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Extron Electronics Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is pretty good (in 5 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Company culture maybe up for debate, not very sympathetic when your outside life is extremely effecting your health, known to have high turnover rate (in 7 reviews)

  • It is the most unprofessional company I ever worked for (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Good Software Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer, Applications Software in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Design Engineer, Applications Software in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Extron Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team is growing, and working towards a more forward looking culture and process.

    Cons

    You have to clock in and out for lunch.


  3. "Product Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start career. Internal Training is extensive but beneficial.

    Cons

    Very conservative approach to product design. Usual second or third to market.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "very old school but steady company to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. No overtime, just put in the 40 hrs per week. Plenty of work.

    Cons

    Still have to clock-in and out even if salaried. Doing the time is more important that getting the work done. Can't work from home. Very few perks.

    Advice to Management

    lighten up a little


  5. Helpful (9)

    "MarCom Writer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Writer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Writer in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Extron Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good pay, at least it was for my position

    Cons

    Terrible corporate culture, a lot of fear, a lot of little empires built within the company, a lot of rear mongering by HR

    Advice to Management

    Bring in an outside entity to help you clean up the company, and train/replace current manager


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Compensation is below industry average and Micromanagement is at its peak"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Extron Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hands on latest technology and development in AV induxtry

    Cons

    1. Work load is not balanced. Some team members are loaded while other have minimum contributions
    2. Micromanagement and public disciplining is the way to control the team.
    3. Management is never at fault, and it is always the individuals mistake if their is a customer complaint.
    4.Swipe in/Swipe is in place
    5. Almost no space to move up. First promotion requires minimum 5 years, no matter how good you perform
    6. During performance review, the ideal line is " Company is not doing as good as last year, be happy you have a job".
    7. Forced to do little overtime everyday with no compensation
    8. Leave of absence is not guaranteed even though vacation hours are accrued.
    9. No team events for team building whatsoever
    10. Management people cannot go on lunch with team members (Company policy)

    Advice to Management

    1. Management is old school. Need to incorporate the good changes
    2. Trust your team else dont hire them in the first place
    3. Encourage new ideas and development. Encourage the individual and don't burden them with boring and monotonous work
    4. STOP MICROMANAGING
    5. Free yourself from swipe in/swipe out system
    6. Distribute the work load evenly
    7. Promote your experienced team members. At least appreciate them. Make them visible
    8. Get rid of compulsory overtime everyday.
    9. Approve vacation when the hours are accrued, STOP questioning the purpose. Family time comes first
    10. Let the team member breathe freely and don't suffocate them


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Beautiful outside - Rotten inside"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The nice thing about this place is it is always clean as they have janitorial services working during the early mornings to afternoon so the place is very clean. The coffee is always hot and ready, vending machines carry nice snacks, and most everything in the newest building above the restaurant is new so fair to say, its better than other buildings.

    The only good thing about this place are the few employees who are smart and do their job. They are good people working their tails off to earn their paycheck in hopes to one day promote and continue on their career paths.

    Cons

    I'll keep it simple:
    - no clear direction
    - management is as confused as their subordinates
    - management does not know how to lead
    - the owner keeps women from advancing (yes, I'm aware of the FEW handful of women in supervisory and management positions)
    - web development is behind the times as is their staff and it shows in their lack of skills
    - some web development don't deserve those jobs, they don't even know what they're doing and heavily lean on the ones that do to cover their lack of skills
    - management is just as clueless, those people get promoted only because of tenure not because they have earned their place at the table
    - one walks around with his turkey neck acting nonchalant and friendly, but is worthless to his team and the company, but he does play it well.
    - in order to fit in you have to do some major "friend-making" and be below average intelligence level. Dont believe me? Take a job there and observe, you'll be back here writing a similar review

    Take a look at the ratings. When a negative rating is given, management hints at it to subordinates so they go on there and give a review. Take a look at the reviews and you'll see how many good reviews follow a bad.

    Advice to Management

    You have some good people working for you, but for some reason you chose to support the weak and less-skilled. Maybe that's why you have a high turn-over. You think people are blind to the way you drink the Kool-Aid, but on the contrary, it's well known management needs a tune-up and overhaul.
    When you hire good people, you loose them. But in your Christmas party video you claim to have hired xx amount of people and how many are still there. Look at the ones till there for a reality check.


  8. "It was okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work staff, people there were friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Termination can occur at any point in time even without finishing training.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Very stable workplace with job security and a very fast work environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full benefits with full time hours. The AV company is a great place to work with decent pay. The company is very diverse, and has plenty of opportunity to advance up, assuming you have a degree towards it.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great, other than that it's a friendly environment. A lot of work output is expected for the hourly workers for little pay. 10 minute breaks is not enough.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging the hourly workers.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good Company. Low Chance of Advancement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer Senior/Software Product Owner in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer Senior/Software Product Owner in Anaheim, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Extron Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Initial Pay. Relaxed working environment. Friendly co-workers. Always something to work on (unless there's not). Good managers who will fight for you if they believe in your ability. If you're looking for a good position and don't mind staying in the same function indefinitely, then go for it.

    Cons

    The position you come in on rarely changes. Your responsibilities may change, and even increase, but there's a low chance of promotion since the company hierarchy is fixed and rigid. There are only a few spots above where you are and those spots are locked. Unless someone above you leaves, your not getting promoted (IF your're the next in the pecking order, if not, good luck). Upper management has an agenda that isn't always communicated well if not at all, so things can get frustrating real fast. If you're a motivated person who is looking to innovate, you may run into some walls and get very frustrated at managements talk of change and their unfortunate inaction. I'm sure there's an understandable reason for it, but it's never ever communicated.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking big to your teams and selling wolf tickets, if the company or department has some impediments to progress and you KNOW there's no action on something, then just say it. There's no reason to lead your team on if you know there's not a good chance of moving in those directions. Less meetings, because over 70% of them are useless.


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