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American Megatrends Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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American Megatrends President and CEO Subramonian Shankar
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  • AMI has good employee retention (in 7 reviews)

  • Appraisals not good for seniors (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for. Highly recomended"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Support Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Sales & Support Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will work with you to meet you schedules

    Cons

    . . . . .


  2. "Great Company to start career with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Megatrends full-time

    Pros

    Lot of learning opportunities, filing patents

    Cons

    Appraisals depend on success of product

  3. "Engineering Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Megatrends full-time

    Pros

    Nice to work there initial job career time and sound engineering Company to learn there

    Cons

    Improve more on Management process


  4. "Politics, Favoritism..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Megatrends full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn.
    No layoffs.

    Cons

    Politics....There is no standard policy, it changes depending on person
    Nepotism....If you know key people there, you can place someone at job..No matter if they are worthy.
    Promotion....You get promotion not on quality of job, depend on your contacts.
    Culture.....Basically, its not do as I do, its do as I say. Semi-American culture. Micro managed.
    Managers....Engineering Managers are knowledgeable, but Directors are waste. They dont guide or help develop people. You have to be in there good books to get promotion or extended vacation etc.
    Benefits.....Salary is sub-par to Industry...No fixed date for bonus, and even the bonus is very paltry. Medical coverage is costly, could have had HDHP plan.
    Basically, you have to worry\think more than just work. There is no equality. One of the director makes your life miserable if you are travelling for AMI.

    Advice to Management

    Systematic approach for employee development.
    Requires more support staff.
    Not always micro managed
    Replace directors for goodness sake.


  5. "CEO cares about his employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Marketing in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Head of Marketing in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Megatrends full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The CEO understands people. He cares about his employees and even during our lean years, has never issued a layoff.
    The CEO understands sustainable growth. He is careful in his business decisions and looks at things with a critical eye.
    Benefits package has always been better than the industry average.

    Cons

    AMI has good employee retention. However (in general) millennials are difficult to retain. This is an industry-wide issue (not just AMI).

    Advice to Management

    AMI needs to come up with ways to retain millennials.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and culture, open work space, higher-ups are easy to approach. Great memories of my summer there.

    Cons

    Can't say there were many cons to my time there.


  7. "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's Good working with AMI

    Cons

    Work life balance is OK

    Advice to Management

    Need to Improve work life balance

  8. "So So company, poor management....."

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    Current Employee - Porting Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Porting Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    No change, all the same along the way... good for killing time

    Cons

    Poor management.....Technology Porting group have a director who does not really knows the technology, Sales group has a director who is expert on blaming others....while the CEO tends to protect all these folks...

    Advice to Management

    Don't think anything will change anyway


  9. "Test Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Megatrends full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.
    Working on a variety of technology.

    Cons

    Their doesn't alway feel like there is a direction the company is headed and thus they explore a lot of technology with little leadership and then ditch it.

    Pay is a bit low.


  10. "Family atmosphere, smart people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Megatrends full-time

    Pros

    People work well together on teams. Interesting projects, some travel. A lot of research gets done and they stay on the cutting edge of technology here.

    Cons

    There isn't enough support staff for engineers. Mostly all the employees are engineers and we have to do a lot ourselves. The owner micromanages staff a lot too.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more support staff, let employees make more decisions for themselves and trust them. It's a great company and I recommend it to anyone in tech.


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