CommScope Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
81 Reviews
3.2
81 Reviews
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CommScope President & CEO Marvin (Eddie) S. Edwards, Jr
Marvin (Eddie) S. Edwards, Jr
15 Ratings

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.  

    Nice affable people but probably not the best place to build a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Ashburn, VA

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

    Pros

    1. Great start up like environment where you can get to wear as many hats as you like. Nice people including management.
    2. Fairly flat organization

    Cons

    Business not doing very well

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    very professional

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

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

    Pros

    good pay and easy work

    Cons

    benefits and some of the offshift hours

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours for Technician staff, competitive salary for the area, Veteran friendly

    Cons

    Health insurance could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Employee
    Former Employee - Production Employee

    I worked at CommScope full-time (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
  6.  

    Old school management

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

    I worked at CommScope full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, working hard to keep pace with technological advancements.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management; business model stodgy; not enough employee recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not your technology it's your people that will make and keep you successful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall experience was positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I worked at CommScope full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at CommScope full-time (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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 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
  10.  

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

    • 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 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
  11.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Not Disclosed
    Current Employee - Not Disclosed

    I have been working at CommScope full-time (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

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