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FLIR Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
43 Reviews
3.8
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    happy with job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FLIR

    Pros

    great benefits. great people to work with

    Cons

    not enough IT personnel.
    management could communicate more with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Cool technology, nice people, strong management + great financial results

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Management in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Technology is interesting and fun to talk about. Employees are very engaged. Great benefits and pay is fair. Management team is very talented and focused on keeping the company strong and competitive. They generally make unemotional decisions that are fact based. Very strong ethics.

    Cons

    Communication is getting better, but still has a ways to go to fully engage the employees. Not enough emphasis on employee training. Building could use facelift. The cafe is okay, but not great. Workout facility is weak. Would like to have more fun at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on creating a positive culture and engage directly with employees. We will always focus on being financially strong, but would be good to set aside some additional budget for training, fun and socializing. Shareholders aren't more important that employees. Consider adding more resources to stretched teams. Management team is a bit insular and doesn't represent a full set of perspectives and functions. Seems strange that human resources doesn't report to Andy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced challenging environment but beware, you leave work/life balance behind

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

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Total company vision from CEO is excellent. Great products and innovation will keep the company growing! Pay is competitive with market.

    Cons

    With quick changes come challenges supporting the business and uncertainty in what will happen next. Communication of vision is not making it into day to day "running the business" challenges. Everywhere staffing is not at the right level to support the growth, Doing more with less is the common phrase. The Company is focused on stock market results and not it's employees growth or supporting it's employees as it adds more work. Temps or salaried OT seem to be the preference over full time hires to growth support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right people, have professional development plans and set reasonable goals for the teams. Put the same amount of work into the management of the company as is being done with the development of the next product.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok company. Poor communication. Employees come second to stockholders

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

    I have been working at FLIR full-time

    Pros

    Employee stock purchase plan, decent benefits, decent pay. Not a bad work environment. Good products overall, especially if you are into optics, thermal imaging, etc.

    Cons

    Poor intra-company communication. Management promotes incompetents. Company caters to the stock holder above anything else. Employees come second.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on communication. Don't just talk about it—lead by example. Don't just send a company email. Talk to all your employees one-on-one and find out what they're thinking. Address employee concerns at meetings. Let employees know that their thoughts and concerns are being heard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    On the Fence...Like my work, Interesting Products, Bright Future, but Stock holders and upper management come first!

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

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting Products, Challenging but enjoyable Work Environment, Low key workplace, Work/life balance is good. Hands on Employees are very talented, Most employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Same problems year after year. Ineffective Manager/ Directors, Poor Communication & Planning, Understaffed and overburdened. Few opportunities for growth, small raises and bonuses unless you are upper management. Every quarter is a struggle, but we make revenue. Upfront work, Quality and Reliability is not a priority. Healthcare costs are high for such a large pool of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Level the playing field and treat employees fairly and the result will be amazing. You know the main problems, Fix them please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treat their temp employees badly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The cafe staff treat the temps better than anyone else.

    Cons

    I've never been treated so poorly by a company as a temporary employee. You say "Hi" or "Good Morning" and no one says anything back.
    I was told I would be given temporary to permanent opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and be a part of a team.
    You are treated as if you are dirt, and worthless. The people in my department actually have siad "Oh, USE her anywhere you need."
    You DON'T USE PEOPLE, even if they are temps. I will be graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in a year; you are no better than me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear on what you are hiring for, and be clear that temps will not be included in company activities, picnics, even when someone brings a treat into the office, you are not allowed to have any of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Customer Care

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at FLIR full-time

    Pros

    Nice People, somewhat flexible. Decent vacation time

    Cons

    Poor manager, no incentive or praise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more praise and opportunities for promotion within the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits and interesting work. Significant work hours with little opportunity for career advancement.

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

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting technologies with wide applications. FLIR products truly help save lives and provide value to the user in both the defense and commercial space.

    Cons

    The business is very widespread (commercial, Defense, detection, surveillance), however the company does not seem to prioritize retention of key performers paying particular attention to their effectiveness in their specific business group. In particular, not all salaries are appropriately set for specific sites in their local markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More aggressive actions (compensation and bonuses for excellent employees) should be taken to reward superior and consistent performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Dynamic environment producing products that save lives

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with smart, passionate, hard working co-workers has been amazing

    Cons

    Leadership not understanding designing, selling and production manufacturing of complex, sophisticated systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest upfront, so shareholders can see larger returns in the near future, instead of irresponsible and reckless spending at the end to produce unacceptable lackluster quarterly results

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience. Very dynamic company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Stillwater, OK
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Stillwater, OK

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good technology which is beneficial for home land security

    Cons

    New products hard to develop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better cooperation among groups will help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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