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It was a good place to work.
Process Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Newbury Park, CAJuly 19, 2018
The people was awesome and very easy to get alone. The hours were long the page was very fast and demanding.
This place aloud you to have a family time.
Pros
This place aloud you to have a family time.
Cons
Long hours.
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2.0
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Management was horrible
Development Engineer (Former Employee) –  Cedar Rapids, IAJuly 17, 2018
They could not determine what the proper staffing levels were so layoffs were announced several times is a short period of time so no one really knew how safe their job was.
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work environment not healthy for yor your health.
Fabrication Test Technician (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MAJune 16, 2018
working hours were 12+ too long and stressful. Not many breaks given in betwee times. Constant flow of work and did not stop. you get more days off after working many hours per day.
Pros
many days off afte working long hours.
Cons
working hours are too long and stressful.
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Never work there
MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) –  Woburn, MAMay 28, 2018
Management is awful. Fab workers treated like zoo animals. When I first started, the company was great. It declined every year since then. I would not recommend this company to my worst enemies.
Cons
Just about everything
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Operators and Equipment Techs are the best
Equipment Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Newbury Park, CAMay 23, 2018
Management needs a reality check. They just care about the stock holders. A lot of micro managing. They allow people to slack off and reward them for doing a good job. Then the hard working people have to pick up the slack and get treated bad.
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4.0
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Knowledgeable
RF Engineer (Current Employee) –  Irvine, CAMay 10, 2018
You can learn if you want. This is a really great place to grow in both techinique, engineering, etc. Most of colleagues are vey kind and nice. They are easy to cooperate.
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5.0
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Incredible
LNA Design and Verification Engineer Intern II (Former Employee) –  Woburn, MAMay 7, 2018
As an intern, I learned much more than I thought. Seeing real-world applications and hands on experience gave me a strong advantage in working for a large industry.
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Great place to work, hard production schedule
Manufacturing Technician 2 (Former Employee) –  Newbury Park, CAApril 17, 2018
Company was better than I expected from a corporation. Managers and engineers were great and very helpful. They always showed their appreciation for the hard working technicians.

Work schedule was very difficult, 4-3-3-4 which means 12-hour shifts 4 days for one week and 3 days the next week. Very quick paced and high output environment.

Only downside was several chismosas who would start drama. There were some bad techs who created a toxic atmosphere, but due to the high pay for an extremely low level job, they refused to leave.
Pros
Great benefits, approachable management, decent pay
Cons
Toxic co-workers, stressful production pace
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More than 50% of volume requires problem solving
Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MAFebruary 12, 2018
Extremely high volume with the majority unable to complete due to po issues, receiving issues, etc. Unfortunately it's an ongoing struggle to work cohesively with other departments that are crucial in resolving the issues that continuously prevent AP from performing at the highest level.
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Good place to work
Desktop Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Newbury Park, CAFebruary 10, 2018
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Pros
Work environment, people
Cons
salary
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5.0
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Well balanced fair place to work
Fabrication Technician (Current Employee) –  Newbury Park, CAFebruary 6, 2018
Go in and do your job and the day goes by very quickly. Not stressful at all and the people are very friendly to work with. Flexible schedule makes it easy to enjoy time off.
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Very fast paced environment, fun and great if you are a work-a-holic type and the people are awesome and fun to work with
Sr. Talent Acquisition Associate (Former Employee) –  Newbury Park, CAJanuary 30, 2018
The environment is extremely fast paced and you work in an environment where the expectations and goals are set to standards that are almost and sometimes unachievable and unrealistic. There was no bonus paid out in 2016 to any employees because the corporate goal of accomplishment the Annual Incentive Plan was set to high and in 2017 most businesses fell very short and didn't reach the goals and at least some got a little bit of bonus but not the target amount when the company is saying how much money they are making and the stock went up to $117 at one point. The employees work extensive hours to not get rewarded and the pay is so low and not really market rate. The best part though is the people are really awesome and make the difference. There are super intelligent hard working, dedicated, and fun employees that work collaborative and are really down to earth. There are so many PhD's but you would never know who is or is not because of again down to earth. Loved the people and sense of humor and professionalism.
Pros
People
Cons
Corporate politics and management not doing the right thing in many areas
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Great company overall
SALES (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MAJanuary 27, 2018
Just need a slightly better pay, a dedicated privacy lounge area for breaks and personal phone calls and finally better training and orientation for new employees. Otherwise a great company overall.
Pros
Work flexibility
Cons
No lounge or break area.
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Competitive company
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Woburn, MAJanuary 23, 2018
Skyworks is a very competitive company that is constantly changing and evolving to maintain a leading industry role. Production goals are ambitious and new business is constantly being sought after.
The workforce is very diverse and everyone is encouraged to provide speak freely. New ideas are always welcomed.
Pros
Abundant oppurtunities for overtime.
Cons
12 hour work schedule for manufacturing.
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Excellent environment some poor managers
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Cedar Rapids, IAJanuary 21, 2018
Great place to work the only downside is that some managers are pretty poor if you get a good one you'll stay forever if you get a poor one try and stick it out until you can move to a different position
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It wasn't the company, it was my manager.
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Newbury Park, CAJanuary 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.
Pros
Work/life balance. No particular dress code.
Cons
Compensation. Lack of leadership.
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good people
Assist Engineering (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MADecember 23, 2017
Fast pace,day flew by, Great benefits, great people and plenty of over time. Management easy to talk to and helpful with problem in and out of the work place
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Process Engineering
Senior Process Engineer (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MAOctober 21, 2017
A fast paced growing company. Standard benefits, but the 401k at 4% match and stock options as a long term incentive is a great benefit with a growing company.
Pros
Excellent compensation that includes stock options.
Cons
High deductible health care plan at $3k
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Skysorks is a fair place to work
Assistant Lab Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CASeptember 25, 2017
The people were great to work with. There was opportunity to advance and learn new things. Since company has different location there was a chance the a employee could transfer to a different site; usually out of state.
Pros
Holiday events
Cons
Tight schedules
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A great place to work and denhjoy a balance betweeen work and life .
RF Engineer Co-op (Former Employee) –  Woburn, MAAugust 30, 2017
A great place to work and denhjoy a balance betweeen work and life .
Nice management
great workculture
fun job
learn a lot
enjoy a balanced life with a smile
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