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NXP Semiconductors Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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NXP Semiconductors President and CEO Rick Clemmer
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and flexible work hours (in 44 reviews)

  • the site is in downtown, flexible working hours, polite people (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Stressful environment, work/life balance is not good (in 13 reviews)

  • Entire upper management is out of touch (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NXP Semiconductors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Benefits, salary, PTO, flexible, education reimbursement, employee amenities such as onsite gym at most facilities, soccer field, basketball court, sand volleyball, nature trails, and large cafeteria.

    Cons

    Cyclical semiconductor industry (I.e., layoffs), internal job opportunities, department recruiters focusing on external candidates, no other cons I can think of,


  2. "NXP Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at NXP Semiconductors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Descent pay w/work schedules that allow you to have alternating 3-4 days off an the option to work day or night shift so you have plenty of days to have a life outside of work.

    Cons

    You are on your feet for long periods of time, so be sure you can handle that.


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    "Manufacturing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vacation hours (0-8yr = 14 hrs per month; 8-15yrs = 18.5hr; 15 and over = 21.3 hrs); flex time; Great medical/dental/vision (company - 85%; employee - 15%); compress work week;

    Cons

    career advancement poor; poor raises; poor employee development;


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    "NXP Semiconductors - Austin, TX"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Tehician IV in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Tehician IV in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits and overall corporate integrity. HIGH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATOR

    Cons

    Corporate mergers, reorganizations and communicated roadmap for future a detractor. Standardized operations for all sites lacking.

    Advice to Management

    There is more to life than the "Bottom Line". Commitment to employees and personnel retention enhances the work environment.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not a software engineer's place to work"

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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 NXP Semiconductors full-time

    Pros

    Great chips - a leading IoT provider, a successful Automotive supplier; Continuous innovation; willing to invest in new silicon technologies.

    Cons

    Since NXP acquired Freescale, investment in Austin has been dramatically reduced and there's no senior management that understands software.

    Advice to Management

    Software leadership starts by investing in America.


  7. "Caught up in a frenzy of M&A"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    After 25+ years of service the involuntary severance package is good.

    Cons

    The semiconductor industry is currently experiencing a lot of consolidation with much M&A. NXP Semiconductors is a prime example having undergone a merger last with Freescale Semiconductor in 2016 and pending acquisition by Qualcomm, which is a fabless company.

    Advice to Management

    Please be respectful towards the long-term employees departing during the ongoing workforce reductions, and demonstrate professionalism for those remaining during this time of significant change, and uncertainty.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NXP Semiconductors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will never get wrote up no matter what.

    Cons

    Entire upper management is out of touch. Treat employees like they are expendable. No work life balance and they know it. Management does not listen to Engineering or employees opinion or suggestions. ATMC is now a sweat shop. They refuse to fire some managers because they are female.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the upper crust of management and replace with leadership that understand manufacturing.


  9. "NXP in transition during acquisition of Freescale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NXP Semiconductors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company with large company benefits

    Cons

    The recent acquisition of Freescale has caused a lot of churn and extra work as the business process are aligned.

    Advice to Management

    Choosing paths forward are not just picking A (from FSL) or B (from NXP) but realizing that all the parts must work together.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Politics & Discimination"

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    Current Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NXP Semiconductors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are very competent and friendly. Everyone gets along very well and we genuinely enjoy working with each other. Great camaraderie.

    Cons

    Upper management cooks up crazy, unattainable, and flat out bad ideas and plans. When their ignorant and impossible ideas do not happen according to their schedule, they behave completely unprofessionally for a week or so, then take action against (fire) some folks who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time - usually four or so worker bees get canned per stupid idea. But this works well for management because when the fact that the schedule will be missed becomes obvious to them (everyone else knew that the Titanic had already hit the iceberg from day one -sorry Leo), they miraculously have an epiphany realizing that their original ideas were incredibly stupid. So by roasting the lucky four scapegoats at the stake, management can shift the blame onto others, and come out unscathed. Lots and lots of politics and even more CYA. To change subjects... as a non-management employee, when you hit fifty you suddenly have a target on your back. That target gets bigger each year. Any minor "personnel action" is used to can those with the biggest targets. Back room personnel "shenanigans" take place to justify the "actions". It's so sad and disgusting to see it happen over and over again. Management and Personnel's ethics are in the dirt. Ruthless.

    Advice to Management

    Start going to church, temple, or wherever your religion is practiced and pay attention to the teachings of how a good person should live their life and how they should treat others in this world. Grow a heart. Pray for salvation! You have zero good karma.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Management ?"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Equipment Technician in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great management team for the most part!

    Cons

    An authoritarian leadership style, micromanaging manager was left unchecked and spread from area to area. That can't be good.

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanaging and more leadership. One too many managers practicing authoritarian leadership style and caused too many great employees to seek employment elsewhere.


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