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e2v Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
17 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Growing Pains

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at e2v

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, good people, interesting work, growing company

    Cons

    Salaries are really low for current employees. Lots of turn over. Need consistent management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring salaries in line with the valley or continue to loose people

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for

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

    I worked at e2v

    Pros

    A Paycheck every other week

    Cons

    Where should I start? They brought in a President who fired every person who had been there before he started , lawyers, CFO, entire sales team, etc.. Anyone who stayed on left shortly after. I blame senior management in England for allowing this to happen. They destroyed everything they built up. They have lost several major contracts which will show up after the current backlog is finished. The new people don't have their heart in the business. A few told me, "it's a paycheck" til something better comes along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs to make changes at the very top. The decisions made after Attwood left have everyone scratching their heads. So many great employes terminated for no reason at all. The US division was doing great. Why? I fully expect this company to crash over the next few years. They are very mismanaged from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    this company sucks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at e2v full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    a paycheck and some lasting friends

    Cons

    Regarding Mipitas... 4 years of forced vacations, 5 managers in 5 years, no pay increases, no real investment in inventory as they rely of Arrow stock. They are basically a test house for Arrow obsolete inventory. Management has turned the finance, marketing, sales, law department over in one year. Did I leave anyone out? I guess all of us employees who helped build e2v US sucked... sad to be an employee of a company that you work hard for, build up and then get thrown out like trash.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whoever thought this was a good way to do business doesn't know business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Began very well then constant management change derailed the train

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

    I worked at e2v full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting product with loyal customers

    Cons

    Continual change of sales people and management. No leadership so no clear direction. 5 Presidents in 5 years. Management does not understand the business or how to properly propel it forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in folks who understand the market and it's applications. Stop trying to become something e2v is not

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once good, now falling apart

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

    I have been working at e2v full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great fellow workers, interesting products used in various applications

    Cons

    Arrow owns a major percentage of the product and they are slowing to a crawl as sequestration is hitting the military. Sales are going to plummet and they gutted the sales force so now it's a bunch of new people who are quite frankly, not as talented as the ones they let go. If you own stock, dump it. There's a reason Keith Attwood left when he did. Does the Titanic ring a bell?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real reason to give advice to management. This new crew doesn't listen or care what we say. Not sure why all new hires are in Texas when our office is in California. If you are a President or a GM you need to be at the office every day. Otherwise things start to fall apart. Right now, it's a mess and getting worse by the day. This is a disaster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at e2v full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company empowers employees to manage their areas completely.
    Lots of guidance and training to help you succeed.
    Very innovative products and exciting clients worldwide.

    Cons

    Need to hire better senior management. Many miss steps in CA have led to high turnover and bad morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a stock option scheme for the employees outside the UK.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some positive aspects but generally no incentive to go the extra mile...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Chelmsford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Chelmsford, England (UK)

    I have been working at e2v full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some very good employees, both loyal in service and very highly skilled - being the main reasons this company has done so well.
    Pension scheme matches your contributions up to 6% of salary.
    Full sick pay, 25 days holiday, generally flexible with working hours, free parking.

    Cons

    Very little incentive for self-improvement; many employees gain a huge amount of knowledge and skills and work very hard to support the company yet see their wages stagnate, often resulting in more dynamic staff leaving along with their skills.
    This also creates a situation where those with little ambition who simply want to 'tick over' in an undemanding job role for a mediocre salary stay for years.
    Company is very diverse in its product lines but has a culture where each engineering/manufacturing section seems like a separate company to all the others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The financial rewards for the highly skilled, loyal and dedicated staff that keep this company must be improved - they are being taken for granted!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I needed to be employed but the salary paid was only two thirds of my previous salary when working in London !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chelmsford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chelmsford, England (UK)

    I worked at e2v full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The technology and work experience opportunities are excellent for younger engineering employees and starting salaries for graduates were competitive when I was there - mind you, they had to be in order to recruit any graduates each year!

    Cons

    Many of the 'time served' senior engineering staff were very unhappy with the way their salaries were being eroded with each new graduate intake each year. Senior professional engineering staff with over 15 years post graduate experience were typically earning only about 10 to 15% more than the incoming graduates and the gap was narrowing each year. Their skills had become quite specialised over the years with e2v, so their ability to 'up sticks' and move anywhere else in Essex was very limited - hence the Company was effectively and knowingly exploiting their situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Given the frank disclosure of poor working conditions, product quality problems, poor financial rewards for senior engineering staff in R&D etc - one would think that the e2v management would 'wake up' and take positive action to put things right because e2v Customers AND Shareholders can also read all these revelations and maybe have second thoughts about doing business with or investing in such a poorly managed Company. Over to you Executive Management Team - if you do nothing - you will slowly move into decline and eventually lose all your fine salaries, perks and benefits !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Convoluted processes restrict everyday work

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

    I have been working at e2v full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The products that you work on are world leading and beautifully engineered.

    Some of the employees are fine examples of hard work and knowledge.

    Cons

    Training budget seems to be non-existent if you do not work for CCDs. No one is happy with what they are being paid. The general feeling on site is one of "get out early or stay and rot". You find that out right after you join.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wages are lower than industry standard, which takes advantage of the fact that a lot of the knowledge needed here is not easy to use anywhere else.

    A culture of responsibility and accountability has been implemented, but so far all that has happened is top-level "restructuring" and the same lower-level people being given targets that are unachievable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dedicated skilled employees

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

    I have been working at e2v (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of knowledge within the company. Growing business. Graduate schemes. Lots of in house training. Employees are proud of what they do and are dedicated to delivering quality products. Free parking!

    Cons

    Lack of benefits, for women in particular there is no enhanced maternity pay. Also no health care at most levels of the company. On going reorganisation causing some disruption.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attract and retain women by offering enhanced maternity pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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