Fairchild Semiconductor Reviews

Updated 3 May 2019

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3.2
41%
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Fairchild Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Mark S. Thompson
Mark S. Thompson
121 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. "Good people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor

    Pros

    Great work colleagues - some good product

    Cons

    Lack of strategic direction - lack of investment in systems

    Fairchild Semiconductor2016-01-26
  2. "Supply Chain planning Manager"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diversity in the roles added to an ever changing product mix following Market trends across the semi conductor industry

    Cons

    Business strategy under continuous review which can lead to insecurity and instability. Decisions taken are often ill advised and short sighted

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    Fairchild Semiconductor2015-04-21
  3. "Glad Fairchild was bought by ON"

    3.0
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    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.

    Fairchild Semiconductor2019-05-03
  4. "Director of Software Engineering and Website Technology"

    4.0
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    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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    Fairchild Semiconductor2018-08-17
  5. "Excellent Benefits, Poor Vision"

    5.0
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    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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    Fairchild Semiconductor2018-08-07
  6. "I worked at FCS full-time (More than 10 years)"

    4.0
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    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

    Fairchild Semiconductor2018-07-20
  7. "Shift Administrator"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Shift Administrator in Mountain Top, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    4 day work week followed by 4 days off.

    Cons

    Upper Management constantly caves to the Union.

    Fairchild Semiconductor2018-08-02
  8. "Growing with some smart products and people but sold"

    3.0
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    Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Above average compensation, flexible culture, bottoms up decisions sometimes available.

    Cons

    Tried to change something too fast in past few years ; lost a few brilliant talents.

    Fairchild Semiconductor2018-05-24
  9. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Suzhou, Jiangsu
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Good culture. Good pay.

    Cons

    Too bad. The company no longer exist.

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    Fairchild Semiconductor2018-03-25
  10. "Company in transition"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Historic company in the marketplace Good salary and benefits Company since acquired

    Cons

    Company in transition at that time Seemingly random personnel changes At the time, not a stable work environment

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    Fairchild Semiconductor2018-03-23
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