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Crestron Electronics Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Their products and the technology used is cutting edge" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Great place to use and learn about automation technology" (in 8 reviews)

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

  • "there are a few, however, name one company that does not have growing pains" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Firmware engineer"

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

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Advanced technology, interesting work, good life balance

    Cons

    Lower payment compared to peer companies
    401k is not that good also


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Crestron in Plano, Texas"

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

    I worked at Crestron Electronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was free sodas then they bought Kiosk in and started to charge people for the sodas.

    Cons

    Management needs People Skill 101 class. They let some very good people go from the company, I was told from management that EEOC had to get involved for racism, shows favoritism by not allowing any people of color to be promoted, they smile in your face but plot to get rid of you for lesser pay employee amount to pay them , you where multiple hats- they treat it like a Call Center & you doing Engineering work that they don't know how to do. I'm still there but looking for another job!

    Advice to Management

    Quit Hating on others! Jealous

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Declining by degrees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still the leading innovator in end-to-end residential and workplace technology. Long time, dedicated and loyal employees are like family. But...

    Cons

    ...the old family is thinning. Hiring upper levels from outside has won favor over internal promotion. CEO thinks he is the world’s greatest businessman (he is good, no doubt) but he has absolutely atrocious leadership skills. The cult of personality visionaries are all dead, gone, or silent these days. It’s a vacuum of inspiration. If you work anywhere other than HQ, be prepared to be considered a second rate citizen CFO sets ridiculous growth goals ignoring intelligently prepared forecasts. Keeps the carrots just out of reach. CEO is impatient and impetuous. He’ll make sweeping changes at the beginning of the fiscal. Those changes take six months to ring out leaving everyone scrambling to meet goals towards the end of the next fiscal; invariably falling short. Rinse, repeat the next year. Everyone is growing quite tired of the fire drills. CEO accepts zero ownership for not meeting his own targets. He’s a one-trick pony who only knows how to berate and blame the smartest and hardest working sales team in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Time for Randy to retire. He deserves a giant hunk of money for growing the company. But it’s time. His tenure is quickly fermenting.


  4. "Returns Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Good People, Friendly work atmosphere in the warehouse

    Cons

    Barely above minimum wage pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep it cool


  5. "Needs a lot of improvement, especially in middle management"

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

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

    Pros

    Starting pay, Fellow level employees

    Cons

    Middle Management
    Micro-Management
    PTO and sick days combined
    High cost of health insurance

    Advice to Management

    Remove middle management position, relating to Field work
    Encourage and support employees to be able to communicate freely with their respective managers
    Provide better customer service


  6. Helpful (1)

    "overworked, low pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing people to work with

    Cons

    underpaid to do 2 person job

    Advice to Management

    treat employees better for what they are worth


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Supposedly stable. Not a lot of engineering companies in this area.

    Cons

    No bonus. No career future. Health insurance is very very expensive. You can think is as a long-term contract job.

  8. "Decent Job"

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

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    They make a great product. They have some great people working for them.

    Cons

    Ideas get shot down without even getting to the executive team who should hear them.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees a way to share ideas directly with CEO.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work required to move up"

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

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

    Pros

    Growth is possible. If you go above and beyond you will be rewarded via recognition. With enough recognition, upper management will have an easier time to promote you or give you raise.

    Cons

    Your value is only as good as what your immediate manager can sell to the upper management.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of talent that have tremendous potential to make huge differences and improve the already established processes. There are many that are so eager and willing to do so much for the department and company, however, they are limited by their immediate management which may not agree to the ideas or proactive approaches that are trying to be exhibited. Growth in some departments are hampered by the old way of doing things. Managers need to evolve and adapt.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A fair review"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, good technology, good engineers

    Cons

    High stress environment, Short sighted technical decisions, devoid of process, no specifications

    Advice to Management

    Improve process and specification to make R&D efficient. Treat engineers like innovators and not like farm live stock.


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