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Extron Electronics Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is pretty good (in 6 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Salary employees must clock in/out like hourly employees (in 8 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1. "Great Learning Experience"

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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

    Privately owned company that does everything from design to manufacturing

    Cons

    Career advancement is somewhat limited


  2. "Good Company for Audio Video Engineering."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Extron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment.
    Great opportunity to learn from very experienced people around you.

    Cons

    Separate clock in and clock out is kind of annoying.
    Limited Vacation.

  3. Helpful (10)

    "Engineering Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Privately owned
    Great and hardworking EPM colleagues
    Great company summer picnic with nice prizes
    Appreciate the holiday luncheon every year
    Free coffee and hot chocolate in the lunch room
    Vending machines with nice snacks
    The facility is always very clean
    Good health and dental insurance coverage
    New ideas and products from product development

    Cons

    Salaried employees have to clock in and out for lunch and work 80 hours bi-weekly, otherwise you will get a warning from HR.

    I ran project meetings/ schedules every day and sad to witness many projects got delayed due to lazy video hardware engineers with big ego. Never admit when they make mistakes and always blame on either the firmware and software guys.

    Everyone is afraid of HR. Company is run by HR.

    Company is predominantly male workforce. Women of color in male dominated department usually denied opportunities.
    Management frequently support and promote employees who look like themselves. Micromanaging in engineering.

    The culture in the company is sort of discouraging and engineers wanted to leave but couldn't either because they are old or don't have the courage to do so.

    Video hardware engineers loitering on Saturday, early arrivals and late departures abusing overtime pay.

    QA engineers do not know how to test the products and software.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and appreciate the really talented and hardworking engineers.

    Remove the clock in and out system.

    Get rid of lazy video hardware engineers regardless of their camera skills.

    Promote gender equality and diversity.

    Be fair to engineers that don't have overtime approval. Stop firing good and talented engineers because you have to cut cost to pay the engineers doing excessive overtime.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Extron Electronics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to work independently, very little supervision.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, punch time cards, expected unpaid overtime.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "QA Dept Needs a Overhaul"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Team Members, Clean place, Mandatory Christmas lunch.
    If There is anything I have learned is from the team/engineers
    Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    -No idea why all the departments still have the clock in and out like in the 70s.
    -Company run as a camp by HR.
    -QA dept needs a complete makeover at the mid managerial level. they are just herding engineers for their personal gains. There is a certain level of comfort zone they are accustomed to and anyone who over perform will be fired and anyone who has a different opinion to the supervisor will be let go saying 'performance related'. In my short 1yr I witnessed 10 people being let go because of certain political situation being setup to favor a single person.
    -The upper management like the directors, the VPs or the Ceo have no idea what is happening to the engineers .
    -my review is based on my experience with the QA department and not others. Please do not join the QA dept (Period). Your time,energy and career is better appreciated elsewhere.
    -Micromanagement is how things are run in QA. you will have managers standing behind your back silently checking on what you do. It is hard to work in such an environment.
    -These are just a few.

    Advice to Management

    -Please dont hire engineers for your own personal gains. They join the team to get the job done for the company and not as a headcount for someone to get a promotion.
    -Upper management needs to put in some effort to check what the mid-management is doing to the engineers.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst experience"

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    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Extron Electronics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Super easy to get in (That is more of a con though if you care about having knowledgeable colleagues, if you just want to get in for a short time till you find somewhere else then it is a pro)

    Cons

    - Super low salary
    - Crazy work hours
    - Your input is not wanted, just be a puppet
    - You will be micromanaged for sure.
    - lunch time is 30 minutes, you have to clock out and in for lunch, and you have to explain if you take longer. Also you have to be at work at 8, and will have to send an email to the manager and HR if you are late even a few minutes.
    - The director walks in the cubical area to make sure no phones are out of any purses or on any desks.
    - Your monitor should be visible at all times so that they can see what you are doing.
    - Only work here if you can't find anywhere else, and make sure you switch as soon as you find somewhere else


  7. "QA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Extron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Good team mates to work with.

    Cons

    Manager not able to express what to do.

  8. "Great Company for Embedded Software engineers!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Awesome experience gained
    - Products/Projects are interesting, get to tackle difficult problems
    - Other Engineers are great to work with

    Cons

    - No remote work available (forcing you to use vacation time for simple tasks)
    - Limited Vacation/holidays

    Advice to Management

    Please allow engineers to work remotely a few days per month.


  9. "Smt machine operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Extron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Fuji NXT II SMT operator machine.

    Cons

    stand for working all time.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Extron Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Stable company. Privately owned. New projects all the time.

    Cons

    Too many VP's, Directors, Managers, Supervisors. Some departments are managed by people that have a big ego and micromanage the people they supervise, which results in affecting productivity. You have to clock-in/out and work 80 hrs bi-weekly, otherwise your name appears highlighted in red in the reports that management gets. HR has a lot of control over hiring/firing. Christmas lunch is mandatory and it's always the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    Do your work as a manager and get out of the way of the people working under you so things get done. Stop creating bureaucracy. Empower the people to come up and work with new ideas. Clear the read for people and only work with them when they ask for your help or get stuck on somthing.


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