Littelfuse

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Littelfuse Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
49 Reviews
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Littelfuse Chairman, President, and CEO Gordon B. Hunter
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  1.  

    Global company - yet entrepreneurial in spirit.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Development Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Market Development Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Littelfuse

    Pros

    There is a large degree of freedom with respect to growing our business. I am able to analyze the market, our products, and potential customers and make decisions on how to proceed. Management is very supportive of this approach. Flexibility is the key to growing the business despite the large size of the company. Ethics is very important to the company and is support from the top down.

    Cons

    The nature of the markets that we serve dictates that we have to be very cost competitive. This can limit the amounts and types of development that we pursue. It also ensures that the organization is tight from a resource standpoint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in R&D and customer-facing personnel. Littelfuse can only grow if it is driven by her employees. They create great products and drive the sales process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with high performance, fast-paced culture that is continuing to grow.

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

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

    Pros

    - Challenging work with a variety of responsibilities.

    - Flexible works hours depending on your position. You can work with your supervisor to help improve your work/life balance.

    - Clear guidelines for career mobility/growth. There is a good performance review process in place. Company utilizes Lominger system to systematically look at what skills you can develop to achieve your career goals.

    - Good benefits. I enjoy the wellness program that offers a quarterly cash bonus for participating. They try and provide different services to get people involved with wellness. Most recently they offered a generously prorated membership to a local CrossFit gym.

    - Great location. Close to O'Hare, accessible via public transportation or highway. Ample parking and fitness center on-site. Fitness center is small, but adequate and has showers available.

    Cons

    High performance & fast-paced -- I enjoy it, but this culture is not for everyone. You need to be able to prioritize well and be prepared to be busy. While it is demanding, I find my work challenging and enjoy taking on new responsibilities. Not much down time.

    Transparency -- While there is a good level of transparency, sometimes announcements/changes are not acknowledged early enough. Could improve this.

    Group Separation -- Since the company is divided into different departments, it is difficult to know everyone. For most roles, you will only development relationships with people within your department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency and emphasis on work culture. Ensure everyone is aware of company growth strategy and make announcements early on. Also create more events to bring employees from all departments together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Inside Sale Representative - Electronics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good culture where the managers listen and treat their subordinates with respect. Lots of opportunities to get involved in different projects and contribute new ideas. Strong leadership team that encourages their subordinates to develop professionally (Projects, Seminars, Classes, MBA programs, etc...).

    Cons

    There is a steep learning curve for people that are not from the electronics industry. Corporate being located so close to O'hare can make commuting an issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at Littelfuse full-time

    Pros

    Overall great experience. Good leaders.

    Cons

    Is a fast paced growth company. This pace may not be right for everyone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mining Sales Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Mining Sales Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Littelfuse is a family oriented company even though it is considered a large company. They still believe in taking care of the employee. Their benefits program is one of the best in the industry. The company really places a lot of value on personal growth and gives you numerous options and avenues to move within the company. The company is well diversified in the industry which enables them to ride the ups and downs of the different markets.

    Cons

    Littelfuse compensation lacks behind its peers. As the company grows, more and more is expected of its employees, but there is little to no compensation adjustment in proportion to this increase in work demand. The company is becoming too "corporate" with all of its reporting and meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should tone down the amount of meetings and reports and let employees focus on their task at hand. As the company grows, they should increase their employee's compensation in order to balance the increased work load. They should offer stock options of the company stock at a special reduced rate as part of the compensation package.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    As an epmployee of an acquired company it has been a roller coaster ride but still very rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Technical Expert in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Global Technical Expert in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Financially stable company with an aggressive 5 year growth strategy. Opportunities abound for both corner office aspirants and individual contributors. Littelfuse has traditional mangement promotional path as a well as a technical ladder.

    Cons

    With manufacturing sites on three continents, at times, the job is truly 24-7. Early morning or late night conference calls are commonplace. Work-life balancing is challenging at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes the aquisition financial model does not work. A recent acquisition was so lean it was anorexic. Hard to make progress if there are no resources to support improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Littelfuse is a wonderful place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefit package, family oriented company, great environment

    Cons

    Not alot of potential for advancement in the division which I work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to develop a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - Surrounded by a team with deep business and technical knowledge
    - Generally, not too political
    - Growth through acquisitions and investments has opened many developmental and promotional opportunities

    Cons

    - HQ location is a a bit anonymous and sterile.
    - Systems for expenses, performance reviews, benefits, internal communications, etc. operate across many, many systems. Consolidation and simplification of these would be an improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Littelfuse is a great place to work,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Tech in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Tech in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Littelfuse is financially stable and strong company with excellent leadership.

    Cons

    Littelfuse is a team oriented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enginerring Tech in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Enginerring Tech in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    The people at Littelfuse are the best! The casual, team oriented work atmosphere makes it fun place to work. Littelfuse offers generous health care benefits and has a strong focus on employee health and well being. Management is open and does a good job of keeping teams informed of company direction and goals. The progressive development for new products in the industry keeps the projects fresh and provides continuous opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    Littelfuse is a global company. With manufacturing facilities all over it can be a challenge to get information or resolve issues in different time zones, different languages and in different cultures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back manufacturing to USA.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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