CommScope Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
69 Reviews
3.3
69 Reviews
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CommScope President & CEO Marvin (Eddie) S. Edwards, Jr
Marvin (Eddie) S. Edwards, Jr
15 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, relaxed working environment, new technologies (in 5 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule, Good work environment (in 4 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.  

    poor management,poor pay,benefits,only concerned about closing down Omaha Works

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    Former Employee - Production Employee
    Former Employee - Production Employee

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

    Pros

    nothing good to say about them

    Cons

    their management no knowledge of our products,nothing about quality,had to have our people set up our machinery in North Carolina they had no clue,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire all your Commscope management hire Lucent Avaya management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall experience was positive.

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I worked at CommScope full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people and work environment, focus on customer solutions. Flexibility with hours. Focus is on getting the job done.

    Cons

    Not impressed with HR leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR leadership at site level needs attention.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Commscope is a great place to work for with great people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Good work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes need to spend long hours at work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    Factor in practical skill. INNOVATE. Andrew became strong by innovating and that has been lost since Commscope merger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Not Disclosed
    Current Employee - Not Disclosed

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

    Pros

    People, working environment, compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Conservative and risk averse senior leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    COO - Trust your employees and don't micro-manage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Jacket Helper  in  Claremont, NC
    Former Employee - Jacket Helper in Claremont, NC

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

    Pros

    High wages and plenty of overtime

    Cons

    They will fire you at the drop of a hat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees better insurance at lower price. And let them buy stock through their 401k

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It was an excellent experience.

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    Former Employee - Tool and Die Maker  in  Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Tool and Die Maker in Joliet, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There were no cons working for company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Catawba, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Catawba, NC

    I have been working at CommScope

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to go higher up the ladder

    Cons

    Too many experienced, aged employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire younger talents

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