It wasn't the company, it was my manager.
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – Newbury Park, CA – January 12, 2018
Skyworks Solutions is a solid place to work in terms of work/life balance as an HOURLY employee. It is a decent workplace in terms of learning more about your profession. Depending on who you work for in the company, it can either drain the life out of you or be something to look forward to on a Monday morning. Compensation needs a lot more attention. I was rather surprised to see the company doesn't honor some glaringly expected holidays (i.e. Martin Luther King Day). As much of an impact as MLK had on our history, I'm shocked Skyworks Solutions sees it as any other day on the calendar.
I've heard it before and I completely agree, many employees don't leave the company, they leave their manager. In many instances, I've found this to be very true. The best bosses I've ever worked for shake your hand and show appreciation, physically and verbally for the work you put in and staying late to get the job done. I don't think managers quite understand just how much of an impact showing appreciation can have. Monetary gratitude is always amazing, but, hearing a genuine "thank you! Keep it up" can move mountains.
Work/life balance. No particular dress code.
Compensation. Lack of leadership.