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Crestron Electronics Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Their products and the technology used is cutting edge (in 8 reviews)

  • opportunity to learn due to the challenging job (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Micro Management by upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • there are a few, however, name one company that does not have growing pains (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    fun projects, good people, good atmosphere

    Cons

    heavy stress, too much work


  2. "nice business model"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crestron Electronics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Terrific products, nice business model, for employees, reps, contractors, and customers.
    Flat organization. Engineering is innovative and gets a lot of respect.
    Employees care. Management doesn't expect people to work late. Nice place to work.

    Cons

    Not very uplifting to sell unnecessary baubles to wealthy people and organizations.
    High level managers routinely lie to President (Randy) who keeps the founder in the dark.
    Nepotism - although family members don't have much influence.

    Advice to Management

    Randy - ask people 2-3 levels down (WITHOUT your direct reports present) the real headcount and what people actually do. You will be surprised.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Project Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rockleigh, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rockleigh, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great reputation to the outside world in terms of innovation and flexibility. On the A/V side, it has had a successful run as a provider of flexible systems that can support most needs. The commercial lighting side is growing at an extraordinary rate and expected to keep climbing in 2017.

    Cons

    Communication is almost non-existent between management and staff. Management makes decisions based on uneducated assumptions. Although not "officially" expected, some admins have been known to work until 5AM on weekends to try and catch up and early nights on the weekdays is 11PM. Employee titles are changed without notice and with total disregard of how it can affect your career and that of your colleagues within the organization and outside. There are no bonuses. Everyone gets 15 days of PTO after one year. This includes sick days and personal days.

    Advice to Management

    Success of a company should not only be based on numbers. Without its employees those numbers would be non-existent and the company will set itself up for less than adequate results. Adding a gym and a healthcare office is not enough to boost moral. The feeling of been dispensable is spreading through some areas. Convincing your staff across the board that they are valuable while treating them as such will increase efficiency. It will provide not only great company numbers but also a reputation that the organization is a great place to work at, perhaps even a family oriented place.


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  5. "A/V Tech Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good salary
    -great team
    -big company resources (expenses, travel, etc)

    Cons

    -awful location
    -HQ in NJ out-of-touch with local offices
    -inflexible work hours


  6. "Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging fast paced constantly growing company. Great Products, Fantastic people,

    Cons

    Heavy workload, small number of personnel in this department compared to R&D Engineering.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place To Learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Lewisville, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crestron Electronics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots to learn. Once you have worked here for a year, you will have good skills.

    Cons

    Since the founder died, HR had taken over abdel the security we all used to believe we had from a very caring company is gone. It's just not the sane company

    Advice to Management

    Slow down with the changes since the founder left abdel communicate to the employees why the changes are happening and what the goals are.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "great technology company but lacks direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    forward-thinking company that has cutting edge technology. The employees are generally nice and good to work with.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance combined with severe micromanagement makes everything stressful. There is no real direction and management of products is lacking. Somehow things get done....

    Advice to Management

    People need clear direction in order to be productive. Running in circles is not the best way to go.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Rockleigh, NJ
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Rockleigh, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crestron Electronics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good products, great customer service teams, clients are big fans of Crestron solutions, great campus and impressive showroom for entertaining clients.

    Cons

    No direction from management; can be a vulgar workplace environment (F bombs are the norm) , inconsistent messaging from management (Sr leadership with give you direction and middle management will tell you the exact opposite); very little feedback from middle management Very high turnover from sales, even the clients notice this. I would not recommend working for this company.

    Advice to Management

    They don't have the right middle management in place. How does a manager not run any appointments with a rep in person or via phone during his tenure? or no 1v1 meetings or direct contact for weeks at a time?


  10. "Senior Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rockleigh, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rockleigh, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Technology, people, architects and management
    #1 in sales for the domain they are in
    Stable secure company (some have worked there for 30+ years)
    tooling is decent, work life balance is good (flex schedule, some get to telework part time)
    fairly low stress compared to city jobs
    overall Benefits are OK (pay, vacation, healthcare, etc)

    Cons

    Healthcare is very expensive
    Distance from affordable housing is too far (Rockleigh office)
    Codebase includes quite a bit of legacy code meaning some requires older tools and all of that code is fragile

    Advice to Management

    Build software that scales. Invest in the software as well as the hardware.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Honest review from fellow employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockleigh, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most employees are nice to talk to and are more than willing to go the extra mile to help you with anything. The campus is always changing and internal management are constantly making building modifications to make the place nicer.

    Cons

    Few upper management think they are better than the employees when in actuality we are all just people, its just a job title. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Stop moving departments, it doesn't matter where someone sits as long as they are doing their job.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees. Take the time out of your life to make a difference in others lives by paying attention to their needs and concerns. Provide opportunities to advance and set goals to get where they need to go.


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