CommScope Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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CommScope President & CEO Marvin (Eddie) S. Edwards, Jr
Marvin (Eddie) S. Edwards, Jr
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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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  1. Cable Associate C

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Cable Associate C in Burnham, IL
    Former Employee - Cable Associate C in Burnham, IL

    I worked at CommScope

    Pros

    It was full time work.

    Cons

    Closed manufacturing in IL and lost job.


  2. Finally - Progress is being made!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Hickory, NC

    I have been working at CommScope full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has finally started to invest in their people and the tools they need to do a quality job. Those people not performing that have been dragging down the company for years are being forced to change or moved out.

    Cons

    The company is growing very fast in a short amount of time and the pains of this growth are evident everywhere. Some areas of the company are handling growth well but others struggle and this could impact the work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Plan for the future instead of being so reactive. Trust in those that work for you to innovate and then actually implement their ideas. Keep employees informed at all levels about everything you legally can.


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    Senior Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I worked at CommScope full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some colleagues are good . Good projects

    Cons

    Lack of agility in projects. Seniors consider it a burden if help is sought . Not friendly colleagues Politics starts once business is bad and redirected to low level employees Old style functioning and some unqualified managers

    Advice to Management

    Old boys club


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at CommScope

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture of the company is upstanding.

    Cons

    Management team is some business units silo themselves from the individual contributors.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Accounting

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Joliet, IL

    I worked at CommScope

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    None to mention about the company

    Cons

    All jobs moving down south

    Advice to Management

    Work with everyone


  7. Helpful (1)

    Stuck

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

    I have been working at CommScope

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If like showing up for a paycheck, then you'd love this place. They don't expect much. Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    There is a very strong group that doesn't want change. Most management prefers "little kingdoms" that they can control compared to actually working toward results. Having engineers run tests instead of designing.

    Advice to Management

    Allow change. You may produce something amazing. Even if you don't, it's better preferable to a slow death. Saying you listen isn't the same as listening.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Old fashioned.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of people want to see change. Co-workers for the most part are nice.

    Cons

    Very set in their ways despite it being trickled down from the top that the company needs to change. "Old" workforce - a large number of people are baby boomers and have either retired within the last year or will be retiring in the next 1-2 years. They prefer internal promotions over external hiring, even if it means the person isn't the most qualified. Benefits are terribly expensive, plus to get the discount you have to be a member of Humana Vitality and reach a certain level. I pay for just myself what a friend pays for herself and her children. Everyone knows everyone kind of mentality so watch what you share since certain people will spread it around like wildfire. HR is joke except for the people in charge of the performance models. Pay is hardly competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in people who actually know what they're doing. You're a telecommunications company - get a telecommuting policy in place instead of "frowning upon it". Get some younger people through the doors. Consider relocating offices to attract more people. Promote a more flexible work schedule. This place needs to change or it's going to find itself without anyone to work here except the people that have been here 10+ years already. (The ones who are too afraid of change).


  9. Director Bus Dev

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

    I worked at CommScope

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

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Remote office, time off

    Cons

    Management, development, support, political good ol boy clicks


  10. Helpful (2)

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

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. Excellent company to work for

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

    I have been working at CommScope

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Few Growth and Promotion Opportunities

    Advice to Management

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



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