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Updated February 10, 2018
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Freescale Semiconductor President & CEO Gregg Lowe
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  1. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great management team and product portfolio

    Cons

    Hyper competitive for MPUs and MCUs; need to offer solutions

    Advice to Management

    Continue staffing the best field sales force in the industry by investing in your people


  2. 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.

  3. 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


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hi-tech industry. Lot of groups to work for.

    Cons

    Lot of red tape in some areas


  7. "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

  8. "Merged with NXP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Great people
    Leading edge technology

    Cons

    After merger, a lot of good people were lost.


  9. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good flexible and adaptive culture
    Flexible timings

    Cons

    Too much internal politics
    Lack of quality work which actually makes the difference in company's performance


  10. "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.


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