Advantech Reviews

Updated May 13, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Work hard....and then work even harder for the same pay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Milpitas, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a very stable company, and somewhere you can choose to stay for decades and decades, as some of the employees have chosen to do. The company is very conservative and because of this, has not had any layoffs or problems. Little bonuses are given every quarter if the company profits, holiday parties and office events held frequently.

    Cons

    Because they are conservative, the pay is below market price. Benefits are not that great and are very expensive. 401k funds aren't high-performing. Office politics is high and the company works like small companies fighting with each other, rather than one team together. Employee dynamics aren't that great since many don't speak English - communication is a huge problem. Hiring is questionable. Micro-management style is apparent throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    Spoil your employees a little, they work hard!


  2. Stable, but not well run

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Advantech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you're willing to put up with all of their shortcomings (too many to list here), then you can stay forever. 130 hours of PTO per year, family trip, Christmas party, quarterly events.

    Cons

    Their compensation plan falls well short of the industry average, especially for Silicon Valley. For an ISE, their starting salary is around $56K + a paltry 1.5% commission if you meet their absurd $1.5M quotas. The entire organization is run by Chinese women who can be very hostile towards white American males. They absolutely prefer to hire Asians, any type of Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese, Philippine, Korean... as long as you're not white. Their NPI is horrible. They introduce products when there are no manuals, optional accessories or even simple things like power supplies, Flash storage modules or memory available for months.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some experienced male management and stop discriminating against whites. Improve your NPI procedures.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Advantech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable career, minimum overtime, respect employees

    Cons

    Low pay, busy, many tasks



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