FLIR Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Great products, average vision

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

    I have been working at FLIR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. good experience since 2008 to now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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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. Helpful (1)

    Much better than average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Ease your choke hold and let lower managers do their job

  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR

    I worked at FLIR (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. happy with job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FLIR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits. great people to work with

    Cons

    not enough IT personnel.
    management could communicate more with employees

  8. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Management in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Work-life balance is important.

  10. Helpful (3)

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

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

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Ok company. Poor communication. Employees come second to stockholders

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

    I have been working at FLIR full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee stock purchase plan, decent benefits, decent pay. Not a bad work environment. Good products overall, especially if you are into optics, thermal imaging, etc.

    Cons

    Poor intra-company communication. Management promotes incompetents. Company caters to the stock holder above anything else. Employees come second.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on communication. Don't just talk about it—lead by example. Don't just send a company email. Talk to all your employees one-on-one and find out what they're thinking. Address employee concerns at meetings. Let employees know that their thoughts and concerns are being heard.

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