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Econolite Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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  1. "Company changing"

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

    I worked at Econolite full-time

    Pros

    They originally treated all employees as family, looking out for them.

    Cons

    The new management is changing the structure and company model


  2. "Great Place"

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

    I worked at Econolite full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment that allows a lot of room to grow.

    Cons

    Great minds don't always make great leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more leadership training prior to promoting.

  3. "Not what they used to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Econolite full-time

    Pros

    Some really good products and great people to work with

    Cons

    It used to have a great big family kind of feel where management really cared about the little guys that helped make the wheels turn and the motto was "Work Hard, Have Fun and Make Money". Now it's just "Work Harder and Do More with Less".


  4. "A nice place to work with friendly people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I definitely consider my time at Econolite to be a positive experience. As long as you do good work, show up when you are supposed to, and be honest, management will respect you and compensate you fairly.

    Cons

    Red tape often stops work from getting done, but I guess that happens everywhere.


  5. "Econolite is the best company I've ever worked for!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications (Mechanical) Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications (Mechanical) Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Econolite is without a doubt the best company I've ever worked for!!!! I'm a mechanical engineer and I've had 6 other engineering positions throughout the past decade and Econolite is the best employer I've ever had. The culture there is so laid back, but productive. When a mistake is made people don't even ask who made the mistake, just simply "how do we fix this." The culture trickles down from the owner and president to everyone else. The owner, Mike Doyle, and the president genuinely care about all their employees and they're really big on the work life balance. And the owner is not only one of the nicest people I've ever met, but he's actually a lawyer so he's highly intelligent. They even offer internal programs to help their employees grow into future positions, like management. I've never worked for a company where everyone there was actually happy and not stressed out. But that's the great side effect of not pointing fingers when mistakes are made, I do NOT believe anyone there thinks their job is in jeopardy b/c as long as you show up to work and just try to do good your job is secure. And my direct boss, Ryan Bullock, was extremely nice, easy to get along with, and intelligent. Never once did he micro manage me or make me feel inadequate. As long as I did my work he was happy. And it was convenient having a engineering manager/director that had a background in mechanical ad electrical engineering since I only know mechanical and the product line is mainly electronics.

    In final, if you have a chance to work for this company I highly advise you do b/c not only will you be able to achieve something great in the traffic control industry, but you will probably sleep good at night, have plenty of time for outside activities, and just be generally happy and stress-free.

    Cons

    The only con for me was the drive. I wish I would of just moved closer vs. quitting like I did, but I had personal reasons to stay at my current residence. And even when I quit the owner, president, and my boss were all still very nice and truly wished me the best.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to keep doing what you're doing.


  6. "Interesting Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family Culture, new technology, innovative

    Cons

    Non-competitive benefits / pay, repetitive work

    Advice to Management

    Time for new ideas and new people


  7. "Fine"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty laid-back, everyone seems nice

    Cons

    Seems like lots of hoops to jump through to get anything done

  8. "Great industry for the future"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited growth potential for both the industry and your career. Great family environment that encourages self-starters to thrive.

    Cons

    Long company history has Econolite in somewhat of a home brew status quo. However new CEO will likely improve this.


  9. "There are few companies like it anymore"

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

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

    Pros

    Econolite is one of those last few companies that still treats its employees like family members. That by itself makes it very unique. Econolite has its struggles and it's not perfect, but if your attitude is that a career is about doing your best and helping your company to become better, rather than just about getting what you can (money, benefits, etc.) then Econolite is a good company. Econolite is part of a pretty small industry, but it's one of the biggest players in that pond.

    Cons

    Econolite's building isn't in the great shape. Hopefully there will come a time where the company will upgrade its facilities. The benefits are okay, for a company its size, but bigger companies will have a bigger selection of health plans and stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to modernize its environment while maintaining its culture.


  10. "A Nice Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Founded and established over 80 years ago, it is still a privately held firm where you will find the owner of the company and the COO strolling the halls throughout the office building each morning, welcoming everyone to work and asking them how they’re doing! In addition, the company offers a comparable salary and benefits package, as well as unheard of amenities such as a summer company picnic (for the employee and their family members) and a formal holiday party.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons. There is nowhere on this earth that is paradise; if you're looking for that, I'm here to tell you that you're not going to find it anywhere in this world. This is work; not play. This is real life; not cartoon time with your mommy as you eat animal crackers. Buck up! It's a tough world. No one owes you anything; you owe yourself the respect and commitment to your life to dedicate yourself to doing the best job you can and not worrying about anyone or anything around you. Period. Entitlement is NOT owed to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    From senior management keeping the employees constantly updated with news about the company in all aspects, to “lunch and learn” sessions where doctors and nutritional experts host brief seminars, to constant training and mentoring at all levels, an enormous amount of effort is placed on making each employee feel engaged in all we do. In a word, we are respected, for not only what we do for the company, but for who we are in the company. Our own opinion is not only sought; it is considered. Thank you.


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