Laird Technologies

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Laird Technologies Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
67 Reviews
2.9
67 Reviews
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Laird Technologies CEO David Lockwood
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In addition to the opportunities to deepen skill sets, Laird has an extremely flexible attitude toward work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Some very good people to work with and a worldwide working experience (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No feedback on a job well done, only Criticism on what you should be doing better (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management sets unrealistic goals and provides no strategy/direction on how they will be attained (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good experience to know industry

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Laird Technologies

    Pros

    Global company, nice people, and wide business. Good exposure to telematics industry, vehicle tracking system, and firmware architecture. Let you attend every meeting and follow with the progress.

    Cons

    Didn't let you work on different task, and sometimes require late work.

  2.  

    Welcome to Hell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Holly, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Holly, MI

    I worked at Laird Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing positive about this company, except good salary.
    So, don't get attracted if you want peace in your life. Room for personal growth is between Zero to nothing.

    Cons

    As previous commentors mentioned, yes-the management don't want to listen to you.
    Either you are over loaded or treated with dis respect or both.
    People who are already working there for years, they know how to escape & throw the blame on others or they don't have another option.
    I still wonder how this company has 3 star rating !!!

    Silver Line: They treat you different if you belong to their comm...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees & don't stuck to traditional way of working.
    Go out & observe how other companies are treating their employees...how they are motivating...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laird Technologies full-time

    Pros

    work at your own comfort

    Cons

    management is not proper.

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  5.  

    Dreadful management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Holly, MI
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Holly, MI

    I worked at Laird Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The only pro I have is I am glad I took Business management classes in college. This helped me determine how terrible management within Laird really is.

    Cons

    I agree with one of the other posts on here regarding sucking up to management. It seems if you do not fit in the “CLICK ” then you are out casted. Rejected to the point of neglect and very bad miscommunication. The communication between managers and employees (engineers working off site) is below standards. There also seems to be a lack of training. I asked for proper training after I was not allowed to ask questions. If I asked a question, I was talked down witch made it extremely hard to perform the details of the job effectively.
    My advice to management is to take some business management classes at the local community college. Once you complete these you may want to make sure lower management completes the same.
    A brown noser -is commonly known as a person who will go to many lengths to look impressive, good, and worthy towards another person or group of higher social standing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to take some business management classes at the local community college. Once you complete these you may want to make sure lower management completes the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    one word " terrible"
    If companies were given grades they would receive an "F-"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Professional in Holly, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Professional in Holly, MI

    I have been working at Laird Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You received a paycheck at the end of the week.

    Cons

    If you like being a suck up to management , then this is the place for you. Not just is the management a click of conceited people, they talk about their costumers and employees behind each others back . Even on my fist day of work I noticed management talking about the costumers and their coworkers personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management is to try to have a better life at home. Just because you are a miserable person at home doesn't give you the right to bring your crappy attitudes and controlling attitudes to work with you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A once great proud company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Earth City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Earth City, MO

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

    Pros

    This was a company with a vision that had a strong engaged sales team and terrific channel partners. Everyone was excited to go to work everyday to see what else could be done

    Cons

    Caught up in the hype of a better mousetrap lead by engineering instead of listening to customers on what they wanted. This arrogance scared away the largest customers in droves, driving revenue down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up, you had a golden opportunity to make a difference and you let ego take over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best place I've ever worked

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

    I have been working at Laird Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laird is the best place I've ever worked. The environment is incredibly fast-paced, which may not be for everyone, but is ideal for me. I have had many opportunities here to advance, and the people are mostly all extremely high caliber.

    Cons

    As mentioned, Laird is extremely fast-paced. This may not be right for all people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. I've seen big changes here over the past few years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Laird is an Energetic, Results Driven Culture that loves to have Fun.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Laird Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laird, is uniquely positioned to deliver solutions to the ever-changing global environment across a wide range of applications. Laird is filled with bright people working hard to drive business results while having fun doing it. Other strengths are:

    Strong Leadership team
    Global Presence
    Great Career Advancement Opportunities
    Agressive Growth

    Cons

    Throughout Laird a lean work culture provides for many great employment opportunities. The lean work culture is really much more of a strength.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extremely strong global leadership team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A visionary organization with excellent work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Earth City, MO
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Earth City, MO

    I have been working at Laird Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Global environment offering ALL employees a challenging and consistently diverse work experience. Great ideas are encouraged and embraced in this organization from all levels. Employees are viewed as a valuable asset in the organization and treated as such. This is evident in the training and development programs, the emphasis on wellness, and the encouragement of work life balance. It is sometimes tough to juggle everything with children, a home, and life's surprises...but at Laird, I am given a laptop and the option to work from home (and the encouragement to work from home) whenever life throws a curve ball during the work week. The previous organizations I have worked for have not been so understanding, so it is refreshing to be a part of an organization that advocates work/life balance and actually means it.

    Cons

    This environment isn't for everyone...it changes at the drop of a hat and everyone is expected to wear a lot of hats. I see this as a positive, but some may see it as a negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on establishing processes. Other than that - amazing job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work! Very challenging and rewarding on a daily basis.

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

    I have been working at Laird Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility is key for Laird as is employee development in relation to someone's skills and background. The people are fantastic as well and everyone truly embraces teamwork.

    Cons

    There is a lot to do with a very lean staff; however, at the end of the day the teamwork mention under the "pros" section gets us through this every time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation packages are fair within the company, but feel slightly below market...not by job description, but by actual responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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