Topcon Positioning Systems

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Topcon Positioning Systems Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
9 Reviews
3.2
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    The people are awesome to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Topcon Positioning Systems

    Pros

    The day goes by quickly because there is plenty to do

    Cons

    Need to get up to date with process improvements

  2.  

    Great technology, limited management ability to streamline and grow engineering and sales performance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and opportunities abound. If you do it once it can become your job. Having experience with end use of products and systems you can write your own ticket.

    Cons

    Big little company challenges. Lots of "we've always done it this way." Duplicated efforts in many cases of office and engineering efforts only because of big/little company culture and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is structured the same way that it has been from 7 years ago, with tremendous growth in number of products and industries served. Grow and empower upper management to reflect the growth in the company overall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Phenomenal place to work, grow, and make a difference in the world.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time

    Pros

    Progressive, innovative, and nimble high-tech engineering and manufacturing company focused on both corporate and personal growth with a strong sense of corporate responsibility in the world. Develops tools and technology that helps the world become a better place.

    Cons

    Depending on what type of corporate culture potential employees are looking for, company maintains some level of smaller company culture and appeal which allows company to be nimble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is highly successful, transitioning into new markets, and expanding operations. Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The company is in US, but actually it's Japan company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    For workers who's working for mechanical engineering field, this company would be good.

    Cons

    If not, it's not your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Reminds me of High School

    Former Employee - Department Administrative in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Department Administrative in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone was friendly. Free coffee.

    Cons

    High school atmosphere. Managers play favorites constantly and many do not follow through on promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sticking to your favorite few and get to know everyone in your department and give them a chance. Their abilities may surprise you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    If you like to work in construction field and with many mechanical engineers, this company will be ok, but if not ...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is developing products for construction business. It will be nice place to Whomever related in the construction field and love to work in that field.

    Cons

    This company's brain is so small like a dinosaur even though there's few smart personals. I felt their management was under Japan mother company so very strict and vertical. Especially, when they lay off their employees, the company treat them like future criminals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perspective on Topcon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems

    Pros

    Very strong product and technology portfolio.

    Cons

    Needs to execute better; failures in execution occurring due to leadership underestimating/ignoring complexity of strategic decisions and not staffing/managing accordingly. Benefits and severance poor compared to Bay Area high-tech or financial services, for example. CEO needs to start being more visible again, not just communicating through the newsletter or Exec Committee members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Topcon now competes for talent among Bay Area middle market companies and needs competitive compensation and benefits. Topcon's ability to execute with excellence needs to become as good as its products and technologies.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    A decent company to start with in positioning industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A decent company to start with, have a lot flexibility, can work remotely. Benefit become better, the upper managements are trying to move in positive direction.

    Cons

    Salary is a little low comparing to other similar companies. Management team paid a lot attentation in the short-term goal and ignore long-run development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attentation to long-run development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, poor communication

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Topcon Positioning Systems

    Pros

    There are excellent, dedicated people at TPS. Most people are willing to go above and beyond to achieve results. Lots of freedom.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management. Often, the expected results and objectives are not articulated. There is not enough focus on long term, big picture issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management skills are required. Better communication and more focus on the long term and not simply short term results.

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