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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated August 7, 2018
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Freescale Semiconductor President & CEO Gregg Lowe
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Pros
  • "Good management, good policies , work life balance" (in 121 reviews)

  • "Nothing worth mentioning and dull work environment" (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance may not be possible at all times" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Due to poor management many people is good pretending they contribute" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Digital Design Engineer III in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Digital Design Engineer III in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good interaction with highly skilled designers in a friendly project environment, good benefits with appropriate salary level, challenger projects, good roadmap of products.

    Cons

    Sometimes the lack of transparency between the communication of the top management with the employees was the cause of demotivation of the team

    Advice to Management

    Could be more opportunities for intra company job rotation


  2. "A very good & flexible work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A very good and flexible work culture. Supportive mentors and helpful management.

    Cons

    None as of now coming to my mind

  3. "Diffusion Tech"

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

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working environment with good benefits

    Cons

    Competitive work environment with some office politics


  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Freescale has good work and life balance.

    Cons

    Comparing to other semiconductor companies, Freescale does not provide so much benefit


  5. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people who like to teach

    Cons

    Short lunch hours and shifys

    Advice to Management

    Hire better chefs in kitchen


  6. "Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture. Great people to learn from.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity. Lack of internal team movement.

    Advice to Management

    More clarity on higher level project pipeline to the staff.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Design engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work culture is good. Opportunities to do novel work

    Cons

    Projects not managed very well.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere is good for innovation

    Cons

    Layoffs instead of attrition cutbacks

    Advice to Management

    Think more than 5 years in advance


  9. Helpful (1)

    "N1 Process Technician"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, enjoyable encironment. Almost like a family.

    Cons

    Due to recent mergers, employees are unsure of future direction.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Was a Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, great people, great CEO with clear direction for future.

    Cons

    Sold to NXP Semiconductor which has no clear direction for future.

    Advice to Management

    Selling to NXP was a bad idea. I understand it, however NXP had no clear direction for future except for what Freescale brought to the table. I am glad we are being purchased by Qualcomm.


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