FLIR Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Talented individuals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work with some very talented individuals on interesting products.

    Cons

    Low morale, poor comms/co-operation at management and department levels, which is below the standards of a company of this size and capability. Lacking resources in some key areas, which is causing frustration and stress.
    From a local level, HR seems unsympathetic towards employees, incompetent and is neither energizing nor inspiring.

    Advice to Management

    Review resource allocations within the corporation. Improve the dynamics of the company and management. Improve the culture of the organisation.

  2. Great people, great products.

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Täby, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Täby, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I have been working at FLIR

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

    Pros

    Free and flexible working environment.
    Challenging projects.

    Cons

    Too many project and project managers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core-business

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    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.

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  5. Great products, average vision

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    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

  6. good experience since 2008 to now

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    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

  7. Helpful (1)

    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)

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Much better than average

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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 (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

  9. 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

  10. Helpful (1)

    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)

    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.

  11. Good place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Service Technician III in Tallinn (Estonia)
    Former Employee - Service Technician III in Tallinn (Estonia)

    I worked at FLIR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly managers. Always taking your advice into account. Very clean working environment (hence electronics).
    Good training.

    Cons

    Low salary. No perks/benefits. Sometimes component shipments come with a big delay and production stands, which means even lower salary.

    Advice to Management

    Too high expectations for a position that requires a lot less knowledge.

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