Laird Technologies Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Gut wrenchingly toxic. Forget everything you know. Conformity to Status Quo is key to survival.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holly, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holly, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Most of the worker bees are amazing people. They are the unsung heroes, the glue that against all odds keeps Laird from crashing.

    Decent benefits. If you keep your head down, you could remain employed for the end of your days - or until the TM2M division implodes, which is imminent.

    Cons

    Leadership team badly needs changing out. Horrible role models, and are the very root cause of the toxic culture. New GM (18 months) doesn't seem to have the stuff to take this division to the next level (10 yr old entrepreneurial start up to robust, mature operational excellence). Perceived dependency on one or two key Execs who are at the root of the site's dysfunction, along with a few Peter Principle Managers. Blame game is primary mode, to deflect personal accountability. Resource and compensation allocations are totally political. Zero focus on detailed costs or fact-based business decisions. Incredible waste.

    Net result: "Lord of the Flies" environment.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Focus on building the foundation necessary to sustain and become the nimble, flexible but company the telematics market requires. Get HR engaged in Organization Development and out of refereeing minor employee complaints.

  2. Helpful (1)

    A company in serious need of direction...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Laird Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The people you work with day to day are great. They all want to to succeed and do the right thing in whatever they are doing.

    Cons

    Management feels compelled to make everything more difficult than it needs to be. They expect everyone to work obscene hours and have little regard for those who work hard. Rarely promote from within and are slow to replace key senior leadership positions (i.e. VP Global Sales position open for nearly a year). Sales compensation plan is too complex and does not motivate the organization to perform.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to implement the latest MBA trend and let your people do the work they know how to do and the company will succeed. Compensate for performance.

  3. Great coworkers - could have potential

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Laird Technologies

    Pros

    Staff members work hard and get along well. Benefits are above average. High-tech product environment has great potential. Global nature can be positive for some.

    Cons

    Company pattern of continual acquisitions with pattern of executive and management changes. Lean and mean strategy presents a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Put trust in people and stay the course. Meet the challenge of getting the most out of acquisitions while working to build one unified corporation.

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  5. Good, if you can prove your skills you will be rewarded

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

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

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

    Pros

    i am in IT, so for a big company with small IT teams, this is a good to work for. Very flexible, managers don't care if as long as you do the job. Honesty is really important, as i know couple of people got fired when they lied about some critical stuff on the job.

    Cons

    more managers and directors than actual developers in IT. No concept of Bonus.

    Advice to Management

    I would say beef some low level resources. Having bonus would definitely encourage employee productivity and also project incentive bonus helps a lot in meeting the timelines as it directly helps the resources monetarily.

  6. Best experience ever working with my boss

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Holly, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Holly, MI

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

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

    Pros

    My boss was one of the most helpful and supportive leaders I have come across in my professional life.

    Cons

    Colleagues were involved in petty office politics which killed the overall vibe in and around the work environment

  7. Helpful (1)

    Moral and culture of company not good!

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    • 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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Can wear jeans on Friday's and average benefit package and salary. Some really nice people work there.

    Cons

    Management not interested in well being of employees, moral is very poor and no accountability for supervisors at EC location. Atmosphere needs to improve drastically. Management too spread out in different locations.

    Advice to Management

    Have supervisors do the job before they are in charge of it and listen when employees tell them of poor training and culture issues within departments.

  8. Simply an awful place to work unless you absolutely need a job...,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    not many, if any - the people are about it...

    Cons

    management immaturiity - stifles freedom of expression and job performance
    selective salary freezes for specific departments
    lower than normal salary bands compared to other companies
    growth by acquisition only - no internal proprietary assets - no organic growth
    HR is one of the worst I have ever encountered and seems to be running the show...badly I might add
    business model is weak at best
    minimal opportunity for advancement unless you are in the Good Ol' Boy Network...

    Advice to Management

    grow up, get some mature seasoned managers who know how to manage people
    Get some managers who understand how to build a business model that works

  9. Helpful (1)

    A company that does not recognize employee contribution

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

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

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

    Pros

    Offers average benefits and wellness package

    Cons

    A company with no focus on employee retention

  10. Top player in the EMI and Thermal space

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

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

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

    Pros

    Has all of the products to be the kingpin in the industry.

    Cons

    Few in regards to products

    Advice to Management

    None

  11. Chaotic

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Laird Technologies as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    you can wear jeans...other employees are nice. A lot of internationals work there. A lot of people telecommute.

    Cons

    impersonal ever changing directions, not friendly people

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