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CommScope Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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CommScope President & CEO Marvin (Eddie) S. Edwards, Jr
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  • Immature people with zero work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management seemed to lack direction (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Best corporate job so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kind coworkers, calm work environment, quality service and products.

    Cons

    None. I just have a five word minimum to enter.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage cross-training, and keep doing what you're doing.


  2. "Has the potential to be a better work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CommScope full-time

    Pros

    Most employees were friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Management has not a clue. Culture is dated, punch clocks

    Advice to Management

    Leadership & Management and People skills courses needed


  3. "Do Not Work Here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Office work is easy and pays more than the plant

    Cons

    Immature Boss
    HR is a joke and laughs at you when you have a problem
    No maintenance
    Worst communication in the world
    No advancement route for people with actual skills
    They only promote people they can control and that have no forward thinking skills
    Terrible file system on the servers
    Overly secretive on trivial things that employees need to know about their job

    Advice to Management

    Get it together before you have no employees to disregard and mistreat.


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  5. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401K
    Semi-Competitive Salaries
    Global Company
    Work From Home

    Cons

    Outdated Practices
    Micro-Management
    No horizontal movement within departments


  6. "Looks great from outside but leadership needs to be changed in manufacturing ."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good 401k . Good 401 k , good 401 k , Good 401 k , good 401 k , good 401 k

    Cons

    Lot of vintage people , approx 90% .
    Senior management assess you with forced ratings .

    Which means you were assess on criteria which doesn't applicable to you .

    Advice to Management

    Please change your policies or you will loose quality employees.


  7. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CommScope full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture, flat structure

    Cons

    very good integrity, no cons


  8. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CommScope full-time

    Pros

    A company that really cares about their employees, offers good health coverage, good benefits, running short programs to help employees with health issues like weight loss, exercise etc.

    Cons

    Its a big company and the bureaucracy and the need to all (40000+ employees) to conform to one standard is sometimes too much

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the performance/goals 3rd party software (something like DirectConnect).


  9. "Principal Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CommScope full-time

    Pros

    Challenging design projects and support services are abundant.

    Cons

    Direction for product design fluctuates too frequently.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Sales Manager"

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

    Pros

    The Sales function is highly motivated and supported with learning tools themes "The CommScope Selling Methodology".

    The organization is quite big on "selling the Commscope way" and encourages the sales teams to keep the focus on being the customers' source of trusted advisory.

    Cons

    Not many cons but for one who is intent on rapid growth opportunities, there are not too many exposures or encouragements within the system to achieve rapid growth.

    Advice to Management

    Implement career enhancement as an elaborate structure within the team management strategies


  11. "Production planner/ buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Planner/Buyer
    Former Employee - Planner/Buyer

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

    Pros

    Nice system and good people

    Cons

    Profits are more important than people



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