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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Adept Technology full-time

    Pros

    The team that I'm working for is amazing. They know their stuff and are very knowledgeable in robotics and software, which is a really good thing as you get to learn new things and grow in this field. Manager is a great guy, approachable and helps direct your career with timely meetings.
    Overall a good bunch of people and a friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Haven't come across anything so far. Looking forward to some really interesting projects in the near future!


  2. "Mechanical Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Creative atmosphere with challenging projects.

    Cons

    Sales seem to be a roller coaster ride in this industry. Small company Clicks. Salary below average. Many good people have been "Harvested".

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Awful Leadersip"

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

    I worked at Adept Technology full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic R&D team, including the CTO, absolutely amazing!

    Cons

    Blatant disrespect for employees by top management, starting with CEO and CFO (except CTO and CSO). Incredible turnover due to poor environment and bad management. Bullying, yelling, and complete lack of respect for rank and file is everyday common occurrence.

    Advice to Management

    Now that Adept has been acquired by Omron, encourage then to clean house of former leadership.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great technical company with plenty of interesting problems to solve."

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Interesting Work
    - Challenging Work
    - Opportunities to build my skills
    - Work with robots every day
    - Fun team

    Cons

    - Embedded resource team is directly exposed to customers which can be a problem.
    - Lots of legacy support (But we are changing that)

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to be doing more development.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working on innovative Robotics products that impact lives (Mobile and Fixed)
    Great CEO who is concerned who is aware of contribution and shows appreciation
    Engineering teams have great working relationships and are tight knit
    People are generally open and friendly
    Focused on results
    Very smart engineers
    Great work life balance
    Plenty of helpful support

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work...


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adept Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great values, great people.
    I've started at Adept Technology in 2010 as an Application Engineer. Three years ago, Adept offered me the opportunity to join the Embedded Software Team.

    Coworkers are friendly, helpful and VERY knowledgeable. It's a real pleasure to work with people that do what they say they will do.

    The recent acquisition of Adept Technology by Omron opens a world of opportunity for Adept employees.

    Cons

    Teams are usually small and have a heavy workload, but the tasks are very interesting and always rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    The management team definitely improved over the past 5 years.


  7. "Short but Sweet"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA

    I worked at Adept Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Friendly people, great location and good management.

    Cons

    Morale seems to be very low, and many did not know the capabilities of the products

  8. "Problematic Leadership with Select Good People Keeping Company Afloat"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adept Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are good people working at this company. People will help out new employees and go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. The flexible work environment was great. It was more important to get your tasks complete vs. working your full 8 hours everyday.

    Cons

    There was no succession plans. They tend to hire outside the company vs. promote within. Always cash starved. It felt that we would live and die by the latest sale. The management seemed very dysfunctional since 2008.

    Advice to Management

    Management has since changed, so hopefully they are working on retaining their good talent.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Being an employee was like being in a toxic, dependent relationship that's going nowhere."

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

    I worked at Adept Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In this company, one person can really make a difference. If you want to be a rock star, you can and get the spotlight for doing a good job.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company traps their employees so they are completely unemployable elsewhere. They don't nurture skill sets, and work you to the bone until you just want to give up and go anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Since 2008, the management team has been horrible. I dont know how any of their good employees stay there. Again - a toxic relationship.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Its a retirement home"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Adept is in field of Robotics and is well respected in the Robotics Community

    Cons

    Things move very slowly. Lack of accountability and leadership.


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