Tektronix Communications

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Tektronix Communications Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
36 Reviews

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    Tekcomms

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Tektronix Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Financial stability, 401k matching, stock grants/options for top talent.

    Cons

    Too conservative with decisions, always doing what top 2 customers want and never doing anything strategic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Highly efficient fiscal management kept too few to work too much, especially in the Service and Delivery side.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Tektronix Communications full-time

    Pros

    Compensation wasn't bad, bonuses were regularly given. Regularly expected to work until job was done, often requiring 50-60 (+) hour weeks.

    Cons

    High stress, dog eat dog environment

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Show some appreciation for your employees

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    Current Employee - Product Markeing Manager  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Product Markeing Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    The people I work with, not for, are the only thing that make the job bearable.

    Cons

    No flexibility in schedule. Butts-in-seats mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people work from home occasionally and don't make them feel like you are watching over their shoulder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Since Danaher acquisition stressful company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

    I worked at Tektronix Communications full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with and good benefits, 401k. Ok Training programs.

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging due too upper management setting too many red tape policies.
    HR is only for management not for the employee.
    Upper management only cares about metrics and bean counting they stress employees out which causes low productivity. Other comments already mentioned upper management don't have a backbone to tough customers and take it out on hard working employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. They are the bread and butter of the business and without them you wouldn't have a company! HR needs to help and listen to the employees and stand up for them and not management. Cut your micromanagement. After all this a professional working environment and not high school. Keep employees happy not stressed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company with limited career growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tektronix Communications as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    - Highly motivated and smart people to work with
    - Good company with good core values

    Cons

    - Everything done last minute, no real scheduling
    - Too much of pleasing the customer and not thinking of its employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some backbone when it comes to dealing with the customer. Too many people afraid to say anything therefore non-management employees feel the brunt of the customers demands. Need to implement more training courses and management programs for those who want to go in that career path.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tektronix Communications full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is good for newcomers

    Cons

    Work culture is not great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good Company with lot of rich culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tektronix Communications

    Pros

    Innovation culture, nimbleness to react to customer needs

    Cons

    Too much process and resource split across too many sites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in growth

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    Long time employee

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Tektronix Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to work on a variety of systems.

    Cons

    Office politics, lack of innovation, micromanagers, dictator-style leadership at most levels of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the engineers have freedom to innovate, and to fail. There is no leeway to try things more than 1 way, because schedules are the highest priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for mid-to-junior software engineers

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Tektronix Communications full-time

    Pros

    - There is always work waiting for you to be done
    - Diverse technology spectrum allows for multidimensional learning

    Cons

    - Prefer to hire than to promote from within
    - New ideas are often seen as a threat to the "good enough" of today
    - Contribution level and compensation advancements are very loosely related
    - Lack of centralized strategic technical leadership
    - Team room environment
    - Lack of any bootcamp for the newcomers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - If "people are the biggest asset of the company", put the money where the mouth is
    - Stop the "indecision by committee" practices and form the true leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Systems Engineer

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Tektronix Communications full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company was on the cutting edge of technology and I enjoyed working with familiar and unfamiliar technology. The location of the company was great, as it was situated in the telecom corridor in the Richardson Texas.

    Cons

    The position required extremely long business trips at times and the Managers didn't quite know when the business trips would end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees informed of the decision made regarding the account early on during any implementation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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