Crestron Electronics
2.9 of 5 51 reviews
www.crestron.com Northvale, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

Crestron Electronics Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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2.9 51 reviews

                             

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Randy Klein

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very nice place to work , friendly and cooperative environment

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Rockleigh, NJ

    ProsGrowth, new technologies learning curve is very good..was proud to be part of this company.

    ConsBenefits and growth in terms of salary isn't great...favoritism is lot there ...so if they like you then everything works good otherwise not...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was an interesting dynamic

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe products are top notch, they spare no expense in insuring the absolute best makes it to the field and that the product has the proper support for the entire life cycle.

    ConsMy department needed to be restructured, and I heard something along those lines actually happened after I had moved on to a new opportunity. I cannot comment further on whether it did the trick.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy previous concern seems to have been addressed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No perks

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscan't think of anything positive to say

    Consvacation days, sick days and personal days are all rolled into one category called Paid Time Off.
    No gym, no cafeteria, no "summer hours". Managers have their favorites and everyone knows who they are.
    Too many people have been with the company too long and have no other experience to bring to the table.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees as well as you do your customers.

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

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    Used to be Great but Future Uncertain

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Rockleigh, NJ

    ProsThey're a global leader in their market. Did not lay anyone off during the recession. In general, workers have a lot of job stability here. People are friendly and approachable. Offers plenty of on-the-job training. Family owned and operated. All manufacturing is done in NJ so its easy to be proud of what you're doing.

    ConsUpper management is a joke. There is no direction, no global policies, a severe lack of communication between departments. Decisions are made without forming a proper business strategy.

    At times, Crestron feels like a bunch of groups trying to get ahead of each other rather than operating for the good of the company and each other. Most senior positions are held by people who are related to ownership or whose entire family work there, and everyone else fights over the few spots left.

    If you're not a software engineer, don't expect to make anything close to market value. Benefits are sub-par and PTO policy is inadequate. They choose to be fined for being open during state of emergencies rather than keep their employees safe. Sure, they tell you "if you don't feel safe, stay home" but then you're marked as absent and don't get paid.

    Future is uncertain with the retirement of the founder/President who drove most of the company's innovation and as tech giants like Google make a push into the market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCrestron is quickly becoming divided between the "lifers" and people who will just have Crestron on their resume when they interview for a better paying job. North NJ is not a cheap place to live. You need to ask why your talented employees are leaving and re-evaluate how you compensate non-engineering employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rockleigh, NJ

    ProsGreat technology, incredible potential as a technology company.

    ConsToxic environment, many in management have their own agendas as a result there is no cohesion and teamwork is nonexistent between departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone, they don't want nor will they listen to any constructive advice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    HORRIBLE COMPANY TO WORK FOR!!!!

    High Voltage Technician (Former Employee)
    Rockleigh, NJ

    Prosgood benefits it terms of medical/dental/ insurance and some discounts on tickets to NYC events.

    Cons10 days paid time off total for all medical/vacation days. horrible work environment with the worst morale I have ever witnessed anywhere. Pretend to be concerned with safety by showing a video and then firing anyone who does not sign a form stating the video is adequate training (it is not). Only offered $20,000 to technician who lost the use of two fingers after electrocuting himself due to inadequate training.. No Scotch tape allowed (too expensive). Micromanaged and totally depressing place in general. PAY WELL BELOW INDUSTRY STANDARDS.VERY HIGH TURNOVER.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeeping signs posted with repair times by technician in real time is ridiculous, because some products are much more complex then others. Pay well below industry standards. Much more training is required.

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    Typical corporate culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI was given a lot of creative freedom and growth opportunities

    ConsPoorly structured PTO schedule. Technology was generally dated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees more than just at review time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting, good work environment

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Rockleigh, NJ

    ProsOpportunity to learn, challenging work, but nice pace, not too stressful, no bashing by project engineers.

    ConsMedical very expensive. Over 700 per month for family plan for new employees. Not much documentation, not much training to learn the code base.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in code documentation and training of new employees.

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

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    Great products and technology, East Coast, heavy handed, pushy, sales mentality

    RSM (Former Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsBroad and comprehensive product line
    Manufacturing in the USA
    Extensive track record and history in the industry
    Acess to deep internal technical resources and strong marketing engine

    ConsHeavy handed sales methodology and ego driven mentality
    Lack of consideration for individual small dealer business model (ie: other vendors)
    Burden of difficult programming tasks associated with control systems hardware
    Difficult to compete with consumer electronics and/or app driven controllers (ie: Ipad, sonos)

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntegrate with mainstream device manufacturers
    Open platform to simplified programming tools
    Introduce new product lines closer to when they are ready to ship
    Take the focus off of your owne agenda, focus on serving their interests of your dealer base

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

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    Clerical Work (Current Employee)
    Rockleigh, NJ

    ProsThe company is stable and doesn't lay off crew unless you have done anything that is against company policies and safety guidelines.

    ConsThe salary is low which is not worth for every particular position. Treatment is not fair for everybody, sometimes there is favoritism especially if you are close to management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to promote and give chance to staff who are capable or competent and not giving management position to those who are inexperienced or unknowledgeable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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