Laird Technologies

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A fair place to work, although not great.

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

It depends on locations. Generally, co-workers are very nice, willing to help.
Used to have a very good line of products, with leading position in business.

Cons

It seems that top management focus is just to make corp market's performance look good. The business strategy and technology development plan to stay on top is not quite clear, or not well communicated to each level.
There have been a lot of org changes over past a few years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need a visionary leader, and a good business strategy, and let people know that you have the plan, and it works.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Embarrassed to claim I ever worked for Laird!

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

    Pros

    On site cafe, very nice co-workers

    Cons

    Management is of a different breed. If you have any self confidence, don't come work at Laird. Management will do it's best to strip you of it. Please, don't even consider going to Human Resources in an attempt to make things right. They belong to the same club and you will be signing off on your soon to be termination. Many people have tried. Try to get out with what dignity you have left, put Laird behind you and move on as if it was just a nightmare from the past!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Laird has Tremendous opportunities, potential, and a few non-managers left that still care. Why don't you consider your mission as "accomplished" and move far, far away and get a job managing a bunch of self-loathing Hippocrates that would welcome you with open arms and become part of a pitiful pack of back-stabbing bullies that enjoy hostility in the workplace! If you did this, sooner than later, Laird just might soar and become everything it's current management has prevented it from being. As far as Human Resources go. WARNING! OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR! Grow a conscience already and stop playing GOD! You are not good at it at all. It might not be too late for redemption!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    The Good News..."It's just a job."
    The Bad News..."It barely pays the bills".

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

    Pros

    Global Manufacturing Company
    Exchange Traded Company
    Co Workers Enhance Laird Expereince
    Diverse Electronic Manufacturing Company
    401k Plan For Employees
    Benefits Package Availble

    Cons

    The components of a strong company in this or any industry or any industry are built upon certain specific functions demonstrating their ability to successfully guide and lead by example. In order to be successful and maintain a successful competitive posture, it takes all of the faction in an entity to become and remain successful. Below are some of the key areas that are having a profound negative impact on the morale, performance and condition of Laird Technologies. You can be the judge of how they might impact the view / perception of this one with some first-hand observations / experiences.

    1. The current HR structure appears to be guilty of cronyism and incompetence. It would appear that taking approximately 18 months to reclassify and rename job titles / categories and descriptions was more than ample time to “get it right”. Unfortunately, HR has been so inept that it required a paid for consultant to re work, re design, and re classify positions that the resident HR team was incapable of accomplishing from the start. To further compound the issue of inconsistent treatment by HR, some existing employees and departmental functions were the beneficiaries of new job titles and classification immediately and others have been waiting for well over one year. As a conclusion it appears to be discrimitory treatment of specific titles and descriptions. Why would a competent organizational structure such as HR that is given the responsibility to provide consistency and equitability across the enterprise be so blatantly guilty of such a misstep other than for the reasons of incompetence and or “cronyism”?

    2. Comparatively speaking, the benefits afforded employees at Laird are significantly below competitive standards in spite of the HR mantra. Our co-pays, out of pocket thresholds, pharmacy network and are significantly worse than other employees in the geographical and industry arena.

    3. Management competency seems to “function in reverse” at Laird. The greater the frequency of errors made because of lack of experience and overall individual management performance, the more promotional opportunities occur. The outcome for incompetent behavior comes in the form of a promotion approved by upper and lower management. The lack of knowledge and experience about key infrastructure components by Laird management are compounding any competent management actions to correct some dire internal situations.

    4. Currently, it is no secret with the unemployment rate nationally at approximately 9%; it is an ‘employers market’. Talent turnover and attrition at most organizations are low for a variety of reasons, including job insecurity. But many employers realize that in spite of am “employers market” retention of the best talent is a paramount step to maintaining and improving productivity and therefore profitability. At Laird, it appears to be the opposite philosophy and practice. It seems as though Laird is doing everything it can to drive the most competent employees to test the open market for even marginally better opportunities rather than seek internal retention incentives or corporate behavior modification(s).
    5. All of you who have an interest in Laird as an employer, it would be worth your time to discuss the most recent employee survey to get an macro view or an overall satisfaction of what current employees have to say about Laird and then you can make your own conclusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I were a stock holder, after reading how consistently my negative review matches the 20 postings on GlassDoor.com, I would consider my investment to be in serious jeopardy. The management evaluations and, more importantly, the suggestions for improvement profiles a company in serious fiscal, structural and dire employee cultural condition. I suggest management heed all of the suggestions in order to improve productivity, employee morale and company profitability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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