Atlona

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Atlona Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
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    chaos

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    Former Employee - Market in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Market in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Atlona full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    none the best thing about my time there was the network of people that I met

    Cons

    constant change of company charter, low salaries, employees not valued,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Atlona Response

    Jun 16, 2014Sr Director HR

    The Management team has heard you loud and clear; yes we have had to make changes-- for the better.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    2 steps forward 3 steps back

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlona full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bagel Friday. A lot of the staff are incredible people with a lot to offer. Reasonably casual dress code allowed in the office. Some reasonably cool technologies on the horizon. Pay has improved somewhat over the last one and a half years.

    Cons

    I've seen the cycle of things improving only to regress multiple times here. The directors, who have excellent ideas and experience, are not allowed to execute on anything. The owners of the company are inexperienced and indecisive. It is truly an unfortunate situation. There are so many talented people here that work incredibly hard. If the owners were to step into a backround role and hire outside replacements, it would lead to a new era of growth. If we continue to do things the way that we have, it will lead to the end of the company.

    Based on my experience, it seems like most of what we do is re-arrange deck chairs on the Titanic. If this company is around in 5 years I would be extremely surprised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step aside and let your Directors do what the need to do. If you are unwilling to do that, then at least show some sort of leadership and vision. A ship that is adrift at sea, with no one at the rudder, will eventually break up on the rocks..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Atlona Response

    Jun 16, 2014Sr Director HR

    Atlona has come a long way in the past couple of years, bringing in more experienced people to enhance its Sr Management team to work with the Ownership.

  3.  

    Run, don't walk away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atlona full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Maybe a few good products

    Cons

    Crappy management. Owners are clueless to what it takes to,run a successful company and keep good high quality employees. Most products are "me too" virtually nothing is unique from competitors. Quality is average at best.

    Owners thnk the incredible growth they had will continue by magic. Employees are treated like crap. Very low pay and benefits at best are poor. They lay off or fire good high quality people and promote a manager who is a "yes man"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you have done to so many others, fire yourself. You don't deserve to run a company and pay yourselves tons of $$$$ at the expense of those who generate the revenue. Hire a team of pros, let them do what they know how to do and maybe your company will survive. If not, better start looking for a job yourself

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Every expense seems to be on the employees backs. Low wages, inexperienced owners.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Atlona full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Start up in niche industry. great looking brand from the outside in.

    Cons

    No organization, no structure, low wages and commissions. Recent lay offs and a slew of employees quitting leave very low employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company while it is still profitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Atlona Response

    Jun 16, 2014Sr Director HR

    Since this time, Atlona has hired an experienced management team. Atlona hired a new experienced HR team to come and analyze HR, benefits and compensation practices. We continually look to improve ... More

  6.  

    Great Potential but not much else

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Atlona full-time

    Pros

    There are some very bright and talented folks working there. Many wanting to work toward success.

    Cons

    Very inexperienced ownership, with a lack of mission. Severe micro management from the ownership often combined with a lack of understanding what they are actually micro managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a mission and detailed goals for the company other than just "grow".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Atlona Abysmal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlona full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are so many talented, good natured, skilled people who have worked and who still do work at Atlona. These people make working at Atlona possible.

    Cons

    The Cons are as follows...
    Compensation = Horrible
    Corporate Environment = Hell
    Respect from Upper Management to employees = Minimal at best
    Corporate Culture = "Just work and shut the Hell Up" + "Employees are not important"
    Strategic Vision = NONE

    There is No corporate vision
    There is No corporate mission (except "Get more money")
    There is No clear direction
    There is No strategic outlook
    There are people who literally cry every week being at Atlona

    Most people are searching for new jobs once they get to Atlona.
    Many managers try to pretend that things are not terrible and that the problems are your fault
    Managers don't take responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to executive management would be to make more of an effort to make the people who work at Atlona feel valued, appreciated, respected and heard. In order to develop a better corporate culture and inspire people provide and operate according to a vision that people can buy into.

    Establish a clear mission for the company so people know and understand what the company is doing and why. Otherwise people feel like hamsters on a wheel going nowhere for no reason except to receive a paycheck. That type of condition is unrewarding and leads to high turn over.

    Pay people industry standards or above for what they do, this is key because it inspires loyalty and promotes a sense that people are really valued. Above all else listen to the burdens, suggestions and insights that the employees have and respond to them publicly and respectfully.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Run (don't walk) away, no matter the promise!

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    There are a handful of truly genuine and trustworthy people that want to do great work and put in the effort to help the company figure itself out, grow and be successful.

    Cons

    There are many people in the company firmly entrenched in their ways, unwilling to change, are dishonest and cannot be trusted even when asked to be straightforward, including its ownership. The company seems to be unwilling to learn its lessons and evolve, be honest with employees and doesn't have a clear plan and path to growth. If you interview, be sure to ask what their plans are to sustain itself, let alone grow its business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management and owner reputation is one of distrust, lack of clarity, deferring decisions, disconnection from staff and not knowing how and/or are unwilling to move the business forward. Be honest with yourselves as well as your employees. Create a work environment staff genuinely want to come to work, are motivated and can succeed in and you might have a chance of regaining some trust and improving morale beyond throwing occasional parties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting at first, then the shine came off quickly.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atlona full-time

    Pros

    If you need a job and your unemployment has run out and you don't qualify for public assistance . . . this may be the place for you.

    Cons

    Weak, me too product line, poor communication, near zero management competency, a narrow subcontract (ODM) manufacturing strategy, questionable quality and a complete lack of ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow some ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Atlona Response

    Jun 16, 2014Sr Director HR

    Atlona has gone through quite a bit of changes, including hiring practices to refine our recruitment of qualified talent. Although we continue to strive to develop our employees, we can’t please ... More

  10.  

    Started off well enough, then went off the rails

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlona full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Chaotic, fast paced environment. Good group of employees overall.

    Cons

    Extremely inexperienced owners (read: you don't know what you don't know)
    Morale level of a funeral home
    Lack of innovation/product availability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your management staff! When you've gone out of your way to hire experienced folks to help guide you through a growth period you should really listen to them. Don't just listen to new folks for 90 days then revert back to the same broken methods of management that you had before. You are running a multi-million dollar business, it's okay to ask for help. Your customers and employees are the life blood of your organization. Start treating them like assets instead of afterthoughts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Atlona Technologies

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlona full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of challenges and chaos...

    Cons

    Young Owners without a strong business sense, benefit package is not ideal, and salary will be underpaid to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees and value them therefore you can keep them and continue sustaining and growing the company. Also, look into better benefit packages.

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