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"Rookie on an aging ball club"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The pay is good, and the benefits are average. Co-workers are really nice, but a majority of the personnel are aging, however this gives room for upward mobility as people retire from long held positions

Cons

The staff are mostly set in their ways and with a recent buyout by Danaher there is plenty of good old days syndrome to go around.

Advice to Management

Start bringing in new blood, stop hiring so many temporary employees. The company was obviously built on home grown talent and it is time to start that process again.

Other Employee Reviews for Tektronix

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Was great, now just OK"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is still doing very cutting edge work in most parts of the company. Salary is competitive and crunch time is minimal. Lots of experienced engineers to learn from. Benefits are still very good too, including six weeks of paid time off including holidays. Everybody's heard of Tektronix, so the name is good on a resume, too.

    Cons

    Budget is king and spending money is heavily discouraged, so research and development (a formerly big component of expenditures) is highly limited. The constant push for efficiency as mandated by the parent company (Danaher) has eliminated the 'Tek culture' which was a mainstay of working there during the prior 30+ years. Employee turnover is very high; a mixture of layoffs and employees leaving for better opportunities has gutted core talent in multiple business units.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping new hires on will be hard going forward as Tektronix continues to lose the culture that made it such a unique place to work. Salary alone won't keep employees in the seats when there are more interesting (and less profit-hungry) companies to work for in the area.


  2. "Company was in transition"

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    Former Employee - Onsite Technician in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Onsite Technician in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tektronix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benifits were ok. Work flexibility was great. Created one large database of all manuals.

    Cons

    Company was in transistion. Company could not get orgainzed. Didn't seem like many oportunites for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Pick one computer system. Make transfers to other labs as important as internal calibrations at that lab. Turn time is important.

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