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AMX Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    AMX AV equipment manufacturing , Great ideas poor execution

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Idea capable with cutting edge technology,

    Cons

    Need for better advertising and marketing, need to be more agile internally to respond to issues, need to expand support to dealers and endusers. No real idea about the customer and how they select the products . Does not hire innovation in the areas they are weak. Must learn the competion down to the product lines so clear differentiation can be made and verified by the channel and the users. Dealers are in charge of the customers perception of the products and services AMX should be managing. Everyone in the company should be in sales and support of the customers. Do not pay sales and support personnel in the same fashion unless you are willing to degrade the pay for those in operations when they do not deliver the products and services to sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is working like it has for the past 30 years , need to inovate in sales an support for dealers and endusers especially when you are late to delivery you full capabilities. The company is asking its dealers and endusers to trust in the new products but getting them was delayed and spotty and now the company need to commission the new lines for success if they do not want to destroy the momentum they have converting folks over to the new products. More touches with the decision makers on usage will only help overcome the lead your competitors have currently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work if you live in Texas...

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    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at AMX full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cool products, nice people, good benefits and competitive salary. Office in Richardson is quite modern and appears to be a good environment.

    Cons

    If you're working for a regional office expect conflicting direction and ever-changing priorities coming out of HQ. A lot of spark, but no fire (strong ambition, no direction, limited execution - believes it can regain market-share w/o innovation but by pure cult of personality. Senior Management changes often as executives quickly fall out of favor - this accelerates directional changes and often shuffles priorities!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be CONSISTENT and define whom and what you want to be already! Innovate and drop some of the legacy products and software you've been carrying along for over TWO DECADES NOW! Decide what markets you honestly want to compete in, and cut the cord/rip off the band-aid in markets to which you are obviously paying lip service (home automation). Finally, decide what's more important: honestly in evaluating your core competencies or brown-nosing your way on to job sites / into all internal discussions!

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic, good people with a company that is fair with it's employees.

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    Current Employee - NPI Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - NPI Project Manager in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits, casual atmosphere. Overall the best place I have ever worked.

    Cons

    There are very few, some favoritism, like all companies. Some unrealistic goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded about what people do & not if you like them personally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place with no movement.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at AMX

    Pros

    The environment and people are very friendly. Everything is casual and it is fairly easy to snag upper management for a few words if you need to. Great work life balance as deadlines seem to always be fudgable. Benefits are good and atmosphere makes you feel like family. Reduced priced catered lunch. Places to take a break if you need to stop thinking for a minute (volleyball court, basketball court, ping pong and fussball tables). You get to see a lot of new technology work with most of the major hardware manufacturers, which gives some variation in task and challenges. Even the individuals who had to be laid off (after a bad quarter) were assisted by HR for months afterwards to help them get new jobs with other companies.

    Cons

    Its a place to feel like family.. in saying that you are appreciated but not paid for. Compensation is on the lower end but reasonable as it seems to be pretty low stress. Being a mid sized company a bad quarter for sales could mean your job though. Also project management seems to be done pseudo by committee causing feature creep and delays to be the norm. Also it seems to be a company mantra that 80% quality is good enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive for true quality in what is produced on the Software side to keep up with the hardware quality. Keep on trucking with sales into the educational and foreign markets.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic company that treats its employees fantastic.

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AMX

    Pros

    Great leadership and wonderful benefits.

    Cons

    Currently going through a lot of corporate change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on bridging the gap between IT and AV.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at AMX

    Pros

    AMX is a wonderful place to work. Pay is good, benefits are great, and the environment is second to none. Time off is more than ample and managers are willing to work with the employees in special cases. All in all an ideal place to be employed. An excellent place if you want a stable, stress free job over the long term.

    Cons

    Smaller company, entrenched hierarchy of seniority. Limited opportunity for significant advancement. Raises aren't that great. There is no type of bonus or incentive structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so sales oriented and focused on a small number of players. Provide real paths for advancement and some form of structure where one can know how he will progress through the ranks.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a pretty good place to work

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing in Richardson, TX

    I worked at AMX

    Pros

    Overall, AMX is a decent place to work. It provides a laid back environment (dress code), employess are friendly and helpful. There is a cafeteria on-site which is convenience and they provide an average benefits package.

    Cons

    The expectations are very long hours and if you're not willing and/or able to work that long you will eventually be let go. The company is very unorganized in their direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs not enough indians. Executive team needs to connect with the little people more. Overall a nice place to work, but you shouldn't force your employees to fill out the "best places to work" survey so you contiunally win.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Better than Telecom

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I worked at AMX

    Pros

    Cool technology, Doing things that aren't common elsewhere

    Cons

    Never have a chance to actually finish something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more about the company's direction

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Insightful

    Former Employee - Distribution Channel Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Distribution Channel Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great People - with a fun environment and good location

    Cons

    Not a lot of direction

  11.  

    "AMX is ultimately a frustrating place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The team I worked with was talented and fun....

    Cons

    Everything else..are cons specially the incompetent and biased management in the UK which resulted in demoralizing the team...nothing but lies and false promises...and healthy relations!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be unbiased and fair as well as objective...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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