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Arecont Vision Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  1. "Fast Paced, Hard Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arecont Vision full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The owners care that their employees are treated fairly and rewarded for their work. When the company is going well, employees are treated well too. Salaries are very competitive.

    Cons

    Benefits have been somewhat reduced. Growth has slowed. Not a company for people who do not give 100% into their job. You really have to dig in and contribute in order to do well here.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Group of Employees in every department.

    Cons

    Senior and Mid Level Management do not treat the employees well. They disrespect the employees. Management is often seen walking around using bad language towards the employees. Family life is not respected. Employees are expected to work longer hours.

    Advice to Management

    Respect goes a long way.


  3. "Sales Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arecont Vision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great innovative technology. You are in control of your own success. Excellent products for solving customer needs. Management is very involved and open to suggestions keeping the company ahead of the competition.

    Cons

    Many competitors like to try and challenge us. Travel covering your territory. You have to know the technology as many times it is just you with the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people. The team at Arecont Vision is awesome!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Arecont is a great, challenging place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arecont Vision (More than a year)

    Pros

    Going into the office everyday not knowing what to expect is the best thing about working at Arecont Vision as the security industry in general is in a state of constant flux. The staff runs very lean, so there is always a great deal of work to be tackled, but management generously acknowledges and praises those who go above and beyond.

    Cons

    Lack of a formal process in other departments often makes it a struggle to get things done as smoothly as one would like, but the company is still in a start-up mode.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Rapidly Expanding Company on the Leading Edge of its Industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arecont Vision full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Arecont Vision has done a quite a number of things right and continues to do so. They've been ahead of the curve in megapixel technology since launching of the company, and are able to lay claim to numerous industry firsts. Much of this is thanks to an impressive engineering team that is well respected by the owners of the company who also both have doctorates in engineering. Arecont Vision's panoramics and multi-sensor IP cameras in particular are driving the megapixel surveillance industry forward, especially with hot products like its versatile multi-sensor SurroundVideo Omni that can be customized by users.

    Though Arecont Vision is becoming a larger company fast, it still retains a small business feel where its seems everyone knows everyone with minimal drama. Most employees are down-to-earth, friendly, and build each other up, giving Arecont Vision a relatively positive and laid-back work environment.

    The headquarters is located in Glendale, California, benefiting from the great weather you'd expect from Southern California, with very close proximity to Downtown Los Angeles and walkable proximity to many great amenities right in Downtown Glendale.

    The owners of Arecont Vision at times generously reward the entire company with major company vacation trips and sometimes monthly profit sharing to show their appreciation when sales exceed the set revenue goals for the company.

    Cons

    The company has grown so fast that some aspects of the company still function much like a small business. For example, there is sometimes bottlenecking in approval processes. Thankfully much of this has begun to change for the better, but there is still work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    The more trust you put into your employees to do a good job, the better the results you're likely to get in return.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Start up grows into a company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arecont Vision full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having worked with Arecont over the last few years, I have been able to see it grow and transition. It is a very fast pace environment with new products and technology. I have been able to grow my position into a management position but it took a few years.

    Cons

    The company was a startup and sometimes acts like one still. Sometimes it takes multiple visits and recommendations before action is taken on new ideas and innovations.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your employees and past history.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arecont Vision full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary with profit sharing. Great benefit package and PTO.

    Cons

    great presure on meeting sale target.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Negative Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is profitable

    Cons

    This company holds a very negative environment. Its starts at the top with the executives and trickles down through management and continues until everyone is unhappy.
    Employees are unwilling to help each other. Many departments are unwilling to take their share in the work, causing other departments to have to step up to get the job done.
    It is common to hear executives/managers/supervisors yell at employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it professional. Yelling and harassing employees is not going to get you anything but a high turnover rate.
    Encourage your employees to grow both personally and professionally by providing them the tools they need to succeed.
    Promote your employees to new positions and opportunities within the company.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Limited Career Options"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arecont Vision full-time

    Pros

    Lots of nice, friendly people working in the office. Interesting technology.

    Cons

    Negative work environment, lots of longer term employees seem bitter and unhappy. Overtime and extra unpaid work is to be expected if you are salaried with career options and growth being limited. Working long hours does not equal career growth.

    Upper management would prefer to hire from outside rather than promoting and growing talent from within. Why fix something that isn't broken seems to be the thought process.

    An underlying problem is the company's quick growth without proper structure in place to support the growth. Basic things like reviews, compensation evaluation, goals and career growth are non-existent. Overall, not bad if you need a paycheck but not a place to grow your career.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and value their contributions, provide more opportunities for career growth. Give employees a reason to care and be loyal aside from a paycheck.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "No room for growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has leading technology in the market

    Cons

    Negative work culture, negative work environment, management if VERY negative. Employees are expected to work over time without compensation. Employees are seen as "not having enough work" if they leave within 8 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage employees. Remember, people quit their boss not their jobs.


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