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Updated February 11, 2018
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Pros
  • Decent salary, good work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Very good pay, at least it was for my position (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Training is lacking, communication is poor, and salaried employees are made to work overtime for free even if there is nothing to do (in 9 reviews)

  • Overall, just an old fashioned company in a world that is rapidly changing (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Without be stifled, the professionalism within all departments is exemplary.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "QA Test Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location is about all that I can say anything positive about this company.

    Cons

    Abusive management. This company has turned into a cold corporate environment where the employees are treated poorly. Training is lacking, communication is poor, and salaried employees are made to work overtime for free even if there is nothing to do.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Easy job but waste of time if you want career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer, Controls in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer, Controls in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good internal, in depth training program
    -Work/Life balance is good.
    -Good coworkers. Control team coworkers are a great bunch. Management not so much.
    -The work itself is easy but gets boring after a year.
    -Ultrasurf

    Cons

    Horrible management. Morale starts at the top and management is not afraid to express how unhappy they are. They have no concept or training of leadership or management. It's obvious they don't care about their job. There is a high turnover rate for employees here. The HR dept. here also needs much improvement. It's easy to stop caring after so many years here. Just look at all the disgruntled veterans.

    Advice to Management

    Train management to effectively manage. Work on team building. Actually care and lookout for your employees. We have lost good, talented people because management are not effective leaders.


  4. "Good Place to start your career"

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

    I worked at Extron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Job security , great work life balance

    Cons

    Too much micro-managing , Not good pay


  5. "Test Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good work timings, disciplined work culture, good crowd, decent benefits.

    Cons

    can be strict in terms of dress code, punctuality and number of hours worked


  6. Helpful (3)

    "secure and stable job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Extron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    - a sense of job security because there are not a lot of competition for positions
    - good for people who's looking for stability since turnover rate is not high
    - a growing company within the past 5 years

    Cons

    - potentially gets stuck at a position since promotion seems slow
    - employees tend to settle and became comfortable in their positions rather than looking for new challenges
    - must clock in and out

    Advice to Management

    - present more incentives for employees to challenge themselves otherwise it feels like a dead end job
    - reflect on team performance and get rid of lazy employees


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Don’t even bother interviewing here"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Extron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Many employees are good and descent people, you just don’t know who to trust.

    Regular M-F hours

    Health insurance options are nice, this should weigh into your decision, yet you can’t ask in your interview!

    Cons

    HR- hands down the reason this company struggles to hire the best people and retain them. Intimidating relentless and not looking out for employee welfare. Ability to misconstrue every conversation email message looking to

    VPs - seem to have a god complex. Company is tyrannically run and micromanaged making for a very hostile work environment.

    Time clocks and strict adherence to meeting and exceeding 80 hours. Employees so worried they keep track themselves so they are not called in to discuss performance
    No advancement opportunities so most people look to put in a few years and leave

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip and come into 2018 with the rest of the world
    The owner needs to get fresh faces in HR unless he is content with their intimidation of current employees hostile interviews of potential employees and the fact that they clearly play favorites and other employees against each other
    This company has a lot of talent with little to no perks for employees to keep them here. No one wants a holiday luncheon or a picnic, they want a better daily work environment

  8. "Work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Extron Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    40 hour work week
    Work as challenging as you make it

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement
    Further education is not supported, no benefit for higher degrees certifications

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to better themselves and thus the company, otherwise this will remain a decent but dead end job


  9. Helpful (9)

    "DON'T WORK HERE UNLESS YOU DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER OPTIONS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Extron Electronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good health benefits
    Employees and direct supervisors/managers are very knowledgeable and really nice

    Cons

    People live in fear of HR. HR is always breathing down your neck. You will have to clock in when you get to work, clock out when you leave for lunch, clock in again when come back from lunch and clock out when you leave for the day. If this sounds tedious and outdated, it is and if you don't get 80hrs every 2 weeks, you'll get warnings from HR and threats of termination even if your only shy of an hour.

    If you want a no stress work environment, you don't care about career progression, you don't care about learning anything new, you want to do the bare minimum and get away with it, you're about to retire, or you're okay with below average pay then this is your dream company. If you are a smart, talented engineer I would recommend you steer clear of this company. There are plenty of better companies to work for out there.

    Usually I wouldn't waste my time writing a review but I have been mistreated by HR twice. Initially when I got an offer from Extron the salary was well below average and I tried to negotiate, but HR wouldn't budge on their offer and threatened to move on to the next candidate if I didn't accept the offer in 3 days. Then when I decided to leave the company for a better opportunity, HR decided to not pay for the 2 days that were paid holidays.

    I will definitely miss my co-workers, but Extron you will not be missed.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let HR make employees' lives miserable.
    Get rid of clock in/out policy.
    Offer competitive salaries and better benefits.
    Have a better employee retention program.


  10. "Great Learning Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Extron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Privately owned company that does everything from design to manufacturing

    Cons

    Career advancement is somewhat limited


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