California Eastern Labs Reviews

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  1. Still...it's a pretty good place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at California Eastern Labs

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management is understanding about work-life balance and flexible about taking time off to address personal business. It is not a work-aholic company. People typically work reasonable hours. It's rare to find people working on nights or weekends.

    Cons

    Job security fears are still present after the layoff of 2008. People tend to be overly protective of their job duties and somewhat territorial.

    Advice to Management

    More resources put on Plus Products....they are the future of this company.


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    CEL, a place to retire...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at California Eastern Labs

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, relaxed work environment, lot's of freedom, nice coworkers...
    Definitely the place to retire or raise a family...
    If you are aggressive, motivated and want to make change happen, CEL is not the place for you.

    Cons

    The company does not decides of its destiny, but rather NEC Electronics does. The Japanese partner is disconnected from American business realities, whether it be best business practices, product roadmaps or customer needs. If it does not exist in Japan, it does not exist, period!

    CEL

    Advice to Management

    Understand what CEL does best and leverage this activity only.
    CEL never was and never will be a competent development/engineering center.
    Flatten the management team, focus on efficiency, execute!


  3. Once a great company has dissolved into a puddle mediocrity.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at California Eastern Labs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Safe working environment.
    Great hours.
    Time to work out.

    Cons

    Analysis Paralysis
    Going nowhere for both good reasons and endless excuses.

    Advice to Management

    Admit failure, move on, bring in a fixer.



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