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AMAX IT Reviews

Updated Oct 20, 2019

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2.3
29%
Recommend to a Friend
41%
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AMAX IT CEO Jerry Shih (no image)
Jerry Shih
14 Ratings
  1. "Fantastic place to work and learn"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMAX IT

    Pros

    Always selling and learning about the latest technology, training from top tier suppliers, open minded management to go after new markets, good support structure, gym, good lunches.

    Cons

    Brand name recognition and that is increasing year after year which shows growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work

    AMAX IT2014-02-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "low salary and commission"

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMAX IT full-time

    Pros

    You have a Supportive team

    Cons

    terrible management/ horrible company culture

    AMAX IT2019-07-15
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Working at Amax IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at AMAX IT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, variety of shifts

    Cons

    Bad manager Low salary Dirty

    AMAX IT2018-08-28
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Lacking Company Direction"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AMAX IT for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company executives are warriors fans.

    Cons

    Lack of honesty and transparency throughout the company. Executives act like letting employees know the basic information about the company is the worse things possible. So much bad blood between departments. Betrayal and throwing employees under the bus is a common activity for executives. Unproductive office culture. Constant misdirection from executives. Lies and deceit to use and pin employees... against others. Overall disrespect toward employees. Uncompetitive pay and benefits. Uninspiring workplace. Low moral. Disrespectful executives limiting progress. Minimal PTO. Choosing this place is a mistake.

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    Advice to Management

    loyalty begets loyalty

    AMAX IT2018-05-17
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Basic... At best"

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    Former Employee - Sales/Customer Service in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMAX IT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Generally nice people. No complaints regarding other's willingness to assist

    Cons

    Stuffy culture, when business slows they go on firing sprees then waste resources re-hiring and re-training shortly thereafter.

    Advice to Management

    protect the investments aka those you take time to train. retraining costs more to the company than holding out during slower times of the year

    AMAX IT2018-01-29
  6. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMAX IT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good training for starting of your career.

    Cons

    Not any of I can think.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create some fun activities.

    AMAX IT2017-11-16
  7. Helpful (2)

    "challenging but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMAX IT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large company that's been around for a while but also feels like a startup in terms of energy and creativity. Willing to take on people from different industry or lack of experience and train. People are great and very supportive of each other. Industry is competitive but feels like you're part of a team that supports each other and pushes to succeed together. Developing new things around AI, and changes in... engineering recently have brought fresh ideas and innovation. Seems that things have really picked up in the last few years with a focus on innovation and technology as well as IP. Really strong engineering team and product direction. Seems to be trending up in an exciting way. I like that if you have a good idea and you're willing to stand by it and work on it with the right people in management, they are willing to support you and give you a runway. Got a raise without asking or expecting because they appreciated initiative I took on improving a process. This seems to be a company that wants people with ideas who take initiative. Very startup-y in that way.

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    Cons

    long hours if you want to really make things happen. Some interdepartmental processes should be revisited to make them more efficient. Some people who sit around and waste too much time complaining and it's annoying but they don't tend to last long. But these seem to be people who have their first job out of school so they don't have much experience of the real world outside of this. This company definitely seems to... reward people who are positive and proactive, so it's better for people looking to make an impact versus just want a job to coast through.

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    Advice to Management

    Lots of really dynamic and smart people at this company. Job satisfaction seems to vary depending on the manager with some really great managers people love to work for, and others who do things as they've been done. So seems to be two different cultures here depending on where you work and who you work for. Maybe recognize what people who really like working here are motivated by and build on that so it can be... reflected company wide.

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    AMAX IT2017-11-02
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Family First"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMAX IT full-time

    Pros

    Vendors come in and train on their products. Products are built in the same building so you can see what you’re learning.

    Cons

    It doesn’t take more than a week to see that the management team is all related. Family comes in and is given VP or Director titles with no experience. No track record of performance. Family employees are given flexible hours, higher pay. Non family are expected to work long hours with lower than industry standard pay.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified leadership with proven experience

    AMAX IT2017-10-06
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Worst company ever"

    StarStarStarStarStar
     in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMAX IT for less than a year

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros ! They don't even worth 1 star !

    Cons

    unethical family business , you won't even have your own laptop

    Advice to Management

    be ethical

    AMAX IT2017-09-15
  10. Helpful (10)

    "AVOID IT!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMAX IT full-time

    Pros

    1. Work-life balance is fine 2. You'll get a chance to learn Mandarin Lol

    Cons

    1. FAKE reviews here - any review that has more than three stars are FAKE. 2. Management are family members who are not so good at managing. NEVER argue with them because you are not going to win, and you'll get fired for not being a good lad 3. They hire you because they short in hands, and after things get done, you are fired. And they make you leave in the worst way. 4. Not support from other department - you... will be on your own 5. Extremely unpaid. Especially for H1B visa holders, new grads. 6. Extremely high turn over ratio. You argue with the family members, you get fired. You argue about your salary, you get fired. Your projects done, you get fired. Your customer doesnt buy, you get fired. You are not doing things the way you've been told to do, you get fired. Be a machine here, not a human if you want to stay. 7. They don't care the development of the company. The company will be sold to raise their pension.

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    Advice to Management

    Have fun.

    AMAX IT2017-08-27
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