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Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
12 Reviews

2.2
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Quality control

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer  in  China, ME
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in China, ME

    Pros

    You never know which method may ultimately help you land your ideal job

    Cons

    Keeping a positive attitude, staying focused on your plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of good badly managed people.

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

    Pros

    Not too bureaucratic, a lot of smart people (even after quite a few left for the greener pastures), good salary for Polish conditions, new CEO seems reasonable and does try to improve some of the problems.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and "us vs them" attitude between groups and offices including actively blocking other groups' work, huge amounts of time and resources wasted for rewriting software from scratch over and over again, no career path (only two distinguishable levels in engineering - engineer and expert, with no clear promotion criteria), widespread "yes sir!" culture with no respect for subordinates' opinion or private life, overtime is expected from employees ("you can't write good software in 8 hours"), a few morale-wrecking actions like quite massive lay-offs followed by "we're hiring" a month later, employees have to use pretty old and underpowered PCs and TVs, permanent cost reduction phase which makes buying even cheap tools nearly impossible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Cool employer, modern technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

    Pros

    Cool teams, projects, technology, benefits!

    Cons

    Messy at times. Weak QC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clear vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    salary above average in area, but be prepared to work much longer than 8h per day

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Zielona Góra, Lubusz (Poland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Zielona Góra, Lubusz (Poland)

    Pros

    salary are quite ok (if you compare with other companies in Poland)
    Location in Zielona Gora is nice, close to forest,
    friendly colleagues,
    big parking space,
    nice fountains,

    Cons

    you have to work 9-10h per day otherwise you will have problems.... (there are no paid overtime, sometimes you can order pizza for free)
    no newbe introduction, courses, trainings...
    Old (3 years) computer with small screen to work on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Short vision and weak management. Rare to meet senior engineer in this company due to its incompetent managers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

    Pros

    Average salary and opportunities to learn something from this company in DTV industry.

    Cons

    Poor business strategy, weak management and arrogant attitude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Incompetent executive board (except a couple of individuals)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good engineers and project managers
    Good sales force (including business development)
    Good company to work for, if you can say yes to all absurdities from executives

    Cons

    Unclear strategy and planning, despite many CEO firings
    Serial value destroyer: companies acquired by ADB were poorly integrated and their value-add was lower than expected (e.g., Vidiom, Pirelli)
    "Yes Sir" company culture: executives are always right
    Poor employee morale, despite modest salary raise (2-3%)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the executive board or sell the company before it is too late!!!!

  8.  

    Higher management is totally crap

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary is always paid at the end of the month.

    Cons

    No bonuses for 4 years
    Salary raise after 4 years 2-3%
    Sport card cancelled
    No carrier path
    People are fired, no new engineers are hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company to someone else who knows how to run the business or let the competition win.
    Firing people one by one is not a way to go unless you want to close the bussiness next year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Need to change, especially in management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    Pros

    happy hour every month
    daily work is not hard
    location is convenient
    manager is too optimistic
    office design is beautiful enough

    Cons

    Management is poor.
    Manager has no idea how to help their employee to develop their long-term career.
    Not enough support and resource

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't see the future, no matter in tech-skill or career path. People is escaping from ADB...
    Put some resource here please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Totally unuseful, a complete waste of time

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)

    Pros

    Good cantine, medical assistance, nice to shopping in the nearby area. Long period of inactivity and time to send CV to other companies.

    Cons

    Managers are inept, and have no idea of how to conduct the business.
    No visibility and a lot of political games.
    No benefits, no possibility to build up your career.
    No possibility to park your car in the private parking if you are not a manager even though more than half of the area is completely empty.
    Mineral water is not free.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your management, otherwise in one year there will be no more ADB Broadband. People are escaping and are extremely unhappy.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work and develop your personal career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

    Pros

    Easy Work
    Happy Hour every month

    Cons

    Poor management
    Good English works
    Complicated culture
    Hard to grow up oneself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at outside to see what happens or company will be ended very soon.
    Change stupid management with only good English ability.
    Company need to modify their way in this market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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