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"Think twice: long hours, turnaround with lots of problems, questionable chances of survival."

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Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Dimas, CA
Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Dimas, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

New management has taken over. If you are willing to put in long hours for the limited chance of turning this company around and the options / rewards that may entitle you to then go ahead.

Cons

Very long hours focusing on latest fire drill instead of the core problems. Basic systems and processes are broken or non-existent. Example: did a very poor job of implementing SAP. One year later still can't get the most basic information out of it correctly. Senior management was very short term oriented.

Advice to Management

Need to focus more on day to day operations, controls, systems and processes. Need to focus more on the long term and limit what you do (find a niche) but do it well.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great product category but no vision in management"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing in San Dimas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can work in one of the hottest product categories in consumer electronics. This makes it possible to be involved in "what's next".

    Cons

    Management can't see the true opportunities or a successful differentiated business model from what other competitors are doing. Most who work in managment are consumer electronics job jumpers who have never really had to come up with something novel on their own. As a result, most steer the company down the same paths as a dozen other industries. This has lead the company away from high margin, low competition markets to low margin, high competition markets. The problem is that the latest direction doesn't make any money. They can't figure out why and what to do next.

    Advice to Management

    See beyond the basic core markets. In the end, no one will make money there.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Just OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People were great, even though management wasn't.

    Cons

    The money and product were poorly managed.

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