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Updated December 10, 2017
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  1. "Freescale Review"

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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

    - 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.


  2. "good company"

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    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "HR Director"

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    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...


  4. "Administration"

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    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Staff"

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    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


  6. "Senior Applications Engineer"

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    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


  7. "A good company to work for"

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    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

  8. "Senior design engineer"

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    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "mess and corrupted management"

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    Former Employee - Systems Design and Algorithms Developer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Systems Design and Algorithms Developer in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor (More than a year)

    Pros

    good coworkers and friendly environment

    Cons

    bad management. They are not supportive, they use their power and position to abuse employees. some of them are insulting employees. lots of people leaving from some groups.

    Advice to Management

    they need to rebuild new management personnel by outsourcing managers. there is lots of internal interaction that make it difficult for others to survive. So unhealthy management


  10. Helpful (2)

    "NXP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Freescale was excellent to work at

    Cons

    NXP took over, and now it stinks. If you are a long term employee from Motorola and Freescale, they don't want you at NXP


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