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Lost Opportunities Company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Recommends
Negative Outlook

I worked at Alpha Technologies full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Lots of Test equipment. Very slow-paced engineering development work. Good place to learn practical electronics (Hardware) and embedded (software) debugging. It was number 2 (Lower mainland-BC) in 2000 among electronics manufacturers. But soon lost ground to Xantrex-Schneider. Lots of free time for look-busy-do-nothing.

Cons

One of the worst top managements i have ever seen in last 10 years (US + Canada). Some good-for-nothing have control over engineering development. Junky managers have really taken things from bad-to-worse. Unable to fill asenior power electronics engineer position since last 10 years. They use the same advertisement (again and again) with different recruiters. They will fire you one week before your annual bonus is due (It is their standard practice).

Advice to Management

Do a project which is achieveable, rather than reverse engineering half finished designs of other companies. Find a Team lead who has worked in US on product design development. Give him full powers for choosing the design AND donot interfere.

Other Employee Reviews for Alpha Technologies

  1. Preventative Maintenace Data Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Preventative Maintenance Data Analyst in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Preventative Maintenance Data Analyst in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment, independent and responsible work environment

    Cons

    No Cons at this time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    NO TRICKLE DOWN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong market share, no debt, privately held.

    Cons

    Bizarrely antiquated management processes, low pay scales, non-existent HR and professional development, little mobility, they treat you like an hourly employee by actually videoing through secret cameras when you come to work

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth. Be accountable. Fire dead weight. Reward performance. Actually empower talent.


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