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NXP Semiconductors San Jose Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. "NXP Semiconductors"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - RF Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - RF Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee's are very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    No cons for this company


  2. "Executive Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team I supported along with the VP.

    Cons

    Upper Management was not on the same page.


  3. "Sr. Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NXP Semiconductors full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, great bonus programs, stock refreshers, small employee portion for medical benefits, gym/health sports reimbursement program, lots of travel for many, work from home environment, friendly co-workers and management, a lot of very smart people with exceptional backgrounds. Many promotions and internal rewards and recognition.

    Cons

    the unknown of Qualcomm merger, but all remain positive. Many of us understand the semiconductor industry, and know these things happen.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work... we look forward to 2017!


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  5. "Tax director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NXP Semiconductors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company with promising products development vigorous sales and marketing, effective R&D

    Cons

    Will be acquired by Qualcomm. It's a good strategic planning though. The merger will be beneficial to both, except the citing on labor force.

    Advice to Management

    Good job tough road


  6. "HR Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people company. Medical, dental are ok.

    Cons

    Compensation not competitive with other semiconductors companies.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Whatever it takes to win?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people, some very cool IP

    Cons

    Top management has set a course to be #1. Great for equity partners and shareholders, but employees face constant oscillations in communications: from kudos to bullying to gossip to wide swings in focus with little explanation. Recent merger resulted in massive RIFs and left remaining employees doubling up an already doubled workload.

    Advice to Management

    Achieving your dream of market leadership requires an engaged, passionate workforce. Treat your employees with more respect, like they are your most valuable asset. They are.


  8. "World Class Semiconductor Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NXP Semiconductors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Providing customers innovative solutions for leading edge applications in automotive technology, communications including NFC, and low power high performance microprocessors.

    Cons

    Recent merger with former Freescale Semiconductors requires internal alignment and potential reduction in workforce. Divisions not in line with aggressive corporate goals are quickly sold off.

    Advice to Management

    Support existing customers to maintain and grow the less glamorous business lines that are the back bone of the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Work in progress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has potential to become a top semiconductor company.

    Cons

    Mangament by whip. Lots of confusion post merger.

    Advice to Management

    Be more human. Be kind to you employees.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "SMC Business Unit, based in San Jose, CA"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    World leader in RFID/MiFARE. Strong potential with recently acquired Freescale Semiconductor. Generous bonus program during profitable years. Fast-track management program for young, brilliant, 100% committed individuals.

    Cons

    Can be a frustrating place to work. Poor upper management - primary concern is current profitability and hitting very ambitious financial goals. Upper management lacks vision, doesn't know the processes used/ignored by the teams, and will not invest in building internal teams/talent to meet long term goals/profitability - focus is often on outsourcing and reducing overhead rather than investing in hiring talented people.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how your teams/divisions actually work, and the processes they use. Invest in improving processes and in your people/building internal talent to create differentiated products.


  11. "Hardware Applications Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Technology to work with. Ideal place to design solutions

    Cons

    Process takes a long time, Benefits need to be better

    Advice to Management

    Process needs to be fixed, management should be trained for the technology they are managing and also the processes for delivering products and solutions.



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