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"Once a great company to work, now average"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Process Engineer in Beaverton, OR
Former Employee - Process Engineer in Beaverton, OR
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Tektronix full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Most employees are top rate in their professions, the caliber of people, the complexity of the work, and business processes make it a stimulating place to work.

Cons

The finance side of the business and Danaher business practices drive the business TOTALLY. Over the years as a manager I lost ability to control my own budget, invest in or sufficiently develop my employees, or to be informed adequately about the business performance and management actions.

Advice to Management

Walk the floor, get out and about, be seen. Look up from the spreadsheets. Losing market share to the competition is because your strategy for managing the product portfolio and employees has been poorly executed and is unsustainable.

Other Employee Reviews for Tektronix

  1. "Possibilities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, campus is wonderful, work-life balance works well and there are very smart people

    Cons

    No design center, marketing designs products, no customer feedback loop. Some RIP

    Advice to Management

    Build a design center with an actual design vision and focus.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Coworkers and Challenging Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Tektronix has an amazing amount of engineering depth. There are people who are world renowned experts in their area sitting in the cube down the hall. My coworkers are friendly, supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    Danaher and senior Tektronix management doesn't seem to understand that Tektronix designs & builds technology for technologists. Danaher is all about creating efficiency, not about creating technology. Vision about technology is sorely lacking in senior management. Tek needs a technologist with vision to lead the company. Sadly the right people for the job have either left on their own or have been let go because they don’t easily fit into the Danaher mold. That doesn’t bode well for Tektronix maintaining market leadership.


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