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Elma Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "Growing company with a focus on technology and suporting customers needs."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - President
    Current Employee - President
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership position in the harsh environment sector of the Embedded Computing market. High quality switches. Capable, hardworking employee's.

    Cons

    High change & demanding work environment that can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and address employee concerns.


  2. "Not a place for a talented and ambitious person."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You practically have to commit a capital crime to lose your job at Elma.

    Cons

    Senior management micromanages all facets of life. Pay is 40% less than industry standards. No chance for meaningful advancement. Medical insurance and benefits are bare bones. Key employees are starting to leave because of low pay and a frustrating work environment. A 3% - 4% pay raise was just given to employees. This was the first pay raise in two years. Maybe it is time to do something.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their jobs. Every day does not have to be filled with emergencies. This is a result of bad management. Two key Vice Presidents are doing more harm than good. Changes need to be made.

  3. "Good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Administrator in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Administrator in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elma (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly laid back company that offered good benefits. Management and most coworkers were like family. Great work to life balance.

    Cons

    The company was not offering any raises at the time. Some coworkers got special treatment over others.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "ok for a young person"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Specialist in Manteca, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Specialist in Manteca, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elma (More than a year)

    Pros

    its a job but they do not care enough about the employees especially in Lathrop. Not much of a career opportunity

    Cons

    the people who run the company don't care Lathrop is like the redheaded step child we get all the work and none of the credit. Lathrop is treated like crap compared to Fremont

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees better


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Run away, run far away"

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

    Pros

    Strong technology and engineering capabilities in a niche marketplace, Elma could become influential and a leader if it could overcome its own myopia.

    Cons

    Certain sacred entities exist within the organization that no one dares challenge, even with evidence to the contrary. It's like trying to explain that the world is round when some management employees have decided the world is flat. Nothing will change their minds. Nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve.