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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Design Engineer"

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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

    - Real Work
    - Dedicated Team
    - Open to new ideas
    - Hard work does get rewarded

    Cons

    - Hectic schedule at times
    - Should focus on employees learning the basics first before they are handed tough assignments

    Advice to Management

    - Should take in more feedback from employees
    - Employees should have a say in what work they are being assigned

  3. "Test Engineering Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great people and good management team.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs over the years


  4. "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.


  5. "Applications Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work with good work life balance

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to have a long term goal for growth.


  6. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and great working environment.

    Cons

    It was merged by NXP.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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!


  10. "Freescale Intern"

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    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


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