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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance for technical staff (in 108 reviews)

  • Freescale fosters a very productive work environment (in 66 reviews)

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  1. "Post-merger, not so good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "Freescale Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging Tasks, Helpful Coworkers. My project kept changing. Some people might not like that. But, I really liked the challenge.

    Cons

    None. The demographics are mainly older men and women


  3. "Freescale Review"

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

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    - Good health, dental, and vision benefits
    - Good 401k plan and life insurance benefits.
    - Good cafeteria food and cafe
    - Pleasant work environment and ideal work schedule.
    - Good lab environment

    Cons

    - Not a lot of career growth opportunities
    - Aging office infrastructure
    - Global teams make it somewhat difficult to work efficiently and there can be redundancy.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the office work area by investing in updated cubical furniture, carpeting, and work environment infrastructure. Place business unit teams in closer proximity to each other to improve efficiency.


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  5. "good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    its a global company. good people. nice environment for us

    Cons

    nothing bad, too far from my house

    Advice to Management

    good management


  6. "HR Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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...


  7. "Administration"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful team environment and I would recommend working here.

    Cons

    Preferred smaller company so left for more of a family atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    na


  8. "Technical Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "A good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Senior Applications Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "Senior design engineer"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and great management

    Cons

    Some people were unprofessional when it came to managing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and do performance reviews quarterly



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