Rohde & Schwarz
3.4 of 5 45 reviews
www.rohde-schwarz.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

Rohde & Schwarz Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2014
Rohde & Schwarz – Munich – “HQ”

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3.4 45 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

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Manfred Fleischmann

(21 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Rohde has been an amazing company to work for. The company has stellar performers.

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
    Remote, OR

    ProsCEO with an amazing vision.

    ConsNone, Rohde is an amazing company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have been here for 11 yrs, and most of it has been ok.

    Service Engineer (Current Employee)
    Columbia, MD

    ProsWorking here is ok. People are friendly enough. Benefits are good. Company gives out bonuses if certain financial goals are met.

    ConsManagment is not that great. They tend to look out for certain people they like, sort of a 'good ole boy' thing. Hard work never gets noticed. Promotions are very hard to get. Pay raises are low, except for managment, who get rich off the backs of the workers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of incompetant mid level managers, which there are many

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay, and friendly work environment.

    ConsNo benefits and would like to see more opportunity for moving ahead in the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome to wrok, Great package, good facility.

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsExcellent test equipment. Stable protocol stack. Good reputation in customer.

    ConsLots of work pressure. High customer expectations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good facilities, decent vibe, lots of potential

    Calibration Technician (Former Employee)
    Columbia, MD

    Pros- Company is expanding rapidly in the U.S., so lots of potential for advancement, new responsibilities and new projects.
    - Outstanding benefits

    ConsSome of the company's divisions (such as the one I worked in) were acquired from Tektronix a few years back, and some of the employees who were retained are not a very good fit for the new organization. This problem might be resolved by now though.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Will never have direction or honest feedback with the Gecko at the wheel

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Columbia, MD

    ProsGreat co-workers, smart people, great benefits

    ConsPretty much everyone is scared of one person in upper management and keeps their head down and march in lock step. Beholden to Germany for new product direction. Gaping holes in product strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the poisonous spider, so people aren't so afraid for their job. Cross him once and you're a goner!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work if you're not in the U.S.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay, flexible hours, and excellent products. You can succeed if don't talk to anyone.

    ConsLack of direction and challenging work, poor teamwork, and constant complaining of seasoned employees. Due to the negative atmosphere, it's a challenging place to work for more than a couple of years so if you're looking for a place to learn and grow in the position, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet the entire company to a teambuilding workshop ASAP

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good internship experience with friendly co-workers.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Beaverton, OR

    ProsI enjoyed the work atmosphere, and I felt that my co-workers were very willing to help me wherever I didn't understand something. I felt like the work I did was actually of use to the groups I was with, and they would make use of it even after I left. It seemed like a good introduction to the working of the business world for a college student.

    ConsDue to the complexity of the projects the teams worked on, and the fact that the internship was three months, I was not able to get much experience in actual software development, and was left to do more of a support role for the other team members.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong focus on employees, great autonomy. Experienced and fair management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsAt this company, you really get to pursue what you are good at. Ideas and suggestions from employees are really heard, The management team is open to new ideas, and we are growing fast and have done really well over the past few years. This allows them to invest in growth areas, products, etc. My colleagues are really fun and everyone seems happy to work here. Awesome benefits.

    ConsThey company is light on processes and policies. This can be a good thing, but they could improve in that area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement could be even more present with employees who don't cover key accounts.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful company, making great strides here in the US

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Columbia, MD

    ProsR&S cares about its employees and it is reflected in the cut backs from a couple of years ago where they cut everyone (and I mean everyone) pay by 10%. Not only were we able to get our 10% back, but we got our bonuses too. During that entire time, when other companies were trying to save money by cutting benefits, R&S elected to keep the benefits and 401K contributions the same. They were able to keep a strong and talented workforce.

    ConsWorking for a German owned company half a world away is always a problem. Not only does the language prevent strong communication, but culture does too. For a company that has been around for more than 80 years you would think they would have worked out the communication issues. When departments won't talk, many efforts are duplicated. Many people have been making great strides in resolving this with new software tools, but people need to use the tools and that is where the problem lies. It's not that the "company' won't communicate with its employees, its the employees that can't seem to make the effort to communicate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to make efforts to increase the communication skills. Be willing to invest in the tools and technologies to make the sales guys more efficient and the support team in the offices too. Don't throw more people at a problem when a more efficient solution can be found, however don't hold back on resources when they are needed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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