Topcon Positioning Systems Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Challenging and rewarding

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

    I have been working at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good international company positioned providing unique technology to solid industries that are here to stay. There are great opportunities for the company to capitalize on needs of these industries, and space for employees to take initiative to contribute to this effort. Benefits and compensation are market conform and opportunities for growth are available inside the company. Heavy international focus of both the company structure and the markets is challenging as well as exciting.

    Cons

    Change from small to medium to large company is difficult, and not every group is moving at the same speed to get to the level we need to be at.

    Advice to Management

    Plans for the new campus are very exciting and should be advertised with current as well as future employees. The same goes for our international expansions and additions.

  2. If people only knew

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

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were some nice co-workers

    Cons

    Ruled by a king with an enormous ego

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, what is portrayed to the outside isn't really what goes on behind the scenes.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Helpful (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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If not, it's not your company.

  8. Helpful (2)

    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone was friendly. Free coffee.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Perspective on Topcon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Topcon Positioning Systems

    Pros

    Flexible hours, interesting work, good people

    Cons

    Process inconsistencies between business groups


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