Elektrobit
3.3 of 5 12 reviews
www.elektrobit.com Oulu, Finland 16 to 50 Employees

Elektrobit Reviews

Updated Nov 4, 2013
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3.3 12 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Elektrobit CEO Jukka Harju

Jukka Harju

(3 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great experience at the Bothell, WA HW division.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Bothell, WA

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

ProsVaried projects, helpful management that doesn't get in the way, 40h/week, decent bonuses when deserved, good pay, probably the best place I have worked for. They made real efforts to retain their employees.

ConsDue to changing market conditions, the US HW division was closed in 2013.

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

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Great work/life balance if off site

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Elektrobit

ProsGreat work/life balance if off site
lots of time off

ConsOn Site isn't as great as off site

Advice to Senior ManagementProtect your employees on site

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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What matters most at EB is whether or not you're Finnish.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Elektrobit

ProsTop shelf medical coverage & benefits packages.

ConsLow pay, no raises/bonuses/rewards/recognition for exemplary work performance.

Advice to Senior ManagementA massive collection of big egos leaves little room for success.

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

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good place to start

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bothell, WA

I have been working at Elektrobit

Proselektrobit is not as stressfull as compared to other silicon valley high tech companies. They bill their customers by the hour so you pretty much clock in and out every day.

ConsWorking for a service R&D, consulting type of company, you don't get much incentives nor subidies from the company to go to seminars or conferences or short courses off-site.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople need to work in a place where their skills and technical competence are not only valued and appreciated by the company, but utilized properly. Each employee brings a unique skill to contribute, and the management needs to know exactly what that skill is.

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Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Elektrobit full-time for more than a year

Pros- Great technology
- Great working environment.
- Flexible work time.
- 30 days of annual vacation.
- Open door policy.
- A lot of company activities organized by staff.

Cons- Salaries clearly not the highest in the region.
- Only little benefits.
- Air conditioned is missing in the offices (can get quite hot in the summer).
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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very few career growth opportunities.

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Espoo (Finland)

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

ProsGood work culture, good work place

ConsVery few career growth opportunities, hard to get a look into company's future strategy

Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency, be open minded

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

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senior engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Elektrobit

Prosbig opportunity for work, good work environment

Consfar from downtown, not convenient for work.

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Good place to start

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Erlangen (Germany)

I have been working at Elektrobit full-time for less than a year

ProsHigh salaries
Relaxed environments in a huge and stable company
mainly german employers, hard life for non german speaking staff

ConsNot much mobility
sometimes the work is not challenging
externals treated quite bad

Advice to Senior Managementhire more permanents

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

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Positive overall, although declining as competition grows and the company is struggling to compete.

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Elektrobit

ProsVery good benefits, decent work schedule and load.

ConsNot much investment in training, not so good management.

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Technically challenging and cutting edge Automotive Electronics

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Böblingen (Germany)

I have been working at Elektrobit

ProsIt is great to work at Elektrobit because of the broad exposure you get to all major auto manufacturers. Elektrobit has OEMs like Daimler, BMW, AUDI, VW and Ford as clients and engieers can usually choose where they want to work.

Since elektrobit also has automotive products, we also get an opportunity to work on the latest technologies like Flexray etc.

ConsThere are very few hierarchical levels within Elektrobit, which results in lower growth potential. People usually keep working as Engineers / Senior Engineers for couple of years before they get to Project Manager level.

The career growth opportunities are fairly limited.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe engineering working on the field need to be given incentive for bringing in new business. Please encourage a performance based appraisal and reward system.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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