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A good company that could be great if management didn't take the usual route of overcompensating itself.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Engineer IV in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Engineer IV in Orlando, FL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

1) You get your own office (in the Orlando division); 2) You get a lot of responsibility; 3) Stock options for just about everybody (granted, you're not getting thousands of them, but they still hand them out); 4) Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP); 5) A modicum of bureaucracy; 6) Flexible hours; 7) Small company feel with big company goals (i.e. ambitious); 8) You can load software onto your computer without IT-department scrutiny.

Cons

1) If your boss is competent, then he or she has to die, quit or retire in order for you to get promoted. 2) Management wants you to do everything and be great at it as an engineer (conceive, design, build, test, transition to manufacturing, produce schedules, manage people, etc.). If you're trying to be great at everything--especially if they aren't interested in it--you'll get people that are average overall when they could, instead, be great at what they enjoy and are good at. 3) You're constantly aware that top-level management has golden parachutes and massive amounts of stock options, all for being no smarter than you are.

Advice to Management

Start showering everyone with an ample amounts of stock options. It's in your best interest. No one wants to hear how you make family sacrifices for one weekend like everyone else, because you are, in fact, sitting on a mountain of cash.

Other Employee Reviews for FLIR

  1. Best place to work in Santa Barbara

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people. Interesting products and markets.

    Cons

    Different cultures between the different sites sometimes conflict.

    Advice to Management

    The company is pretty well run.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Talented individuals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work with some very talented individuals on interesting products.

    Cons

    Low morale, poor comms/co-operation at management and department levels, which is below the standards of a company of this size and capability. Lacking resources in some key areas, which is causing frustration and stress. From a local level, HR seems unsympathetic towards employees, incompetent and is neither energizing nor inspiring.

    Advice to Management

    Review resource allocations within the corporation. Improve the dynamics of the company and management. Improve the culture of the organisation.


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