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CommScope Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  • Work/life balance here was excellent (in 9 reviews)

  • They pay and benefits are great, but will not make up for the complete lack of work life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "A Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician/Auditor in Catawba, NC
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician/Auditor in Catawba, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Atmosphere, Management has an open door policy

    Cons

    Typical workplace politics, Not as transparent and should be.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Territory sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Pacifica, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Pacifica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Broad product solutions. Tip tier manufacturer. Global manufacturing for international customers. Global sales support. Full wired and wireless solutions. Fantastic company to grow until Carlyle take over.

    Cons

    Unfocused sales strategy. Inability to align culture wars with acquisitions. Massive inefficiencies with sales structure. Inability for management to base strategy on street level realities. Loss of internal innovation replaced by acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your culture wars before they become viral. Align product solutions through internal sales channels regardless of sandbox disruption.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Focused on econmonics & scale"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Plainfield, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Plainfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CommScope (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has great scale and industry momentum by which to leverage. There are multiple functional support systems in place to help potentially pull from when addressing process or solution needs.

    Cons

    The company is primarily focused on building economic value for its investors by acquiring businesses and cutting costs afterwards. The employees struggles to communicate cross functionally. There appears to be sense of groupthink in place undermining independent thinking and creativity to problem solving.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the company culture, communications effectiveness across vertical functional areas and assess leadership skills to ensure accountability, independent thinking and a focus on customer problem solving is emphasized over internal political protectionism.


  4. "Cable Associate C"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Cable Associate C in Burnham, IL
    Former Employee - Cable Associate C in Burnham, IL

    Pros

    It was full time work.

    Cons

    Closed manufacturing in IL and lost job.


  5. "IT Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CommScope (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back-no micromanaging here. Nice corporate office

    Cons

    Very cheap. Tight with money. Very low salaries

    Advice to Management

    Promote in house


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some colleagues are good .
    Good projects

    Cons

    Lack of agility in projects.
    Seniors consider it a burden if help is sought . Not friendly colleagues
    Politics starts once business is bad and redirected to low level employees
    Old style functioning and some unqualified managers

    Advice to Management

    Old boys club


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture of the company is upstanding.

    Cons

    Management team is some business units silo themselves from the individual contributors.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Accounting"

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

    Pros

    None to mention about the company

    Cons

    All jobs moving down south

    Advice to Management

    Work with everyone


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Old fashioned."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of people want to see change.
    Co-workers for the most part are nice.

    Cons

    Very set in their ways despite it being trickled down from the top that the company needs to change. "Old" workforce - a large number of people are baby boomers and have either retired within the last year or will be retiring in the next 1-2 years. They prefer internal promotions over external hiring, even if it means the person isn't the most qualified. Benefits are terribly expensive, plus to get the discount you have to be a member of Humana Vitality and reach a certain level. I pay for just myself what a friend pays for herself and her children. Everyone knows everyone kind of mentality so watch what you share since certain people will spread it around like wildfire. HR is joke except for the people in charge of the performance models. Pay is hardly competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in people who actually know what they're doing. You're a telecommunications company - get a telecommuting policy in place instead of "frowning upon it". Get some younger people through the doors. Consider relocating offices to attract more people. Promote a more flexible work schedule. This place needs to change or it's going to find itself without anyone to work here except the people that have been here 10+ years already. (The ones who are too afraid of change).


  10. "Excellent company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Co-workers, Flexible work schedule, Communication, Tuition Assistance Program, Management Team

    Cons

    Few Growth and Promotion Opportunities

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see more training and development opportunities for all employees interested


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