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Alpine Electronics of America Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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  1. "Detroit engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alpine Electronics of America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Office growth means lots of new openings and they are very willing to allow you to try different things for career growth
    -There is an outstanding level of trust in and respect for employees of all levels
    -Good work never goes unnoticed and is rewarded with new opportunities
    -They are forgiving of mistakes. They want you to succeed and believe in second chances
    -Flexible hours (9/80 schedule)
    -Racquetball/Walleyball court, basketball court, and onsite gym - and people of many skill levels who actually use them
    -Great company events that encourage friendly competition and healthy lifestyles
    -Auburn Hills is a great location in a relatively busy area with lots to do/places to eat and plenty of surrounding cities. FCA is only 10 minutes away.

    Cons

    -High expectations from management sometimes create a stressful work environment, but it can also be rewarding to achieve those expectations
    -Japanese conservative culture can clash with American style of quick decisions and fast action
    -Working with Alpine Headquarters in Iwaki, Japan means late phone calls and difficulties dealing with the time difference, limited face to face communication, and language barriers

    Advice to Management

    As the office grows, don't lose sight of the qualities of working at Alpine-Detroit that generate that growth.


  2. "Former employee"

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

    I worked at Alpine Electronics of America full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities when least expected due to lean operations.

    Cons

    Nepotism is a huge cultural problem. Product direction old and unfocused.

    Advice to Management

    Be courageous and do something incredibly different.

  3. "Good for young engineers"

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

    I worked at Alpine Electronics of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Good opportunities for training and advance for young engineers.
    - Good benefits.
    - Flexible schedule (9/80).
    - May move to other areas if desired.

    Cons

    - Micromanagement.
    - Workload balance not fairly distributed among teams.
    - You're either inside or outside the circle.
    - Not well balanced work-life environment.


  4. "Great company no vision ."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alpine Electronics of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    9/80 is good .
    Relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    There is no career growth .You could turn 90 and still be working on the same thing's. Some old timers colleagues are hard to work with and can be very disrespectful specially some folks in the ADG team. Good luck expecting a pay hike that is a taboo in the company.


  5. "Alpine Electronics"

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Alpine Electronics of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Limited Upside is not enough characters


  6. "Aftermarket Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alpine Electronics of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture. New management making some questionable decisions.

    Cons

    Not great pay but awesome benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the independent specialist channel.


  7. "Used to be great"

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

    I worked at Alpine Electronics of America full-time

    Pros

    Legacy product line.
    Great Benefits.
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Politics amongst senior management is the biggest Challenge.

  8. "Sales Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpine Electronics of America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Independence to manage your program or commodity
    -Supportive management (genuinely concerned about employees' well beings)
    -Excellent training program
    -Flex Time
    -Fantastic Benefits package
    -Company has always been profitable
    -Free Japanese Lessons
    -Generous expense compensation

    Cons

    -Can be periods of extended downtime when waiting for data or customer response but this allows you to focus on other tasks if you manage your time effectively.
    -Honda does not always treat its suppliers as it should but ultimately this depends on the relationship you build or do not build.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing! Consider hiring automation engineers to keep at pace with a rapidly evolving industry. It would be a shame to see such a great company go out of business due to lack of innovation.


  9. "System Integration Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Alpine Electronics of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work Environment and good management.

    Cons

    Less Challenge and limited chances for growing up.


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Interesting project.

    Cons

    Work area need updating and dated.


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