Tektronix Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
109 Reviews
2.9
109 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance- not by design but by collective ignorance (in 8 reviews)

  • On the plus side Tek has a nice campus, with a new exercise building and turf soccer field (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little investment in R&D with a yearly layoff (in 5 reviews)

  • Little to no staff development and growth opportunity (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Finance in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at Tektronix full-time

    Pros

    people are really cooperative, some jobs are interesting

    Cons

    benefits are getting worse; senior management do not care too much about employees

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work buy I hope it changes

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and support. Generally very good products but long on the tooth.

    Cons

    Was getting more and more cost driven with little evidence of passion and innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Release the purse strings, put more money into R&Dnbut much more importantly make it fun to be an employee and contributor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great atmosphere with very nice people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Very lean oriented
    Great people
    Welcoming atmosphere
    Interesting and diverse products
    On campus sports facilities and recreation

    Cons

    Market for most products isn't growing
    large Layoffs have happened in the last year and it looks like more could be coming
    the engineers left after the last layoff are stretch very thin
    the workforce here is older than other places i have worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has trouble putting the resources they know they will need in place until they are at or past scheduled deadlines.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lots of responsibilities

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

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

    Pros

    Small teams, smart people to work with. Large corporation benefits. Great tools to work with. Starbucks is on campus. Management listens to and takes care of employees. Some people have been here for over 30 years. Because teams are so small, it's easy to find challenges and not be pigeon-holed like other big companies that may start with an i.

    Cons

    No stock options, large corporation (Danaher Corp). Not as nimble. Cafeteria could be deleted and it would taste better. The company is located in Beaverton, and it could be deleted too and Oregon would be nicer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good learning environment

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

    I worked at Tektronix as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Suited for challenging work seeker. Requires very quick ability to grasp things and implementing it

    Cons

    Smaller team to interact with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Rookie on an aging ball club

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, and the benefits are average. Co-workers are really nice, but a majority of the personnel are aging, however this gives room for upward mobility as people retire from long held positions

    Cons

    The staff are mostly set in their ways and with a recent buyout by Danaher there is plenty of good old days syndrome to go around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start bringing in new blood, stop hiring so many temporary employees. The company was obviously built on home grown talent and it is time to start that process again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I did like it a lot, nice people to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Semi-conductor Operator in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Semi-conductor Operator in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at Tektronix as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and good environment.

    Cons

    I worked as a contract, they hardly do direct hire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work with a solid reputation in the industry.

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

    I have been working at Tektronix full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tektronix is a solid company with a very strong brand recognition in the test and measurement industry. Our customers trust that a Tektronix product will perform as specified and we stand behind it.

    Cons

    All companies have their share of issues, however none at Tektronix stand out worse than any other public company. My biggest negative would be the relentless pursuit to squeeze expenses to satisfy shareholders....that's status quo for any public company these days!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Execute on the R&D investments so we can overtake the competitors. Don't try to keep the same platforms for more than 7 years because the competition will take market share.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at Tektronix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Very receptive and accommodating, including family obligations.

    Cons

    Not all managers share the same "no micro management" philosophy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve pay rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Possibilities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    People are great, campus is wonderful, work-life balance works well and there are very smart people

    Cons

    No design center, marketing designs products, no customer feedback loop. Some RIP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a design center with an actual design vision and focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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