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Freescale Semiconductor Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Pre-merger with NXP"

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    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The politics of corporate life"

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    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.

  3. "Sales"

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    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


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior ESD Designer for SMARTMOS technology"

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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.


  6. "Technical Marketing"

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    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'.


  7. 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

  8. "senior design engineer"

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    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.


  9. "Employee Friendly wokk culture..!!"

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    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 .


  10. 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


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