Future Electronics

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Great opportunity to learn and progress

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)

I have been working at Future Electronics full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Big company with many opportunities IF you work for it. This is not a place you will ever stare at the clock bored and wondering what to do next. Lots to learn in the semiconductor industry as well as led lighting, renewable energy, rf and wireless and other focus segments. You are working in a team, but success comes to self starters that are motivated. HR does a good job to have free ice cream on Fridays in the summer, free coffee and tea always available, as well as many themed free food days such as apple pie and ice cream in the fall or iced coffee days. Cafe is really good. Pay is competitive.

Cons

Depending on your job it can be difficult to keep up. Lots going on at one time. The company is entrepreneurial, but people have made mistakes so there are SOP's in place to prevent mistakes, but that can also limit possibilities to the point where some people have given up trying new things.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Responsibility has been driven to the top forcing daily activities to take longer than they should while leaving employees feeling unmotivated.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great potential, however management strikes out.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside-Sales Representative in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside-Sales Representative in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary if you can get top paying accounts in sales.
    Friendly people in general. Good cafeteria.
    In office gym.
    Great place to learn (the hard way though)
    Some career advancement opportunity (reservations on this point)
    Excellent but expensive benefits package.

    Cons

    Management asked to micro manage way too much.
    This leads to very depressed employee morale, people are overworked from all the forms they need to fill out, real work that generates results and dollars is somewhat neglected due to this aspect.

    A very stressful environment mainly due to bully style management. Threats are normal. It's as though management lacks creativity on how to stimulate their employees and resorts to the same tactics by cutting employee salaries. Most rely heavily on their commission cheques and this management sees it fit to penalize employees for not meeting unrealistic quotas by cutting into their earnings some more. Sad.

    Training isn't the norm. Most of those who gain success learn on the fly and from colleagues.
    Management comes up with very poor business practises. There's a definite lack of direction as all departments never seem to work together. There's really no synergy between important decision makers.

    Processes are broken and completely outdated. The workload is difficult because of this. To do anything, you need to follow it through way too many departments. This leads to many conversations which can result into confrontations, this seems to happen on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Potential to make Future Electronics a world class organization is very achievable.

    Take the following three steps:
    1. Stop all the micro-managing and focus your energy on creating a well defined procedural guide so that everyone has a reference point to know how to do their job.
    2. Increase training in the correct aspects of sales. Focus on time/email management, email/phone etiquette and developing active listening skills.
    3. Listen to your people, put yourselves in their shoes and really hear them out. There's a ton of highly intelligent people and their ideas are under-utilized.

    Please realize that the potential is enormous, and if managed differently it would likely lead to different results. Funny that the first time I ever heard this expression is @ Future Electronics: "Crazy is doing things the same way over and over again and expecting different results" So... if you can't follow your own advice with the management style, then... enough said.

    Thank you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very competitive salaries and benefits in comparison to other big employers in the area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you compare it to a number of others, the retention is much higher, pay is better and the environment benefits and work/life balance also tend to be a step above. Plenty of advancement opportunities - however this is not a place where you should expect to be promoted just by being there long enough. Also plenty of opportunities to move into different areas within the company as well as travel even in non-management positions. Company has a heathly sense of community and giving back. One of the few corporate offices that is more about individuality rather than conformity -diverse workforce a plus as well.

    Cons

    Leadership on the whole is fairly good however lower level management may be hit or miss - upper management is excellent. The competition can be tough however there are ample resources that the company provides to train up and gain more experience to leverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring on more big lines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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