good work, life balance with flexible work hours and ability to work remotely as needed.

    Cons

    Limited product offering versus competitors in some areas. Internal barriers and processes sometimes makes execution of tasks slower than they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Currently going through acquisition so things are bound to change drastically. Hoping the new management will value the work accomplished and dedication to results going forward.


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