CommScope Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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CommScope President & CEO Marvin (Eddie) S. Edwards, Jr
Marvin (Eddie) S. Edwards, Jr
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Pros
  • Work Environment is great, with very good Benefits and Great Challenges (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people and work environment, focus on customer solutions (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • it's hard to believe there is any more costs left to cut once the good ole boy machine (aka - everyone knows that is Hickory (in 5 reviews)

  • Too much good ole boy mentality within WIG group (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Finally - Progress is being made!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Hickory, NC

    I have been working at CommScope full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has finally started to invest in their people and the tools they need to do a quality job. Those people not performing that have been dragging down the company for years are being forced to change or moved out.

    Cons

    The company is growing very fast in a short amount of time and the pains of this growth are evident everywhere. Some areas of the company are handling growth well but others struggle and this could impact the work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Plan for the future instead of being so reactive. Trust in those that work for you to innovate and then actually implement their ideas. Keep employees informed at all levels about everything you legally can.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at CommScope

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture of the company is upstanding.

    Cons

    Management team is some business units silo themselves from the individual contributors.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Decent pay but bad management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Hickory, NC

    I have been working at CommScope full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and overtime hours. Benefit is average. They have people to train you and you can switch departments depending on needs.

    Cons

    Under temporary contracts. Their production system is in process of trial and errors, procedures will always be changing. You will have one team leader telling you to do things a certain way then the next will tell you to do something opposites. The staffing company they use are not professional. They just bring in a bunch of people that have no experiences and looks like they are off the streets. I work with someone who just came fresh out of high school with no experiences in the same position and we get the same pay. There are people on the job drunk and high on drugs. While working there, many were walked out due to drug test and one HR manager fired. High layoff rates. Must wear safety glasses at all time except for break room. Recommend for entry to a production industry but not recommend for long-term.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good ole boys club

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Former Employee
    Current Employee - Former Employee

    I have been working at CommScope full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent salary, bonuses are great

    Cons

    Boys club!. Have to be in good with upper management to succeed. No recognition of a person who works hard. Going back to school means nothing, still can't get promoted unless you are in a click.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Acquired by Commscope

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at CommScope full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of big company resources, access to good manufacturing staff and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Manufacturing company culture and slow IT response. No access to ESPP or RSUs. Not typical Silicon Valley company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Used to be great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cable Associate in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Cable Associate in Joliet, IL

    I worked at CommScope full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When first starting here it was a great company to work for. They were family oriented and were great to help with those wanting to go back to school.

    Cons

    In the end after the merger, it was bad. Constantly going back and forth changing work schedules. Not much help with schooling.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Typical midsized soulless corp.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CommScope full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The paychecks cash. The 401k match is ok. The CEO seems down to earth.

    Cons

    When a corporation buys a small startup as happen to us then the health insurance shouldn't get worse. HR gives lots of required useless busy work. If you do any type of IT related work expect corporate IT to be an enemy who gets in the way of getting your job done.

    Advice to Management

    Your health insurance offering is a joke and real negative to people with families. Get some control of corporate IT including allowing employees that want to work on weekends remote access.


  9. Nice affable people but probably not the best place to build a career

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at CommScope full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great start up like environment where you can get to wear as many hats as you like. Nice people including management. 2. Fairly flat organization

    Cons

    Business not doing very well


  10. Old school management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CommScope full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, working hard to keep pace with technological advancements.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management; business model stodgy; not enough employee recognition.

    Advice to Management

    It's not your technology it's your people that will make and keep you successful.


  11. Sinking ship in Ashburn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at CommScope full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and management, flexible work hours, reasonable workload

    Cons

    Business is dwindling and layoffs are aplenty, very little stability, company doesn't run as a unit but more like a number of autonomous entities...and it shows when you work there, pay could be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Look elsewhere for work...you're great at managing and deserve better than this place. This place is the Titanic post-iceberg...



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