Tektronix

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4 people found this helpful  

More cuts are coming

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Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in Beaverton, OR
Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in Beaverton, OR

I have been working at Tektronix full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

There are a lot of good people

Cons

Its not if, its when you will get cut

Advice to ManagementAdvice

quit losing market share

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once a great company to work, now average

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at Tektronix full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most employees are top rate in their professions, the caliber of people, the complexity of the work, and business processes make it a stimulating place to work.

    Cons

    The finance side of the business and Danaher business practices drive the business TOTALLY. Over the years as a manager I lost ability to control my own budget, invest in or sufficiently develop my employees, or to be informed adequately about the business performance and management actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the floor, get out and about, be seen. Look up from the spreadsheets. Losing market share to the competition is because your strategy for managing the product portfolio and employees has been poorly executed and is unsustainable.

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

    A once great company ruined by being acquired by a company that did not understand the core competency.

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    Former Employee - Engineering - Development in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Engineering - Development in Portland, OR

    I worked at Tektronix full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very few companies could attract the talent that Tektronix has had over the years.

    Cons

    Danaher never understood that the real gem in the crown of Tektronix was the amazing engineering prowess it had and the innovation it was capable of. Basically they refocused resources from engineering and innovation towards manufacturing, distribution and inventory efficiencies(not that these are bad, just not the traditional Tektronix value add). Unfortunately what customers wanted from Tektronix was the best, leading edge technology, not a product that was 10% cheaper to assemble in China and middle of the road software from new places that were coming up to speed on the special software needs of leading edge hardware like Tek products required. For years I watched top talent steered away from technology development and into efficiency gains and manufacturing optimization and training new engineers from other countries. All this for products that were often high dollar, low volume type products.... Clearly Danaher never understood what Tektronix customers were buying when they purchased the Tek brand. Now they are so far behind, and the Danaher money is gone - misspent - one wonders how they could ever come back without major new investment to rebuild the engineering resources that were squandered... Or perhaps they could take on a new role in their industry as more of a commodity player instead of a technological leader.... Either way, I don't think Danaher's investment here will ever pay off and a rare and once great technology and innovation giant is gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current CEO, Amir Aghdaei is very nice to know personally, however most of his managers were afraid to tell him what needed to be said. His personal style is to require his direct reports to get on board quickly with the direction he wants to go in. If you didn't there could be serious questions about your commitment to the organization.... He has an amazing confidence in himself which is a plus sometimes, but to balance that a world class CEO needs to be willing create a culture around him that welcomes and encourages many viewpoints and to be in the habit of really listening - understanding. I respectfully submit that Amir places his own opinions too high in the values of opinions in a room, even in areas where some around him have a much larger pool to draw from... This prevents him from really having the best information to work from and after teaching those around him the price for "not being on board" is to put your career at risk... well you can see how this leaves him def and blind in the long run. Smart guy - but limited by self confidence. I feel bad that a 65+ year old company needs to pay the price for one relatively new guys shortcomings, but that is how the world works...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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