Skyworks Solutions

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Very good company to work
Software Tools Developer (Current Employee) –  Irvine, CAOctober 14, 2015
It's a very good company to work. Environment is always friendly and co-workers always ready to help. Company support the employee and provide all the resources need it to perform a better job.
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Limited understanding of day to day actives from upper management.
Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAOctober 7, 2015
Skyworks is a very technically strong company. With both strong applications engineers for customer design-in and marketing for and product definition and product management.
Unfortunately, upper management is unaware of the day to day activities from both the applications and marketing engineers which in turn causes a lot of micro managing of activities and/or mis-managing of wrong product portfolios.
Pros
Strong engineering environment, #1 in the marketing
Cons
Upper management does review all product decisions carefully
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A good place to wok.
Fabrication Operator Technician (Former Employee) –  Woburn, MASeptember 14, 2015
A typical day at Skyworks is busy. I have learned to manage my time and improve my skills in order to perform the work required. I have worked with some really nice people there.
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Great co-workers, technology and facilities
Engineer (Current Employee) –  MexicoAugust 18, 2015
The company has a lot of technology in it so it's fun to work with new machines and equipment. Co-workers are great and some managment members. The salary overall is not good.
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Management needs improvement
Wafer Fab Technician (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MAAugust 4, 2015
Most employees are great and are willing to give a helping hand. The work can be overwhelming and stressful. Management needs better communication. They tell you "quality over quantity" to help ease the stress yet constantly pushes for quantity.
Pros
paid breaks
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fun workplace and booming industry
Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Woburn, MAJuly 3, 2015
Good atmosphere, good employees, people working together in teams to enhance product efficiency. Plenty of availability for career advancement. Hard working in cubicle by myself programming for 8 hours a day.
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Good compensation, good benifets....culture lacking.
E Technician (Current Employee) –  N.P.June 15, 2015
I've worked in many companies and have seen the whole milieu of cultures. Some are strict and authoritarian. Others progressive and touchy feely. Swks is NOT progressive at all. More like a hard run factory culture, not ever thinking out of the box. Employees suggestion's are never addressed, only obvious money saving bottom line ideas. Pay is a good point however. You take your choice.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Overtime, regimented work routine, no upward mobility, stagnation
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Best work wxperience
Student (Former Employee) –  Mexicali,BCNovember 18, 2014
People are treated well HR is always available and easy to talk to. Everybody gets along. You could say that everybody was eager to show or teach you their work so to write everything that I learned would be tedious. The relationships with coworker was great it wasn't uncommon to go out to lunch in groups 2 or 3 times a week.
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Good company with wonderful people
Shipper/Receiver (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MASeptember 28, 2014
Skyworks is a great company full of knowledgeable people. Senior management is second to none.
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Skyworks is a good place to work
Senior Engineering Technician / Lab Manager (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CASeptember 18, 2014
working environment is very good.
Pay scale is very compatitve
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fast-paced work environment
Operations Technician (Former Employee) –  Newbury Park, CAJuly 9, 2014
In the morning I would come in and get the pass down from the night shift of what tools are working and what the work load was like the night before. Then I checked the tools to make sure they had all their chemicals filled and were ready to go. I would spend the rest of my day loading and unloading tools with product and organizing the product so that the proper layers were done in a timely manner.

I learned a lot about semi-conductors and how to build them from a blank Gallium Arsenic wafer slate. I also learned how to deal with difficult co-workers who were unreliable.

Management was very strict, and tried to limit talking throughout the day. They were unaware of what was happening on the floor and just demanded results without seeing the whole picture.

My co-workers that had been there for years seemed jaded by the company and didn't care about working efficiently, causing a lot of friction with the newer employees who were still fresh faced and ready to work.

The hardest part of the job was dealing with the lack of proper management, and being pushed to reach impossible productivity goals.

The most enjoyable part of the job were the few hard-working co-workers that made the 12 hour shifts bearable and sometimes even fun.
Pros
bonus gift cards when production goals met.
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Great learning atmosphere
Electrical Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Cedar Rapids, IAJune 30, 2014
Great place to work where everyone's opinion matters.Everyone was very helpful and served a different purpose.Very upbeat place.
Pros
lots of company bonding
Cons
long hours
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good place to work
EQUIPMENT ENGINEERING (Former Employee) –  Newbury Park, CAMarch 23, 2014
I enjoy working here, not exactly what I was looking for the work environment
Pros
great team work
Cons
freedom wasn't there
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Good place to work and learn new things
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MAMarch 17, 2014
All the co-workers are very help full. Co-workers from different department help you out. Great place to work, learn, explore and get hands on experience on the new machines.
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Productive and learning a lot
Maintenance Engineer (Former Employee) –  Mexicali, MexicoMarch 16, 2014
Receive shift
Learn a lot from the equipments and co-workers (older ones)
Changing
Very fun to work with
Leaving it
Partying with everyone
Pros
free parking lot
Cons
lunch was expensive
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Great company with many career advancements.
Sr. Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Woburn, MAMarch 10, 2014
-Relaxed environment
-Employees easy to get along with
-Management style relaxed
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Good pay,good training
ASML align/developer systems (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MAFebruary 4, 2014
Favorites abound. Sell your soul & do not dare speak up or speak
against management. This job is for minorities/yesmen & yeswomen
Pros
nice and busy...lots of employees are nice
Cons
comunistic rule
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Great Place to work.
Metals Lead Fabrication Technician (Former Employee) –  Newbury Park, CAJanuary 9, 2014
Had a lot of room for advancement. Great hours and management was always ready to help.
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was only a temp intern
Co-Op/Intern (Former Employee) –  Woburn, MAAugust 13, 2013
seamed ok, used intern as cheap labor. nothing that great. really really really really don't know anything else
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It was fun working in all those companies
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Newbury Park, CAJuly 30, 2013
we learned lot of things for the betterment of business and for the store,It was fun working with co-workers
Pros
no free lunch
Cons
short break and health benifets
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