Future Electronics

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Future Electronics Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
95 Reviews
2.7
95 Reviews
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Robert Miller
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Strong technical team across the board makes it an excellent place to learn and excel (in 4 reviews)

  • Stable job, room to grow, overall great people and senior leadership (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • not flexible at all, micro management, crazy amount of work (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management gives no direction and they don't communicate very well (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Future Electronics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Future Electronics

    Pros

    Great training in business, great opportunity to develop your own customer relations and test sales techniques. Good IT and business systems.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, Disposable attitude from Senior management towards the field sales group. Top down information flow no comments from field are tolerated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either praise the field for their diligent work or migrate to an internet sales model.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working hours
    Great hiring boss
    Great colleagues

    Cons

    Walking distance to nearest mall
    Biased management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    What I wished I knew about Future Electronics “cult” work culture before accepting the job offer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Operations Manager TSOM in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Operations Manager TSOM in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will learn the definition of Micromanagement first hand. You will also learn what kind of companies you should stay away from and if you ever become a company owner, you will learn how to not treat your employees.

    Cons

    This is the most horrible company I have ever worked for. It started by being lied to during the interview process. They will not tell you that the hours are from 8:30am to 5:30pm. They will also tell you that there are lots of room for career advancement. After being there for about 6 weeks you will learn that promotions are given to those who have been loyal to Robert and Frederick Miller for more than 10 or 15 years and who are just “puppets” that will bow their heads when in front of Robert Miller or his son. Also, it doesn’t matter if you bring lots of experience or university education. Most VPs and Directors have no education and have only worked at Future as was the case of my boss. For this reason they will not know how to utilize people with lots of potential. They are not afraid to treat you in a demeaning and demoralizing way if front of other co-workers and other VP’s. Part of their horrible management culture is to always find what is wrong and never compliment what you do right. As a territory sales operations manager I was always asked by my boss to tell him what the GM’s and outside sales people at the branches were doing wrong and to not give them a second chance.
    Upper management has no decision making. Decisions are only made by the owner. There is no direction and their management style is that of fear, intimidation and bullying. Bosses are incompetent, non-ethical, unprofessional, cynical, demotivating, and arrogant and will encourage backstabbing and gossip as a way of evaluating employees on a daily basis. These unethical practices are transferred to most employees and it doesn’t take long before you realize that you can’t trust your own shadow creating a companywide negativity that results in sickness, misery, divorce, depression, etc . At the same time bosses will tell you that their job is to motivate employees and encourage productivity while making you feel good in the company which at the same time is offensive since you know they are lying to your face. And the most interesting thing is that 99% of all bosses share the same negative attributes which is why I believe this is a kind of a “cult” culture lead by Robert and Frederick Miller.
    There is no family life balance. This is the most rigid and non-flexible company I know. For example, if you have a family crisis and you need 5 minutes, they will deduct it from your paycheck. Every single second is accounted for. Unless you have accumulated personal time or vacation time which you have to earn every month and resets to 0 at the beginning of every year. At the same time you are expected to work overtime which will not be paid or be given back in the form of time earned. You are still expected to work 9 hours the next day. Future doesn’t believe in give and take. You will feel like you are a slave in a prison even before you pass the only 2 employee entrances. Both entrances have security guards and revolving steel bars that can barely fit one person. They do that to know at what time you came into the building, at what time you left, and if you exceed your lunch hour by more than 1 second. There is no trust. And this rigidity also applies to managers, directors and VP’s without exception which I found ridiculous.
    The other thing that makes it unbearable to work at Future is what is called the “Z strategy” which are e-mails that you send to your boss as soon as you come into the company at 8:30am explaining in detail what you are doing with every single minute of your day. At the end of the day, you are expected to send your boss another e-mail explaining again in detail what you did during the day. There are also multiple e-mails and phone calls during the day. You are under so much pressure due to this Z strategy that everybody uses the same e-mails in a rotating basis and lies about their jobs. Employees lie to their managers, managers lie to their directors, directors lie to their VP’s and VP’s lie to Robert Miller. The interesting thing is that Robert Miller talks, believes and insists that this is a great strategy.
    Please do yourself a favor and believe the most negative reviews that you read as they are the only true ones. I lived in that nightmare for a whole year and even though I am a very positive person, it only took about 6 weeks to realize that I had made the biggest mistake in my professional life. If you see positive reviews that’s because they are written by people who do not have enough experience, ethics or qualifications to compare to other organizations or they are probably from people working at the branches which are somehow managed in a different way than people at the headquarters in Montreal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Management has no decision making in this horrible company so it will be a waste of my time to give any advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    FAI SALES- BANGALORE

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    Former Employee - Inside-Sales Representative in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Inside-Sales Representative in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good callouges. Compensation is ok.

    Cons

    Everthing is challenges here.This is the worst company to work for. They will hire you by saying "HIRE NOT TO FIRE" .But they will fire you after 5 -6 months. Once they will fire you they wont give you notice period also. But if you want to resign, they they will make your life hell.Firstly they will try to conveyance you offering you different position in some other department with less salary. But once to decide to go or leave they they will start torturing you every time. They will ask the bond- amount ,2 months salary, also your LTA. See the culture guys they can fire but you cant leave. Once you leave the company your job is not over, you have to keep follow up for your PF For 6-10 months. Many People have not yet got their pf amount though they left before a year. Plz guys dnt join this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your attitude.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Good recognition but poor Management & Work culture !!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FAI -Account Executive in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - FAI -Account Executive in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Brand recognition in Semiconductor sector
    US based MNC
    Managers are helpful sometimes but they are helpless many times
    Average Incentive structure
    Pvt. co. a cash rich one

    Cons

    Poor work culture
    No career growth
    Low CTC
    Lots of micro management & favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop doing favoritism & playing with employees career.
    Avoid micro management in Indian offices
    Top management in India too not helpful
    Don't treat your employee as a laborer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Future is a perfect place if you like to work as a clocking machine

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    Current Employee - Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good cafeteria, gym...could be a good place to stay till retirement if you're ok with a routine job

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and nepotism is in the blood of company culture. A management team does nothing but overlooks employees and treat them as their slaves.
    Most of work are purely processing and Inefficient, creativity is not encouraged.
    Compensation is low vs. overloaded workloads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire half of the management team and then the company will have budget to grant all employees a raise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Future Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gym, 3 week vacation every year

    Cons

    Low salary, overloaded workload, have to OT at home,
    Even no windows in the office, no personal life, you have to work like a machine from Monday to Friday.
    80% people are waiting for retire ,HR is always hiring someone who's stupid and slow and then management asks other teammates to help them.the faster you do, the more workload assign to you.
    No any career opportunity for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of things need to be improved, hard to tell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Egham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Egham, England (UK)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for the right candidates and endless training.

    Cons

    Not too many to complain about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the systems and know what the troops are doing all day long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life altering

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Several Over Many Years in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Several Over Many Years in Pointe-Claire, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Future Electronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Endless learning potential. Opportunity for career building and changing within one building.
    Some of the best friends you'll ever have will work here.

    Cons

    Upper management tends to be quite dreadful and most have had their souls removed. Having said that; some of the best and worst times of my life took place there. You have to make Future your experience and always remember, take as much from the experience as you can. Use it all to your advantage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too far gone. Being that high up; you've no choice really in order to stay there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I have been working at Future Electronics

    Pros

    good atmosphere. overall it is a good company. Nice people to work with. Senior are very very helpful. Very good rating is what I give.

    Cons

    rigid. Still overall it is a good company. Nice people to work with. Senior are very very helpful. Very good rating is what I give.

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