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Advantech Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
32 Reviews
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    Advantech

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Advantech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. World largest IPC manufacturer
    2. High brand awareness to the market
    3. Strong growth with positive business vision

    Cons

    1. Conservative salary policy
    2. Hard working culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work here at your own risk.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Everyone here is overworked and underpaid, so through these things alone you will be able to bond with colleagues across all departments. Standing up for one's self in the face of adversity and mistreatment by management is not supported by HR, regardless if you have document proof of abuse.

    Cons

    - Poor pay
    - Mind games by management
    - Overworked
    - No programs in place to help further employee education
    - NO TRAINED HR PERSONNEL AT THIS LOCATION
    - No clear path for advancement within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put merit behind your words and empower your employees. Lead by example - not by fear and mind games.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Who's in charge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Advantech full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lot of freedom when you are a field sales person.

    Cons

    Multiple managers with conflicting agendas leaving an unidentified role of who is in charge. Middle management is given no authority or direction of what they are to manage other than declare quotas and tracking.
    Product line on the industrial side is not current with market competitors. Does not appear to be much investment in new development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear roles of responsibility and authority need to be defined so to avoid confusion over who has authority over what. Otherwise, no one takes action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Developer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Stable career, minimum overtime, respect employees

    Cons

    Low pay, busy, many tasks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    OK place to work, everything is just ok nothing too surprising, people are nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Advantech full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Friendly Co-Worker
    -Good Environment
    -Sufficient Resources
    -Fast-Pace working environment
    -Flexible Work Time

    Cons

    -Horrible Lead Time on products
    -Expensive products
    -BIG BIG Quota to achieve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job with the management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A typical Taiwai company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantech

    Pros

    Easy communication for Mandarin speaker
    Social event every year

    Cons

    Long OT, intense workload
    Low pay

  8.  

    A long time employee who has grown with the company.

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

    I have been working at Advantech full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Advantech has been steadily growing for the past thirty years, even through the recessions. They tend to hire talented employees that are easy to get along with. They are above average with benefits. They also offer tuition reimbursement if you choose to better yourself. They are a competitive company and a leader in the industry.

    Cons

    It can be a challenge working with headquarters in Taiwan from U.S. subsidiaries. Time change, and language barriers can get a bit frustrating at times. Best to join Advantech U.S. with some prior experience from another company. Many positions can be very demanding and it will help with your pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok as a stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Advantech could be considered an 800 lb gorilla in the industrial computing space among other Taiwan based HW companies with offices in the US. You do get to work with same big names in the industry.

    Cons

    The pay is definitely below average, but its not too bad compared to other Taiwanese based hardware companies.

    Management expects you to long work hours as that its the culture in Taiwan regardless if you really need to do that to finish your work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Re-confirm what you were told about the opening to see if it continues to be accurate.

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

    I worked at Advantech as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    MBE + Woman - owned might get you some priority with their clients over submissions from other headhunters.

    Cons

    "Facts" you're told about the job can evolve over the course of the resume submission period to the extent that the job is radically different by actual interview time.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Advantech as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Business is still growth for serveral years

    Cons

    low salary, benefit is not attractive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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