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  1. Helpful (3)

    Could be better

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Calibration Tech
    Current Employee - Calibration Tech
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SIMCO Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Not a far commute to work, great coworkers

    Cons

    Need to fire people that can't do the job, need to pay the calibration techs more, outside the company calibration techs make $35+an hour or 75k a year, won't fire people that can't pull their weight, no bonuses or rewards for a job well done

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees with a higher wage and you will see a huge improvement in production


  2. Helpful (2)

    Too bureaucratic and only focus in short-term sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SIMCO Electronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Willingness to take risk to get new business. Broad range of technical capabilities and industry expertise.

    Cons

    Only focus is on getting sales with no long-term plan. Management promotes a culture of fear and "have to make the number" regardless of customer needs. At the same time, employees spent too much time at night filling out reports and trackers for internal purposes only.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce bureaucracy and internal reporting and let people focus on doing their jobs.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Horrible company, don't go

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SIMCO Electronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is the worst company I ever worked for, the accounting supervisior is rude and mean, all her staff are Vietnamese because she is Vietnamese. I am an active CPA, with + 10 years' accounting experience, my new company gave me 2013 performance evaluation as "Exceed expectation", but I was fired by SIMCO for no reason

    Cons

    minimum pay compared to the market

    Advice to Management

    bad management team


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Experienced both the highs and lows

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you work hard, you will be rewarded somewhat.

    Cons

    Compensation is questionable at best after starting off great. Some of it was due to the recession, but company still uses it as an excuse years later, and even after recording record profits. Promotions are slow


  6. Helpful (1)

    Unrewarded/Unappreciated/Under Paided

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Calibration Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Calibration Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SIMCO Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As employment goes, it's a job. Decent salary. Good benefits. Lots of overtime. Lots of work! (Too much work)!

    Cons

    Treats employees like a piece of meat. Technicians are not recognized for their efforts. Company is focused on acquiring cheapest labor available. Turns over personnel like some people change their socks. Bottom line, management is only concerned with overall profits and company expansion/growth. Opportunities for advancement in the company are limited to caucasian, middle aged men.

    Advice to Management

    Would not do any good just falls on deaf ears. The technicians are the money makers for the company, try to give them a pat on the back every once and awhile.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Family company, only cares about money

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - On Call Calibration Technician B
    Former Employee - On Call Calibration Technician B
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SIMCO Electronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible on work time. Varous places all over states. Wide varity of equipment to work on. Will hire anyone, no mater your training.

    Cons

    Bad benifits. No chance to advance unless you are family. Only focus is money. Training time discouraged. Even if you have no training, they will hire you at higher than entry level posistions. Integrity is discouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Invest is a real QA system. Invest in training and automation.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Passing grade

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Great potential for training. It's unfortunate time for training is fairly little. -Overtime 7 days a week if that's your thing. -Military friendly.

    Cons

    -Overtime is often a mandatory 60-70 hours a week followed by suddenly being turned off to "no more than 40 or you're in trouble" without notice. -Below average wages for Silicon Valley. -Management and supervision are sometimes confrontational.

    Advice to Management

    Technicians need time for training. Even if it was voluntary, off the clock, and on the weekend, I think some people would show up for it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Personal fulfillment and Professional development with genuine Career opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SIMCO Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are friends for life Opportunity to contribute into business direction Influence culture and social improvements Fulfill business solutions for customers Really making a difference for others

    Cons

    not an environment fostering mediocrity environment demands the best performance from everyone

    Advice to Management

    Seize the industry opportunities the future brings, continue to drive excellence into the organization, continuously seek improvements in business operations, and implement the cultural vision making SIMCO an environment which brings out the best from all our teammates.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Stressed Out SIMCO

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Calibration Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Calibration Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SIMCO Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Educational opportunities for employees and 401K.

    Cons

    Everyone is overworked and stressed out. Low pay, long hours, very few raises. Management is nevery around. Employee’s yearly reviews are non-existent. Vacation time is sometimes refused. Male employee's act as if they are in a Frat House with no respect to female employee’s. Very cheap holiday parties with bad food. Not a family friendly company.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management should take the time to talk to employees and find out what could be done to improve moral. Don’t just rely on the managers for answers, talk to the employee's. Replace all outdated computers. Too many managers and not enough workers. Walk around the office now and then to see what's going on.


  11. Helpful (2)

    So-So

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SIMCO Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A decent place to work

    Cons

    Pay rate sucks as usual even for a high profile posiion



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