Laird Technologies Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    A company in serious need of direction...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    what a joke

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    Current Employee - Production in Sharpsville, PA
    Current Employee - Production in Sharpsville, PA

    I have been working at Laird Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    fellow employee's are the pro to this company at least most of them

    Cons

    management doesn't have a clue how to run a business no respect for the people keeping them in business(the employee)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    throw the towel in now instead of dragging it out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Best experience ever working with my boss

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    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Moral and culture of company not good!

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    A company that does not recognize employee contribution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Offers average benefits and wellness package

    Cons

    A company with no focus on employee retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Top player in the EMI and Thermal space

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Few in regards to products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Chaotic

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Laird Technologies as a contractor

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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