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ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is almost non-existent (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management is no more than a good 'old boys club (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Process Development Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great;
    The team is friendly.

    Cons

    Located in a small town;


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Poor HR Policies"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ON Semiconductor serves a large market of integrated semiconductors. Think of it as a mini-TI. Plenty of internal opportunities are available.

    Cons

    HR policies are cheap, stingy and outdated. Technical individual contributors are not recognized with compensation; even if they have years or decades providing results beyond their pay-grade.
    Policy for raises are 10% max.
    Raises at most once a year but more likely every 5 years.
    Degrees are needed for promotions: i.e. technician to engineer.
    Degrees do not equal immediate promotions. You might have to wait; you might not even get a promotion.
    Bonuses do not apply to most employees, only the top engineers and management.
    You can get a "Bravo Award" bonus but only if your manager goes to bat for you.

    Advice to Management

    Review your policies. Understand technical ability and cultivate it in-house. Remember you are a semiconductor company, MBAs are great but you need engineers which are made on the job.
    I worry for the company's health in the long-term. If you maintain these HR policies you will see an evaporation of talent.

  3. "egineering intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good place to work.

    Cons

    no negatives for this company


  4. "A company with room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Field Sales Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is exploding and the opportunities to advance within are abundant. If you are hard working and creative you can definitely make a difference at ON.

    Cons

    Company gives you more to do than you have time. You have to really be good at prioritizing. Getting to focus on one thing can be tough


  5. "design engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    good growth overall for the company
    good RD work
    good management

    Cons

    slow to market sometimes
    needs to be more proactive in certain segments


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Unethical upper management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Line Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Product Line Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Slow moving, optimized to be a cost leader. If you understand what the business really is, then it could be embraced and taken full on into a very nice company.

    Cons

    Upper management is no more than a good 'old boys club. There is a big disparity between them and the rest of the company which they generally treat a replaceable.

    Very little to no management training leads to very submissive lower-level managers that don't question ethical issues or even speak up about them. They have very little concisience when it comes to their employees and will use them for what they need and then move one. An example of that is how they treated the heroic efforts of Thai employees after the flooding only to move everything to Vietnam since it could be cheaper.

    The biggest challenge is they have some sort of delusional dreams of playing like a real innovative technology firm. Which they are not, because they are not set up or funded that way. That is not their business model. They are a low-cost manufacturing company that is "cash cowing existing IP" and only minimally funding new IP development while stretching everyone they can by eliminating jobs and giving them to less individuals (role players) until they break down.

    They act like there will be future opportunities but it really is limited and most good talent figure that out soon enough and move one. The company is stagnant with management and leadership growth (good 'ol boys especially are happy and take care of each other) and wants to maintain other employees as limited role players as long as they can convince them to stay whether by fear or obscurity.

    Many employees are too afraid to speak up for fear of retribution. Company surveys are not sincerely listened to when it comes to real issues, especially with management decisions and actions.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace what you are (low cost provider) and be honest about it. Employees and lower management will appreciate candor about what you are and how you will be successful as a company. There are better, proven ways to have a healthy and vibrant company (even low cost leaders) when you are open, inclusive and realistic about what you are and what your strategies are or should be.


  7. "It is ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about the employees

    Cons

    Pay is low for the work completed

  8. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ethical, professional and supportive. Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Large company with large company issues


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Old School"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with all sorts of different things you can work on. Deep engineering history in Silicon development and manufacturing

    Cons

    Sr executive management tends to be treated like royalty and the rest of the employees are treated as easily replaceable. Promotions are limited and with many acquisitions they are a bit of a smattering of various cultures.

    Advice to Management

    Would benefit from new blood in the Executive team. The old school continues to make all the rules which leaves little for break through improvement in both results and working environement


  10. Helpful (1)

    "High pay job for no experience"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Operator in Gresham, OR
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay especially if you word hard. Staying clean not a dirty job. Lots of sitting or moving whatever works best for running yoyr tools.

    Cons

    No moving up in company quickly without college. Long hrs and some of the management drive you crazy, just like any other job.

    Advice to Management

    Be in the fab more often and positivity.


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