ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated 24 August, 2014
Updated 24 August, 2014
113 Reviews

2.9
113 Reviews
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ON Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Keith D. Jackson
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61 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Algorithm Developer

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    Former Employee - Algorithm Developer  in  Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Algorithm Developer in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at ON Semiconductor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly team working on interesting, challenging projects

    Cons

    Very desk oriented, but what engineering job isn't?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    cool company

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    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer

    I worked at ON Semiconductor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    cool technology that is cool

    Cons

    hard to move around if you know what i mean

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it real ye now?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My favourite internship

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    Former Employee - Algorithm Developer  in  Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Algorithm Developer in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at ON Semiconductor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    challenging work but reasonable pressure.
    employees from various backgrounds.
    interesting projects.

    Cons

    a lot of desk work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    An excellent work environment that keeps you learning and challenged, but poor corporate culture hampers motivation.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work, and there's always something new to learn. Keeps you challenged.

    Cons

    Very poor corporate culture. Get an obvious sense that the company doesn't care too much about the employees, only the shareholders and making profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my opinion, employees are what make up the heart of the system. If it's not fed well, it will start to deteriorate, just like our bodies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    laid off

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ON Semiconductor

    Pros

    really smart and experienced mentors

    Cons

    I was laid off the culture was engaging .

  7.  

    Good Company, Great People

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    Current Employee - Product Quality Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Product Quality Engineer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Company, Great People, Pay is great for interns

    Cons

    Very limited benefits for interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good to start

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  American Fork, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in American Fork, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Considerable people around the workplace.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. I think it is true for many other places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to mention

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    FIP Intern

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Pocatello, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID (US)

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work, very professional work environment, constant training sessions to keep one updated.

    Cons

    i did'nt find any yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Psychotic, top down, militaristic managers

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at ON Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They pay well. ON has grown through acquisition of stand alone technology companies and has a broad product portfolio, older technology, but broad.

    Cons

    Training regarding ON semi's systems is virtually non existent. The organizational structure is the same as the CEO's alma mater, National Semiconductor. BU's compete for factory capacity. National Semiconductor was bought by Texas Instruments.

    Only consider wokring for ON if you have no other options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who have good people skills. Promoting engineers via the 'good 'ol by' system leads to tyrannical, dictatorial managers who only care about their P&L and view subordinates as an impact to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Victim of retaliation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company has excellent code of conduct. Being a technology company, the processes and way of work is fast and efficient. There is so much learning in this company.

    Cons

    Important aspect of the code of conduct is not lived up with as how it was being professed. "Old boys club" ruled the senior management circle. Retaliation is prevalent especially if you did not sing in chorus with favored supplier of the senior manager. Very few or no internal opportunities. Your position today will be yours until maybe next 10 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire your senior managers and infuse fresh blood until its not too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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