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Portfolio Manager

Kontron San Diego, CA

Our engineering and manufacturing facilities are located in Europe (Southern Germany), North America (San Diego, Fremont and Montreal), Asia (Taipei… PostJobFree


30+ days ago

Project Manager Global Operations (m/f)

Kontron AG Eching

As an international and high-growth high-tech company, Kontron is one of the world's leading providers of embedded computer technology (ECT). Kontron… Stepstone Germany


30 days ago

Solution Architect (m/f)

Kontron AG Eching

As an international and high-growth high-tech company, Kontron is one of the world's leading providers of embedded computer technology (ECT). Kontron… Stepstone Germany


30 days ago

Internal SAP Process Consultant (m/f)

Kontron AG Eching +2 locations

Kontron is one of the world's leading providers of embedded computer technology (ECT). Kontron develops and manufactures embedded computer systems at… Stepstone Germany


30 days ago

Solution Delivery Manager (m/f)

Kontron AG Eching +2 locations

As an international and high-growth high-tech company, Kontron is one of the world's leading providers of embedded computer technology (ECT). Kontron… Stepstone Germany


30+ days ago

Sales Operations Manager (m/f)

Kontron AG Eching

As an international and high-growth high-tech company, Kontron is one of the world's leading providers of embedded computer technology (ECT). Kontron… Stepstone Germany


30+ days ago

Referent Konsolidierung (m/w)

Kontron AG Eching

Kontron gehört weltweit zu den führenden Herstellern von Embedded Computer Technologie (ECT). Die innovativen und hochwertigen Produkte von Kontron… Stepstone Germany


30 days ago

Business Intelligence Solution Architect (m/f)

Kontron AG Eching +2 locations

As an international and high-growth high-tech company, Kontron is one of the world's leading providers of embedded computer technology (ECT). Kontron… Stepstone Germany


10 days ago

Repair Technician III - Component Level

Kontron Poway, CA

• Post Sales Support • News & Events • Karriere • Kontakt • Change Language • English • German • Chinese… Glassdoor


2 days ago

Business Line Manager, Defense – new

Kontron Poway, CA

• Post Sales Support • News & Events • Karriere • Kontakt • Change Language • English • German • Chinese… Glassdoor


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    Company struggling to find identity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    I have been working at Kontron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The People. Overall most employees at Kontron are very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly.
    Products. Strong product base with innovative ideas being released quite frequently.

    Cons

    Overall moral should be described as disenchanted and pessimistic. Raises have not been issued in 2 years and many question the direction of the company.

    New employees are not trained. This is as much a problem for employees with 15-20 years of experience as it is entry level employees, as processes are not explained to new salespeople, program managers, etc. This leads to production issues and ends up being reflected in Kontron's pricing and delivery, which only seems to be getting worse. This is something that has been brought up many times internally and managements response is always "your direct supervisor is responsible for all training's" which compounds with my next point.

    Middle management is a serious issue at this point in time for Kontron. With top down restructuring taking place many are concerned about job security and are unwilling to train or provide knowledge. Far too many people with "manager" titles are incompetent. With the marching orders coming from Germany and no bottom up review process in place, it is very difficult to foresee any positive changes any time soon on this front.

    High turnover rate of employees. Throughout the entire organization, from marketing and sales, to engineering and accounting. This is an issue again compounded by the lack of training.

    Focus on product development not employee development. Overall the organization is innovative rolling out new products and making a full fledged effort to stay on the leading edge with their products, however this is not the case with employees. Kontron's current model, in this time of restructuring and struggle, is to bring in veteran employees with 15-20 years of experience and let them run free. Although this has worked in spots it appears Kontron is not interested in promoting from within or hiring recent college graduates. There are no metrics in place for promotion, nor are yearly reviews completed by managers. Red Flag.

    On the business side, the main negative that effects Kontron on a daily basis is lead time and internal processes. There are very few formal processes in place for such a large organization, and very rarely are they adhered to, making it extremely difficult to get things done properly and creating lots of back end work for engineering/accounting.

    These two issues coincide with each other, as corners are often cut in an effort to reduce lead times thus creating back end work. When the processes are followed most in sales believe they are unnecessary and require too many signatures, (there may be some truth to that), that inevitably results in the loss of an opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in an outside consulting firm to evaluate your sister company (Kontron America) and make serious changes.

    Incentivize internal teams, marketing, sales and support, etc.

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