FLIR Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at FLIR full-time

    Pros

    Very talented employees, astute management, good diversification of core product strength into various business units.

    Cons

    Becoming more "corporate" - a positive for company growth - can lessen the communication from leadership which can be frustrating to some employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure more communication from corporate to allow all employees to understand (in as much as possible) company direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great products, average vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FLIR

    Pros

    pay is competitive and lots of autonomy

    Cons

    there is too much focus on cost saving measure related to employee benefits and too much emphasis on short term financial metrics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    motivation flowing down from executives, greater communication and increased sense of inclusion in the business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. good experience since 2008 to now

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FLIR

    Pros

    flexible, good experience since 2008 to now

    Cons

    n/a based on experience since 2008

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Much better than average

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good pay, enjooyable coworkers, good ethics& morals, exciting product

    Cons

    Too much corporate bureaucracy. Upper management has a stranglehold on operations, often leaving lower managers unable to do their job effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease your choke hold and let lower managers do their job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company to work for. FLIR has different divisions all over the United States and around the globe.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR

    I worked at FLIR (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits. medical dental 401K matching. with plenty of paid days off. some promotions available. good work environment, and great people to work with.

    Cons

    company is very bureaucratic. FLIR likes to hire family of management and dismiss veteran employees who know their jobs. Management really needs to realize that lower level employees matter also. If you are not part of the managers social group you won't get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your seasoned employees better than the relatives just out of college that you hire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. happy with job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FLIR

    Pros

    great benefits. great people to work with

    Cons

    not enough IT personnel.
    management could communicate more with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Cool technology, nice people, strong management + great financial results

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    Current Employee - Management in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Management in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    Technology is interesting and fun to talk about. Employees are very engaged. Great benefits and pay is fair. Management team is very talented and focused on keeping the company strong and competitive. They generally make unemotional decisions that are fact based. Very strong ethics.

    Cons

    Communication is getting better, but still has a ways to go to fully engage the employees. Not enough emphasis on employee training. Building could use facelift. The cafe is okay, but not great. Workout facility is weak. Would like to have more fun at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on creating a positive culture and engage directly with employees. We will always focus on being financially strong, but would be good to set aside some additional budget for training, fun and socializing. Shareholders aren't more important that employees. Consider adding more resources to stretched teams. Management team is a bit insular and doesn't represent a full set of perspectives and functions. Seems strange that human resources doesn't report to Andy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    FLIR employees have a commitment to deliver excellence for all stakeholders.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    FLIR has a strong ethical culture. There is a focus on delivering quality, innovative products and superior customer service. I am also aware that FLIR may appropriate choices when faced with challenging situations.

    Cons

    FLIR is a finance-driven company, often to a fault. The focus on the bottom line often resulted in decisions with significant adverse consequences to former employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance is important.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Fast paced challenging environment but beware, you leave work/life balance behind

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Total company vision from CEO is excellent. Great products and innovation will keep the company growing! Pay is competitive with market.

    Cons

    With quick changes come challenges supporting the business and uncertainty in what will happen next. Communication of vision is not making it into day to day "running the business" challenges. Everywhere staffing is not at the right level to support the growth, Doing more with less is the common phrase. The Company is focused on stock market results and not it's employees growth or supporting it's employees as it adds more work. Temps or salaried OT seem to be the preference over full time hires to growth support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right people, have professional development plans and set reasonable goals for the teams. Put the same amount of work into the management of the company as is being done with the development of the next product.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. On the Fence...Like my work, Interesting Products, Bright Future, but Stock holders and upper management come first!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting Products, Challenging but enjoyable Work Environment, Low key workplace, Work/life balance is good. Hands on Employees are very talented, Most employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Same problems year after year. Ineffective Manager/ Directors, Poor Communication & Planning, Understaffed and overburdened. Few opportunities for growth, small raises and bonuses unless you are upper management. Every quarter is a struggle, but we make revenue. Upfront work, Quality and Reliability is not a priority. Healthcare costs are high for such a large pool of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Level the playing field and treat employees fairly and the result will be amazing. You know the main problems, Fix them please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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