I was lucky to get to work with some great engineers from whom I learned a lot. Unfortunately, upper management could not lead the business in the right direction. We executed on everything they put before us, but ended up losing our jobs because they picked the wrong market strategy.
The technical supervisor role allows the supervisor to control all facets of the manufacturing area (manufacturing, engineering, and maintenance). It is a very complicated and demanding job. One has to be diligent on everything from vacation requests to preventive maintenance schedules. Individual projects and Lean training must be accomplished without affecting area targets and goals.
Group Leader/ Engineer Specialist (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 7, 2016
I enjoy the team work and the challenge in meeting set goals. It's very fast passed and requires multitasking. I've learned leadership skills and troubleshooting skills. I would have to say the hardest part of the job is standing for 12 hours.
A lot of great people to work with. Lack good product roadmap. Many managers manage products not people. Some managers not very good at their job. good ability to transfer to other groups/products to get wide experience.
I was there for almost 22 yrs. and in that time, we finished the start up of the first 200mm fab in the United States and built a new 200mm factory. The startups were exciting and fun as well as very challenging. Sadly, as time goes on, Management changed as so did the style. They offered benefits that compared to most in this industry, nothing exceptional. You did get time added to your PTO (Paid Time Off) based on years of service, the longer you work there, the more time added per month. The best part of working there was working with some great individuals. Not just work ethics or knowledge but, helpful in finding solutions to problems you may encounter.
Some Very Exceptional People to Work With
Remember Company Loyalty? It has gone with the Dinosaurs.
Engineering Process Technician (Current Employee) – Chandler, AZ – January 28, 2016
FSL is a great place to work. Hours are great for parents with children or someone interested in continuing with their education. It offers a professional environment to work in and the opportunities are endless.
Manager (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – January 26, 2016
Freescale was a fast-paced and innovative manufacturer of semiconductors. Colleagues and management were intelligent, motivated, creative, and progressive. It was truly a pleasure to work there. Freescale was purchased by NXP in 2015, but remains in Austin, Texas and other locations worldwide.
manufacturing technician (Former Employee) – Chandler, AZ – January 11, 2016
Co-workers are very friendly and helpful. Team work is very good. Working in this Company is wonderful and have very good training. My trainers are all very good. My supervisor is also a wonderful guy. Overall management is very good.
Digital Logic Designer (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – November 21, 2015
The company has been in trouble for years. Poor senior management has driven the company into the ground, but they keep getting bonuses while the company loses business and shrinks. At one time, as the semiconductor division of Motorola, this was one of the largest semiconductor companies in the world. Now its a shell of its previous self. There are few growth areas.
Smart co-workers and some good lower-level managers. Good teamwork, despite rank-and-spank annual review process.
Tight schedules, little opportunity for promotion, small raises, annual end-of-year layoffs, little opportunity to change jobs.