Pelco Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good starting Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Clovis, CA
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Clovis, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good personal growth

    Cons

    low mobility to move within the company always hiring freezes and lay offs

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It is alright

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Clovis, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Clovis, CA

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

    Pros

    There are alot of good people and the work is very interesting and you can move up

    Cons

    Management is not very great can be very stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch middle management the can be very aggressive and borderline harassment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    bad outweighs the good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Tech in Clovis, CA
    Former Employee - Service Tech in Clovis, CA

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

    Pros

    great benefit options and affordable. 401k 50% match fully vested from day 1. 50% match on fsa contributions. most co-workers are enjoyable.

    Cons

    management plays favorites. nobody is on the same page in management. supervisors, managers, directors never can agree on one thing. in my department employees are well underpaid for the amount of job responsibilities required. this is a million dollar company and only the office inside has air conditioning, outside in the warehouse is just swamp coolers. making for a 100+ degree highly humid work environment during the summers. management sets rules in place but does not follow them themselves. I've worked many jobs and this environment was extremely toxic. Workers are unhappy with pay, unhappy with the lack of appreciation from management. and while management is aware, they do not seem to care to do anything about it. The Pelco of the past is long gone, what was once a lifetime career company that one would be proud to work for is now anything but.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lead by example. don't set a double standard in the rules. and don't say one thing to have HR say that is incorrect when the discipline comes down. micromanagement is not needed in a non-production based work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Typical corporate atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pelco full-time

    Pros

    Biggest employer in the valley.

    Cons

    too much finger pointing at work. lot of time is spent on non value added activities just CYA.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great people, flexible work enviornment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Clovis, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Clovis, CA

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

    Pros

    Pelco is a great place to work. People are friendly and intelligent. Hours are flexible for Engineering work. One of the best employers in the valley.

    Cons

    Constant change in leadership, direction, and lack of focus. Layoff's occasionally. Pelco has a hard time innovating and the intestinal fortitude to successfully develop and market innovative products. Seem to be surviving off of what they have and not spending enough on the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to the future. Stop treading water.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful co-workers, poor executive leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Pelco has wonderful people. Intelligent, adept at their jobs, and fun to be around. The benefits and general management are very good.

    Cons

    The executive leadership is poor. There has been a significant attrition rate for employees of all levels, due almost exclusively to the executive groups. The lack of good leadership has also contributed to extreme issues with product development and delivery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Setting reasonable goals and a logical roadmap would be greatly useful. And not getting involved in contracts which were known to be impossible from the outset.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Engineering Product Development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Work with great people on leading edge video surveillance products. Cross-functional teams work well together. Company first level management is strong.

    Cons

    Company is not growing in a market that typically grows over 10 percent per year. Concern about do downsizing in later part of 2014

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to customers. Marketing needs to look for new markets outside the companies historical comfort zone. Company needs a change to the executive leadership at division headquarters in Clovis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Enjoyed my job at Pelco

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clovis, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clovis, CA

    I worked at Pelco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Personal growth; good benefits package; team atmosphere; work-life balance.

    Cons

    Public company, so sometimes profit is more important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management in my department were great to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Bad practices overshadow good deeds (Video Line of Business)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Clovis, CA
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Clovis, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Very good benefits.
    Balanced work load.
    Exceptional co-workers.

    Cons

    Management style is oligarchy.
    Annual pay increase is meagre.
    Profiling employees based on racial and ethnic characteristics.
    Frequent organizational changes due to lack of proper management decisions.
    Increased attrition and turnover.
    Managers do not respect engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to change management structure within VLOB
    Need to get more feedback from engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Things are getting better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Clovis, CA
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Clovis, CA

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

    Pros

    The people. Things are getting better, slowly starting to adapt to new technology.

    Cons

    Employees are not valued, will not pay to keep talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the employees, keep the home grown talent instead of letting them walk away to the Bay area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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