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"Let's face it, a company is about people, and these people are smart and successful, making it a great place to work."

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Current Employee - Professional Person in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Professional Person in Oakland, CA
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Pros

The offices are all pretty small so no matter where you work you feel like you are part of a small company. We sell a great product which is really fun to talk about and demonstrate. Expectations are high and that is why our results have always been so good.

Cons

Some people are disappointed because the owners are not perceived as generous (no match on the 401k) but the sales compensation plans are very generous. It really depends on how you define generous and what is important to you.
The people who don't succeed here are the ones who fight the culture. We are growing and changing and some people cannot cope with that. It really just boils down to knowing yourself, what work environment is good for you, then go find it. If the expectations seem high, you have to step up and do better. If you don't *want* to do better, you are in the wrong company.

Advice to Management

The only advice I would have given to management is to loosen the reins a bit - three owners cannot directly supervise over 100 employees in two countries - but they just announced some internal promotions and new manager openings so we were very happy to see that change.

Hawk Ridge Systems Response

May 10, 2014 – HR Manager

The structure of the company has completely changed in the past two years. Many of our team members have been promoted into management roles as we build the infrastructure to support our growth. It ... More

Other Employee Reviews for Hawk Ridge Systems

  1. "Freedom to excel and progress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hawk Ridge Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, empowerment, encouragement, knowledgeable leadership and co-workers, friendly atmosphere.

    An employee can find a place to fit if they are not happy. They can make their own path, as long as it aligns well, which is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Disconnected. Because of the flexibility, and the sheer amount of work that needs to be done, there seem to be pockets of people either working on the same thing and/or struggling through issues on their own.

    Hawk Ridge Systems Response

    May 10, 2017 – HR Manager

    I love it when people understand that they also have a role to play in their career development. The people who get new opportunities here are the ones who are open to them and don't restrict their ... More


  2. "This is the worst company I ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get lunches bought for you sometimes, the product is good (they are a reseller of SolidWorks). They are one of three choices if a company wants SolidWorks so leads come in if a company requests a quote. They have a weak Halloween costume event for last 15 minutes of day once a year

    Cons

    Where to begin. The communication between departments is horrible. Old, dusty offices where they compiled random mismatching furniture where customers walk in and are the opposite of impressed. The owners are cheap and employees barely scratch by for the most part. Very negative culture and no deal is ever good enough. WEAK commissions for the industry. High turnover of sales reps and operations. The people are mostly rude and will often just slide things under the rug and pretend the don't exist as the customer continues to call in with a problem. Gets really embarrassing after talking with the customer with the lack of follow through. My life was awful when I worked here. Again worst job I ever had

    Advice to Management

    I wouldn't want to help this company by giving them my advice. The sentiment would never be reciprocated by Hawk Ridge if the situation was reversed. Flat out don't care about their employees...keep churning and burning through them

    Hawk Ridge Systems Response

    May 10, 2017 – HR Manager

    I am so sorry that was your experience. The ad.hawk team is working on process improvements and communications is a priority for all of us. Successful sales people average over six figures so we ... More

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