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FLIR Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  • Upper management totes this notion of the 3C's; which is theory sounds like a great approach, but this is not carried through (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Flir Systems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Finance in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, everybody really wants to help each other. One of the few companies that I have been at where everyone has the same goal.

    Cons

    Segmented business units, with separate hierarchy tends to be prohibitive for scaling the business.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push, when someone stumbles let them know, and discuss what went wrong and why.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Tech in Wilsonville, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work, not very stressful (until quarter end).

    Cons

    No care for employees. Pay is not good (only 3% increases). Benefits team doesn't help with issues, no advancement opportunities. Employee events/activites are half hearted.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Hold people accountable


  3. "Software Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FLIR (More than a year)

    Pros

    FLIR is a great company to work at. The teams are small and the work is engaging. The location is great. There's a lot going on.

    Cons

    The company is still growing. I'd like to see how the company defines its workflow as it moves into a consumer market with FLIR ONE


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  5. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Sales in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great innovative, fun to sell products

    Cons

    Focus on low cost cameras and direct internet sales are demotivating to sales people's livelihood. Company is based on silos and division and department interaction is poor at best

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to listen to the needs of their field sales people and commercial distributors rather than go to market like a consumer electronic company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FLIR (More than a year)

    Pros

    Greatful for everything they've taught me

    Cons

    Extremely hard to get a job offer from interning

    Advice to Management

    Trust your directors to hire the right people, the process takes way too long


  7. Helpful (2)

    "solid company that can be so much more...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting products, executive management team seems to have integrity, nice coworkers, good manager who cares, excellent benefits especially 401k match, fair pay, financially solid company

    Cons

    not much interaction in the Wilsonville building across groups, lack of innovative energy, horrible aesthetics in the building, spending too much time on admin type tasks and not enough on things that truly matter, not enough information sharing across groups, upper management that micromanages.

    Advice to Management

    inject creative energy into every department (not just R&D) if you want to drive innovation, upgrade the building to provide better working environment, listen to employees and incorporate their feedback in meaningful ways, engage with employees more (e.g. recorded quarterly meetings that all employees can listen to).


  8. Helpful (6)

    "2015-Could be worse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cool products, easy going workplace, great people and talent.

    Cons

    Could be worse but always fire fighting, HR and IT are a joke. No recognition for achievement, poor raises, no management of lazy workers.

    Advice to Management

    More resources and management are needed. Reward achievement. Good talent is leaving us.


  9. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Intern - Software/Engineering in Atkinson, NH
    Current Intern - Software/Engineering in Atkinson, NH

    I have been working at FLIR as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible and reasonable when it comes to hours. Opportunities to work from home. Actively made efforts to provide challenging assignments and tasks.

    Cons

    The internship was initially unorganized. Wasn't doing originally intended task, thought the intern program as a whole seems to have since improved.

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving internship program, a lot of opportunity for new hires and good work if you challenge your interns effectively.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FLIR full-time

    Pros

    Great people, fun culture.
    interesting technology.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth opportunity.
    Pour long term planning
    No, bonuses or incentives


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FLIR full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Great Benefits with high 401k match, ESPP, Bonus, Gym reimbursement

    Cons

    Too much restructure and reorganization. Corporate culture is to be understaffed so employees are stretched


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