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Updated Mar 28, 2019

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  1. "system engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If is very professional company.

    Cons

    there were no cons working at freescale.

    Advice to Management

    very professional

    NXP Semiconductors2017-07-22
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Terrible Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big company with somewhat reasonable market share in some areas.

    Cons

    This used to be Motorola and later became Freescale. This group focuses on PMICs for automotive but it's really struggling to keep up with the new competition from strong PM companies jumping in on the automotive bandwagon. None, zero of the nice and good technical people from the old days remain here. Only a few of the very unkind people who never wanted to leave still remain here. Upper management severely... lacking in technical knowledge. Higher levels staffed with folks with no significant prior experience in analog or power management, with awful personalities and lacking tact. Managers that only care about their own bottom line and the bottom line of their friends, favorites or those in their inner circle or clique. Roadmaps that do not make sense, are outdated and lack focus. Poorly planned projects with unrealistic specifications/schedules. Chaotic project execution. Awful cutthroat politics. Tons of back stabbing, gossiping, finger pointing and scapegoating. Poor communication, blind-sighting and intentional stonewalling. Lots of secretiveness and managers constantly leaving people out on purpose. Coercive management style. Undermining and obstructionist behavior from management. Severe lack of trust on employees. Fear of conflict and poor or non-existing conflict resolution. Severe lack of appreciation for people's contributions or merits. Unwillingness to give credit when credit is due. No clear path for career development or no access. No open access for everyone to chose a career path based on merits. Non-stop microaggressions. Disturbing cliques between folks based on personal reasons and preferences. Unequal treatment based on factors that should have nothing to do with work. Unequal opportunities for growth based on factors that should have nothing to do with work. Excessive and counterproductive internal competition. Difficult collaboration. Lots of visible division based on shared ethnicity, origin, backgrounds and other unprofessional factors. No desire from HR or management to seriously address any employee concerns relating to work environment issues. Concerns and complaints are dismissed and swept under the rug. NOT recommended for anyone who is serious about doing good work on interesting stuff. This place is stuck at fixing and tweaking older designs. You may end up just running simulations for your manager's favorite employees. NOT recommended for those seeking to expand his/her career. The people at the top are very entrenched and the politics for promotions are very cutthroat down to the very bottom. NOT recommended for those seeking a nice and friendly work environment to do good work while having fun. This place is toxic.

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    Advice to Management

    Creating a seriously good and well functioning workplace goes well beyond any company slogans or lists of core values. It requires work, investment and serious desire to clean house and make it better.

    NXP Semiconductors2019-03-28
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Horrible Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NXP Semiconductors full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    U.S. based pay and benefits good due to legacy Freescale having far more U.S. employees at the time of acquisition such that Freescale's benefits were kept.

    Cons

    This company sucks - hard. If you are not based in Europe, you are at the bottom of the pile. U.S. employees are far more likely to lose the lottery of forced 10% or so poor reviews. Mid management has even been heard joking that European managers with U.S. based direct reports can use the U.S. based employees "as a buffer" to keep European employees from getting bad reviews. As an employee of Freescale prior... to the NXP buyout, I can tell you things were much better as Freescale. Gregg Lowe was a much better CEO as well. On top of everything else, NXP is bungling business such that future opportunities are being lost to competitors. Unless you enjoy being on the bottom and expendable, don't apply at NXP if you are in the U.S. I know many employees have left since the NXP takeover, and I have overheard many conversations of others disgusted with the company.

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    Advice to Management

    Time to clean house in upper management. And stop pinching pennies to try and make the numbers look better for the Qualcomm buyout. Your miserly ways and poor treatment of employees is catching up to you.

    NXP Semiconductors2018-04-16
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Not a place to spend a career."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people who have been around from when the company was Motorola/Freescale have allot of experience and have kept the company strong.

    Cons

    The current management is cutting cost by replacing experience with cheap labor. Their only motive is to make the numbers look good, sell the company and get their bonus. Not a recipe for long term sustained growth. The company also practices age discrimination in how they cleverly manage people out of the company. Get your experience and leave. There is no long term loyalty.

    NXP Semiconductors2018-01-25
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed it here"

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    Former Contractor - Technical Writer/Editor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The legacy Freescale people I worked with were truly wonderful, smart, and professional. Never experienced any gossip or small-mindedness. Very easy to be colleagues and friends. Still are with many of them. As a contractor, I changed positions several times and each one I reported to was a superb individual. I loved it here.

    Cons

    It's a big company that's been through numerous transitions. That saga continues. There's been a lot of shuffling of employees into new roles, always consolidations and layoffs, which means those that are left do more with less. While these changes continue, I suspect one has to do their job knowing they'll be doing it again but differently, again and again for quite some time. Under those circumstances, it can be... hard to feel successful or that you're actually making progress.

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    NXP Semiconductors2017-11-29
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Use to be good..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employees have great talent and knowledge.

    Cons

    NXP bought Freescale and eliminated Freescale jobs. More layoffs to come.

    NXP Semiconductors2017-09-21
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    "Various Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Multiple business units gives you multiple opportunities to move around and learn new skills and technologies. HR system is very open and earstwhile Freescale culture is still predominant in certain parts of the org, which is good for having a personal life. Plenty of intelligent engineers and business people to learn from.

    Cons

    After merger a large portion of FSL employees have lost morale. Constant layoffs are a part of the theme . Company appears to place more value on the bottom line than employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't stick to the idea of bottomline is important than technologies and employees. Fix the leaks in your house before the next merger.

    NXP Semiconductors2017-06-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not good"

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    Current Contractor - Operator in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NXP Semiconductors for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are two positive things about NXP Semiconductor... 1. The people you are on the floor with are amazing. I have never worked with a closer group of people, which is important here because you work with them for 12 hours a day. 2. When I started working here (when it was still Freescale Semiconductor) they payed better than most places. I don't have a degree and I make a little more than the average Associate... Degree person, and about as much as the average Bachelors degree holder.

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    Cons

    They expect hard work, for little incentive. I have been a contractor there for 4 years, with the empty promise of conversion to a permanent employee. It is really hard to get out of there because you are not going to make as much money anywhere else without a degree. The moral there is so low, it's miserable. There is also zero room for advancement, and the industry is ridiculously unstable.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of what is going on on the floor. Know your employees and your area. You can't lead from an upstairs desk, away from your team. If you treated your employees with respect, they would put forth more effort. If you gave them a little, you would get a lot back.

    NXP Semiconductors2017-04-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors full-time

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with.

    Cons

    The transition from Freescale Semiconductor to NXP Semiconductor has been painful and chaotic.

    NXP Semiconductors2017-03-23
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Caught up in a frenzy of M&A"

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

    I worked at NXP Semiconductors full-time for 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.

    NXP Semiconductors2017-03-29
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