FLIR Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
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  1. Great products, average vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FLIR

    Pros

    pay is competitive and lots of autonomy

    Cons

    there is too much focus on cost saving measure related to employee benefits and too much emphasis on short term financial metrics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    motivation flowing down from executives, greater communication and increased sense of inclusion in the business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Much better than average

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good pay, enjooyable coworkers, good ethics& morals, exciting product

    Cons

    Too much corporate bureaucracy. Upper management has a stranglehold on operations, often leaving lower managers unable to do their job effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease your choke hold and let lower managers do their job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

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

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    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
  6. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Business Development in Wilsonville, OR

    I worked at FLIR full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company with good products which really are needed in today's surveillance environment.

    Cons

    Many bureaucrats who really want to work for the USG, yet are able to sit back and manage to throw rocks at engineering, sales and others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Interesting state of the art products

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at FLIR as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Current state of the art tools and design requirements are beneficial in providing real solutions to current market trends, and social benefits.

    Cons

    Time to market and complexity of system require meticulous focus and detailed execution for short phase project delivery, with flexible project requirements.

  8. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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
  9. Dynamic environment producing products that save lives

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    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
  10. Good experience. Very dynamic company

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Stillwater, OK
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Stillwater, OK

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (more than a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company...while you're still there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Billerica, MA

    I worked at FLIR full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits- vacation, 401k match, health options. Enjoyed the employee stock purchase program, too. FLIR provide good options in benefits suite.

    Cons

    Lack of job security with each quarterly earnings release as company seeks to pacify Wall Street investors instead of its own employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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