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FLIR Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, excellent benefits, leader in the field (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great management (in 9 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)

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  1. "room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FLIR (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Some great people work there.

    Cons

    Very set in their ways. Never looking to improve processes or open to change. For such an advanced technology they are very old school thinking. Extreme work loads and very understaffed. Don't dare take more time then you believe you need when sick.

    Advice to Management

    Look for chances to improve processes. Improve hr department. Working in a small department is very common and the management go unquestioned.


  2. "temp"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FLIR as a contractor

    Pros

    the people you work with

    Cons

    busy work, can get stressful and anxiety ridden

    Advice to Management

    think about your temporary workers more. I've worked here for half a decade as a temp and still feel singled out from everyone else.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Okay"

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    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


  4. "Ehh"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at FLIR as an intern

    Pros

    Relaxed Environment but can become too slow at times.

    Cons

    Not too stable. Takes a long time to become full time.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in North Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in North Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn hands-on quickly. Can earn a great amount of money. Always plenty to stay busy with. Flexible work schedule...depending on your manger

    Cons

    Engineering is grossly under resourced. They promise that resources will be viable when the time comes and you're left holding the bag. Alot o" old Flir" ways of thinking alive and well in management.

    Advice to Management

    Give the engineers the resources they need and stop making engineering the" beast of burden"come layoff, and cut back time. Also don't promise to hire help and then pull the rug out from under the engineering team at the 11th hour.Don't encourage bad management or an unprofessional environment simply because a manager is an asset technically. The best engineer does not necessrily make a good manager.


  6. "Management issues"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Wilsonville, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FLIR full-time

    Pros

    There are many talented and dedicated people working here to improve the overall quality of the product, but there are also many who do not care about anything beyond a paycheck.

    Cons

    There is a short-sighted mindset at FLIR where the goal is near term success and not looking down the road to long term improvement. The culture seems to best be described as "keeping the status quo" instead of cultivating growth and improvement in the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the dead weight and move forward with new employees who are dedicated to quality and improvement as is stated in the company's motto. Yes this means spending more money to get (and retain) those individuals.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative Products and good Company to work for.

    Cons

    The company could be and do so much more if they invested more into R & D and held managers accountable instead of micromanaging.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk of the three C's

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    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


  9. Helpful (2)

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

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    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).


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, management needs to stop micro manage."

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great benefits and solid company with an incredible product portfolio.

    Cons

    Micro Management, constantly interested in updating forecast database on government projects. No able to actually accomplish goals set out to perform.


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