CommScope
3.2 of 5 56 reviews
www.commscope.com Hickory, NC 5000+ Employees

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Updated Feb 28, 2014

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CommScope President & CEO Marvin (Eddie) S. Edwards, Jr

Marvin (Eddie) S. Edwards, Jr

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good benefits, relaxed working environment, new technologies"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Great people and management, flexible work hours, reasonable workload"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Andrew promoted based on skill and proven ability, Commscope promotes based on "Good ole boy" network and formal education"
    in 5 reviews
  • "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 4 reviews
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Commscope is a great place to work for with great people to work with.

Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Ashburn, VA

I worked at CommScope full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFlexible work schedule, Good work environment

ConsSometimes need to spend long hours at work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CommScope full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent work/life balance and flexibility. Reasonable work hours, relaxed atmosphere. Company policies are supportive of flexibility required in personal life. Competitive pay.

ConsDepending on your position, working at CommScope can get dull and boring. However, that may be true for many companies so not necessarily a con.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to start a career but dont plan on advancing.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat place to learn and allows you to make contacts at other companies in the industry

ConsUpper management does not understand the industry. They do not have even a basic understanding of telecom beyond buzz words. Most of then can not tell you the difference between an antenna and an amplifier. They approach the industry not as innovators but a simply widget manufacturers. Was great as Andrew but since merger with Commscope there has been a constant slide down hill. Very difficult to get promoted from within for most. External candidates are favored over internal ones in regards to compensation.
Andrew promoted based on skill and proven ability, Commscope promotes based on "Good ole boy" network and formal education. If you have a degree from ITT Tech or Phoenix you will be promoted more aptly than a person with 20+years of practical proven experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementFactor in practical skill. INNOVATE. Andrew became strong by innovating and that has been lost since Commscope merger.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

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

ProsPeople, working environment, compensation and benefits

ConsConservative and risk averse senior leadership

Advice to Senior ManagementCOO - Trust your employees and don't micro-manage

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good while it lasted

Jacket Helper (Former Employee)
Claremont, NC

I worked at CommScope full-time for more than 8 years

ProsHigh wages and plenty of overtime

ConsThey will fire you at the drop of a hat

Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees better insurance at lower price. And let them buy stock through their 401k

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was an excellent experience.

Tool and Die Maker (Former Employee)
Joliet, IL

I worked at CommScope full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI was very happy there I learned a lot in manufacturing. There werea great company to work for.

ConsThere were no cons working for company.

Advice to Senior ManagementI am a very hard worker that can work independently with little or no supervision. I am well skilled in the trade of tool and die making.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Catawba, NC

I have been working at CommScope

ProsProvided the area with many great decent paying jobs.
Definitely the place to build a career.
Good employees

ConsA few bad apples, but when you employ as many people as CommScope does there will always be some.
Really hard to get a job at this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a steady rate of growth. Don't try to push the company to grow faster for shareholders.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CommScope full-time

ProsGood people, commitment to ethics, smart business people

ConsSometimes need more patience to see if things will work or not. No clearly defined strategy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Experience

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Richardson, TX

I worked at CommScope full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOpportunities to go higher up the ladder

ConsToo many experienced, aged employees

Advice to Senior ManagementHire younger talents

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Sinking ship in Ashburn

Manager (Former Employee)
Ashburn, VA

I worked at CommScope full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people and management, flexible work hours, reasonable workload

ConsBusiness is dwindling and layoffs are aplenty, very little stability, company doesn't run as a unit but more like a number of autonomous entities...and it shows when you work there, pay could be more competitive

Advice to Senior ManagementLook elsewhere for work...you're great at managing and deserve better than this place. This place is the Titanic post-iceberg...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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