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Advantech Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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  • "Low pay as traditional Taiwanese company" (in 7 reviews)

  • "encourage internal competition, which highly deenergize staff" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Advantech"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Take the initiative and you can learn much"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's an international company so you have the pleasure to work with a lot of different teams across time zones in a collaborative and dynamic environment.

    The team is awesome because everyone specializes in something different - so you can definitely learn along the way. From selling tips and tricks through sales, how to conduct a solid meeting with management, prioritizing and balancing projects all marked "urgent", etc...

    Advantech is a medium size company so there is a lot of flexibility with the team you might not get in bigger companies. With that said, you can expect to NEVER be bored, there is always something to do and special projects to work on. You can take ownership and pride in the work you execute.

    Cons

    Like any company, there are lots of transitions and growing pains. Sometimes there are internal conflicts, so you have to think different and be flexible to see what you can do to achieve your goals.

    Take the initiative, create actionable plans, be resourceful, and stay positive to keep yourself on track.

    Advice to Management

    You already know!- Its tough to live in the silicon valley, lots of competition, and everything is getting more expensive. Its hard to keep good people if we keep the same model.

  3. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    Well known reputation in the industry. Family oriented work environment with lots of room to learn and grow, They're sensitive to your needs and work with to attain both company and personal goals. Benefits include budget for expanding your training or education. Over all a great place to start in the embedded industry.

    Cons

    Management changes direction every couple of years. With revenue growth being the only real focus. this leaves a lot to be desired from a billion dollar global company.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Product supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    Health insurance
    nice co-worker
    flexible working hour

    Cons

    Internal fight
    overwhelming job duty
    Pool management
    No business plan
    Unfair salary and unclear bonus plan


  5. "Don't expect professionalism and work ethics here!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Bonuses, Paid family trip every 2 years.

    Cons

    1. Total Compensation Package is lower than industry standards
    2. No professionalism. They micro-manage you. All executives sit in Taiwan. The Leaders at this location are occupying those position because of seniority and not merit. Its just that when everybody left, they still stayed back. Managers know nothing better (sometimes less) than the employees.
    3. Work ethics are bad. People are cold. Its always quiet. You cannot talk to any colleague except your work for even 2 minutes.

    Advice to Management

    1. Bring newer and more able people.
    2. Retain good people.
    3. Invest more on your work culture


  6. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    Huge product mix, good project execution.

    Cons

    Low base salary with annual increase less than inflation


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid unless you love working 10+ hour everyday"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of is the friendly coworkers you get to work with (at least most of them anyway)

    Cons

    1. Ignorant and unappreciative management who thinks they know it all
    2. Underpaid for the amount of work done. Salary way below industry average

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees’ feedback during meetings. When every team tells you they’re overloaded, we mean we are overloaded. Stop telling your employees “Work smarter, not harder” and actually see that the company needs a lot more hires to operate properly. Stop being cheap.

  8. "Application Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    Learn all kinds of technologies that are used in the current industry

    Cons

    Not too much research and development


  9. "product manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworker, free coffee & soft drink

    Cons

    low salary, no unpaid off


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Vendor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seems like most the workers care enough. Treated with respect and care upon arrival.

    Cons

    Management has no concerns for their employees as long as they shut up and do what they are told. They treat them like children and fire them when they question what they are told.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and care. Your employees are not some expendable assets.


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