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All that matters is sales - nothing else seems in focus,

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Former Employee - Executive
Former Employee - Executive

Pros

HQ in CA. Decent folks from old TRW business.

Cons

Horrible executive management. More interested in golf clubs than the business. Poorly integrated acquisition strategy for new businesses. Classes USA?!?!?!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire the pompous Group Presidents who are focused on sales conferences and their golf scores. Innovation focus is a joke. Too many execs with limited intellectual horsepower.Running a business like this is not all about sales and quotas and pipelines.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A big company with that big company feel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Architect in New York, NY

    Pros

    Plenty of growth and a willingess to invest in that growth. Opportunities to move around between internal business units, including transfers overseas. Decent investment in training

    Cons

    It's a big company more focused on acquisitions than organic growth. That can make life unpleasant if you find yourself in a slowing vertical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to build instead of buy sometimes. More invest in organic growth would round out the portfolio

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dreadful place for finance staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Costa Mesa, CA

    Pros

    Salary/bonus structure are competitive.
    Most people are nice, friendly and pleasant to work with.
    Campus is clean, nice and up-to-date.
    Most people in functions other than IT and finance seem to be content.

    Cons

    Company is very political. Kissing up to VP's is the key to get ahead.
    Company's growth is driven by acquisitions, off-shoring (Chile/Costa Rica), importing IT consultants from India, and moving jobs to lower wage states such as Texas and Arkansas.
    Finance and IT are seen by management as overhead and not as key partners.
    Finance is chronically understaffed in corporate and most business units (with the exception of the overstaffed semi-autonomous Consumer Direct business unit).
    Finance upper management is completely out of touch with the work "in the trenches".
    Managing up and sucking up are key to success. Coaching and development of staff is give lip service but is not really done in practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should focus on long term planning instead of constantly focusing on the next quarter. Layoffs, offshoring, and understaffing will hurt the company in the medium and long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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