ON Semiconductor
3.1 of 5 103 reviews
www.onsemi.com Phoenix, AZ 5000+ Employees

ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 2014
ON Semiconductor – “On Semiconductor”

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ON Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Keith D. Jackson

Keith D. Jackson

(55 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Depending on role work/life balance is pretty good (few people put in more work than they have to)"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Some very good people work at ON Semi"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "politics, intimidation, humiliation as motivation, old boy network"
    in 4 reviews
  • "very low opportunity for career advancement (your current position is likely yours for 10 years)"
    in 3 reviews
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it is best company for Linux platform

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time

Prosworking on Linux device driver.

Consnew company. keep passion in mind and go with company growth

Advice to Senior Managementjoin this for future growth

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Its just like a govt. office - laid back attitude, laid back atmosphere, below par industry salaries and benefits.

Senior IC Layout Designer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at ON Semiconductor

Prosflexible timings,
work gets done at a leisurely pace - no pressure,
no hierarchy - managers and sub-ordinates get along like friends,
free lunch, tea/coffee, gym and TT/carrom.

ConsIts just like a govt. office - laid back attitude, laid back atmosphere, below par industry salaries and benefits, opportunities for career growth and learning minimal, employees remain idle for greater part of the year, no onsite opportunity till retirement for all employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the employees work on latest technology projects, keep them occupied for most part of the year, pay industry standard salaries and benefits, provide onsite opportunities or atleast trainings.

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OK to work

Senior Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLarge company, ok business, Large company, ok business,

Consthis company is kind of cheap on spending. bad health insurance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
Seremban (Malaysia)

I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood compensation package. People are friendly to work with

ConsA bit lay back in term of working culture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Could be so much better

Principal Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Pocatello, ID (US)

I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe people in the trenches are great. The Design teams have been able to design some very difficult chips.

ConsThe pay is nothing to write home about. The benefits used to be great and they are slowly whittling those down to where I could get better benefits working at Costco.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your engineers like they are disposable assets. It is difficult to get people to want to move to Idaho, where there are no other options for employment if things don't go well. You should be working harder to maintain the good engineers you already have here.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Just under average

Digital Design Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe 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.

ConsFrom 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 Senior ManagementIt 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to learn

Planning Manager (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time for less than a year

ProsGood to be learning advanced skillset of data arrangement.

ConsOld facility complexed to find needs.

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Mutlinational company...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

Prosworking hours are flexibel, we get a company car without fuel car which is good for the envirenement, etc.

ConsInternal spec are very hard to understand, huge paper work needed for any simple action, priority is given to quarterly revenue rather than to quality, etc... A bit demotivationg sometimes..

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease give us the room to make a qualitative work...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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If you want to work with narrow-minded managers in an old boys club culture, this place is for you.

Engineering (Former Employee)
Gresham, OR (US)

I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time

ProsNothing really positive to mention.

ConsCulture does not promote new ideas, innovation, or cross functional teamwork. Abusive management behavior went unchecked even when brought to the attention of HR department.
They still use pagers and employees are responsible for emptying their own trash as "cost savings" methods.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement approach needs a complete overhaul from the top down. The dead wood is in middle-management. Clean house here and bring in some new blood to reset priorities and create a positive culture.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mediocre

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

I worked at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGrowing through acquisition allows ability to try different manager level positions.

ConsTo advance to director level you must be in good old boys club.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in employee growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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