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Keithley Instruments Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
16 Reviews
3.7
16 Reviews
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Keithley Instruments Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph P. Keithley
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  1.  

    Test and measurement products

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Solon, OH

    I have been working at Keithley Instruments full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work culture
    Development methodology
    People
    Technology
    Benefits
    Nice school district
    Business area
    Personal growth
    Management works to enhance personal career ambitions

    Cons

    Ready to learn basic Physics
    very challenging
    Area gets lake effect snow
    Easy going city
    Very few companies in this field at large level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job

  2.  

    Great place to work until it was bought by Tektronix/Danaher

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH

    I worked at Keithley Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not a bad place if you're new to the industry and getting your feet wet. Good internship program for engineering types. Great cafeteria, a little pricey but the meals are cooked right there.

    Cons

    You will spend oodles of time doing Danaher corporate training modules, reviews, metrics, etc. and not actually doing your job. Quality went into the toilet when they moved the manufacturing facilities to China.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Experience at Keithley Instruments

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Solon, OH

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

    Pros

    Could not find a better Company to work for

    Cons

    Company sold, moved manufacturing to China

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

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  5.  

    Was a great organization but struggled to keep up with the market.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Keithley Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Helpful people, mostly adept. Strong engineering. Some senior management was very good.

    Cons

    Afraid of conflict. Accountability not there for bad decisions. Loyalty at the expense of performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address conflict. Hold people accountable for mistakes. Ask more questions to make sure you are getting the whole picture. Spend more time with customers to find out what they want.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A great company with a poor parent company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Solon, OH

    I worked at Keithley Instruments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Great people. Very professional, hard working and highly competent.
    2. Good working environment. A large company with a small company atmosphere.
    3. Danaher. Danaher's influence has been a good one.

    Cons

    1. Tektronix. Tek is a poorly run company with absolutely no soul. I specifically left Keithley because of Tek, not because of Keithley.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pray Keithley is removed from Tek and becomes standalone again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome intern experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Keithley Instruments

    Pros

    Work with experienced engineers. Solve problems together. The people there are really nice. I can always find the right person to ask questions.

    Cons

    The communications between each team is a little bit slow.

  8.  

    Educational and a great group of co-workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH

    I worked at Keithley Instruments

    Pros

    The company supported one another to ensure project were completed on time. Engaged employees in office activities and lunches to to promote hard work.

    Cons

    Strict to the time clock with heavy micro management of it's empoyees. Expectations of other departments to cover positions to "save" money on hiring employees created constant headaches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is an exceptional company to work for and would recommend it to any individual who wanted a family/corporate operated organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Maybe OK to work but not a place to stay long

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH

    I worked at Keithley Instruments

    Pros

    general good working environment. Some real experts inside the company.

    Cons

    questionable management. Not competitive pay compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you can do. Don't do what you can not (or don't know how to do).

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eng Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Solon, OH

    I worked at Keithley Instruments

    Pros

    good and positive work environment,

    Cons

    not satisfied with management especially from HR dept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be friendly with employees and respect them well

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Keithley is a decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Solon, OH

    I have been working at Keithley Instruments

    Pros

    Overall work environment is good.

    Cons

    Minimal recognition for significant work.

    Uneven treatment for work and career opportunities with minimal oversight or procedures for redress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your strengths and re-evaluate often.

    Do not allow the allure of perfection or large potential markets to blind you to the difficulties in addressing these possibilities. In other words, don't bite off more than you can chew.

    Disapproves of CEO

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