Apcon
2.5 of 5 20 reviews
www.apcon.com Wilsonville, OR 50 to 149 Employees

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8 people found this helpful  

Not a great place to work

Engineering (Former Employee)
Wilsonville, OR

I worked at Apcon

ProsThere are some nice people here, but the turnover is constant, so the good ones don't stay very long. Technology is mildly interesting. If you want to see how high a stress level you can stand, it's a good place to test that out.

ConsChaotic and unrealistic schedules make it difficult to succeed. Even if additional features are added to the product, it is "late" if the original unrealistic date is not met. Product development is based on the feature of the day that springs from the CEO's head. Nobody in engineering is allowed to talk to customers and the process used to derive the features is opaque. Attempts to improve the process are viewed with hostility.

Management (mostly due to the CEO who owns the whole place) cannot bring themselves to trust most of their employees and constantly treat them like they are trying to cheat the company when the reality is that they are simply trying to do good work. It is a very difficult environment.

Ideas are not welcomed and if you make very many suggestions, you end up on a corrective action plan. People are put in information silos and attempts are made to prevent them from talking to each other, so it's often difficult to get the information you need to do your job. Access to information on servers is very restricted, often to what is a ridiculous degree.

In spite of HR's comments here in response to another (spot-on) review, HR does not help the employees and cannot be trusted with anything. HR has run off good employees based on a single off-hand remark. Corrective action plans with vague objectives are implemented with frightening frequency.

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that your are hiring highly skilled knowledge workers and treat them with the respect they deserve. Develop a real process for engineering.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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7 people found this helpful  

Countless opportunities squandered by CEO

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Wilsonville, OR

I worked at Apcon


Pros: The technology is interesting and performs a valuable service for the customers. The customer list… Cons: The owner and CEO has precious little idea how to grow a company successfully. He has never worked in or grown a company of size.… Advice to Senior Management: The owner of the company needs to replace himself as CEO and allow a new CEO to hire a team of executives that know how… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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6 people found this helpful  

A place I couldn't recommend anybody to work at

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Apcon


Pros: There are still some good people left at this company. Unfortunately most… Cons: The amount of backstabbing and distrust at this company is horrendous. If you want to work in an extremely depressed and hostile environment with… Advice to Senior Management: The best advice I can give is replace current owner and bring in a true executive… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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