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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work in the valley

    Cons

    Company was acquired and consolidated


  2. "Avoid semiconductors in general."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good salary, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Semiconductors are a tough industry to be in. Too much cost pressure, No need for consumers to continuous upgrade to the newest and greatest, thus they got bought by TI.

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you can.


  3. "software system engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have good vision but lack of exec

    Cons

    Chopped a lot of business and no further growth.


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  5. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Firmware Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at National Semiconductor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work environment was friendly and supportive. Stress level was less than at other jobs.

    Cons

    In four years we had to move our desks to new locations at least three times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating well with your employees and contractors.


  6. "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Semiconductor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People were great and cared about one another. Very process oriented. Good work/life balance. So many professionals passed through National, it was like the farm team for the semi industry.

    Cons

    Company never had a good strategy for winning. It had too many different strategies over time and placed too many diverse bets.

    Advice to Management

    Selling was a good choice for shareholders and employees who remain.


  7. "Good company, just a little slower."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture within finance.

    Cons

    Low visibility. Things move very slowly, so don't expect a lot of changes.


  8. "Great people to work with, but overall poor strategy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, motivated and friendly colleagues. Relaxed atmosphere with solid compensation compared to industry standards. Decent time off policy.

    Cons

    Poor strategic leadership drove group in too many directions leading to significant quarter on quarter decline before departure. Strategy was not focused but attempted to use resources for many different diverging market opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core competencies.


  9. "It was a great company to work for before the TI took over."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The formal National Semiconductor CEO Brian Halla sucked.

    Cons

    Not sure what it would be.


  10. "Good company going down due to inconsistent strategies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    decent compensation. smart, hard working individual contributors.

    Cons

    poor and changing, inconsistent senior management strategies

    Advice to Management

    stay focused


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are all super nice, down to earth and pretty sharp. The perks of the campus in Santa Clara are the subsized gym and cafeteria. You can also play on the softball field, volleyball court or soccer field.

    Cons

    There aren't any places to eat within walking distance for lunch so you pretty much end up eating at the company cafeteria which isn't so bad. The food is subsidized and pretty healthy. It does get super hot in summertime.

    Advice to Management

    I heard that TI was planning on changing a lot of things when they acquired the company. I hope they kept the perks for the company and didn't fill in the koi pond.



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