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poor management and very minimum of career advancement

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

Pros

- nice office and facilities
- great collaboration tools
- decent pay
- flexible work time
- work from home

Cons

- poor management
- very minimum opportunity of career advancement
- tasks done individually
- poor team work
- lack of goals, achievements, work passion

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An Awesome company, but an ageing workforce brings momentum challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D
    Former Employee - R&D

    Pros

    -One of a kind company that you can be very proud to be a part of
    -Personally, I liked the CEO and the SVP - very passionate people
    -Excellent benefits (the ESPP plan is pretty awesome that most employees made a fortune on)
    -The vacation policy and sabbatical are awesome, especially considering that the company observes almost 15 holidays with a December week of rest.
    (Some who complain about pay and benefits have no clue on what the outside world looks like)
    -You will experience what working in a global & diverse environment is - great learning
    -Up until about 2008, it was a fairly flat org with very competent senior management and great focus on making a smaller set of products as wining products (drifted since). But, there are still some really passionate and smart leaders that augur well for the future

    Cons

    Gradually losing focus since 2008 with at senior & middle layer that keeps rotating around frequently
    Ageing workforce does not seem to have the same zeal as a few years ago and the China acquisition fueled a shift to a laid back approach here
    Struggling to find balance between China and US, leading to lack of passionate ownership
    Unfair share of US employees having to attend off hour meetings
    In the early 2000s, leadership took courageous decisions like sun setting MDT and putting all focus on Inventor ... that seems to be lacking now with too many products and no clear roadmap
    Highly shifted to a Manager driven culture with only managers driving everything. Architects and leads don't seem to be involved like before.
    -Career progression or diversion is difficult if you are not a Manager/Exec. Only Managers/Execs are in most meetings, travelling, socializing and they make decisions that are usually favorable to them - also the reason for the frequent re-orgs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some new leaders from the external to drive new wave of technology will be good.
    The China/US debate will always be there, but can improve on setting and managing expectations
    A blitz to improve the pace of things can be useful

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Down Mercenary Management in some Divisions

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people to work with. Decisions can be made quickly and they have the money to make things happen. Great office in SFO.

    Cons

    Management of the Manufacturing division only look up for input and then command those under them to do it. They give you all the leeway you need - to do things their way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting only people that are just like you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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