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Bourns Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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  1. "Global presence - small shop environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bourns full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to do a bit of everything

    Cons

    If you are not up for a challenge, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to see the IT department and information as a corporate asset and differentiator


  2. "Compliance Officer"

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    Former Employee - Contracts Officer in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Contracts Officer in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bourns (More than a year)

    Pros

    A mature, steady company that has been successful for a longtime. Excellent president.

    Cons

    Somewhat rigid middle management. PC is the thing to really watch out for.

  3. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at Bourns full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work for with lots of flexibility and the Management does not micro-manage employees.

    Cons

    A lot of over time is required to deal with the production of products over seas..

    Advice to Management

    Allow structured career path for career advancement.


  4. "manager"

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

    I worked at Bourns full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, no bureaucracy

    Cons

    Plant managers over controlling and not hearing middle management point of view


  5. "Working for Bourns Inc has been very educational to my career."

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am Sr Accountant and I have learned new accounting concepts and ways of how the world works accounting wise.

    Cons

    Bourns is too primative. They need to update the environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. "Old culture, not too much comfort at work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    they have been in the business for a long time, so they might know what they are doing

    Cons

    not even free coffee at work! they put a vending machine in the kitchen

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like your own family


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good experience, lots of freedom to implement ideas, experienced committed line staff, family environment"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Accountability comes with authority, experience and ideas are valued, people are eager to contribute their experience and there is NO politics or backbiting

    Cons

    Not a technology leader and reluctant to make investments, extremely conservative - not conducive to thinking big or out of the box

    Advice to Management

    Cannot have growth without investment and a clear strategy. People responsible for strategy need to be relieved to a large extent from the tactical duties so company can have a clear direction.

  8. "Grossly underpaid...."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many lifetime employees, most people willing to help, good benefits package compared to others, stable business

    Cons

    Management would rather bring in new outside employees rather then promote from within. Even promotions rarely match a decent salary for the industry. The environment is strict, structured, shirt and tie, many tiers of management

    Advice to Management

    The success of the company is the result of talent. You need to retain talented employees and reward them with raises on par with the industry and promotions rather then add another job hopper that will be gone in a year. With so many levels of management and structure, often talented employees are not recognized until they leave and there is a hole to fill.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Bourns - Good Pay, No Challenge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Janesville, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Janesville, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was good - the only problem was that they closed the plant in Janesville a few years after opening

    Cons

    Work is not challenging at all, the chances for advancement is quite low as the structure is quite horizontal in nature

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees the chance to do more R&D and take ownership of projects, and invest money in research and development


  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Quality in Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Quality in Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Private company, some good benefits

    Cons

    Small company, young blood could be helpful


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