Fluke Networks

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Fluke Networks Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
75 Reviews
2.5
75 Reviews
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Arif Kareem
46 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people/staff to work with (in 5 reviews)

  • Decent benefits and company car for sales and sales management (in 4 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    The most vacuous place on earth

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are no “Pros” (as in positives) at Fluke Networks. The “Pros” (as in professionals) are fleeing Fluke Networks.

    Cons

    This is the worst company I ever had the misfortune to work for. It opened up eyes that there could be such a disaster in the capitalist world.

    The misfortunes of this company are well documented: attrition, layoffs, rotting sales, bronze age products, cut budgets, poor hiring, etc.

    The positive comments are coming from trolls in the HR department. So lack of ethics is another Con.

    Quality of management: the less said the better.

    Lots of insecurity. With no direction everyone wonders if they will have a job next year.

    If you have an overdue mortgage, if your spouse left you, if you want to commit intellectual or professional suicide, then welcome to Fluke Networks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign. Today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance controlled company on all levels

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fluke Networks

    Pros

    Decent benefits and company car for sales and sales management.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More marketing dollars needed on all products.

  3. 10 people found this helpful  

    Bad today, worse tomorrow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Fluke Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    5PM on Friday is the best thing about Fluke Networks since you get to leave and not think about the dysfunction for 48 hours.
    The medical plan covers anti-depressants.

    Cons

    Senior “leadership” is deadwood: Danaher castoffs and a no-op president.
    They do rope-a-dope management and encourage butt kissing--- anything to protect their paychecks.
    The company is in the backwater of technology with no clue for the future and no hope of getting one.
    More layoffs and more budget cuts are guaranteed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company will be over the cliff without major changes. Change begins by hiring competent people at the top, not by laying off secretaries and engineers. Do you have the business sense and fortitude to do what is needed?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 11 people found this helpful  

    Biggest Mistake of my Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Field Sales in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, company car for sales staff. Very talented engineers that take pride in their work. Excellent brand equity for the cooper and fiber test equipment.

    Cons

    Poorest leadership team I've ever worked with. The President has lost half of his direct reports over the past two years. There has been a mass exodus of talent, both in business unit leadership as well as the marketing organization. As a Danaher company, the entire focus is operating profit, which comes at the cost of innovation. The company is also penny wish and pound foolish; eliminating marketing expense and sacrificing demand creation to bolster OP. Worse, the company has no identity, no focus. It has multiple, unrelated product groups, each with separate distribution channels. Perhaps most damning, the executives lack integrity. A toxic culture of finger pointing and indictment of sales for the inability to overcome poor executive decisions has polluted company morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The President is universally disrespected throughout the organization. It's time to retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company and Products

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

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

    Pros

    People 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 10 people found this helpful  

    Steer Clear

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Ethics 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 ManagementAdvice

    Danaher 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?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 10 people found this helpful  

    Some great coworkers, terrible management

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Instead 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Design Team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    Easy going and mentoring design manager

    Cons

    Only hire for contract

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    High stress, not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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