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Anritsu Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance is pretty good compared to many other Silicon Valley companies (in 20 reviews)

  • It was great company and gave me lots of opportunity to learn some thing like new leading edge technology all the time (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes processes and tools are slow to change with the rapidly changing environment (in 3 reviews)

  • Technical talent is either leaving, not utilized or let go (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Dysfunctional Executive Team and Poor Product Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anritsu (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good fundamental technology and engineering talent.
    Strong brand and position in traditional markets
    Good mid-level managers sprinkled across the organization
    New T&M President in Japan could usher in a new culture of innovation.
    Work/Life balance is pretty good compared to many other Silicon Valley companies

    Cons

    Poor coupling of product development and key customer/markets needs.
    Propensity to avoid risk and take follower position, resulting in perpetual market struggle.
    US President hires less-than-competent cronies to lead the America's sales organization, resulting in insecure and rash decision making, lacking in strategic vision.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to key customers and customer facing sales people, and make responsiveness a priority.
    Stop the ridiculous practice of introducing new products that don't meet key market needs.
    Re-initiate confidential employee surveys. It'll be tough to listen to, but you've lost touch and most employees are afraid to voice the critical messages you need to hear.


  2. "Good company, changing culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Morgan Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Morgan Hill, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Anritsu has a very cooperative work atmosphere. The focus is on getting things done, and not on who to blame for problems when they inevitably come up. Engineering talent and technical competencies are very good.

    Cons

    The company has a somewhat risk-averse attitude and growth can be hampered by reluctance to invest in areas of potential growth. Product development tends to be reactive and feels like an uphill battle.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a couple of areas for potential growth and invest. Don't move too far away from the culture that has attracted the engineering talent you have today.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "OK until the business tanked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anritsu (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people all over world

    Cons

    Japan runs things and is protective of Asian customers


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Many Issues, Follower, not Leader, not up to date"

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    Former Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, great learning culture. Due to the small company situation in Richardson, there is an opportunity to do a lot of different things while in a position.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical environment with too many long time managers managing their own part of the pie and looking out for their own interests, competition between the US, UK, and Japan for jobs, priorities, and direction hurts efficiency and unity, ultimately Japan makes the decisions. As an old, conservative, hardware centered, manufacturing company Anritsu has a hard time reacting to changing market conditions quickly and likes to avoid risk. As a result they are constantly behind the competition in a following, not leading, position. The company tends to be very stable until the sales drop, then they have to start cutting people in reaction to unanticipated conditions and reinvent themselves, this usually occurs around the time of their budget cycles in April and October. There is definitely a lack of modern management practices and most of the senior management have their positions as a result of tenure not qualifications, a few MBA's would be beneficial. The Richardson office has limited opportunities for growth and advancement due to the small company climate. Due to the economic situation in Japan, the company relies heavily on it's foreign operations for revenue and is currently struggling.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to current conditions, reorganize as a software company and ensure all sites and entities work together to increase efficiency instead of competing with each other. A common software platform across products would do wonders for the company. As a technology company embrace modern technology and utilize it. Incentivize management to work together and innovate, hold them responsible when goals are not met. Overcome small company mindset.


  6. "Sales Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anritsu full-time

    Pros

    Engineering staff brings forward some very good products that have a niche play with customers resulting in good market value. Quality of the products is good with above average reliability. I generally found that the products met expected specifications and allowed customers to be successful with their purchases. Some truly exceptional individual contributors to work with.

    Cons

    1. Anritsu is stuck in a time warp at least a decade or more back in in history. Their business process are way behind best in class.
    2. Senior sales management is clueless. They lack the ability to see market cycles and set ridiculous goals with absolutely no basis to support targets.
    3. No vision-- Top management is focused on business operation with no vision on how to grow the business.
    4. Culture -- the company is unable to be married to a Japanese parent. The cultures have not integrated fully. Japan does not trust the US to execute a plan, and the US must bow to the Japan staff parent. It simply does not work and is not effective.

    Advice to Management

    Retire--you've over stayed your effectiveness.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company goes through growth and decline as per the wireless industry technology maturation cycle."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anritsu (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, good work life balance.

    Cons

    No upward mobility, no job security. Company does not seem to value the individual engineer.

    Advice to Management

    The usability of the products at the end are what the users care about. Fix that, not the business process.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Layoff Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing and Nothing.

    Cons

    Worst Management - They don;t know how to run a company and make one of the worst management decisions.
    Excellent people get layoff everyday.
    Please don't ever work for this company, you will be decreasing your self confidence.

    Advice to Management

    No advise as they can't think from employee's angle.


  9. "Sales Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company, more then just a number
    Trusted and given a long leash to succeed

    Cons

    Factory would not always listen to sales team on what to build next, or not put enough man hours behind it.

    Marketing department was too large and did their own thing without sales knowledge

    Advice to Management

    More trust in your customer facing front line people


  10. "anritsu"

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

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    not fast growing and flexible


  11. "Love this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Specialist in Morgan Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Specialist in Morgan Hill, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really a very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Always no negative comments to this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


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