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Fluke Networks Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to start a new career (in 6 reviews)

  • Great work environment, customers, and products (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, bad upper management at times (in 5 reviews)

  • I hope it's improved since the NetScout acquisition (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Danaher skimmed off the cream and now Netscout is the greater fool"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are great. non-management engineering staff are talented, competent, capable people.

    Cons

    Danaher, a conglomerate, acquired Fluke Networks, skimmed off the profit margin for several years, leaving FN with such a tight budget that its growth stagnation was inevitable. However, as growth was flattening, Danaher found a greater fool in Netscout acquiring FN. At this point, i would be cautious about the longevity of Fluke Networks as a prospective employer.

    Advice to Management

    What advice can you give to a leadership team that was seemingly complicit in or oblivious to the skimming profit/lowered growth descent cycle? Read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People; then read Crossing the Chasm; then read Zero to One.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Great place to learn product but I wouldn't want to stay there."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fluke Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The technical support team and many of the long term employees are great team members and very helpful. Wealth of information to learn about the product.

    Cons

    Middle and upper management is toxic and detached from front lines. Token attempts to 'listen' and 'make positive changes' are impotent and comical. Performance reviews and mandatory satisfaction surveys that are talked about but never acted upon. Fun and any type of colorful personality is discouraged and stifled. Metrics is king.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up. Take a deep breath. Enjoy life. Treat employees like human beings not pets. Communicate honestly. Do not manage by intimidation.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fluke Networks (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, a little burdened by Danaher (DBS) process, but overall very well run company

    Cons

    Too many acquisition and product lines with too many BU's. Needs to be put together and managed better from the top!

    Advice to Management

    Buck up and tell Danaher they are not built for the IT space. Wait, I guess someone did because Danaher just sold their Comms platform to NetScout:)


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Danaher is a great opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Valley, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Valley, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fluke Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The influence that Danaher has is amazing, and the DBS way of life is something that will be valuable at any job moving forward. All orgs are focused on continued improvement.

    Cons

    At times can be reactionary, countermeasures for misses, painful process when the root cause was rushed planning up front. Cascading goals is challenging at times to get communicated throughout. There is a human element missing from culture - process improvement for sure, but not a human, personality, quality, trait. There also seems to be a ceiling that some individuals just can't get through, once you are flagged or challenge the wrong person, there are limitations.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Not worth it!"

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    Former Employee - Field Marketing Manager in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Manager in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good peers to work with. Company has money and resources to train employees

    Cons

    Mid Management is horrible. Company needs fresh bloody to bring in new ideas and ways to grow. The company hires employees and tells them what to do but does not all the employees to tell the company what to do. Company is not open to new ideas or taking risks. A lot of lies and conspiracy, little to no transparency. Nepotism over talent and the company culture is a marketing tool not actually practiced.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be re-schooled for integrity and transparency


  6. "Good foot in the door in IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Solid company with engineering focus

    Cons

    Needs more focus on IT infrastructure


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good for the most part"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fluke Networks full-time

    Pros

    Feels like a small company with the benefits/pay of a large company. Feels like a big family at times.

    Cons

    A lot of negativity from employees can make work life sour.

  8. "A lot of metrics/reporting, but a great team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outbound Marketing
    Current Employee - Outbound Marketing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fluke Networks full-time

    Pros

    Fluke Networks has a lot of processes and rigorous reporting metrics for marketing, which might be a turn off to most people, but it helps to evaluate what is working and what is not. This is a pro for myself, but other creative marketing people might find this difficult. The teams move quickly, and very independently.

    Cons

    Micromanagement is a culture here, and not always by your management team, but others on different teams can micromanage you, even if you don't report to them in any way. Seniority here is everything.


  9. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Wonderful people. Exciting technology. Market leader in many segments

    Cons

    Too short term oriented. Not focused on longer term aspects


  10. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company. Great learning experience

    Cons

    Compensation such as stock options is needed.


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