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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Can learn a lot but not really worth it for how hard they push you"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ETM Electromatic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn things and get hands on experience
    Nice people to work with for the most part

    Cons

    Many issues can come up during testing due to poor documentation or disconnect between engineering and production
    Lots of strict deadlines which can be stressful and management puts a lot of pressure to meet deadlines
    Old company so not the nicest facilities or lab equipment


  2. "Electronics Technician"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ETM Electromatic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people who are honest and friendly. Corporate culture (C3Com) is good in theory, but not practiced by new hire management.

    Cons

    They say they want you to take ownership of your projects/tasks but in reality micro-manage behind the scenes. Business is run like a widget manufacturing company instead of an engineering focused high-tech enterprise. Non-technical supervisors run the company.
    High turnover in mid and entry level employees due to non-competitive salary and raises.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good but needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ETM Electromatic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. The people are all friendly and always willing to help.
    2. A large variety of work.
    3. Good communications between management and workers.

    Cons

    1. The place is messy and not very well organized.
    2. There is a lot of wasted time - time wasted looking for tools, test equipment, & supplies, because of lack of organization in the build & test areas, and time wasted on overly complex machines and features that do not add value to the customer.
    3. Much of the equipment and processes are old and outdated, and there is not much innovation.

    Advice to Management

    1. ETM needs to adopt lean principles company-wide in order to reduce waste and improve efficiency. Good organization not only makes the place look better, it improves efficiency and thus lowers cost.
    2. ETM needs to define its core competencies and focus its efforts in these areas. This is where the company adds the most value to it products and it what makes it stand out from the competitors. The company should not take on projects that do not fit in with the core competencies, since they never make money and do not add to the skill-set of the company, and they only take resources away from the core competencies making those areas weaker.
    3. Management needs to listen better to engineers and production staff, and ask their opinions before taking on new projects. These are the people that are involved in the actual design and production of equipment, and their predictions of a products success are almost always more accurate than those of management.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Electronics Technician"

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    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ETM Electromatic (More than a year)

    Pros

    overtime pay, highly technical environment, worked with some very good people

    Cons

    a lot of overtime means a lot of weekends working


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nice working environment, very friendly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours
    very friendly management
    great teamwork
    taught me about commitment and self-management

    Cons

    some cons are:
    opportunity for advancement is slow
    chance of getting a good raise is low
    sometimes felt like there each department is their own team


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of Senior Management Competence"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible hours.

    Lines of communication with management are open (but see below).

    Compensation is better than average.

    Company is dedicated to "green" living both at work and home.

    Cons

    Senior management has misguided ideas of what it takes to make the company successful.

    While management listens, it's usually their way or the highway so little is done regarding concerns if not agreed with.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded to the ideas and thoughts of those who work at ETM.

    Concentrate on ETM's strengths and stop pursuing markets where they have no experience.


  7. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Learn everything engineers should know

    Cons

    You have to do everything

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire more people