Fluke Networks

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Fluke Networks Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
92 Reviews
2.4
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Arif Kareem
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance most of the time (in 6 reviews)

  • Decent benefits and company car for sales and sales management (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • The continual push to minimize waste and maximize productivity often threatens the job security of lower level employees (in 5 reviews)

  • upper management "out of touch" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worked for Fluke Networks for a year and a half

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    - nice coworkers
    - flexible work hours

    Cons

    - work was boring
    - management was below average

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    "On the Downhill and Falling Fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, including ample vacation and sick leave policy, fantastic people (worker bees), 401K........telecommuting is an option, depending on who you work for internally. These is not a strict policy on anything that you would typically find in a large corporation.

    Cons

    Management has become "out of touch" with reality and it appears to be apparent throughout the business segments. It seems the rich get richer and again, the worker bees are just getting the minimal, these are the people that make the products/business a success. There isn't a "pathway" to promotions, all positions typically hired from the outside. They used to "promote within", long gone........

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch, ask questions, listen to the people who actually do the work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    An interesting learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fluke Networks full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Decent vacation. Reasonable pay. Paying customers who seem to like the product

    Cons

    Everything is money and management focused. A company with as much money as they have, and who is part of the huge Danaher brothers will put people on furlough simply because we didn't meet our growth projections.

    Also, if you want "professional development" that is focused on managing others and pushing the work down, they'll happily pay tons of money to send you to across the country to one of their parent company's business courses (DBS). However if you're interested in improving your technical skills, feel free to use your own money and your own time, or find someone you know to speak locally, but they sure aren't going to send you anywhere or pay for any of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure how how to help your engineers grow without having it always be by pushing them into management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good technology. FNET is hampered by being owned by Danaher Corp.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluke Networks full-time

    Pros

    Technology. People. good products that customers like

    Cons

    FNET has to compete with all the other Danaher companies for funding and resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    People are knowledgeable, good benefits, good pay, and nice people. Just purchased by another company so Job security up in the air

    Cons

    Just purchased by another company so job up in the air.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Danaher has ruined the Fluke spirit.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fluke Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They make lots of money if you are a stockholder. Profits from sales is excellent and has been the reason the Company was doing well.

    Cons

    Well this list is a long one...It starts with..... Not one of the Upper Management positions is held by a former employee. No managers are grown inside, so how the heck can they lead a company with no knowledge of the Customers base and their requirements. They only move VP's from the head office in DC in.

    Second, the focus on making money has stripped the inside structure of the support folks to a bone. The process of everything is over analyzed EVERY DAY... OVER AND OVER again... Many times the data provided is second guessed without any dialog with the source. Reports are always pushed and are a must for all levels.
    Not a friendly atmosphere in the plant with most of the folks with their head down on the Computer. When I had worked there one often heard chatter and conversations going on for job related issues. Not now.. a VERY quite place...
    Treatment of former retired folks was let much to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for those that are making you all of this money.. Thank those that are retiring with kind and friendly comments and rewards...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going nowhere and not in a hurry to get there.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Everett, WA

    I worked at Fluke Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance most of the time. Fairly generous vacation time. Decent benefits. Good job security, at least where I was.

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunities without clear paths to new internal careers. Not a very dynamic environment. Seems very satisfied with status-quo. Lots of organizational politics among sister companies often makes it difficult to enact change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find something, anything, to rally the company around.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is OK to work in this company but watch out their performance review process. It is very stingy.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Good dev team and good team work.

    Cons

    A lot of politics, make sure you raise your voice to the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to keep good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Dumpster Fire

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    Current Employee - Technical Support in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    The number is dwindling, but there are a few good people left. The bulk of the good people fled or were laid off.

    Cons

    As is mentioned by many others, management (Danaher and local) is the worst of the worst. If you were in a foxhole during a battle, you’d want these guys in your enemy’s foxhole.
    Layoffs were always rampant. Now that the company is being sold no one knows if they’ll have a job in a few months.
    Politics and platitudes are daily gruel. Honesty is in short supply. But you get comic relief watching the president make a fool of himself daily.
    To anyone so desperate to consider working at this place, make sure you read the reviews with lots of “Helpful” votes and ignore the planted positive reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good company became an average company become a bad company and is now a stinking dumpster fire. I’m thrilled to be gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a place for achievement, but a good place for job security.

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

    I have been working at Fluke Networks full-time

    Pros

    Low job pressure, no overtime, good benefit.

    Cons

    very political. very process driven.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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