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Seraing (Belgium)
201 to 500 employees
1994
Company - Public (EVS)
Telecommunications Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Evertz Microsystems, Avid Technology, Sony
EVS Broadcast Equipment makes digital broadcast equipment, working without videotape to capture and distribute images. The company designs media servers and the associated software and production networks for the television and motion picture industries. More than ... Read more

EVS Broadcast Equipment Reviews

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    "Great company, and some management changes recently have started to make it a much more vibrant company"

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    Current Employee - Field Support Engineer in Fairfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Field Support Engineer in Fairfield, NJ
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    I have been working at EVS Broadcast Equipment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative concepts and strong R&D teams
    Very committed field support and everyone goes above and beyond the customer's needs.
    It is a very trusted brand which means the customers you engage with are amazing, and they keep coming back.

    If you want to be part of a global leader in media, and innovation for the worldwide live events, this place is building for the future. When you see what some of the innovative thinkers propose internally... It is amazing.

    Cons

    As any company that grew from being small to large, there are still some old staff whom try to keep it small. These people have prevented much of the growth recently. It still suffers from some internal politics and some people whom can't think outside the old managements mind set. It is a shame sometimes to see the innovative new concepts get stifled for the short term views.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the culture, and focus on all the aspects that impact the front lines. The key is not to change the headquarters, but to fix the distant field offices dysfunctions.

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EVS Broadcast Equipment Interviews

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    Field Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, NJ
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at EVS Broadcast Equipment (Fairfield, NJ) in August 2010.

    Interview

    I was brought in through a referral to interview with the company after NAB. The interview was actually fairly brief and did have a great deal of intensity or technical questions. This is probably due to the fact that this industry is fairly close knit and new work is typically done by word of mouth. The interview process consisted of one with the 2 GMs and a separate interview with the technical director. The most surprising thing regarding this experience in retrospect was really how little the GMs asked about my technical knowledge. Their questions really zeroed in on character questions, trust, etc which I can understand but made me feel uncomfortable. There were no questions concerning what-if scenarios for customer situations, systems integration, or commissioning of equipment which is the most important aspect of the job. The subject of the interview at this round really concerned internal company situations which I found truly odd. In retrospect I wish that I was more experienced and was paying attention to what was really being asked as it reflects on the culture of the company.

    Interview Questions

    • If a particular business or product issue took place and needed to be communicated, how would you handle it?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Throughout the entire interviewing process the negotiation phase was the most unorthodox experience that I have ever personally gone through. Despite that fact that the company stated that they needed a support engineer immediately and was going to present an offer, management really dragged their feet. Although I was told on the spot that I was expected to receive an offer, it took over a month until a concrete offer was made. In retrospect, I believe that this is part of their negotiating strategy to bring the compensation level down. When they finally contacted me with an offer it was conducted by phone. To my surprise, when I asked one of the GMs if I could get the compensation package detailed in writing he got upset and I felt like the offer was going to be rescinded. This is a point in time that I actually regret as I feel that this reflects on the culture of the office.

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