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Culture of Motorola
Product Engineer (Former Employee), Tianjin, ChinaJune 25, 2014
Project management
Data analysis
Dealing with Customer complaint
Response within 24 hours
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Productive workplace to work with gym and cafeteria.
Reticle Specialist, Photo Manufacturing Specialist (Former Employee), Chandler, AZJuly 3, 2014
Pros: fair fringe benefits
Cons: short breaks, morale issues
Enjoyed the teamwork environment.
Ample opportunities to crosstrain and learn different operations.
Learned to multitask and timemanagement skills.
Kept always busy and engaged that time went fast.
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A Great Learning Experience
Sr. DFT Design Engineer, SOC Team (Current Employee), Noida, UPJune 17, 2014
- Excellent place for freshers.
- Great opportunities to learn
- Good management
- Given exposure to multiple aspects of DFT
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Freescale - Austin Site (ATMC) Hates GCA Contract Workers
Sr. Electronic Technician (Internal Repairs) (Former Employee), Ed BluesteinJune 14, 2014
Cons: cafeteria food sucks, regular employees hate contract workers.
Difficult work environment, management is indifferent (and you are looked down upon) to employees. Told to never talk to Supervisors/Managers (or anyone else) in work area.

First day on the job, said Hi to my new boss, and was almost written up, and told to never talk to him again.

Pay is dismal compared to work experience/education.
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Productive and fun workplace with excellent work/life balance
Analog Design Engineer (Former Employee), New Delhi, DLJune 5, 2014
I like everything about Freescale - culture, people, environment, ping-pong table, Gym, Coffee pantries.
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Passive aggressive company on the decline
Program Manager (Current Employee), Tempe, AZMay 28, 2014
Pros: company finally paying bonuses again
Cons: passive aggressive, lose-lose culture
Freescale has had a progression of senior leadership teams that acted as pirates, successively pillaging what remains of the company. The company doesnt seem to treat any of its stakeholders well (customers, stockholders, employees or suppliers). As a result, market position has slipped from top 3 to barely in the top 20 in the past 16 years.

There – more... is some hope that the latest CEO has established a vision and brought in a team that will finally stay for a while and reap what they sow. With a few exceptions, the new team seems pretty solid. At least they all live in the right locations, which hasn't been the case for the previous 2 regimes. Revenue and profitability are finally trending up, but there is still a lot of work and difficult decisions ahead. – less
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Very Poor
Senior Associate (Former Employee), Chandler, AZMay 6, 2014
Pros: on and off work schedule, holiday pay plus o.t. and d.t.
Cons: unprofressional management
A job from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3 days one week and 4 days the next. Lots of work time as well as time off. I learned to multitask by running different machines that would run in different time limits. Management was horrible do to the fact that nothing ever got done when asked for help. there was too much i can do but not do it. Always in a hurry to assume – more... then know. Co-workers were OK. The hardest part was doing minor maintenance on the machines as you would have to maintain on continuous product flow. The most enjoyable part of the job was overtime, double time, time off and the holiday pay. – less
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It was great
Office Manager / Summer internship (Former Employee), Chandler, AZMay 1, 2014
It was a great experience. Managed meetings and supervised workers. Put together power points, and other needs of the company.
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Very competitive and challenging work
Senior Product Engineer (Current Employee), Austin, TXApril 25, 2014
It is challenging and rewarding. People are very nice and eager to help. I really enjoyed working at Freescale.
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Productive place to work
Technician (Former Employee), Freescale SemiconductorApril 24, 2014
Pros: flexible work schedule
Cons: no benefits
Great group of guys to work with. No problems in the areas everyone got alone well. Thats hard to find in work.
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Engineering workplace with rules and rgulations
product eng (Former Employee), glasgowApril 11, 2014
Pros: some flexible work times, salary competitive to work load
Cons: not enough emphasis on engineering more on presentations
Colleagues fun to work with.
Fast moving pace of projects keeps you focused.
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Good place to be mediocre
Senior individual contributor (Former Employee), Austin, TXMarch 22, 2014
Pros: good benefits package, generally positive work environment
Cons: regular upper management churn, high dilbert phb quotient
In 30+ years around this organization, I was regularly stunned by how the leadership squandered the hard work of very creative employees.

