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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  • 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. "Review"

    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

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

    Pros

    Personable CEO - Gregg Lowe
    High Growth

    Cons

    Merger changed the dynamics of the company

    Advice to Management

    More Parties?
    More communication


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people but needs culture change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    People are very nice. Especially those at the bottom working on the technologies

    Cons

    Management needs to stop rushing and slow down to build a technical infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Keep your talent by engaging them. Not by commanding them. Ask them for their opinion


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Pre-merger with NXP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good engineering talent all around. Ability to take on new roles and responsibilities. Great medical benefits. Profit sharing is good when the company does well

    Cons

    Always working under the shadow of imminent job cuts. This is an industry that cannot only turn a profit by trimming the fat. The glory days of chipmakers are over. It is now a commodity item.

    Advice to Management

    Dont think only about making the shareholders happy. Scrap the lengthy annual performance appraisal and make it a quicker one twice a year.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "The politics of corporate life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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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.


  6. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Good people at the working level. Strong product roadmap. Good Benefits

    Cons

    Senior leadership promoted beyond their capabilities
    Insecure leadership who only wanted people who would do whatever they asked


  7. "Product Definer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior ESD Designer for SMARTMOS technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Technical Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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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'.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "senior design engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer
    Recommends

    Pros

    good work culture and good compensation.

    Cons

    company depned on single vendor for tools.



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