Fluke Networks
2.4 of 5 62 reviews
www.flukenetworks.com Everett, WA 50 to 149 Employees

Fluke Networks Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014

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Arif Kareem

(35 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "3 weeks vacation, work / life balance, casual atmosphere, great co-workers"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Salary, sometimes challenging tasks, some great people (not all), flexible work conditions"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "The continual push to minimize waste and maximize productivity often threatens the job security of lower level employees"
    in 4 reviews
  • "upper management "out of touch""
    in 3 reviews
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Excellent

Engineer (Current Employee)
Everett, WA

I have been working at Fluke Networks full-time for more than 3 years

Pros3 weeks vacation, work / life balance, casual atmosphere, great co-workers.

Conssometimes the goals for the company are unrealistic, which can cause some friction and hurt morale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Finance controlled company on all levels

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fluke Networks

ProsDecent benefits and company car for sales and sales management.

ConsSales compensation is heavily financed controlled even for the 'over-achievers'.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore marketing dollars needed on all products.

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Great Company and Products

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Everett, WA

I have been working at Fluke Networks full-time for less than a year

ProsPeople are great to work with. Fun but quick internal activities related to seasons. Lots of team spirit and participation in team building activities. Work is consistent with little down time.

ConsToo many meetings make it hard to get the real work done.

Advice to Senior ManagementExplain processes and procedures to internal and external departments to better understand who the go-to people are for projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Design Team

Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
Everett, WA

I worked at Fluke Networks full-time for more than a year

ProsEasy going and mentoring design manager

ConsOnly hire for contract

Company policy allows you to only work for one year, then you must take a 90 day "break" before coming back

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Steer Clear

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Everett, WA

I have been working at Fluke Networks full-time for more than 10 years

Pros10 years ago I could have put lots of things here. Today? Nothing, zip, zilch, nada and the null set.

ConsEthics don’t exist. Business acumen is AWOL. Creativity is verboten. Micromismanagement is the norm. Leadership is comical. Layoffs happen like clockwork. Morale couldn’t be lower. The building is a dungeon. The outlook is grim.

Advice to Senior ManagementDanaher parrots a core value called “Best team wins.” At Fluke Networks that core value is “Worst management survives.” Why have we been saddled with such putrid leadership for so many years?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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High stress, not a good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Everett, WA

I have been working at Fluke Networks full-time for more than a year

Pros-Interesting products
-Free parking
-Campus is a beautiful woodland setting w/trails

Cons-Micromanaged, watched like a hawk, relentlessly pursued to do more work when you're already maxed out
-Overworked, uncommon to get any breaks, routinely asked to shorten a half hour lunch to do more work
-Inept and inexperienced managers who have no business being a manager, plus they don't actually have any idea of what your job involves, but they are quick to criticize you and tell you you're not doing enough or you should have done something better
-Extremely numbers focused, nothing else matters but the metrics
-Employees aren't listened to, but management goes through the motions of giving surveys to give the illusion that they do listen, but nothing ever changes as a result of the surveys, and you can't type anything into the surveys to truly express an opinion
-Very rigid and inflexible when you want to schedule a day off
-Dead end job, no advancement opportunities

Advice to Senior ManagementStop driving good employees away by poor management practices. Give workers another reason to want to stay by not taking away more benefits every year.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Some great coworkers, terrible management

Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Fluke Networks full-time for more than 5 years

Pros* Many of the engineers I worked with were top notch. Technically adept and fun to work with.
* Good work-life balance.

Cons* Management doesn't listen to employees
* Regular layoffs - usually around holidays. Merry Christmas!
* Employees go unappreciated
* Innovation is not encouraged

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of just talking about wanting to boost morale and organizing committees, actually do something about it. Quit using Danaher as an excuse to ignore the accomplishments of your employees. Look at other companies who are actually taking care of their people and learn a thing or two from them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I really enjoyed working for this company.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bridgewater, NJ

I worked at Fluke Networks full-time for more than a year

ProsSmart people, out of the box thinking, nice work environment, treated people fairly and respectfully.

ConsThey moved to Georgia and I didn't want to relocate. I thought they were a bit too conservative in rolling out new technology and enhancements for the client I worked on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Friends don't let friends work at Fluke Networks

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fluke Networks full-time for more than 10 years

ProsMost of the non-management employees try to do the right thing. You can choose from lots of empty offices and empty parking places. Many opportunities for brown nosers.

ConsLayoffs are constant. Vacations are forced or taken away. Benefits get worse annually. Management is based on ignorance. More downsizing is certain.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe senior management hires of 2010 and 2011 were colossal blunders. Unless those losers get rooted out the collapse of this business will continue.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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System\Sales Engineer 4 supporting the Airmagnet product line

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fluke Networks for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits company car, good salary, good experience.

ConsWIPS technology being phased out.

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