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"antiquated technology, low growth operation"

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Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Beaverton, OR
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Beaverton, OR
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

+ proximity to dining options & movie theater
+ learn about kaizens
+ one end of campus (near Nike & Comcast) is well cared for
+ after hours fight club

Cons

- leadership pipleine blocked up with middle managers lacking panache, foresight & market insight
- executives are trying to drive growth with dull tools
- outdated technology tools and underfunded R&D limit organic growth
- low-quality benefits & perks for employees so Tek is unable to attract/retain top technical talent
- too isolated from real-world

Advice to Management

- Design tools: uninspired product portfolio --- listen to customers & stop developing test gear for Tek engineers;
business needs to develop a revolutionary position on electronic test & execute

- SSO: sensible choice to form a services division, hope SSO does something besides equipment calibration, field maintenance, and leasing

- CSO: decades of under-investment have resulted in an undifferentiated market position and reliance on 2-3 customers; CEO ignoring this atrophied arm which has become non-strategic for Tek; need to replace execs who have failed to position company for growth; need to acquire some leading components/technology companies in 2011 to feed the instrument business

- Other: need to add custom test set development at Tek & Keithley for growth and to appease strategic customers!

Other Employee Reviews for Tektronix

  1. Helpful (3)

    "RUN! This is NOT a good place to work if you intend to have any kind of life outside of the job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay level, good location. Fairly modern technology. That is all I can think of at the moment, and that is thinking hard.

    Cons

    I had the worst time of my career working there. The Tektronix Communications group located in Texas is the result of a badly executed acquisition. Their product is poorly supported and way overpriced, so the few customers left are very unhappy. Management wants you to spend days, nights and weekends working, they call it a "high performing team". PM turover is huge. AVOID! If I had known what I know now I would have taken another job for a few dollars less easily and avoid the terrible experiece.

    Advice to Management

    Notice how many valuable people you are loosing, how can that be good for the company?


  2. "Old and New culture hard to mingle"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Beaverton, OR
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay. Easy work, you were stereotyped into your job and there was no way out. If you did a job good there was no hope for moving up.

    Cons

    Too many primadonna's riding the shirt tail of their old manager protecting them for their ignorance.

    Advice to Management

    ride the wave

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