Hypercom Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
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  1. Great Company. Great People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Hypercom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Lots of changes in the industry required rapid changes in management and staff


  2. Was s good place to work

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

    I worked at Hypercom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    career advancment opportunities, good people to work with,

    Cons

    management was pretty bad like most companies, but they tried to care!

    Advice to Management

    Run it like you own it, not like you are there to rip it off.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Lot of opportunities in a challenging company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Job Title in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Job Title in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Hypercom

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good people in many international positions

    Cons

    Company was purchased by competitor


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Decent pay, decent work, but horrible communcations and work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Hypercom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is very competitive for engineering. That's about all I can say, so I'm just filling extra words in here to meet the 20-word minimum.

    Cons

    The work environment is lousy: instead of offices or cubicles, they have a bullpen seating arrangement. It's very noisy, with overhead A/C units running all day, people talking, people walking by, etc., so it's impossible to concentrate on engineering work requiring thought and concentration.

    Also, the communication between management and engineering staff is non-existent, unless there's an emergency. Roadmaps, product plans, etc. are never communicated except by rumor. There are zero staff meetings, communications meetings, etc. to keep employees aware of the company's direction, what products they'll be working on in the upcoming months, etc. Staff are never approached for their professional inputs into new products or how anything should be done.

    Lastly, management for some reason is very reluctant to provide the computing resources needed to do proper software engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Go to some well-run companies and learn how they run their businesses. Management at this company seems to have no clue. In other jobs I've had, my 2nd- and 3rd-level managers were on a first-name basis with me, even though I was a lowly engineer. At Hypercom, I've never even met them, much less talked to them.



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