HID Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Engineering

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HID full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Challenging work requiring your A game and full commitment.

    Cons

    Lack of resources and manpower often makes you feel like you are working in a pressure cooker.

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more resources and people.

  2. Company direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HID

    Pros

    While at HID I was extremely proud to be a part of laying a great foundation for 2015. The co-workers and management at EP is absolutely wonderful!

    Cons

    With new upper management comes new ways of thinking. Although change is good, it is important for "new" management to fully understand individual contributor positions, products and services before you start axing employees and tossing out the window foundations that have been laid.

    Advice to Management

    Suggest for upper level management to hire from "outside" the company. New external employees will have to get up to speed on products and services vs. existing employees who think they know the products and services and start demanding their agenda for the company's future.

  3. Helpful (1)

    No room for advancement for strong women.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy if you never challenge the CEO or HR.

    Cons

    CEO can't see the organizational challenges staring him in the face.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. This could be an extremely profitable company with a positive long range outlook IF the CEO took the blinders off and listened to the outside consultants who are professionals in OD. News flash...they are here to help.

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  5. Eden Prairie office great...BUT...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HID

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people in Eden Prairie and the company (for the most part) treats their employees well.

    Cons

    Watch out if you have to deal with certain people in Denver that are trying to do documentation. They are not qualified for their position(s) and are very difficult to work with. There is no team work spirit, if you do not like how they do the work, tough!

  6. Helpful (4)

    People don't appreciate me....

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    Former Employee - IT Management in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Management in Irvine, CA

    I worked at HID full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is very good. HID has lots of money.

    Cons

    Executives yell at managers in front of each other. The new people they've hired don't appreciate what I've done here. Just because they're technical they think they're so smart and better than me. I have worked too hard to be treated like I only order lunch. That is what I did when I first got here. But I've since been promoted to an IT Director with global responsibilities. I gave the orders, I didn't take them.

    Advice to Management

    New people are ruining HID with they're new ideas. Just because they are from Dell doesn't mean they're what HID needs.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Uncertain Changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HID

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Challenging work environment with good team dynamics.

    Cons

    Too many uncertainties about future corporate shifts and potential job loss.

    Advice to Management

    Have a definitive long-range plan and communicate it clearly to the employees.

  8. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at HID full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    a continuing technical challenge daily

    Cons

    not enough commitment to resources

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to invest in infrastructure in order to provide adequate resources to support and engineering

  9. Helpful (1)

    Friendly Family Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HID

    Pros

    HID Provided a friendly environment and the management team in customer service was always provided me with new and exciting learning experiences.

    Cons

    The company has moved to Texas and has taken on a new group of individuals that have a lot to learn. There is one thing that is clear and that is the lack of customer service that is now provided to their customers.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Not a much of a technology company

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    Former Employee - UI Designer in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - UI Designer in Weston, MA

    I worked at HID

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I noticed many contractors were paid well. The hours were fairly flexible. They'll work with you if you have a long commute.

    Cons

    Unprofessional development process. Stakeholders would ask for new features in the middle of development, and frequently management didn't know how to deal with this effectively. Many stakeholders and managers were in a remote office, which did not work well for the projects I worked on. At the time I was there, a lot of employees didn't seem to be happy with the work environment. Often seemed like a hardware company trying unsuccessfully to build software.

    Advice to Management

    This office seems like it could use closer management, with more attention paid to establishing good engineering processes.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Customer Service - Long Work Hours with No Automation of Processes in Sight

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

    I have been working at HID full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Minimal weekend work

    Cons

    CE Director lacks diversity
    Questionable hiring practices
    12 hour work days are the norm
    Major gap in pay between similar groups within the same organization

    Advice to Management

    Seek out automation as working people such excessive hours is unreasonable and unhealthy

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