HID
3.2 of 5 17 reviews
www.hidglobal.com Austin, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 27, 2014

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Denis Hébert

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good place to work - until they relocate.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThey pay for 40 hours training a year - and it is required as part of our performance evaluation. Benefits are on par with similar companies.

ConsIt is a pretty large company but there isn't always a lot of room to move up within the organization. There is a lack of clear policies and procedures for a number of processes which can make coming in and learning difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the employees are motivated and understand the company's goals and initiatives. Work to put clear policies and procedures exist across all parts of the organization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If a liveable wage were all that mattered, this would have been a good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at HID full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood compensation - great benefits. Good learning experience of what to look for and what to try to avoid in other companies. Some managers and employees supported one another. Good product offered.

ConsCompany is very top-heavy, and many in management care only about furthering their own careers. Many managers simply do not belong in a management role. Company seems to prefer to jump into new endeavors without properly testing or training, which results in confusion internally as well as externally. Management of all levels fails to communicate, and there is also little communication within many departments. Ever-sinking employee morale.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at HID

ProsThe initial phone interview was great, I interviewed with the supervisor and she pointed out all the perks.

Cons2nd office interview was with staff, they seemed bias with hiring. One was awesome , the other seemed snotty

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd Supervisor with team leads to view actions of staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lack of leadership

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe pay and benefits are usually quite competitive. The work atmosphere is generally friendly and relaxed.

ConsNot much collaboration between teams, which is not good for any company.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove collaboration between teams.

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Low Employee Morale

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HID full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood benefits package. On site fitness center.

ConsRaises/bonues based on how much your boss likes you as opposed to high performance. Morale is very low at this time due to lack of opportunities.

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

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Great company. Great team. Great products. Excellent leadership and vision.

Value Stream Manager (Former Employee)
North Haven, CT

I worked at HID full-time for more than 10 years

ProsProducts, Strategy, Culture, People, Industry, Leadership

ConsDo more with less sometimes gets taken a bit too far.
Large organization so sometimes resources or other needs take a while to get approved.

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

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HID Small company feel

Engineer (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

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

ProsProfitable and interesting technology with good processes

ConsLimited hiring with too much work for the individual

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

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Great learning environment that encouraged new ideas.

Creative Services Intern (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at HID as an intern for less than a year

ProsI learned so much in my short time interning for the creative department. I was encouraged to ask questions and given a variety of tasks that helped me improve my skills immensely. I gained a lot of experience working for a global company and taking on large projects.

ConsWorked here for such a short time

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HID has it's issues, but overall, it's a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at HID

ProsHID has the best benefits I've ever seen or have heard of in the United States. The company is also very healthy financially and has great opportunities for growth. In addition, the growth an individual gain's from international exposure and working with different cultures is fantastic.

ConsGiven the widespread nature of the company's offices, many growth opportunities will require significant travel or relocation. The international nature also requires lots of early morning meetings (or late nights) and there is rarely such thing as a holiday since most holidays are not global. These issues are greater as you rise up through management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Meh!

IT Department (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at HID

ProsGrowing company ( A little too fast) never a dull moment. Pay is a bit above scale.

ConsNo advancement at all and there is an obvious hierarchy going on. No training and complete lack of project management. Very understaffed for a growing company.

Advice to Senior ManagementIT needs better management PERIOD!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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