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Great! learned a lot, great people.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor

Pros

very nice environment, the people is great.

Cons

ideal to have bettter compensation plans

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    good working environment , but week sales last time

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer III in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer III in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    smart cultural intelligent people , were hired by formed Motorola Semiconductor

    Cons

    Last time has problems with sales in many divisions and many people has been fired

    Recommends
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    Meet the new boss ... Same as the old Boss ?

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Freescale Semiconductor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits - Great time off policy for new employee's - Fast Vesting
    Love the new CEO's 1st actions -> actually moved to Austin, sold corporate jet, painted over executive assigned parking perks, forced exec's to pay for personal air fare if they choose to live outside of local area, force middle manager's out of closed door offices and into cubes, eats lunch in cafeteria and is very personable and approachable on site.
    - New Carpet, Paint, landscaping do make a nicer work environment.
    - The company really does MAKE things here in the USA still - Manufacturing has moved back from foreign fabs closed in Japan, France, and Scotland.
    - Parts of the company embody the concept of non educated folks working their way up in the org.
    - Hope for change from new CEO is palpable. Still there at grass roots levels but waning a little.

    Cons

    - Company cannot decide what it wants to do / what its strategy for growth and the future really is. In all honesty that is not an easy job in this arena. New guys - Every new FSL CEO has stated that it wants better gross margin and growth and gone after cost control and headcount as easiest adjustments. The real trick is to determine a sound strategy for going after the market to get that ! Cannot get it all with cuts. We need a strategy for higher margin business. (Still waiting to see any real plans). Asian sales not real bastion of high margin. ASP's in the 3rd world are very low - hard to see that as a sentient strategy for margin increase. Need strategic partners to get back in the game.
    - It would be a good idea to either really use the fabs -> Design to their capability, foundry them, and fill them, or sell them and go fabless.
    - Pushing forced distributions and forced turnover. Have not figured out that the GE formula for 'Winning' is a formula for long term failure - losing.
    - Lack of Emphasis on education / training hurts overall engineering and manufacturing efforts. Lots of folks that have 'worked their way up'. This has created a work harder not smarter mindset in the organization. Org needs a 'Smarter' strategy.
    - Managers not held accountable like individual contributors are. Interesting combination of micro management and playing I'm just a dumb manager when the check comes due sp to speak.
    - Still has a great deal of red tape built into almost all aspects of the business. Need to change out a lot of managers to change the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New Management from TI -> I was surprised and dissappointed when I heard that you thought that the Freescale's current management crew was a core strength ? Wow talk about missing the mark. One of the worst managed companies still in business.
    New Paint, New Carpet, Landscaping work, Fixing black top vs. Layoff engineers ... No real investment in or strategy for fabs and other equipment used to make the money ? REAL infrastructure is falling apart.
    Put your money where your strategy is. If you are planning on selling the site -> Great work - a little professional staging and you are there. If not - please look at internal investements and strategy to buy at 10 cents to the dollar and sell at a buck fifty. Amazed at some of the purchases signed off vs infrastructure investments required. Middle managers tend to migrate to shiny expensive tools with poor ROI / capitalization / high cost of ownership vs. fixing infrastructure. Need to work on partnering with vendors vs. old adversarial relationships from the past.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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