Tektronix
2.8 of 5 89 reviews
www.tek.com Beaverton, OR 5000+ Employees

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antiquated technology, low growth operation

Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Beaverton, OR

I have been working at Tektronix

Pros+ proximity to dining options & movie theater
+ learn about kaizens
+ one end of campus (near Nike & Comcast) is well cared for
+ after hours fight club

Cons- leadership pipleine blocked up with middle managers lacking panache, foresight & market insight
- executives are trying to drive growth with dull tools
- outdated technology tools and underfunded R&D limit organic growth
- low-quality benefits & perks for employees so Tek is unable to attract/retain top technical talent
- too isolated from real-world

Advice to Senior Management- Design tools: uninspired product portfolio --- listen to customers & stop developing test gear for Tek engineers;
business needs to develop a revolutionary position on electronic test & execute

- SSO: sensible choice to form a services division, hope SSO does something besides equipment calibration, field maintenance, and leasing

- CSO: decades of under-investment have resulted in an undifferentiated market position and reliance on 2-3 customers; CEO ignoring this atrophied arm which has become non-strategic for Tek; need to replace execs who have failed to position company for growth; need to acquire some leading components/technology companies in 2011 to feed the instrument business

- Other: need to add custom test set development at Tek & Keithley for growth and to appease strategic customers!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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RUN! This is NOT a good place to work if you intend to have any kind of life outside of the job

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Tektronix


Pros: Good pay level, good location. Fairly modern technology. That is all… Cons: I had the worst time of my career working there. The Tektronix Communications group located in Texas is the result of a badly executed acquisition.… Advice to Senior Management: Notice how many valuable people you are loosing, how can… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Old and New culture hard to mingle

Customer Service Representative II (Former Employee)
Beaverton, OR

I worked at Tektronix


Pros: good pay. Easy work, you were stereotyped into your job and there was no… Cons: Too many primadonna's riding the shirt tail of their old… Advice to Senior Management: ride the wave More

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