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Advantech Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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  • An official company policy is to allow fierce internal competition which in theory is great but in reality is terrible (in 5 reviews)

  • Low pay as traditional Taiwanese company (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "company overall review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    stable growth, bonus periodically ,coworkers are easy going, Chinese culture oriented, overall is a stable working environment if you are not looking for top of the market salary.

    Cons

    less than market pay, stable growth in company but may have limited personal career growth, lack of management,


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most co-workers are very easy to work with. They will always help you with things you need help with.

    Cons

    Lots of OT, low pay, and weak management structure. As a typical Asian company, they pile on more work to you instead of hiring more people.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be cheap to hire new product managers and engineers to lessen the workload of current short-staffed teams.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - "Service to Employees" Department in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - "Service to Employees" Department in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much to say other than great perks here and there with so many restrictions whether you get it or not.

    Cons

    Horrible management and leadership style from the top down. Their top management is equivalent to other company’s team lead’s knowledge. They all think they are right even they are not. Never listen to their employees. Treat your employees with respect. Too many finger pointing when issues occur. Many managers don't know what they are doing since they got assigned to the roles that they have no experience what so ever.

    No development. No training. Negotiate to the dime (Cheap!!). Willing to violate local/state law just to save couple hundred bucks

    Pay little and expect an ocean from you

    Quote from upper management
    "Don't treat them too well, they will take advantage of you"

    "I will cut your XXX budget if employees challenge my guideline"

    "employees who resign is a bad employee. Don't keep them"

    "employees shouldn't stand around and talk- not even 5 mins-, they need to work at all time"

    "Don't trust anyone, they are all liars and don't know anything"

    Advice to Management

    Take some management training and learn how to manage your employees so your company could growth. Replace all upper management in American region if you want your company culture to change.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pour experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Massachusetts in Fall River, MA
    Former Employee - Massachusetts in Fall River, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advantech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing to say that was a pro

    Cons

    No proper training. Poor management. Poor attendance and no accountability for it.


  5. "Events Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Events Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Events Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantech (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, a lot of learning experiences and so many products to learn. The company also have a lot of small perks that makes the days go by. Full insurance from medical, vision and dental. People are friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Salary is average to a little below average compared to other companies. The perks make-up for some of the salary.


  6. "Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Brentwood, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantech (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good performance-based sales compensation plan
    Good level of field autonomy
    Friendly Staff

    Cons

    Rigid Processes.
    Decisoin amking process is slow and concentrated at HQ


  7. "Perspective"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Bi-monthly breakfast, quarterly events, simi-annual bonus.

    Stable company - Management will reward hardworking individual (Was a skeptic in past years, but was pleasantly surprised this time around).

    Great people

    Cons

    Compensation is below Silicon Valley average.

    Policies could be a bit more transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust compensation strategies. Respect Employees.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Cannot find worst than this employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advantech (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues. Boost your industrial skills by self-learning. High expectation to work in Asian culture style and endless teleconferences in 27/7 bases.

    Cons

    Speechless. This is a subsidiary of Taiwan company. The top management are all "golden plated" with some connections with headquarter in Taiwan. Doesn't find good career path and extreme lower than industry salary.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat employee as human, not slaves. Don't language abuse them as they are valuable to business.


  9. "Senior Sales Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Advantech (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly incentive based compensation model. Very flexible work schedule with nice perks and employee appreciation programs such as company trip and paying for cooking classes

    Cons

    Weak management with bottleneck points hindering the ability to move faster on key engagements


  10. "Supply Chain Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advantech full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice. Good company for new grad.

    Cons

    Low paid. Less chance to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded, and try to match market range of salary.


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