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Updated Feb 20, 2014

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3.0 25 reviews

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John W. Conover IV

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Predictable, but not progressing well with technology.

    Test Engineer (Current Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsGood location, predictable hours, office was quite low on in-office politics or drama. Compensation was reasonable.

    ConsThe quick-to-follow approach for technology development meant that the company will never be a leader in its field until they ditch that approach. Entrenched management. Movement within the company was not common outside of the management pipeline. Could be very impersonal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your R&D and it will pay dividends.

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEverything I loved it there

    ConsNothing I loved it there

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    Great potential for success, but short the sighted upper management let egos and personal success get in the way.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people with talent, a willingness to work hard to succeed.

    ConsUpper management lacked the commitment to and ability to lead, and inspire.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example, have integrity, care about more than ones self. Allow the operations and sales teams to develop and implement standards that allow uniformity, and consistency for the customer. Reduce the excessive numbers games and arm chair quarterbacking. Focus more on customer satisfaction and employee needs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company - low technological ceiling

    Engineering (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsCompensation and benefits
    Work life balance

    IR is a good company that treats its employees well.

    ConsLack of work
    Work not challenging
    Too many managers
    No opportunity for advancement

    Your satisfaction level will depend on your work experience and personal level of motivation. If you are satisfied with "good enough" and do not require challenging work or opportunity for advancement and increased responsibility, IR is the place for you. I don't mean the previous statement as a slight. Its just that the reality is the company, essentially, manufactures doorknobs. Therefore, there isn't a huge emphasis on going beyond "good enough".

    There are too many managers. Way too many layers for initiatives to travel through to reach the light of day and, ultimately, implementation. Many of these managers seem to think meetings and a full Outlook calendar constitutes actual work. In short, the company is grossly top-heavy which retards innovation due to paperwork, documents, meetings, follow-up paperwork, documents, meetings etc.

    Granted, I worked in engineering, but the company direction is overwhelmingly guided by sales and marketing. Therefore, rather than organic growth through innovation and better products, the prime directive is induced VAVE to chase the margin. Cheaper, cheaper, cheaper while adding glitz. Again, this is probably exacerbated due to the product manufactured (i.e. doorknobs).

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow capable personnel to rise in the company. Stop blindly chasing margin. Focus on genuine innovation/quality rather than marketing ploys. Reduce the number of 6-figure managers that merely attend and create unnecessary meetings that only serve to muddy the waters.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This is a good company to work for new graduates however there is no room for growth.

    Contractor (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Benefits
    Great Company
    This is a good company to work for new graduates however there is no room for growth.Good people

    ConsManagement care less about lower level employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more friendly and show that you care.

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    I worked at IRST for over three years as a security technician. Was laid off when the economy went bust.

    Security Installer (Former Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsTechnicians were pretty much allowed to run their own job with minor interference from PMs.
    Union benefits were OK.

    ConsUpper office had no idea what they were doing. Tried to save money with foolish decisions and gave up on what could have been lucrative deals with specific customers simply because the relationship had been soured.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPull your head out of the sand realize money is not always THE most important thing for a service oriented company, it's the relationship with the customer.

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

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    Liar, liar pants on fire

    Director of IT (Former Employee) Davidson, NC

    ProsThey don't pay taxes because they are no longer a U.S. company.

    ConsDeadbeat dads is too kind a phrase to describe them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and smell the coffee.

    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 Location, good company

    Designer (Former Employee) Carmel, IN

    ProsIndy is very nice city. Lots of wireless technology being implemented into security systems makes this an interesting job.

    ConsHQ based out of Ireland so ya just never know what they are really thinking about doing with this segment.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone at this time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IR/ETC as a senior technician for 5 years

    Senior Technician (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsThe Pleasanton ETC (Electronic Technologies Corp, a nationwide security installer that IR purchased) personnel were fantastic. There was good pay and benefits (actually from Labor Union); reasonable bosses.

    ConsNot always enough work in the pipeline; unknown since the sale of the Security Technologies arm to a defense contractor in 2011 (Kratos). Excessive paperwork. Not recycle/sustainability savvy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a more hands-off, trusting attitude! More team-building between labor and management folks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The people are great.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsExcellent benefits
    People
    Opportunities for career advancement

    ConsCutbacks and hiring freezes
    • Difficult to achieve a work / life balance. The inability to replace people requires the work to be distributed to those who are left (particularly those considered high performers). Most salaried individuals are working 50-80 hour weeks.
    • In most areas, talented and highly competent individuals are rendered ineffective due to increased responsibilities. They are simply spread too thin.

    Lack of training
    Outdated / ineffective business operating systems – updates/changes are nearly impossible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIR is full of dedicated and talented employees who are stretched too thin to be effective. Review the impact of cutbacks/hiring freezes to determine the true cost of not replacing employees.

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