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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The politics of corporate life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are nice. Good location in Oak Hill (sw Austin).

    Cons

    A lot of power-issues/politics among employees.


  2. "Product Definer"

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    Former Employee - Product Definer in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Product Definer in Novi, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Automotive focusing, automotive application qualification, great mixed signal system basis IC design

    Cons

    Lack of long-term strategy, lack of cross product line cooperation, Lack of feedbacks to the management performance

    Advice to Management

    Show more respect to engineers, listen to their suggestions and feedbacks, make decision more transparent to the engineering society


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior ESD Designer for SMARTMOS technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of challenging work and great people.

    Cons

    Financials was always a struggle.


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  5. "Technical Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good medical benefits. Very little real work.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for career advancement. Lots of meetings, presentations, weekly reporting and 'planning'.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Engineer"

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

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Not many pros to list here. OK company

    Cons

    Top Management focused on getting provate equity the valuation to minimize their losses

    Advice to Management

    Do some thing more than just a face lift for valuation


  7. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    nothing except the decent salary

    Cons

    old procedures, slow moving company

    Advice to Management

    have someone buy you


  8. "Embedded engineer who would never choose to go back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cafeteria is good
    Location may be
    Brand name
    Lots of team building events

    Cons

    No Training for new employees
    No proper management decision hierarchy
    Politics deep rooted
    Hires in bulk without keeping in mind the requirements
    Only seems to show off itself with all the events and activities.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your mess


  9. "Applications Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Lots of things to work on

    Cons

    Management fairly weak
    Not solid top level direction


  10. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "Senior Program Manager | Senior Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great systems and legacies of Motorola; good culture, great people, good work-life balance;

    Cons

    none I can think of - it was great working for Freescale; I am proud to have worked for Freescale till the last day of company as Freescale (got merged with NXP now).


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