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Crestron Electronics CEO Randy Klein
Randy Klein
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "Truly a great place for interns to develop their skills(in 9 reviews)

  • "Highly competitive company filled with smart people who work their tails off(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Micro Management by upper management(in 8 reviews)

  • "It's telling when almost no one retires from a company of its size, meaning there are very few long careers associated with the place(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Applications Engineer Plano Texas

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Awesome people, great products, strong management, ez work to life balance

    Cons

    Changes or implementing change can be difficult at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, more training for support folks easier access to knowledge base in engineering.

  2. Helpful (1)

    worked here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Crestron Electronics

    Pros

    the co workers are great to work with

    Cons

    some managers should not be managers

  3. Helpful (4)

    A lumbering dinosaur that has failed to evolve into the 21 century - Dilbert workplace

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rockleigh, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Crestron Electronics full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    They have dumbed-down software engineering to such and extent, that you can achieve your assigned sprint tasks by Tuesday afternoon. All challenging work is sent overseas to cheaper labor pools.

    Cons

    Crestron sells low quality out of date technology, backed with half baked software. I have never worked anywhere where the staff are more depressed, beaten down, and simply dying to leave. Most have lost the will to be create, probably because only senior management is allowed to be creative. if you seek advancement you will be faced with "Dead man's shoes" because that is not your place.

    Advice to Management

    Dilbertesque mis-management needs to get out of the way of engineers, stop trying to micro manage projects, and tap the creativity of its talent pool. In the age of the internet protocols, no one cares about outdated Crestron protocols and the overprices equipment they run on. I predict this company will collapse under the weight of its technical debt, when faced with an onslaught of cheaper integrated products.

  4. Helpful (3)

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Friendly people who want to get the job done and good medical insurance.

    Cons

    Lousy raises and bonus plan. Also terrible PTO policy

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with your communications and goals .

  5. Helpful (1)

    My time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics

    Pros

    Good product from the company

    Cons

    Scare tactic style of management

  6. Great Experience in Firmware Engineering

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crestron Electronics for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked as a Firmware Engineering intern for a summer at Crestron. The company culture is great, and they provide a lot of autonomy within your position. They give you interesting and fulfilling projects to work on, and allow for a lot of freedom is sampling different roles within the company.

    Cons

    Low pay for interns relative to other companies. This used to be offset by housing arrangements, but that is no longer provided.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your interns better, or give them temporary housing for the internship. $14 an hour is barely enough to cover living expenses, and less well-off interns find it challenging to afford to work here for the summer.

  7. Software Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Crestron Electronics

    Pros

    The people at Crestron are very helpful. Hours are pretty flexible. Crestron is trying to grow and has been growing a lot, so they are very motivated and willing to help each other. The products that they have are very cool and although I was pushed to do a lot of work, it was a great learning experience.

    Cons

    There seems to be some difficulty with mobility within the company. As an intern, the pay was a bit low.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Bad Environment

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crestron Electronics full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Pay is fair at the beginning. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Toxic management, do not care about the employees well being only getting the callas answered. Manager showing favoritism to a select few. Expecting more work responsibilities comparable to a Level 2 agent without an increase in pay. Increasing insurance cost and decreasing benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Get a true work life balance policy in place that does not bundle all paid time off into one bucket. Do not penalize your employees when they take time off due to illness, or death of a family member. Also give fair pay increases to cover the rising cost of insurance and decrease in benefit amounts. By not doing so your employees are taking home less money each year. The company also needs to be profit sharing with...

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  9. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are likable, job pays decently with good insurance, and nice location for Plano. Management is knowledgeable and promoted based on merit. Work hours are flexible and good for any schedule.

    Cons

    Work requires extreme attention to detail. Overtime for later shifts is frequent. Communication with clients can be frustrating due to complicated nature of the work.

    Advice to Management

    More donuts. More test equipment. Better quality chairs and desks.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Mixed messages

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Crestron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Good way to pick up tech knowledge quickly.

    Cons

    Very stressful, volatile work environment.

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