Senior Managing Director of External Manufacturing (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – April 21, 2017
Fairchild was a company in transition when I worked there. It was going thru a re-structuring phase - closing internal manufacturing facilities and expanding its external manufacturing footprint. As such, there was a fair amount of chaos, internal conflict and uncertainty. Despite that, most people were on board with the changes and strongly supported the direction Fairchild was headed.
Operator (Former Employee) – West Jordan, UT – February 22, 2017
This company is a very fun place to work , excellent work life balance but the pay is not great. There is opportunity for advancement, but the opportunity is controlled by coworkers who have worked there a long time.
Great Company building as well as excellent benifits
Project Manager (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – February 18, 2017
Maintaining the buildings up keeping involving Electrical, Hvac, plumbing etc. Also coordinating with contractors to make sure the work is complete and held to a specific standard of Fairchild Semiconductor. In certain situations there would be challenges if Fairchild required multiple projects to be done within the same time period. The best part of Fairchild was the way they took care of their of their employees by showing appreciation by throwing a annual bar be que in the company property with refreshments and food paid for.
Fairchild was lucky to find a Buyer and Sell itself to ON
Anonymous (Former Employee) – US Based – December 15, 2016
This has to be one of the most poorly managed companies in their industry. Starting from the top down there is a marked lack of capable leaders. The top management lurched from one quarter to the next with a single focus on the stock price. It spent money wastefully in every way possible. Compensation was about 35% lower than other companies in the same industry so the best people went elsewhere. The company was allergic to change and continued to do things the way it always did. ON will need to clean house and when they're done they are going to wonder why they paid what they did for this company and its behind the time products.
Good health and pension plan
Long hours and everything done at the last minute instead of planning ahead.
no uniforme but good place to work because was a good cooworkers. good salary
plating operator, & assambler (Former Employee) – Lomita, CA – November 5, 2016
Management on my department of plating was needed more education,he was to a several employees in harassment ,I never take to the office because my ex-husband work there, he was afraid he will take hes and my job off , so I keep quiet.
Hard worker, got along with all co-workers. I loved working at FCS.
Senior Process Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – West Jordan, UT – July 5, 2016
My day started by reading pass downs, this included all specifics of the equipment in my area, product inventory in my area, any SPC violations, scrap or discrepant product. I would then go to a meeting with management to discuss the past 24 hours in my area. I worked with maintenance to resolve any equipment issues. I worked with production operators and other engineers to resolve any product or process issues. I qualified new equipment and brought in new processes working with the vendors. The hardest part of my job was the stress involved when it didn't always need to be stressful. The most enjoyable part of my job was solving problems and investigating process or equipment issues. I work and interface well with all groups, this included maintenance, other engineers, production operators and management.
Benefits, great health, dental and eye insurance. Good pay.
Most days did not get any breaks other than lunch.
Productivity, department cross training, great co-workers and management utilized each individual to the best of their potential.
Etch, Diffusion & Implant Operator, Full time (Current Employee) – South Portland, ME – February 2, 2016
I have been with Fairchild for 7+ years now. I like that operators can cross train in different departments. Productivity changes daily and operators are challenged differently each day. My co-workers are easy and upbeat characters.
Some free snacks or sandwiches or pizza from time to time.
Very long days, standing on cement and steel flooring, and decline in pay.
Intellectual Property Technologist (Former Employee) – South Portland, ME – December 30, 2015
Most days are over 8 hrs. due to the fact that it is short handed. I used the internet and microsoft office to do my work. I did freedom to operate reports as well as trying to invalidate patents of companies that were suing us.
Sometimes incorrect or incomplete direction was given.
Data Center Technician (Former Employee) – Portland, ME – November 22, 2015
I worked with the employees as a Desktop support technician and found that interesting and I was challenged daily. My work was appreciated and I felt like I was contributing to the success of the company.
Information Systems Engineer (Former Employee) – Richardson, TX – November 20, 2015
Fairchild was a good employer for many years. They were able to successfully navigate the economic downturns. I was exposed to a lot of opportunities to learn but was limited in my professional advancement due to geographic situation. Benefits and compensation package was usually above par for companies of similar size.
Fabrication Operator (Former Employee) – West Jordan, UT – November 17, 2015
24/7 Fabrication work with friendly employees. Employees operating various semiconductor equipment with some operations requiring hands-on detail processing and others semi-automatic requiring minimal hands-on operation. Working at a semiconductor company provides an on-the-job learning experience to any individual willing to strive with their career goals.
Productive, flexible hour, fun environment to work it!
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – salt lake city, ut – October 12, 2015
It is a very productive, fast environment work. I learned to be patient, pay close attention to details. Co-workers were nice, willing to help with anything and teach their work, their know about and cooperate. I enjoyed the long break hours, since it was a night shift, I was able to take my break, drive back home to see my family a little bit and go back to work, ready to start, there is so much to learn on this place!! Always something new to discover. I loved it!