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ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is almost non-existent (in 5 reviews)

  • Promotions based on old boy network (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Just under average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people on my team are great. Among team members there is no back-stabbing or ladder climbing. These people are thinning due to attrition and multiple years of the effects of the "Cons" section, but there are still good groups of people in isolated places.

    Cons

    From the corporate level down they have a strategy of "just under industry average". That extends to rate of hiring, amount of people staffed on projects, quality of projects, compensation, benefits, technology, IP, etc. This theory was actually stated in those words at an HR meet-and-greet.

    Advice to Management

    It is a global market. If you want to be a winner, you have to lead. You don't lead by following. Get a vision and back it. Hire good people and believe them when they tell you something.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Its a paycheck..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gresham, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with in engineering
    No dress-code
    Generally casual atmosphere in engineering
    They appear to be growing strong and have not had a layoff or furlough in a couple of years

    Cons

    Poor labor practices in manufacturing operations (long temp-to-hire process)
    Poor review, promotion, and raise structure
    ~50 hours per week mandatory (poor work-life balance)
    Overly compartmentalized
    Slightly below industry average for wages and benefits (and getting worse: health insurance gets worse every year, raises are very small)

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason all the other companies in the area are picking off your experienced engineers: you can get paid better, and get better benefits anywhere else.
    The 10 month delay between review and raise/promotion is a mockery of the review process.
    Try respecting your employees a little more. You make them work hard enough, why not reward them when the company is doing record business? If this is how good it gets when the company is doing great, I would hate to see it when the company is taking a downturn.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not the worst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer
    Former Employee - Product Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ON Semiconductor part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good co-workers, interesting end product

    Cons

    Bad management, horrible benefits, unrealistic expectations


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good people - ok company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees are great hard working individuals with great collaboration.

    Cons

    Management and HR does not value the talent and experience of human resources.

    Advice to Management

    Not everything can be done in low cost regions. There is value to keeping high skilled jobs in a high skill region versus off shoring everything from A to Z.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Limiting career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Predictable place to work.

    Cons

    Oversized corporation bogged down with politics and political correctness. Its main objectives are to avoid litigation and keep big government contracts.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Very average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the few large multinational headquartered companies in Phoenix. Acquisitive. Pay is above average.

    Cons

    Motorola bureaucracy endures. Old mainframe systems. Lots of tribal knowledge. Veteran employees hoard knowledge as a way for job security. No appetite to modernize. Good old boy network very alive and well. Status quo. Don't rock the boat. Lots of offshoring. Expect US employees to accommodate Europe and Asia time zones. Very egalitarian. VPs and above can fly business class while rank and file go coach.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should be replaced. Stock price has gone nowhere. Someone should buy ON and put them out of their misery.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Supply Chain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There were not many pro's to working at ON. I worked their for two years and was very disappointed with the work environment and my manager.

    Cons

    Very strange work environment. Most groups keep to themselves and don't talk outside their bubble. Most people don't seem happy in their current position and are always concerned about being laid off. There is a lot of turnover and people are constantly coming and going.

    Advice to Management

    Management always seems to be reactive instead of proactive. If the company has one bad quarter people shouldn't be looking over their shoulder wondering if they are getting laid off.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Staff Layout Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pocatello, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My Fellow engineers were great to work with. They were knowledgeable and experienced. Benefits were okay but could be improved.

    Cons

    You will never retire from this company. They look only at the bottom line. Experienced workers are usually forced out when they need to make cuts thus leaving other engineers with a heavy workload and unable to meet schedules


  10. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for an intern, good intern program

    Cons

    Future career prospects were minimal


  11. "ON Semi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chubbuck, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chubbuck, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ON Semiconductor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ON has some great local talent and people to work with.

    Cons

    They are very cheap and will lay off at the drop of a hat rather than try work through it.


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