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Filmetrics Reviews

Updated April 28, 2014
Updated April 28, 2014
7 Reviews

2.9
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  1.  

    Hard work and lots of fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Great working conditions with much room for career growth. Beautiful, modern office in Sorrento Valley. Work hard and you will be rewarded. Co-workers are friendly and helpful Senior management is intelligent and provides you with the tools to succeed. The boss really cares about employees and wants them to be happy. The days go by quickly but at the end of day you feel like you made a difference. Ping-pong parties are a plus!

    Cons

    Benefits could always be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More time off depending on amount of time you have been with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Waste of time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Decent hourly rate of pay with nice bonuses.

    Cons

    Horrible work atmosphere. Very stuffy. Not a friendly place to work; negative attitudes, in general. Current staff lacks anything resembling a personality. There is no opportunity for advancement. Period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smile. Have fun. Lighten up. Too much time is spent at work to dread being there all day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good opportunities with somewhat oppressive management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    At Filmetrics you will have: very friendly and helpful coworkers; A nice, well-lit, and modern office in San Diego; and some opportunities to try out different roles within the company. The product is solid with room for innovation.

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management and an oppressive atmosphere within the office. Good for some short term experience, but not a great long term career opportunity.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Fairport, NY
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Fairport, NY

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a nice working environment. Everyone (at all positions and locations) was knowledgeable at their jobs and willing to help with questions and advice. Chance to travel to different trade shows every year.

    Cons

    Not a lot of time off. There is only a limited amount of time off you can earn and this time has to be shared between vacation, sick time off, and personal time off. Benefits are offered, but at a rate that is high at the high deductible level. No retirement benefits available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offering more time off or the chance to accumulate more time off would be nice. Retirement benefits would be great.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Challenging Hi-Tech Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Filmetrics is a dynamic company with many avenues to grow and develop skills, participate in the evolution of a successful company, develop high-tech instruments serving many industries and earn great money. Employees are intelligent, diverse, driven and work very well together. Problem solving is a must at all levels. With offices scattered about the world, along with the combination of quality products and excellent customer service, the company’s growth is steady year in and year out. The industries using Filmetrics’ products and the consistent effort to be ahead of the technology curve makes for a very fun and challenging work day. Filmetrics is very fair, competitive and takes care of customers. The HQ office, located a few miles from beautiful Del Mar, has a manufacturing and an engineering building, is very open and bright, has a comfortable lounge, a game room and caters to collaboration. A consistent effort to become more “green” sets an example of environmental responsibility for others to follow. Stock options provide good incentive to work diligent. Healthcare is also offered. The technical tools to excel are at ones disposal. Overall, the day goes by fast, the money is good and communication is open an honest.

    Cons

    PTO (Paid Time Off) could be improved by rewarding workers more time off based on how long employed with the company. Team building company events including family and/or friends could be more frequent and further build morale and camaraderie.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great coworkers & extremely difficult management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are solid, not amazing, but solid. All employees are intelligent, hard working, get along well, and treat each other with respect. The technology is somewhat dated but is still solid with good products that are easy to use. Loyal customers and stable financials.

    Cons

    Leadership is non existent. Upper management (the owner/boss) is extremely intelligent, but also extremely difficult to work with. Upper management does not treat long nor short term employees no matter how loyal, with any respect. Expect to be belittled on a weekly basis with little to no recognition of any positive efforts. The boss has a deep seated mis-trust in all employees no matter how loyal they may be. There are countless unexplainable and unreasonable policies that have little to do with productivity but more with the boss's own personal comfort. Many large business decisions and expenses are also based not around the good of the company but around the boss's own personal comfort and ego. It does not seem that any employees who have stayed at the company for a length of time have had any significant career opportunities. Collaboration/communication between boss and employees is very poor. Any communication received is nearly impossible to decipher. Follow ups on communication usually result in little to no clarification. During the interview process, bonus's are made out to be phenomenal, when in fact they are quite poor considering the financial success of the company and extravagant and un-needed business purchases the boss makes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The boss of the company is a good entrepreneur and did an excellent job navigating Filmetrics. Now that the company is established the boss's poor leadership and managerial qualities are stunting the potential for the company to grow and becomes more successful. A CEO with good leadership capabilities should be brought in to lead and grow the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    good for a couple years but not a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good money, benefits and good people to work with. everyone works hard and is competant and gets along with everyone else.

    Cons

    the boss makes it hard to do your job when he isn't clear in his emails or phone calls about what he actually wants. he doesn't reward loyalty or let people do what they're good at. lots of policies about stuff that doesn't matter and he spends money on beautifying the office with useless things.

    Doesn't Recommend

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