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Crestron Electronics Reviews

Updated September 20, 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. "Validation Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Rockleigh, NJ
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Rockleigh, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is great and management has improved the quality of working in the past years.

    Cons

    Not that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Very good job in the past years


  2. Helpful (2)

    "How much is job security worth when they pay you like crap"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rockleigh, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rockleigh, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have had job security.

    Cons

    Management is narrow sighted. They don't care if other more senior employees bad work makes your job more difficult, they review you as if you had no obstacles at all to completing projects. Additionally they senior staff and management are not held to the same standards.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they actually deserve, rather than a small percentage raise on a low starting salary you convinced them to take straight out of college during a recession.

  3. "Junior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    It is a good place to work

    Cons

    None at this time


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Rockleigh, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Rockleigh, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Appears to have great products

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism across departments and poor leadership

    Advice to Management

    Try and treat employees with professionalism and respect


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Ruined by recent corporate cronyism"

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

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart and talented people that works here.

    Cons

    Recent obvious corporate cronyism/favoritism places testing above real product development. Don't get me wrong, testing is important, but when real product development have a hard time getting approval for expenses to do their job but testing is approved for anything and everything under the sun something is wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoring certain departments more than others! You will NOT have products to test if you keep depriving the engineering departments of what they need to do their jobs. Your testing buddies will NOT have jobs if there are no products to test. Randy/Fred, a lot of your engineers are getting fed up, it's time to make a correction before it's too late.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "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


  7. Helpful (11)

    "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.

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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


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