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Updated November 17, 2017
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  • Low pay as traditional Taiwanese company (in 6 reviews)

  • Misguided upper management that don't connect well at the core level (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Top notch tech company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    A lot of professional challenges, interesting, fast pace, nice co-workers, good incentives

    Cons

    Lack of training, no retirement benefits, sometimes too much travel.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more open to employees ideas


  2. "Advantech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and great benefits

    Cons

    So many different products that sometimes there are stock issues

  3. "Bad company culture, stubborn mind management team and low pay salary compare to the other same industry companies."

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

    I worked at Advantech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free breakfast every other Friday(limited to 1piece per head count) and free company lunch event every quarter end(mostly buffet style) Employee referral reward is $1000 if the new employee can successfully survived for a year. Employee 401k match accrued after 3years.

    Cons

    Bad management leadership across the whole company. Most managers know less than their employees. Majority of them are not qualified to lead the team due to lack of work knowledge because they don't get involved much but just do all talking. Employees are treated unfairly like trash instead of company assets.

    Advice to Management

    Need new blood who is qualified for the job to lead the team. Someone is willing to come up with new ideas and motivated to work with their team instead of just sitting there waiting for your retirement to come. Most importantly is to learn to respect your employees since they are the company assets especially if you know you're the one who's just sitting there doing nothing every day waiting for your employees to do all the dirty work for you. My advice to you is if you want to stay competitive is to try to keep the talented employees(not your relatives or friends) and make those talented workers to become loyal to the company. Too many employees turned over rate is not a good sign to the company's growth.


  4. "Decent stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    people are nice for the most part

    Cons

    salary is bad and no room for growth


  5. "Customer Care"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are fresh out out college, good place to gain experience. Once you have the experience, move on. Good benefits. Free breakfast every other week. Monthly bonuses if sales hit quota. Free annual family trip.

    Cons

    More cons than pro. Managers micromanage you even if you are salary. Low pay compared to the market rate. The company doesn't really care about their employees, so a lot of employees just go to work, get the work done, and leave. No sense of company culture. No teamwork within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging your employees. Employees will trust you more if you give them the flexibility. Work in creating a collaborative and happy environment. Managers should be more open in participating in events. The more managers lead from the front, the more employees are willing to follow and enjoy the work they do.


  6. "Quality Team"

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

    I have been working at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    Monthly bonus and easy works

    Cons

    Bad Quality Team. Talk a lot but cannot walk the walk. Managements think they know everything but in reality less then even an engineer anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Talk less and do the walk.


  7. "Sales Development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    innovative company, IoT solution development focused

    Cons

    I think I have no comment on this

  8. "My humble opinion"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    Great people committed to the organization.

    Cons

    Misguided upper management that don't connect well at the core level.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Great Company with Great Opportunity"

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

    I have been working at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    -great opportunity to learn about a hi-tech industry
    -constantly learning
    -ability to grow in all aspects of business
    -ability to learn international business skills

    Cons

    -cultural and language barriers
    -some people are resistant to change


  10. "Overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    great work life balance and pay

    Cons

    not any that I can think of


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