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Updated February 5, 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. "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

  3. "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


  4. 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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. 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.

  8. "Logistic Specialist"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has steady growth.

    Cons

    Low salary.

    Advice to Management

    Limited


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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