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Updated June 16, 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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    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. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. 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.

  8. "Sales Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advantech full-time

    Pros

    There're monthly and yearly bonuses

    Cons

    There is no structure in the sales team


  9. "Sales Management Worst People to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are great, the products are engineered good, good benefits.

    Cons

    This company sales management team is the worst I have ever had. Been a long time sales person and they treat you like dirt, all they care is about their numbers, reports, and only new customers. They tell people if you loose a project it is the sales person fault, not anyone elses. They micromanage you to death and they have 5 different reports that can summarized by using SalesForce.

    Advice to Management

    Sales management


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good launchpad to go elsewhere or a lifer workplace if you are a government worker"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Get experience working in silicon valley / tech / typical Asian company
    Somewhat mellow work environment with proper cubes instead of glorified open space
    Decent, friendly coworkers for the most part

    Cons

    Low pay
    CEO and management capricious at times - not interested in growing the North America business using typical American methods. Sales teams reshuffled every year - no continuity in customer base
    Still using Siebel instead of Salesforce
    Company wants to save money instead of grow - great for recessions, awful for boomtimes

    Advice to Management

    Hire new executive team at home office. Let founders retire.
    Let foreign distributors ("offices") gain more control of how to sell and market to their own markets which Taiwan HQ doesn't have native insight into - including local sales tools.


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