Advanced Digital Broadcast Reviews

Updated February 7, 2015
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  1. Quality control

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

    I have been working at Advanced Digital Broadcast full-time (more than 3 years)

    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. Enthusiastic but going wrong direction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advanced Digital Broadcast

    Pros

    Enthusiastic, being nice to employees

    Cons

    Did not transit fast during industry change

  3. Sr. Quality Engineer

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

    I worked at Advanced Digital Broadcast full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Adb is a volume supplier of HDTV STB HW/SW service providers.

    Cons

    Very tight schedule and very strict validation.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. A lot of good badly managed people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advanced Digital Broadcast full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  6. Cool employer, modern technology

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

    I worked at Advanced Digital Broadcast full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cool teams, projects, technology, benefits!

    Cons

    Messy at times. Weak QC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clear vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. salary above average in area, but be prepared to work much longer than 8h per day

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Zielona Góra, Lubusz (Poland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Zielona Góra, Lubusz (Poland)

    I worked at Advanced Digital Broadcast full-time (less than a year)

    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
  8. 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)

    I worked at Advanced Digital Broadcast full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  9. Incompetent executive board (except a couple of individuals)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advanced Digital Broadcast

    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!!!!

  10. Higher management is totally crap

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

    I have been working at Advanced Digital Broadcast full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  11. Need to change, especially in management.

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

    I have been working at Advanced Digital Broadcast

    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

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