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Compal Electronics Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
24 Reviews
3.2
24 Reviews
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    Rack system design SI/PI Engineer

    Current Employee - Senior SI/PI Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Senior SI/PI Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I have been working at Compal Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Well team for products development

    Cons

    Just for ODM manufacture's role

  2.  

    Good experience for bigger, but need somewhere else to get higher position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deputy Section Manager - Mechanical R&D in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Deputy Section Manager - Mechanical R&D in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Compal Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For R&D, comple have very completely process and factory production line, you can learning product development knowledge in here if you want.

    Cons

    Few resources much works, business travel budget controls R&D can not join real production, the experience hard to be maintained, younger engineers are only following senior engineers, the gaps will increase bigger and bigger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much supervisor too much proposals and reports, R&D can not have enough rest, they're been squeezed, R&D should have enough space to for creating something worth then cost reduction, the innovation makes money, but this company is not so value this point, maneger not giving R&D respect, use less salary and high pressure, that's cause talent runs out from this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Compal Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get off duty early.
    Overtime(OT) work extra pay.

    Cons

    Low base salary.
    Not deep skill, just rapid integration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Procurement in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    Have World Top5 NB Nrand Name Customer of NB/PAD

    Cons

    salary no grow up and internal promotion not easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

     In charge of the vital important product series w/ the biggest company revenue contributions with lowest repair and end-user return rate.
     Significant cost innovation plan phase-in for major product line.
     Take the lead for tier 1 HP laptop product w/ major company’s revenue.
     Coach the junior engineer to be familiar with project process quickly and provide the proper guidance timely to let them make the early contributions to organization.
     Handle Lenovo LePad, HP/Dell/Acer/ASUS OEMs to launch products.
     Had been launching 60 products to market till now.
     2nd source qualification and implementation for key parts in sustaining stage to support cost incentive and keep logistics operation w/ more flexibility.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    It's really good if you don't want to work like a dog

    Cons

    boring life and no challenge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Everything are cost down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I have been working at Compal Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    freshman can learn how to work in a big company,
    have a lot online training
    free dinner if overwork after 19:00
    have overtime pay if your title are below senior engineer.

    Cons

    Don't expect the rise of salary too much, especially cash bonus.
    A hardware based company, no significant growth anymore, more like traditional industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reducing cost plans are a little bit crazy,will cause lot of good people leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    10 Hours Per Day Keeps Your Family Away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deputy Section Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Deputy Section Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    Tolerance of Try and Error. Encourage to create more value by own thoughts

    Cons

    Fierce cost cutting. Higher Hierarchy organization with years of employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cost cutting toward everything! Some cost is necessary!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I have been working at Compal Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues who can discuss and help each other, friendly director, nice working environment. You can study a lot if you are very diligent .

    Cons

    Sometimes you need to stand by at home on holidays in case of emergency issue reported by the tester. The manager keep covering more business in his department, the more he cover, the more tasks you need to do but no other bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to balance everyone's tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Principal engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    Good training system.
    Not bad pay.
    Flexible work time.
    Easy to be promoted.

    Cons

    A lot of boss.
    A lot of job level wait you to promote.
    Work overtime culture.
    Less patent applied pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    very Taiwan style company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Leader in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Design Leader in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    freshman can learn how to work in a big company, and learn the Taiwan local style.
    many online training but no time to join.

    Cons

    customer is god^^ , before call your RD please think his family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    before call the RD, please think about his family....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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