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  1. "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.


  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. "Planner"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Semiconductor as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional, knowledgeable and helpful coworkers and managers.

    Cons

    Business stability. Top heavy with management and director levels.

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees, they know their jobs best.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "So Sad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, career growth opportunities, diverse work, great HR department

    Cons

    Unfortunately National was bought by TI

    Advice to Management

    None left


  7. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    This is pre Texas Instruments take over. Very tech driven and no politics. Reasonable place to work.

    Cons

    Heard it is not as good now that Texas Instruments took over. So can not really say much about now.

  8. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people, the culture, the history, the leadership and the technical innovations...

    Cons

    Too many layers of management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and earn your salary.


  9. "Good pay for employees wo understate the working enviomenth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Telecomm Teechnician in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Telecomm Teechnician in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay but culture so-so at times

    Cons

    Culture for blacks so-so employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do not know who management is now.


  10. "Good, until I was laid off, Co-worker were excellent to work with"

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    Former Employee - Senior Telecomm Technician in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Telecomm Technician in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working hours were good except when having to come in early to resolve a network issue

    Cons

    Having to come into the facility to resolve problems that were not network related.


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