AMX Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Helper

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMX full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to work everybody gets along very well

    Cons

    Work is not stable


  2. Great place to work for motivated people

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership encourages risk taking and innovation Casual work environment Cool technology

    Cons

    new ownership may change culture


  3. Good place for right out of school

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    $3 lunches, flexible schedule, good people

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, micromanagers.


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  5. Not a bad place, but a lot of disgruntled employees

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many good people, fairly relaxed environment. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    I've never worked with so many people who were such long-term employees yet were so unhappy in their jobs. Lots of complaining going on. Also, lots of employees who's sole job appeared to be attending meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out why people are unhappy. Also recognize software is now important to your company and pay more attention to that department and don't let their hardware languish for 5 years between upgrades.


  6. Software Engineer I

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMX (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice facilities. Seems like the company is trying to please its employees.

    Cons

    Not enough work to keep employees busy. I only had enough work to keep me busy about 2-3 hours a day. I was bored out of my mind.


  7. Best Place to work

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Director in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Director in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family friendly Tolerant to risk taking Encourage you to innovate Rewards your initiative and enthusiasm Appreciates hard work

    Cons

    I can not think any thing of negative nature at this point

    Advice to Management

    Keep the innovative spirit alive. Encourage entrepreneurial spirit with in


  8. Helpful (3)

    Good news, bad news

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Until relatively recently, AMX offered lots of opportunities to learn new technologies and protocols. The corporate culture was mellow, with lots of extra activities such as the annual Halloween costume competition and the Pumpkin Chunkin' tournament in the field behind the building. Free parking. Specially discounted lunches on site. Oh, and before the annual layoffs starting iin 2011, a lot of interesting people that you actually wanted to associate with outside of work.

    Cons

    While some of the managers are excellent, and will be snapped up once Harman liquidates the company, far too many are walking demonstrations of the Peter Principle. It's been obvious for the last three years that the company was going to be sold: arbitrary layoffs every October that manage never to catch the people most needed to be shown the door, lots of silly items being replaced while pay remained at 2007 levels, and a lot of good people walking because they got tired of the garbage from upper management. Oh, yeah, and lots of new upper management being hired just before the sale announcement. Marketing pretty much runs the company, meaning that the CEO announces products to the public long before it's even remotely ready, and those products finally get released only because customers start suing. (You didn't think the rest of us noticed the number of big gifts "randomly" drawn at the Christmas party a couple of years ago that just coincidentally went to the product managers, did you?) Hardware and Software are completely overwhelmed with arbitrary demands from Sales and Marketing, usually made right after product meetings that state exactly why those demands aren't physically possible. In the process, you have a lot of people who just need a break and the opportunity to take a vacation, which they can't take because of certain people who will wait until they leave to scream about how they're the only thing holding up a project. However, the company also has a lot of employees who honestly need lots of psychiatric help and maybe hospitalization before someone comes in with a shotgun because Jesus told him to.

    Advice to Management

    Since upper management has no shame and wouldn't respond to anything other than a savage beating in a dark alley, take any buyouts and disappear. Whatever you do, don't go to work anywhere else, and definitely don't go anywhere where you might have to work with humans. You're no good at it.


  9. Great company but lazy people

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and perks are great, the "family" mentality is awesome and the career opportunity is one of a lifetime. Very rarely are you expected to work beyond your hours and having fun is most definitely a priority. I've yet to find any disgruntled employees, and most everyone appears to be happy here.

    Cons

    There seems to be many people doing a lot of nothing to help move the company forward. Instead of charging into fires to put them out, most wait until their told to do something. Creativity and innovation isn't really encouraged or highly approved of. Movement in the company is difficult unless you play company politics.

    Advice to Management

    Employ those who want to work hard and benefit the company. Don't keep people just to fill seats. Encourage and reward innovation, and ideas.


  10. Great work environment and culture

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most folks at AMX treat you like family. Many people have been there for a very long time. Low turnover aside from occasional and financially necessary layoffs, and when those have occurred staff have agonized over how to decide who had to be let go, particularly iengineering. If you have a good idea and it makes sense this is a place where most of the time they will let you run with it. Little in the way of absurd beauracracy I had at previous jobs.

    Cons

    Haven't been much for bonuses for a while, no profit sharing plans, however senior management isn't lining thier pockets at the employees expense either. Management sometimes pours R&D into acquired product lines it should have never picked up in the first place as they were inherently flawed to begin with.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your staffs input. People who work here for the most part really do think about the well being of the company first and if they tell you something may not be a great idea, there's probably something to it.


  11. A great work environment that's friendly and fun.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is that it's a fun work environment and open communication with management is encouraged.

    Cons

    There's not many that I can think of at the moment. We could always have higher salaries I guess.

    Advice to Management

    I would say try to be as in tune with the industry as possible in order to continue to develop award winning products.



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