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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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  1. "Verification Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management making commitments to customers that cannot be met.


  2. "big corp, so YMMV"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The department that I worked for was small but it was doing very well compare to others. And there were events each year for team building

    Cons

    Not spend enough time to learn about how to treat people within(e.g salary, career progress, etc)
    Not have enough courage to take risks

    Advice to Management

    Should treat employees better, and focus more on innovation

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Nice work. Unstable job."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance for technical staff. Marketing people aren't treated as well.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs to try to meet market numbers. Not a semiconductor leader, so things may never get better.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck. It is tough being a market follower.


  4. "Abusive confrontational management"

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

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    not one at all. zero.

    Cons

    Very poor, untrained, abusive, middle management who think that they own you, and therefore have the right to abuse you. "Our best resource is human" is not understood by Freescale in the slightest. On top of that HR's solution is to remove the victim and not the abuser.

    I recommend to avoid this company at all costs, especially if you have a family responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Put people who have had management training in positions of management, or at the very least vet for behavioral issues. Middle management tactics and behavior are actually reducing worker productivity not enhancing it. As such both the company and employees would be better off without many of them.


  5. "SOC logic designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, good team, and good management

    Cons

    too much works and short schedule


  6. "product marketing manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot from this role, covering new product definition, business development, key customer relationship and product promotion. Working with about 10 departments everyday.

    Cons

    Very intensive and a lot of cooperation/communication and operation. Work over time is normal.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on business instead of politics. Don't change things that are already good. Focus on area that needs real improvement.


  7. "Fast pace"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Pflugerville, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Pflugerville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay was good
    Worked compressed shift 4 days/3 days off
    Then 3 days/4 days off. Wednesday were swing days for day shift and Saturday's for night shift
    12 hour days

    Cons

    Very fast pace environment. Took most of the chairs out so manufacturing were on their feet for many hours before breaks.
    A lot of people complain about being tired and feet and knees hurt

    Advice to Management

    Need more breaks for people to get off of their feet or put chairs back so they can sit every now and then

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of good low-level management"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good strategic direction defined by top level management, and the strategy is communicated to employees clearly. Everyone understands the product mix needed to address the intended markets.

    Cons

    Low-level management does not do a good job coordinating and implementing the effort needed to achieve the strategic initiatives. Communication within and between teams is terrible due to lack of proper management. Things are done randomly and without any cohesive and common approach. Performance management is managed so poorly it's a joke. Fortunately proactive and creative employees mask the dreadful management problem to a large extent.

    Advice to Management

    Put in place and enforce a management training program to improve low and mid-level management, and hold them much more accountable for employee responsibilities, goals and development. Institutionalize a better method of communication and information sharing.


  9. "Review"

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    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people but needs culture change"

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    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


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