There are three classes of employees here: 1) the senior leadership (lots and lots of Directors, VPs, SVPs and EVPs) who play political games, 2) chip designers who work extremely long hours to meet unreasonable – more... deadlines, and who as a defense mechanism adopt a prima donna attitude toward 3) the rest of the company who scrambles to adapt to the political games of the executives and the demands of the prima donnas to do things their way at the expense of all others' work processes.

So why did I (and so many others) hang around for so long? The pay and benefits are competitive, obviously. And the work environment is exciting. And there's a lingering hope that the management will finally pull things together to do really great things. It seems the company is always on the verge of breakthrough. And then a management change, market shift, or internal politics - coupled with short-sighted thinking - fritters away the opportunity.

And everyone settles back into mediocrity. – less
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A great place to work if you are looking stability and work/life balance
IT Business analyst (Former Employee), Guadalajara, MexicoMarch 11, 2014
Pros: flexible hours, work/life balance, good benefits, lots of freebies
Cons: lack of challenge, you can reach your comfort zone easily
Disclaimer: this review is form someone who worked on the Business Operations area of the company, I cannot say my view applies to other areas like Engineering RH, etc.

This is great place to work if you are looking stability, not much stress and work/life balance, but do not expect much opportunities to move your career to a new path or learn new – more... abilities besides those required by your position.

The work hours are very flexible in most of the teams, they offered good compensation and benefits, and had many well appreciated extra freebies like fresh coffee everyday, breakfast, a small library, table games, yoga classes, etc. Management is usually very nice and they seem to hear most of the demands of the employees.

However, as I stated above, the company is not focused in helping their existing employees into exploring new career opportunities within the organization, and neither in improving their skills offering business training.

I would highly recommend this company for young self motivated people that plan to actively keep searching new opportunities after a while, or for those that do not mind not being challenged but appreciate stability. – less
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Great place, strong proffesionals
Engineer (Former Employee), Tempe, AZFebruary 13, 2014
Well defined responsibilities
Recognition of ideas and people behind them
Intelligent conversations
great coworkers
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A great, lange company to navigate, and learn
Director, Field Application Engineering, Asia (Current Employee), ShenzhenFebruary 12, 2014
Pros: large business base, and diverse products to learn
Very big semi-conductor manufacture with great culture of collaboration.
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Demanding and rewarding engineering experience
Facilities Engineer (Former Employee), Austin, TXFebruary 4, 2014
Designing, managing, maintaining and repairing gas, chemical and water purification systems under a demanding manufacturing organization. Exceptionally competent, accomplished co-workers fostered a welcoming environment for developing engineering talents. Focused on the goal of improving wafer production, the team's manager directed and supervised hundreds – more... of projects that improved and enhanced facility products. – less
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Productive workplace
Intern (Former Employee), Noida, UPJanuary 27, 2014
Employees are nice and helpful, have exhaustive knowledge.
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Fun place to work
Design Lead (Current Employee), Tempe, AZJanuary 23, 2014
Engineers with good knowledge
Training courses for different level of engineers and managers
Good place to learn management skill
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Great company to balance work and personal life.
Marketing Metrics and Analytics manager (Current Employee), Guadalajara, MexJanuary 8, 2014
Pros: flexible schedules
Cons: compensation
Great company and great opportunities as well as challenges. Managment commited to growth, a sense of collaboration and contributions between peers is seen and great to work in such a innovative company.
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Good people, lots of re-orgs
Demand Creation Manager (Current Employee), Austin, TXDecember 16, 2013
I have worked with this company for 5 years. I enjoy working with my team members and love the flexible schedule. During my five years there I have seen too many re-orgs, this makes it difficult to build consistency for reporting and measuring.

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About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd. (Freescale) is engaged in the design and manufacture of embedded processors. In addition – Read more