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ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated November 20, 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. "Not a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    company seemed going in the right direction when I was working. But I don't know what happened after I left (it was in 2006). People are friendly and nice to work with.

    Cons

    Not challenging work. Did not seem much room for improvement. Management were fickle. The projects get drop every now and then and your work will be useless.

    Advice to Management

    Management should take care in to selecting the projects and proper follow through. Stop rearranging so much and have a fixed goal for near future.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pocatello, ID
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pocatello,ID is a nice area of the country to live
    Employees there are great to work with

    Cons

    If you loose your job in Pocatello, ID, there's not much around

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication to lower level employees in the company

  3. "Procurement Director screamed and yelled and was highly insulting to both staff and vendors."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many of the people in various departments and business units are well intentioned and work well together.

    Cons

    Procurement department management drives away staff and insults vendors. Teaming with internal customers is strongly discouraged. And HR doesn't seem to care.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in the Procurement department's management. ON should function as a team, and it hasn't been for awhile now.


  4. "Great stepping stone in career development, poor job security"

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    Former Employee - Business Unit Planning Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Unit Planning Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Great place to build resume
    -Good salary, decent benefits
    -Knowledgeable coworkers and staff
    -Opportunities to act in several managerial and analyst roles
    -Gave me a decent severance package after laying me off, even though my tenure was only 5 months

    Cons

    -Absolutely no job security, no tenure is safe
    -Layoffs are very frequent
    -Almost every new hire I met quit after a few months
    -Low morale, somewhat depressing atmosphere
    -Constant griping and complaining behind managers' backs, especially from engineers
    -Bureaucracy is pretty rampant, especially with frequent organizational shakeups
    -Rivalry within parts of the company, especially due to cultural differences
    -Strong push to offshore analyst and manager positions to Shenzhen, including the one I held.

    Advice to Management

    Be more lean with hiring workforces, don't hire and layoff in such a short cycle. Focus on making a less mercenary work culture.


  5. "Good, but boring."

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Process Intern in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Process Intern in Gresham, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better pay and benefits than other industries.

    Cons

    Suffers the same problems that all semiconductor manufacturing companies do. The work is repetitive, unrewarding, and unstimulating. It's impossible to make changes, no matter how good they look, and it's difficult to learn things because no one knows the answers to a lot of questions and you can't do experiments to figure them out.

    Advice to Management

    Unshackle your engineers.


  6. "It's a Job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pocatello, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High paying, especially for the area.

    Cons

    Known for laying people off. Engineers are over worked and expected to perform many more roles and handle much more product than at other semiconductor companies.

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect engineers to do the job of 3 people and still expect them to stay with the company.


  7. "Acquisition victim of ON's buying spree...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you're a Romanian from the Catalyst Acquisition, you're somewhat protected. Incompetence and socially unacceptable behavior are tolerated, even rewarded it seems. On the other hand, if you're from the old Moto clan, you've got a place in Phoenix.

    Cons

    If you're not a Romanian and you get the pleasure to interface with those people... let's just say it's an experience... but if you're not located in Phoenix, forget about advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Don't buy a small company to grab the cash in the bank if it's run by idiots that protect "their own" and hire all of their relatives back in the motherland! Do the shareholders a favor and invest in something with some real IP, not a nepotistic jelly-bean commodity house.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Components manufacturer tries to branch out, not very successfully."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineering Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's better than not working. Many good people at the company. You can hide out forever, if you keep your head down.

    Cons

    Management is very "Motorola" centric. If you're from Moto, you do okay at ON. Otherwise, you are treated like a conquered country. Nobody tells the truth. At the monthly reviews, almost all projects are reported as on time, when most of them are slipping hugely. If you dare to tell the truth, you are shown the door.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shooting the messenger. Reward people who are brave enough to speak the truth, regardless of how painful it is. You cannot make good business decisions with bad data.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Need to do more for employee morale"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for movement and growth around the company (ie will allow to transfer easily between departments). Will look good on a resume as it is a large international company. Lets you work from home as often as you want, flex schedule

    Cons

    Forced time off, negative vacation! Hire horrible, inexperienced managers. Very political environment with lots of office drama.

    Advice to Management

    Do better research on your new hires. Get rid of the old workers who are eating up the payroll and maybe we wouldn't have to take so much forced time off. And do something nice for your employees!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice town to work in

    Cons

    No change to move up, stale team members, no one ever moves on and chance for advancement in a small town in 0

    Advice to Management

    Do your homework, allow advancement withing the ranks.


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