RF Design/Validation Engineer Internship (Former Employee) – Newbury Park, CA – January 31, 2016
You are given a deadline, and it is your job to make sure you are keeping up with the tests and data by the deadline. Management is very helpful and friendly. It is a relaxing work culture, where nobody is constantly pressuring you as long as your work is complete.
Free lunches during meetings, wonderful work culture, they really value their employees.
Limited understanding of day to day actives from upper management.
Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – October 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.
Strong engineering environment, #1 in the marketing
Upper management does review all product decisions carefully
Wafer Fab Technician (Current Employee) – Woburn, MA – August 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.
Quality Engineer (Former Employee) – Woburn, MA – July 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.
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.
Overtime, regimented work routine, no upward mobility, stagnation
Student (Former Employee) – Mexicali,BC – November 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.
Operations Technician (Former Employee) – Newbury Park, CA – July 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.