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10 people found this helpful  

Leadership to nowhere...

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

Pros

Great people "in the trenches".
Amazing products and market potential.
Great benefits and company (not personal) growth potential.

Cons

Too many VPs, Sr Directors, Directors (many with no reports) and most lack leadership.
Title envy runs wild.
Low level managers often have to run the show with little to no direction or authority, look out if you have an idea that your director doesn't like or can't claim was theirs.
Too many temps and interns (who have no skin in the game and are hard to manage).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Actually talk to and LISTEN to your folks in the trenches, those "nobody" supervisors and managers, they have great ideas!
Some real leadership would be nice...
Less weekend work

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    all talk, no action, old boys....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    good "worker bees" at the entry-level
    location is convenient
    HR group supportive of employees with events, etc.

    Cons

    ~too many chiefs - all white guys - some asian folks in IT tho.... If you're a highly educated, skilled woman, this is not the company for you.
    ~Jr-college corp - two years, and you're ready to graduate to a real company. turn-over is high.
    ~Sr. mangement and corporate org. suffers from title inflation. Too many Sr. VPs, Sr. Executive VPs, Sr. Directors, Sr. director, bla, bla. Most of these guys (guys) are not managing or directing anyone or anything -- in a regular company -- these men would be analysts or supervisors at most. Title in lieu of pay? No, title to set yourself up for your next job.
    ~infrastructure - systems, processes, project management, documentation, intranet, methods, practices are all old, badly implemented, the business technology is old. They have the money to make it better, but Sr. mgmt suffers from the "I'm good" syndrome when it comes them actually using technology, many actively resisting anything that would force them to learn something new, do something themselves, or move their butts out of their comfortable chair. (Can't we get one of the GIRLS to enter it in Agile???) Why would my MBA waste time with a company or an executive who thinks an MS project schedule or sharepoint site is too complicated?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ~time tracking - too many people waste money (aka: time) on pet projects for thier "boss" These are projects that no one knows about, or CYA efforts that don't coincide with enterprise objectives. haven't seen anything like it since the '90s. Time is money, boys. Don't believe me? See: your P/E ratio.
    ~ lose the 1950 mentality, and hire women for real jobs - you know, the jobs with the offices with windows? The executives who manage budget? It'll cut down on the hookers and blow and pissing contests at the off-sites, but you might get stuff done.
    Spend real money on systems, accept that technologists costs more than $45 an hour. Unless you're a guy, hired as an executive, everyone else is "Jr."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Upper Management is Often Toxic to Creativity, Individual Initiative, and Ideas not Theirs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Wonderful corporate mandate to create noninvasive medical instruments. Chance to work on products that can make a substantial difference to the lives of people.

    Cons

    Upper management has a strangle hold on all work but frequently doesn't oversee, train, educate, share, or help their employees succeed. Long periods of hands off management punctuated by micro-managing that often ends up throwing away all progress and some personnel with a complete start over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each upper manager should be more accountable. Do not give managers total control over their groups without regard to corporate integration. Even the highest managers need to be forced to publicly explain their decisions which often appear capricious to the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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