Guzik Technical Enterprises

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Guzik Technical Enterprises Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
10 Reviews
2.5
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Guzik Technical Enterprises full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a great place to learn. Small company so very hands on.

    Cons

    Don't look for any type of advancement at this company. Be ready to be belittled by the owner Nahum Guzik.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one on your staff could care less about what they do as long as they don't mess up and get yelled at by the owner they're happy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Don't waste your time with this company

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    Former Employee - Junior Hardware Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Junior Hardware Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Guzik Technical Enterprises full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some co-workers.
    Svetlana.
    Nothing else that I can think of.

    Cons

    Based on what I have seen during my short stay at the company I think the environment is tense and unpleasant. Nahum Guzik is crazy. I saw him yell at some of the managers in front of some Japanese customers at least once. My boss was cool. He seemed nice. The company is filled with Russians, some of them nice and others hard to read. It doesn't take a genius to realize you cannot move up in the company. After all these years the management positions are still covered by the same pieces of the chessboard. When I was in the company I never felt I was really contributing and my potential was close to useless, a sign that tells me you cannot have a career in a company like this one. If they try to get rid of you don't sign anything. Get a lawyer instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know how marketable your product is. I think one of these days you'll disappear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nahum Guzik is a Screamer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Guzik Technical Enterprises full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food if you work on Saturdays.

    Cons

    I think the experience working at Guzik is different for everyone, but it's very dependent it the owner/CEO likes you. You could hear him screaming at people from across the building. This is a small company with awful politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More professionalism...any professionalism...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    as good as expected

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Guzik Technical Enterprises full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    challenging work, PPO medical insurance, nice building and a lot of parking space, great collegues, perfect location, very quiet

    Cons

    more than 40 hours/week required, salary below market average, product niche is unclear, short paid vacation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Guzik Technical Enterprises

    Pros

    Challenging environment, professional coworkers, you will never get bored with what you do, very dynamic. Benefits are good, salaries are above average.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work overtime, a bunch of russians around, speaking russian, acting russian. Management is generally pushy, make you work hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    You will survive and grow professionally if you are a good specialist, but do not expect to have a pleasant experience.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Guzik Technical Enterprises

    Pros

    It is a good company to start working in USA for H1 visa holder. You are getting a good package on the beginning, OK salary, good benefits, and they starts a Green Card process. Company has a good lawyer and good reputation so you gonna be safe with documents, loans and credits (don't need to have any credit history).

    Cons

    Career growing depends not from your professional skills and input but from your personal relations with CEO. Be prepared working on Saturdays, late nights and short vacations. Company is hardware oriented and conservative on used software techniques, so your software experience can be a little outdated you be back on market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to people requests.

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

    Very challenging work environment... Good salary and benefits... Be prepared for a bumpy ride ...

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Guzik Technical Enterprises

    Pros

    Good salary, great medical/vision/dental family insurance, opportunity to work with ABSOLUTELY NEW technologies, very creative and talented team of hardware and software engineers.

    Cons

    Guzik is a private company and in a nut shell it is a playground for its president Nahum Guzik. If you manage to keep a good relationship with him, your life can be decent, otherwise it can be quite miserable. Disrespect to subordinates is a common place at Guzik TE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The thing is, the only REAL manager, i.e. the person who decides what should be done on each and every level, is the president. And he NEVER takes any advices from anyone...

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    You'd better really know what you'll have to do in order to stay hired and get you pay check

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Guzik Technical Enterprises

    Pros

    Fast track for Green Card, challenging technical environment (aka short development cycles)

    Cons

    Sweat shop, employees are treated like a slaves, personal relationships prevail upon professional/business ones, "swamp" for new immigrants - easy to join but hard to escape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe the management system has been perfected for decades. The CEO really knows what's going on so I do not think any advice is really welcome.

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

    Guzik Bouncing Back !!!!

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    Former Employee - PCB Design Engineer
    Former Employee - PCB Design Engineer

    I worked at Guzik Technical Enterprises

    Pros

    Mr. Guzik has supported every immigrant new to the US. Though he may sound very loud...deep inside he has a very sound pounding heart. He too indeed has a big sense of Giving. Humbly say, the most generous person I ever met in my entire carreer. People seem to misunderstand his behavior when it comes to work but deep inside him, he has a very soft heart. He speaks with emotion. It's like an OPERA. He could have been one of the masters of art but chose to be in the sidelines. Working there was like being in a battle. You would know right away who the cowards were. They were just too scared to face the challenge. Surely, I was in the winning side. Whinning is NO excuse. Did I spell it right ? Guess it's not in my vocabulary even. Who are they anyway ??? Where are they!!! They just easily gave up. I meant the cowards. I've been welll conditioned to face anything in life. I was made ready to face any challeges in life. How's our economy doing ? Ask Mr. Guzik & Mr. Stein...I guess they are the answer

    Cons

    Not enough Guzik crackers in the Breakroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the Super Good Work. I know "Nothing Works" when there are lots of boards to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    There is a lot of opportunities to grow as an Engineer, but the place is a "sweat shop".

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Guzik Technical Enterprises

    Pros

    You can learn a whole lot in the technical side of the business.

    Cons

    You will suffer from very hectic unpredictable environment. Being yelled at by the senior management is not uncommon. Employees are often kept in fear of loosing their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performing a market analysis before making a new product could be a good idea. Also, defining requirements for the product before starting designing one would improve the development process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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