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3.7
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69%
Recommend to a Friend
97%
Approve of CEO
Jim Cannon
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great pay, great benefits, all around great place to have a lifetime career(in 14 reviews)

  • "Great people, excellent benefits, leader in the field(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "This is a very disjointed company where everyone is afraid they may lose their job if they don't follow the lame instructions from upper management(in 5 reviews)

  • "proves that bad management is the reason that good employees flee(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "Lots of Opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FLIR full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of opportunity to progress your career and learn from others with experience. Management focuses on continuous improvement. Great benefits, recognition and talent development programs. Interesting and innovative products. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload can be overwhelming. Some of the centralized functions have mandates and agendas that are misaligned with the needs of the business. There has been a lot of change in the last couple of years, and some people are struggling. It takes time to get new processes and systems functioning smoothly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on continuous improvements, eliminate barriers wherever possible, and put people first.

    FLIR2018-05-23
  2. Helpful (4)

    "WOW! The last 18 months have seen huge improvements and culture change."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FLIR full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great Technology, pays well, calm atmosphere, 401K match, gym and cafe, employee recognition plan(Finally), Lots of training opportunities Lean mfg, Six Sigma training, tuition reimbursement, company outings are fun and different.

    Cons

    "Old ways" still waste too much of our time and cost the company money. Communication of Programs/ Contract details and Best practice Designs are lagging behind the positive improvements.

    Advice to Management

    The FLIR Method is working. Keep it up! Still lots of waste to eliminate. The new CEO has brought LOTS of positive changes and direction to the company. Excellent new hires. The energy is very positive now and the possibilities are abundant.

    FLIR2019-01-25
  3. "Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FLIR full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and culture. Offers a casual work environment.

    Cons

    Job opportunities for advancement. Need to invest in talent development.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication flow down

    FLIR2019-05-09
  4. "Good company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FLIR full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Research and development. Funded projects with adequate budget.

    Cons

    Expanding fast need more space.

    FLIR2019-05-08
  5. "Was a great company, then..."

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    Former Employee - Compliance 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FLIR full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great people and exciting products

    Cons

    Poor management who did not respect employees.

    Advice to Management

    Have heard they've finally made some good management changes. Very glad to hear that..

    FLIR2019-04-13
  6. "FLIR"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at FLIR full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good company with a good environment.

      Cons

      Can be hard to grow professionally

      FLIR2019-03-01
    • Helpful (1)

      "Ch ch ch ch CHANGES!!!!"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA

        I worked at FLIR full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Great Technology that's easy to be proud of.

        Cons

        Management (specifically IT) inconsistencies and favoritism.

        Advice to Management

        Appreciate and listen to your most important resource...employees.

        FLIR2019-02-20
      • "Good Company"

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        Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in West Lafayette, IN
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at FLIR full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Good place and environment to work

        Cons

        No cons at this time

        Advice to Management

        None

        FLIR2019-02-06
      • Helpful (1)

        "National Sales Manager"

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        Current Employee - National Sales Manager 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at FLIR full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Large company that feels like a small family owned business in regards to personal touch. Great pay, great benefits, all around great place to have a lifetime career.

        Cons

        Work load is heavy but manageable.

        Advice to Management

        Keep going in the direction you are, small changes will keep us growing.

        FLIR2018-12-16
      • Helpful (2)

        "Great Technology - Terrible Management Team"

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

        I have been working at FLIR full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        You get an opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.

        Cons

        None of the management team is located in a major metropolitan area. They lack executive relationships at the highest levels of Industry. Also, they are unwilling to hear new ideas from people who have been successful outside of the company. Organization stuck in the 1950s. People are not welcoming to diverse candidates. Do not expect a career growth opportunity if your are a woman or minority.

        Advice to Management

        Hold your management team accountable for diversity. The rest of the world outside of FLIR has changed.

        FLIR2019-01-01
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