Altec Lansing

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Altec Lansing Reviews

7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    My favorite job

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Milford, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Milford, PA

    I worked at Altec Lansing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Love working with Audio engineers

    Cons

    Company was acquired by PE

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    Sold on a dream

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Altec Lansing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Altec Lansing was a great place to work in terms of people, location and work life balance

    Cons

    Ownership- the owner Ross Gatlin was very shady and didn't appreciate his employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The guys at the top need to understand that the workers are important to their success. Felt used and abused in the short 11 months I was there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    No room for growth

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Milford, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Milford, PA

    I worked at Altec Lansing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and great team to work with.

    Cons

    Bought out by larger company and pleasant working atmosphere went away. No room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micromanage so much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Altec was once a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milford, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, PA

    I worked at Altec Lansing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have worked with some of the nicest, most talented people at Altec. The engineers were brilliant and really created beautiful sound.

    Cons

    The company changed hands several times and unfortunately the current owners of the company killed it. Altec is dying and will never be the same. I worked at Altec for almost 5 years and I've been through at least 5 or 6 rounds of layoffs. The owners were great at lying straight to your face and really treated people like crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go out of business, you suck and don't know how to run a company. You killed a beautfiul thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    I loved designing speaker systems that were challenging.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Department Manager  in  Milford, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Department Manager in Milford, PA

    I worked at Altec Lansing

    Pros

    Challenging speaker designs that sound great are because of inter-department cooperation. The people in engineering are proud of what they design and the quality of the product shows it.

    Cons

    Altec management think the products can be designed by Chinese factories and get the same results.This in my opinion is the down fall of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is an audio product. The sound quality should be put first above all else. You need to design speakers that sound good not speakers that LOOK like they sound good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Could become an innovation leader again, if they figure out who they are.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milford, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, PA

    I have been working at Altec Lansing

    Pros

    Altec Lansing has a great heritage in the music industry. The company embraces new ideas and encourages creativity. Senior Management is accessable and treats everyone with respect.

    Cons

    The company is very indecisive with direction. Messages are either unclear or just not communicated. There is a huge disconnect amongst the various departments - basically, the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. Salaries are low and promotions are far and few between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to innovation and celebrate the heritage! You have to lead instead of follow.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great atmosphere, chaotic decision making

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milford, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, PA

    I have been working at Altec Lansing

    Pros

    People are smart, kind, and human to each other. Lots of friendships inside the company. Vicki is a very genuine, nice person and fun to work for.

    Cons

    Decisions are unclear, often reversed, with the end result a sense of chaos. Hard to feel you are trusted to move forward without senior management's blessing. Too much micro-management in many departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us a clear strategy and then get out of the way so we can execute it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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