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Good place to work, but not much room for growth

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Extron Electronics

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

The company keeps up with the latest technology and has wide range of products.

Cons

Things won't get done without pressuring coworkers.

Advice to Management

Overall doing a good job, but need to pay attention to details.

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  1. Helpful (8)

    The company culture leaves a lot to be desired.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at Extron Electronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was really excited when I first came to Extron. The employees work hard--they have great products and are one of the most recognized names in the industry. The pay was excellent and I was looking forward to a great opportunity.

    Cons

    The hiring process should have given me a clue. First of all, HR called my previous employer BEFORE I had even considered an offer. Talk about awkwardness! Then, I was interviewed for a good 4 hours, finishing up with HR. About 10 minutes after I left, I got a call from HR offering the job and was asked if I could give them a response NOW. I told them I needed 24 hours to look over the offer. Once the offer was mailed/faxed the next day (I can't recall which), I needed to go for a physical/drug test, including a NICOTINE test. (If you're a smoker, don't even think about applying here). Thankfully I don't smoke, so this was not an issue.
    Over the year and a half I was there, I did not have a single performance review. Therefore, I couldn't tell from management whether I was doing a great job or not. I was so glad to have left while I could.

    Advice to Management

    If Andrew would leave the management team do what they do best, this company would be much better. But I observed how Andrew runs his management meetings and his word is the final word. I've also seen how management scurries after hearing the Andrew wrath. As far as HR, you need to overhaul the system, there are good employees there who are afraid to do or say anything that could be construed as "controversial" or "moral boosting" because HR can fire you with no warning.

  2. Ik heb niet van mijn ervaring om hier te werken genoten I didn't enjoy my experience working here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amersfoort (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amersfoort (Netherlands)

    I worked at Extron Electronics full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Goed georganiseerde werkomgeving,

    - Professioneel maar zeer intensief, 6 maanden, 9 uur/week trainingsprogramma voor nieuwe medewerkers - bereid je voor op (waarschijnlijk) na werktijd studeren, het schrijven van tests en essays na elke les.

    - Gemiddelde salaris met aantrekkelijke voordelen d.w.z. een uitkering voor vervoer, bijdrage aan de ziektekostenverzekering, 13e maandsalaris, 8% vakantie uren

    - well organised working environment,
    - professional but very intensive, 6 months, 9 hours/week training program for new employees - prepare (probably) for studying after working hours, writing tests and essays after each class
    - average salary with attractive benefits i.e. transport allowance, health insurance contribution, 13th salary, 8% holiday entitlement

    Cons

    - Geen reële mogelijkheden om binnen het bedrijf te groeien, als je niet erg ambitieus bent of niet beschikt over een goede opleiding maar gedisciplineerd bent, goed georganiseerd bent en een hard werkend persoon bent, is het werk voor jou

    - jong management, ze doen hun best maar lijken overwerkt en niet goed voorbereid op hun rollen te zijn,

    - Strikt werk beleid bijv. is het niet toegestaan om om parfum te gebruiken - het ontvangen van deze lijst op de eerste werkdag geeft je een zeer slechte eerste indruk van het bedrijf,

    - 's ochtends, wanneer je het werk verlaat en voor/na 30 minuten lunchpauze in en uitklokken, en van wat ik gehoord heb wordt dit streng gecontroleerd en kun je in de problemen komen als je zelfs maar een paar minuten te laat komt,

    - Omdat bijna alle deuren inklok systemen hebben om ze te openen (afgezien van de toiletten en een deur van de keuken) heb je het gevoel alsof je in een gevangenis werkt,

    - Extron in Amersfoort Schothorst ligt in the middle of nowhere - geen winkels op loopafstand, alleen een IKEA, maar je hebt te weinig tijd om daar naartoe te gaan, in het gebouw zijn er 2 koffieapparaten en eentje met zoet/zout voedsel,

    - HR-mensen zijn niet erg aardig en behulpzaam en het is niet leuk als ze de hele tijd opkijken als je naar het toilet of naar de keuken gaat voor een koffiepauze (controle?), mensen zijn bang van ze,

    - bedenk of je in een typisch Amerikaans callcenter wilt werken, open ruimte, hokjes, geen toegang tot frisse lucht enz.,

    - Extron heeft een zeer slechte reputatie in Nederland - "plek om te werken als je niet ambitieus bent"

    - no real possibilities to grow within the company, if you are not very ambitious or you don't have good education but you are disciplined, well organised and hard working person it's job for you
    - young management, they are doing they best but they seemed to be overworked and not very good prepared for their roles,
    - strict working policies e.g. you are not allowed to use perfumes - getting this list on the the first day of work gives you a very bad first impression of the company,
    - punch-in and punch-out in the morning, when you leave work and before/after 30 minutes lunch break and from what I heard this is strictly controlled and can give you problems if you are coming even few minutes late,
    - since almost all the doors have punch-in system to open them (apart from toilets and one of the kitchen) you have the sensation of working in a jail,
    - Extron in Amersfoort Schothorst is located in the middle of nowhere - no shops in a walking distance, only IKEA but you have too little time to go there, in the building there are 2 coffee machines and one with sweet/salt food,
    - HR people are not very nice and helpful and it's not nice when they are all the time looking up when you go to the toilet or to the kitchen for coffee break (control?), people are scared of them,
    - think if you want to work in a typical US call-center, open space, cubicles, no access to fresh air etc.,
    - Extron has a very bad opinion in the Netherlands - "place to work if you are not ambitious"

    Advice to Management

    Als je intelligente, jonge, gemotiveerde mensen wilt aantrekken bedenk dan dat dit Nederland is, niet de VS.

    If you want to attract intelligent, young, motivated people think that this is Netherlands, not US.

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