CommScope

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CommScope Reviews

Updated February 15, 2015
Updated February 15, 2015
93 Reviews
3.5
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CommScope President & CEO Marvin (Eddie) S. Edwards, Jr
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Environment is great, with very good Benefits and Great Challenges (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people and work environment, focus on customer solutions (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • it's hard to believe there is any more costs left to cut once the good ole boy machine (aka - everyone knows that is Hickory (in 5 reviews)

  • Too much good ole boy mentality within WIG group (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    This is a very good company to work for. They genuinely care about their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They have good benefits and competetive salaries.They have functions for the employees throughout the year which is very good for team building.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest, VA

    I have been working at CommScope

    Pros

    Benefits, Co-workers, Flexible work schedule, Communication, Tuition Assistance Program, Management Team

    Cons

    Few Growth and Promotion Opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see more training and development opportunities for all employees interested

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Director Bus Dev

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CommScope

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Remote office, time off

    Cons

    Management, development, support, political good ol boy clicks

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

    Very Good Company to Work For

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

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

    Pros

    The professionalism is definitely great, and most of the employees are easy to get along with. They have decent benefits, and plenty of space to move around to other positions within the company. It is an international company with many different facilities across the nation and globe.

    Cons

    Some individuals are more difficult to work with than others. Sometimes it is difficult to get traction on a creative idea due to the costs of pursuing it. The benefits continue to decrease year after year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be (and possibly are efforts under way) a way to connect the company's mission and vision with the actual actions that take place in the lower levels. Innovation takes time and often capital.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company overall, but...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Hickory, NC

    I have been working at CommScope full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company striving for excellence in the market looking to break into the Fortune 500.

    Cons

    Immature governance at the highest level but stuck spending money to "keep the lights on".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some really good people. Quit catering to the old guard and let them do their jobs and quit pinching the pennies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cable Associate in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Cable Associate in Joliet, IL

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

    Pros

    good pay, good chance for advancement

    Cons

    does alot of lay offs and plant closing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly in Forest, VA
    Current Employee - Assembly in Forest, VA

    I have been working at CommScope

    Pros

    The hourly employees, the cafeteria, bathroom is clean.

    Cons

    The salaried employees, the environmental controls, great parking lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sleeping with people who work for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent pay but bad management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Hickory, NC

    I have been working at CommScope full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and overtime hours. Benefit is average. They have people to train you and you can switch departments depending on needs.

    Cons

    Under temporary contracts. Their production system is in process of trial and errors, procedures will always be changing. You will have one team leader telling you to do things a certain way then the next will tell you to do something opposites. The staffing company they use are not professional. They just bring in a bunch of people that have no experiences and looks like they are off the streets. I work with someone who just came fresh out of high school with no experiences in the same position and we get the same pay. There are people on the job drunk and high on drugs. While working there, many were walked out due to drug test and one HR manager fired. High layoff rates. Must wear safety glasses at all time except for break room. Recommend for entry to a production industry but not recommend for long-term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good ole boys club

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent salary, bonuses are great

    Cons

    Boys club!. Have to be in good with upper management to succeed. No recognition of a person who works hard. Going back to school means nothing, still can't get promoted unless you are in a click.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Acquired by Commscope

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

    I have been working at CommScope full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of big company resources, access to good manufacturing staff and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Manufacturing company culture and slow IT response. No access to ESPP or RSUs. Not typical Silicon Valley company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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