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Updated October 21, 2016
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Rashid M. Skaf
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  1. "Verification"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They're great people to work with, and have a lot of knowledge in test cases

    Cons

    I haven't encountered any downsides from amx other than they're very particular about you not going over 40 hours a week as an intern


  2. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Overall worth may by underestimated.


  3. "Acquisition good for product development."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate people worked here and really cared for the integrator network

    Cons

    Pace of competition made it difficult to sometimes satisfy customer technical needs

    Advice to Management

    work the integration of the acquisition focusing on quality


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "this company needs a plummer to clean up the crap"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richards, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richards, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMX full-time

    Pros

    To harman what's a pro?

    Cons

    since the acquisition the company has went down the toilet. I feel like an overworked plummer, sick of the crap. No one knows what anyone does, there is no real growth unless you carry kneepads in your suitcase. Your title changes every 15 minutes but your pay doesn't. Your workload also increases, but again your pay doesn't. You are on pens and needles because they may ship your position to mexico, they literally had IT make all these changes to one company just to shut them down a month later and shift all those responsibilities to a low paid group. The IT support is done by a third party so nothing gets done to enable you to do your job. The poor 2 guys that are onsite are overworked so they try as hard as possible but they can only do so much. The great people are all leaving or have already left. I would rather clean used porta potties than to continue to work here.

    Advice to Management

    the color of one's does equal quality of work. Stop buying companies and ruining them, give good employees a fair chance instead of people who just tell you you're wearing a nice tie today.


  6. "Got out in time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At its height, AMX cared about both its products and its people. For a time, it put out the best products in the industry, and kept pushing the limits.

    Cons

    Thanks to deliberate efforts to drive off the brightest, most departments are filled with those too incompetent or mentally ill to escape. This is a dead company walking.

    Advice to Management

    Thorazine in the water supply. Seriously, before one of your open-carry fanatics gets a message from God.


  7. "Great company, great job"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Product Engineer
    Former Employee - Firmware Product Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed my career at AMX. Great people and good work. I had an amazing boss and always had plenty to do. I would have stayed longer but wanted to get out of Dallas (had lived there my whole life).

    Cons

    Sometimes there was a communications gap between the development teams and product engineering.


  8. "Disappointed"

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

    I worked at AMX full-time

    Pros

    Harman discount is really nice, especially for Christmas sales. Some of the people are still a joy to work with but have that finger on the resume' "send" button.

    Cons

    Shameful people running the business side. Out to screw every dealer and end user for a buck. Once manufacturing goes to China, watch the fail rate climb.

    Advice to Management

    Catch up with the rest of the tech world and treat people better. Learn to give praise to the people actually doing all the hard work. Stop thinking you have the market cornered.


  9. "Disappointed in what has become a sad, toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Technical Resource, Management in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Resource, Management in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMX full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Up until the Harman acquisition, there were many Pros. The culture was positive, benefits were good, people were happy and secure with their jobs.

    Cons

    The positive, innovative environment that we once loved has became negative and out of touch. Its relatively still a small company so its resources and budgets are kept so tight amongst the various departments that your job role expands, your tasks multiply and forced to work extra hours just to keep up.. which leads to a lack of care, energy and quality production. There was a strong personal vendetta from my manager that didn't help either. Also, career advancement paths don't exist unless you live there, work overtime, kiss arse and take names. Now just the opportunity to purchase Harman gear at cost is about the only benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Devote more funding and support to Training initiatives. That department really needs resources, developers, coordinators and help. Listen to your end users and dealers. Go above and beyond to ensure they receive the best training and support experience.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "33 years down the drain"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AMX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pros are dwindling. You still get popcorn in the afternoon if you want and there are $3 lunches. I suspect, however, that will soon be a thing of the past. Most people you work for won't care when you're in the office as long as you make your meetings and deadlines, you're good. So there's a great work / life balance.

    Cons

    Insurance now sucks. For the family PPO, you'll pay around $7,500 / year, and then if you add the $2,500 flex spending (you'll need it!), you'll be paying close to $10,000 in insurance - that's without even seeing a doctor. Keep that in mind while interviewing and negotiating your salary.

    Since Rashid left, morale has tanked. There is absolutely no leadership within the company and zero innovation. The company doesn't listen to their dealers, and that's a bad, bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    Break away from HARMAN and take control. Get some real leaders in the company


  11. "Helper"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMX full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to work everybody gets along very well

    Cons

    Work is not stable



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