Emphasis on market and not on talent needed.
Field Applications Engineer (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – October 12, 2017
NXP and previously Philips has been a great place to work. Unfortunately the past two years NXP became caught up in the merger mania in the semiconductor industry and management got caught up in the situation. In a time of growth, the sales and technical support staff was cut significantly, which seemed counter productive to the goals of the company. Emphasis was put on short term results regardless of market changes with little value placed on talent. Would have been different if personnel were given options, even if it meant relocation. But since middle management over the past 3 years were disconnected to the talent and the markets served, talent became less valued.