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Skyworks Solutions Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Skyworks Solutions CEO Liam K. Griffin
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Pros
  • Good pay, better work life balance than most of the silicon valley companies, smart colleagues to work with, good benefit (in 7 reviews)

  • Positive work environment for technical professionals in the semiconductor industry (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Many people do work long hours, although it varies a lot by position (in 5 reviews)

  • Work life balance hard to control (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great team spirit"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Newbury Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great attitude of cooperation and teamwork. People across operations are always ready to work together to achieve the desired results. Individual contributions are appreciated and make a strong impact to the company.

    Cons

    There is always more than enough work - prioritization is critical to being successful


  2. "A company that doesn't care his lower level employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time

    Pros

    It's growing so the job security is good. Nothing else worthy of mentioning.

    Cons

    stressful, low pay, lack of recognition


  3. "Poor choice for long term Career!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in Newbury Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was much higher than any other competing companies

    Cons

    Management is ONLY driven by production numbers! No camaraderie between management and workers. NO possibility of any career advancement! Not a learning environment. What you have as far as knowledge when you get in, is all you'll have when you leave! Dark and austere lab spaces!Truly run by account driven bean counters! Avoid if you have a choice or you will regret it!

    Advice to Management

    Spend some of the billion in cash you have on facilities and employee wages. Stop the finger pointing at every level and listen to employees for improvements. Go from a truly third class company to a first class company! Perhaps higher consultant that have worked with the best companies and really survey everything in this wanna be company! You are so far from a first class company it is incredible!

    Skyworks Solutions Response

    Feb 17, 2017 – Sr. Communications Representative

    Skyworks is a performance-driven, results-oriented company whose success is a direct result of the strong team work between employees and managers. Skyworks strives to create a positive work ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best place to work, not the safest"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy access from route 93, lots of parking.

    Cons

    Long hours, always on call, must be able to come in when called. Little to no support from management. Too top heavy with management, need more hands on and less calling in to demand results.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your people time to address and correct issues in the factory. Provide addition help as we are all over worked.

    Skyworks Solutions Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – Sr. Communications Representative

    Skyworks’ culture is based on several core values and designed to empower fast decision making, as well as a sense of individual ownership. We have as few layers of bureaucracy and management as we ... More


  6. "Design Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analog Design Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analog Design Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skyworks Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Place with good potentials for new comers

    Cons

    Lots to improve to raise the bottom line


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Outdated Forced Ranking (TM System)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Newbury Park, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Skyworks Newbury Park has the ability to be an amazing company and become the leader in the industry. It offers great benefits and a competitive salary.

    Cons

    The company is still hanging onto the outdated forced ranking system that mandates that all managers rate 20% of their employees as a TM3 - no raise. After many years of downsizing the organization to meet profit objectives the forced ranking system creates serious morale issues. It is also very difficult to attract top talent to Ventura County area, which means when you lose people you can't replace them. Skyworks may fail as an organization if they don't retire this outdated system.

    Advice to Management

    With the departure of Dave Aldrich the TM system needs to go. Also, the new CEO needs to get on task and lead!! This includes timely approval of the FY17 budgets and capital. His delays hurt the moral of the management team, as they are expected to execute a plan with a very compressed timeline.

    As Skyworks continues to try and push margins even higher and reduce costs, the senior management team needs to lad by example. This includes eliminating wasteful domestic and international travel. (Conference calls and video conferencing is easy, cheap and would save $200K a month on unnecessary travel)

    Skyworks Solutions Response

    Nov 15, 2016 – Sr. Communications Representative

    We appreciate your feedback, though would note that some of your information is incorrect. Skyworks does strive to create a performance driven culture and evaluates its employees annually, with ... More


  8. "Great, exciting place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Team in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Team in Newbury Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will always be busy, and there is always something new to learn

    Cons

    Sometimes there is too much to do, but you just need to ask for help

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Inter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Limited job opportunities within the company

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  10. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Members from different departments were willing to sit down with me and help

    Cons

    No access to upper management


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Equipment engineering tech"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skyworks Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Equipment techs and operators are awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Management does not know how to acknowledge their talented and hard working people and they support the bad aplles that work their.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable.

    Skyworks Solutions Response

    Oct 18, 2016 – Sr. Communications Representative

    At Skyworks, we are committed to recognizing outstanding performance as well as rewarding, attracting and retaining the best talent. With this in mind, Skyworks has recently revamped its reward and ... More



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