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Freescale Semiconductor Austin Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Freescale Semiconductor President & CEO Gregg Lowe
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  1. "Stable job with good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Stable career.

    Cons

    Not many career advancement opportunities


  2. "Solid company"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work, great benefits

    Cons

    Poor management (top heavy), poor supervisors, don't foster teamwork for their factory workers...

    Advice to Management

    Build teams of leaders not supervisors.


  3. "Ownership changes too much"

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    Former Employee - Eqpt Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Eqpt Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a great company until bought out by a dutch company. Maybe Qualcomm will restore the work environment back to an enjoyable workplace to work.

    Cons

    Managers need better training and guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training for managers and supervisors.


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  5. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Work life balance. Flexible working hours. Opportunity to work from home. Promising future. Immigrants friendly. Food lunch. A lot of activities

    Cons

    Thin profit margin. It's a universal issue with most hardware companies. Outdated software technologies which is expected as a hardware company

    Advice to Management

    CEO and management did a great job


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Digital IC Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Digital IC Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours
    a lot of material to learn
    open policy, not afraid to talk to manager

    Cons

    pay is sliding compared to other semiconductor companies


  7. "Post-merger, not so good"

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    Former Employee - SMTS DEVICE ENGINEER in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - SMTS DEVICE ENGINEER in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pre-merger, great place to work - employees felt empowered and management turned things around. Post-merger - not so much.

    Cons

    NXP management was very obviously out to chop down the organization and get ready to flip the company. Little to no regard for legacy FSL employees - we were turned out in droves. But hey, it worked!


  8. "HR Director"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate people, interesting products and activity, real autonomy and few budget constraints. Very strong Technical community. Fun with hard work. Human relationships

    Cons

    The company does not exist anymore...

    Advice to Management

    Follow Greg...


  9. "Technical Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging environment, great team of people to work with. Always looking forward and trying to improve quality.

    Cons

    Freescale does not exist anymore. It was acquired by NXP Semiconductors 10 months ago, only to have massive layoffs and sell themselves to the highest bidder. Way too much politics and uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "A good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advanced technology
    Nice working environment
    Nice group of people
    Have a clear goal
    Good business culture
    Leaders have a clear view

    Cons

    Not much negative I can really say about this company
    Maybe the frequently changing management that creates discontinuity on the product development

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "Senior Applications Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, flexible schedule, ability to work from home

    Cons

    While promoted, no time really allowed for personal development


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