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Echelon Corporation Reviews

Updated February 11, 2017
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Echelon Corporation Chairman & CEO Ron Sege
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Turning it around - shocked to see all the negativity in Glassdoor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Echelon Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I'm a bit shocked to see so many disgruntled folks who still work there. If you don't believe in it, why are you still working there?

    Anyway, company's going through a massive turnaround and making the right bets. Losses have been contained. Technology is solid and new IOT markets very are promising. Spending a lot on R&D for a company this size and retooled the Salesforce for new markets.

    Cons

    As with any turnaround, there's a lot of work and heavy lifting needed from everyone. New markets are still developing so lots of uncertainties buts that's to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    Management could do a better job or relaying the strategy and progress to employees.


  2. "Lost cause"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Echelon Corporation full-time

    Pros

    It's a paycheck, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Excessive negative politics, constantly terminating and losing talent. Very limited R&D$. CEO remains and collects $M bonus despite revenue and staff reduction of >50%, stock reverse split to avoid being delisted from Nasdaq. Current marketing and sales not winning new business. V. wealthy Board members don't seem to care ..

    Advice to Management

    Replace CEO, massive culture change needed

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Echelon = Titanic"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Echelon Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not sure if there are any. I have a job - I guess that's good. Still getting a paycheck.

    Cons

    Worst company I've ever worked for. A total bore to work at and you can just tell employees currently here just don't care anymore. I give us till the end of the year. How this company is still around is a big mystery to me.

    Advice to Management

    You need to pull a 180 and fast!!! You need to fire everyone here now and start fresh. No one here cares anymore and it shows. We can start with the CEO getting the boot.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexibility to work out own schedules were a plus. People there were nice

    Cons

    Upper management ran the company to the ground. The let go of a lot of good people.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Contract Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Contract Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Echelon Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are passionate, excitable and innovative. Such a great environment!

    Cons

    Haven't found any problems yet. Well, maybe they could keep milk in the fridge (instead of creamer) for those of us watching our fat intake ;)


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Echelon Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Core technology (LonWorks) is solid and still viable, and a few loyal employees from the "old times" who still care about customers, though the number dwindles ever day.

    Cons

    Pathetic management who cares nothing about employees or customers! Sege is just milking the OEM business and foolishly bought a crappy little lighting controls company and is betting the farm on it. What a joke!

    Advice to Management

    Leave!! Do the remaining employees a huge favor and just go. And while you're at it, try to find a little integrity and honor along the way.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Echelon Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great technologies at least in the past.

    Cons

    Very low morale, management direction changes frequently and don't care about employees or customers.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Horror Show"

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    Former Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Give me a minute--nope can't think of anything that is good about this company. It used to be amazing, but management has gutted the soul and what's left is a corporate zombie.

    Cons

    The present management is really just sucking the life out of their performance contracts. They no longer interact with employees. They generally avoid coming in to the office.

    No one has been promoted from within. There are no opportunities; no raises; nothing fun to do.

    Advice to Management

    Just leave. There are other people out there who can offer a fresh vision and direction for a company with significant problems but employees who have not lost hope.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Happy life"

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    Former Employee - Quality and Reliability Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Quality and Reliability Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People are very good to work with.

    Cons

    Utility business is very hard to make money.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Definitely don't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some really great people working there that are passionate about their jobs.

    Cons

    The management is terrible, CEO is running the company into the ground. Moral is really bad and perks are mostly long gone.


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