Fairchild Semiconductor Reviews

Updated 30 Dec 2020

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3.2
41%
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Fairchild Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Mark S. Thompson
Mark S. Thompson
120 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management constantly caves to the Union(in 14 reviews)

  • "Has to work long hours, high pressure environment(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "This is the longest serving company I have had..."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I have great colleagues here...

    Cons

    It is far from my home..

  2. "Fairchild Working Experience"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Singapore

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and great people. Very adept to new technology and methodologies.

    Cons

    Cyclic nature of the business and company tends to focus on cost-cutting measures during downturn which sometimes stifle growth on employee skills.


  3. "Good place to improve technical skills"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Systems Engineer in Singapore
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and plentiful opportunities to learn. People are friendly and there is a healthy culture of sharing information.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement opportunities. Very lean IT team structures and management is always looking for opportunities to cut costs. There is some office politics between the different regions.

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  4. "VERY GOOD"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor part-time

    Pros

    it is quite good comp

    Cons

    newly start up org polcieis

  5. "Great staff and management"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Lapu-Lapu Number One

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    They have very good benefits and the management are very considerate to employees.

    Cons

    Not enough life / work balance

  6. "Sales & Marketing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    Fewer exposure to outside power

  7. "Glad Fairchild was bought by ON"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great group of people worked at Fairchild

    Cons

    Management bet too large on some endeavors, which did not pay off as expected.

  8. "Director of Software Engineering and Website Technology"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Software Engineering and Website Technology in South Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people, Stable industry, Distinguished company history

    Cons

    No Growth, Not aggressive enough

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  9. "Excellent Benefits, Poor Vision"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and competitive salaries,

    Cons

    Wont spend a dime on manufacturing. Looks like the company is trying to offload all manufacturing to foundries.

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  10. "I worked at FCS full-time (More than 10 years)"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Designer in Taipei
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pros - Executive management's open door style - Opportunity to expand skill set through cross-training - Compensation and benefits - FCS University - Family-oriented environment

    Cons

    Cons - Stock performance began to decline

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