Elektrobit

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Elektrobit Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great work atmosphere

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

    I worked at Elektrobit

    Pros

    Friendly and fun-loving yet mature coworkers, top-notch team management, pretty good company infrastructure, and benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult workload with limited resources, IT staff from Germany

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of possibilities

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

    I have been working at Elektrobit full-time

    Pros

    You get to do a lot - you learn a lot
    variety of tasks and responsibilities
    possibility to do something no one has done before

    Cons

    salaries are lower than in the region in general
    there might be too much work, stress builds up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the employees. If work environment isn't inviting, new people do not come in and the old either leave or don't give as much as they could.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elektrobit

    Pros

    I would recommend my friends to work for EB

    Cons

    Communication globally sometimes gets hard.

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  5.  

    Good Place to Make a Difference

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

    I have been working at Elektrobit

    Pros

    Great coworkers and company culture. Management definitely supports your ability to impact process and procedures. Good opportunity for advancement in a growing company. Good team building event like laser tag, ski trips, and go cart racing happen about twice a year.

    Cons

    While the work is interesting, most of the innovation is done at the main office in Germany.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow the American sites and find products that can be owned from those sites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great work/life balance if off site

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

    I have been working at Elektrobit

    Pros

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

    Cons

    On Site isn't as great as off site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your employees on site

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience at the Bothell, WA HW division.

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

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

    Pros

    Varied 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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

    I have been working at Elektrobit

    Pros

    Top shelf medical coverage & benefits packages.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A massive collection of big egos leaves little room for success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Elektrobit

    Pros

    elektrobit 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.

    Cons

    Working 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 ManagementAdvice

    People 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great management that reacts to change requests coming from software developers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Braşov (Romania)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Braşov (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Whenever a change was needed, the management was quick to react, whether it was the structure of meetings I was attending, a change in workload, adding quality assuring technology, the changes DID happen. This is also considering the fact that I am just a software developer, with no management responsibilities.
    There's almost no browbeating, the business model is that Elektrobit wants to have happy employees, rather than some mystical war-machine that many other companies fantasize about.
    I also feel that I have a say in the ways things are done, and that this is a GOOD company, also helping students with bachelor's degrees and such, and also providing them the environment where they can grow.

    Cons

    I suppose that sometimes Quality Assurance is different across projects, but they are working on that, and we should take into consideration that the technologies vary a LOT between projects, so it's apples and oranges, sort of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, and maybe add more people on HR, Finance and IT support, in order to keep everything running as smooth as before, because, well, we ARE growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Internship Experience

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

    I worked at Elektrobit as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Elektrobit is kind of cool company. The working style there is flexible and colleagues are really friendly. You can really learn something in it.

    Cons

    The internship project is not their main focus. Few of my colleagues have some experience on what I was doing, so I had to learn by myself and the application I developed did not have chance to go to the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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