Fairchild Semiconductor Reviews | Glassdoor

Fairchild Semiconductor Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
216 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

216 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Work-life balance is usually great for the industry (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, no one breathing down your neck every minute, had a lot of fun activities for employee's, very competitive pay (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management focuses more on politics than revenue (in 13 reviews)

  • Life in semiconductors is like a roller coaster, lots of ups and downs with no steady periods (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Senior management drove the company into the ground for personal agendas."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Technician in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Master Technician in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work 40+

    Cons

    They closed their in Utah.


  2. "Product Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Riverton, UT
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Riverton, UT

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits. Educational assisstance etc.

    Cons

    Has to work long hours, high pressure environment. IT/System infrastructure is somewhat fragmented.


  3. "rating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Highland, UT
    Current Employee - Accountant in Highland, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good supervisor and staff always treated well

    Cons

    temp assignment plant was closing soon

    Advice to Management

    don't close good olant


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Legacy name, good learnings and involvement; but atrocious management- particularly in San Jose"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Name still carries a bit
    2. Opportunity to learn on a wider scope and products spectrum
    3. Depending on the group and location- sharp and eager minds could grasp things sooner
    4. Decent work load

    Cons

    1. HQ- run by WeiChung who prefer Taiwanese. Can't accept that in US. Preferentially promoting political favorites over talent.
    2. Executive staff looking for quick cash out and retiring. Board- hire young talents to turn over the scenario.

    Advice to Management

    Get out and give young blood an opportunity to carry the brand name to deserved performance.


  6. "Product Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place with good people. Have valance between life and working

    Cons

    Risk on semiconductor field and future.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees and lower level management was great, great team effort at lower levels.Everyone strived to meet or exceed goals.

    Cons

    Upper management had no direction, would mange from one crisis to another with disregard to goals

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees on the lower levels not the upper managers that just tell you what you want to hear.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Not the Company it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It used to be a great place to work where we all worked together in a sense of harmony with a common goal of doing the right thing for the company.

    Cons

    Since management changed in 2012 its not a fun place to be anymore. Everybody is worried about their job and the good people have all left.
    Low pay and long hours compared to its competitors.

    Advice to Management

    The board needs to put new top management in place.


  9. "Good Growth Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Hard work and dedication allows great growth opportunities in the company. Many employees have been here for many years and have grown through the ranks.

    Great, hard working employees

    Superb compensation and benefits

    Cons

    I wish that there were more larger office locations, particularly in the mid west, southern states.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging employees


  10. "Experience working at Fairchild Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Office size and head cout is relatively small, but this kind of creates a collegiate environment.
    I liked the colleagues I was working with.

    Cons

    Company struggling to keep competitive to the competition. A lot of corporate politics exist especially for the company with a relatively small size.


  11. "Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Failure Analysis Technician in West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Failure Analysis Technician in West Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I met the best people in my short years of work. Unfortunately the site closed but being such a big company it will surely not die, just relocate.

    Cons

    I could not find any.


Showing 216 of 228 reviews
Reset Filters