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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. "Employee Friendly wokk culture..!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked in Freescale Semiconductors for seven years. I got the opportunity to work with very intelligent and smart people from industry. A lot of importance is given to innovation and team work.

    Cons

    Difficult to get inter team or location transfer. HR department is very ineffective and doesn't help.
    Compensation is on lower side .


  2. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

    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
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    nothing except the decent salary

    Cons

    old procedures, slow moving company

    Advice to Management

    have someone buy you


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Applications Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  6. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "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).


  8. "Senior physical design engineer"

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

    I worked at Freescale Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Best place to learn and grow

    Cons

    I could not find any

    Advice to Management

    NA


  9. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to work as an Intern. Lot of experienced people to share their kowledge.

    Cons

    Should keep the activity centre (GYM) open on Saturdays and Sundays.


  10. "FSL now known as NXPI (NXP Semiconductors)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Excellent PTO & Holidays

    * Professional work environment

    * Many opportunities to move around, if desired

    * Does not go through layoffs as frequently as other companies in the same business (this excludes the 30% of GSM layoffs that occurred during the NXP/FSL merger)

    Cons

    * Company is now owned by NXPI, so "corporate direction" is an unknown unless you know the right people

    * Current agenda for filling a lot of positions is to give them to "fresh-outs", therefore less openings for experienced people

    Advice to Management

    Don't let NXPI change how awesome FSL has been in the past! It was an exhilarating experience to be given a chance for me to work professionally without having a degree, which was something I expect other companies to be less likely to do. In other words - don't let NXPI ruin your Austin weirdness!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Process Engineering Technician in Buda, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineering Technician in Buda, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and most co-workers are great people.

    Cons

    Hours are bad and bad management. Bonus and incentives could be a lot better. The wrong people get recognition while those who really do the hard work get none. Favoritism runs rampant. Sad how the Cons outweighs the Pros.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage



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