PCTEL Reviews

Updated March 15, 2014
Updated March 15, 2014
10 Reviews

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  1.  

    A Good Working Experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Germantown, MD

    I worked at PCTEL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pleasant co-workers and nice office space. Decent salary and perks.

    Cons

    As others have mentioned, management is terrified of Corporate and driven by quarterly numbers. Horrible website.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to exercise some creativity and provide input on not only technical areas, but also strategic and marketing-related.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's a shame

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCTEL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice dinners on the company dime !

    Cons

    Poor leadership , its a shame they promote people with little or no experience , keeping some of the laziest unintelligent people with no knowledge of the Telecom industry or their customers . No clear direction for employees . Employee caught snooping through another s
    e-mail account doesn't get fired , gets a promotion !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all your employees not just a select few , you have promoted some people that have pulled the wool over your eyes !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Learned many protocol data configurations and how to test them for new multi channel receivers for sale.

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    Former Employee - RF Technician  in  Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - RF Technician in Germantown, MD

    I worked at PCTEL full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Keeping up to date with protocols used in the world industry.

    Cons

    Policies need to be updated for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure employees understand policies.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    it igoods a good

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Bloomingdale, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bloomingdale, IL

    I have been working at PCTEL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    every thing in this company are good, include salary, people, management, schedule flexible,

    Cons

    promotion system, not very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good engineer have no way to have an active promotion, bad people have good position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Neutral

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    Current Employee - Technical Staff  in  Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Germantown, MD

    I have been working at PCTEL

    Pros

    friendly peers. good life and career balance. decent benefits. good company parties. good office environment. good number of PTO days.

    Cons

    lack of incentives, not much grow. upper management is afraid of board of directors. not training. poor IT. terrible website.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get feedback from employees, need to take risky decisions. don't worry about making mistakes. research new investments. listen to customers. Needs a lot Sales Force improvement

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Small company acting like a big company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD

    I worked at PCTEL

    Pros

    Employees are fairly friendly
    management is fairly clueless so there can be quite a bit of flexibility in your work

    Cons

    it's got a lot of the small company ugliness with the big company ugliness
    employees are treated like a liability/cost and not asset
    very short term thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    know when to invest for the long term, and not live from quarter to quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Product Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCTEL

    Pros

    Allow to work in different roles

    Cons

    lack of leadership and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote within the company

  9.  

    satisfactory

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PCTEL

    Pros

    Good working environment and nice people

    Cons

    Easy to get layoff and short deadline

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Scary investments make me wonder about our exec management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCTEL

    Pros

    They are now very profitable and in a good position to grow further by catching the 4G wave. They also strive for strong corporate governance, ie., ethics, code of conduct, etc. They have strong 'liquid' capital and beginning to invest in new business opportunities.

    Cons

    Employees get little insight into company business strategies and don't have much of a voice. The executive management doesn't seem to know everything they should about who they're investing with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be cautious, very cautious about who you're investing/venturing with. Be proactive about getting feedback from your employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Review from Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCTEL

    Pros

    Small company with big company benefits.

    Cons

    CCompany has no future. Sitting on cash. Management has no idea how to grow the company. There is no future for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Future direction should be defined and followed through

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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