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Fluke Networks Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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Pros
  • 3 weeks vacation, work / life balance, casual atmosphere, great co-workers (in 7 reviews)

  • Once was a great company with great products and people, though both seem to vanish slowly but surely (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Not one of the Upper Management positions is held by a former employee (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (14)

    "Work Anywhere But Fluke Networks!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reminiscing about the good old days is the one and only Pro about Fluke Networks. That was years ago, before the long march to oblivion began.

    Cons

    A company reflects its leadership. Fluke Networks is no different. The president is a clueless, lifeless mass of befuddlement. Many employees wonder if he has a pulse. His supporting cast is no better and often worse because they compound their incompetence with politics.

    The company cellar-dwells in yesteryear’s business. Lack of investment kept them from recognizing opportunities, much less capitalizing on them. That damage is permanent.

    Absolutely zero job security. Layoffs are clockwork. With the asset sale and consolidation it will get worse.

    Advice to Management

    Stop encouraging employees to post “Great” reviews about the company. They get zero Helpful votes so they have no credibility. Kind of like you.


  2. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

  3. Helpful (9)

    "run away fast"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TSM
    Current Employee - TSM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none, you get a paycheck

    Cons

    management, the people, HR, life

    Advice to Management

    leave


  4. Helpful (11)

    "A great place to be from"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fluke Networks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to be if you like working for political hacks, sycophants and a bag-of-hammers president.
    HR does a stupendous job posting phony positive reviews on this site.

    Cons

    A totally joyless and pointless company.
    Micromanagement is a core value.
    Part of the company was supposed to be sold, but then not and now who knows? Job security was never good, but now it’s horrid.
    Lots of panty-waist politics.
    Health insurance is on par with Obamacare.

    Advice to Management

    Be happy there is no “Washington’s Worst Places to Work” list. Fluke Networks would be on top.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place if you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want the freedom to make things happen. Management lets you explore ideas and determine what's best for customers. No micro-management and plenty of latitude given to try various approaches to solving problems and increasing business.

    Cons

    One issue, common to many organizations these days, is resources. There never seems to be enough people, time or dollars to execute plans properly or effectively. It is difficult to get the necessary investment in resources. The typical response is get the revenue and you will get the resources, but that does not usually happen as expected.

    Advice to Management

    It would really make a big difference to get buy-in to a strategy and have everyone on board to execute that strategy rather than having silo's of individuals trying to execute solo to the best of their ability.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Worked for Fluke Networks for a year and a half"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fluke Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - nice coworkers
    - flexible work hours

    Cons

    - work was boring
    - management was below average


  7. Helpful (13)

    ""On the Downhill and Falling Fast""

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fluke Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, including ample vacation and sick leave policy, fantastic people (worker bees), 401K........telecommuting is an option, depending on who you work for internally. These is not a strict policy on anything that you would typically find in a large corporation.

    Cons

    Management has become "out of touch" with reality and it appears to be apparent throughout the business segments. It seems the rich get richer and again, the worker bees are just getting the minimal, these are the people that make the products/business a success. There isn't a "pathway" to promotions, all positions typically hired from the outside. They used to "promote within", long gone........

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch, ask questions, listen to the people who actually do the work!

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Going nowhere and not in a hurry to get there."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Everett, WA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance most of the time. Fairly generous vacation time. Decent benefits. Good job security, at least where I was.

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunities without clear paths to new internal careers. Not a very dynamic environment. Seems very satisfied with status-quo. Lots of organizational politics among sister companies often makes it difficult to enact change.

    Advice to Management

    Find something, anything, to rally the company around.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Danaher has ruined the Fluke spirit."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fluke Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They make lots of money if you are a stockholder. Profits from sales is excellent and has been the reason the Company was doing well.

    Cons

    Well this list is a long one...It starts with..... Not one of the Upper Management positions is held by a former employee. No managers are grown inside, so how the heck can they lead a company with no knowledge of the Customers base and their requirements. They only move VP's from the head office in DC in.

    Second, the focus on making money has stripped the inside structure of the support folks to a bone. The process of everything is over analyzed EVERY DAY... OVER AND OVER again... Many times the data provided is second guessed without any dialog with the source. Reports are always pushed and are a must for all levels.
    Not a friendly atmosphere in the plant with most of the folks with their head down on the Computer. When I had worked there one often heard chatter and conversations going on for job related issues. Not now.. a VERY quite place...
    Treatment of former retired folks was let much to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Care for those that are making you all of this money.. Thank those that are retiring with kind and friendly comments and rewards...


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good technology. FNET is hampered by being owned by Danaher Corp."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fluke Networks full-time

    Pros

    Technology. People. good products that customers like

    Cons

    FNET has to compete with all the other Danaher companies for funding and resources

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff


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