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CommScope Overview

Hickory, NC
10000+ employees
Company - Public (COMM)
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
At The Heart of Innovation: Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network. Our experts are rethinking the ... Read more

Mission: CommScope enables communication through a constant focus on innovation, agility, and integrity.

•We drive innovation in networks and technologies with high-performance, high-quality products.
•We help our customers solve business ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our contribution to the advancement of the wireless industry has been recognized throughout the years. Take a look at how excellence runs through all of our operations at CommScope:

    Recognizing Excellence

    We employ many talented professionals who were recognized for excellence in sustainability in 2014 by a variety of organizations outside the company.

  • CommScope is shaping the digital age experience. Our solutions will soon create an unforgettable experience for BBVA Bancomer Stadium visitors. Help take our capabilities to the next level:

    What Makes a Stadium a Unique and Agile Experience in the Digital Age?

    There is no doubt that sports fans want to share their team's allegiance with the world, especially when they are at the game. What happens when they can't because the stadium's network will not allow them to post pictures or videos or even get a cell signal?

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CommScope – Why Work For Us?

Our Passion? The Network 

CommScope helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks. Our vast portfolio of network infrastructure includes some of the world’s most robust and innovative wireless and fiber optic solutions. Our talented and experienced global team is driven to help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy efficiency; and simplify technology migration. You will find our solutions in the largest buildings, venues and outdoor spaces; in data centers and buildings of all shapes, sizes and complexity; at wireless cell sites; in telecom central offices and cable headends; in FTTx deployments; and in airports, trains, and tunnels.

Vital networks around the world run on CommScope solutions.


CommScope helps companies design, build and manage wired and wireless networks, Vital networks around the world run on CommScope solutions

Introducing "The Best of CommScope"

Following its employee engagement survey, company leaders tackle recognition

BoCSCommScope conducted its global employee engagement survey in October 2013. Leaders expected participation to hover around 60 percent. Once the results were tabulated, 78 percent of CommScope employees had participated. The results were eye-opening, revealing the many strengths of the company and several opportunities for improvement.

The two entries with the most favorable responses read:

  • 81 percent of employees responded favorably to the statement, “I am proud to be associated with CommScope.”
  • 72 percent of employees responded favorably to the statement, “I would recommend CommScope as a great place to work.”

The two entries with the least favorable responses read:

  • 57 percent of employees responded favorably to the statement, “My immediate manager gives me regular feedback on my performance.”
  • 49 percent of employees responded favorably to the statement, “CommScope makes adequate use of recognition and rewards.”

Once the data was finalized and shared with employees, it became clear that a large number of survey respondents felt the company could do a better job giving non-monetary recognition to the employees. Led by Joanne Townsend, senior vice president of Global Human Resources, the HR team wasted no time developing creative ways to address the opportunity.

In 2014, the HR team unveiled a new employee recognition initiative called The Best of CommScope.

“We benchmarked 25 top companies, including Apple, Intel and IBM. They all have an active reward and recognition program, which tells us the world’s best companies believe it’s important to have a formal process for letting employees know they are valued,” said Tina Garrett, vice president, HR Global Commercial.

Thanks to the efforts of Tina and CommScope HR professionals around the globe, The Best of CommScope emphasizes the importance of inspiring a culture where employee contributions are highly valued. It acts as the umbrella under which all team, local, regional and global recognition programs will reside.

The Best of CommScope gives us a formal structure within which we can build a world-class employee recognition and reward program,” said Joanne Townsend, senior vice president, Global Human Resources. “Through this program, we can more readily acknowledge the great work our employees do and let them know they are the reason CommScope is successful.”

Soon after The Best of CommScope was established, the company introduced the first of many awards: the Star Award. The award gives managers the opportunity to recognize exceptional employee performance. The award has three levels of monetary value that can be given as cash or a gift card. So far, more than 350 exemplary recipients have been honored with the award.

Welcome to CommScope!

Our employees are our most valuable competitive advantage. CommScope has a rich tradition of developing talent from within our company and adding new professionals who are passionate about growth and development. We focus on hiring people with common values of our company: integrity, innovation and agility. To support this approach, we offer:

  • Competitive total rewards packages
  • Development opportunities for all employees including: an annual development planning process with regular, structured performance feedback and coaching, and a broad learning management system for skill and competency development
  • Empowering work environments where our employees collaborate, enjoy interesting work, and take pride in the great products CommScope offers
Explore your full professional potential with CommScope.

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


    Good benefits options, variety of challenging tasks, positive environment


    Time off policies are not so great - 2 weeks off for non-exempt position, and 3 weeks off for some exempt positions. 2 weeks increase to 3 weeks after 5 years.

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CommScope Interviews



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    Product Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CommScope (Ashburn, VA).


    Had an interview with 5 people, all managers (peers and manager). Very technical, very straight forward. Had to answer sometimes the same question (by different interviewers) regarding how I resolved issues. Both technically and socially. DId we do a root cause analysis and what further actions were taken to ensure whatever issue did not re occur.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical experience; software platform and languages used, examples of issues tackles and resolved (or not) and what was the root cause analysis   1 Answer
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CommScope Awards & Accolades

  • Distinguished Career (Eddie Edwards President & CEO), Wire and Cable Manufacturers’ Alliance, Inc., 2015
  • Best DCIM Award CommScope/Spain Europe/Enterprise, Data Center Market Publishing Group, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Top 10 Cabling System Brands of China, Cabling Team (C-TEAM), 2014
  • Top 100 Fiber-to-the-Home, Broadband Communities, 2014
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