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Updated February 21, 2018
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Stefan Widing
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Pros
  • Pay is good and company bonus once a year (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good salary, flexible working conditions (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management does not hold appropriate parties accountable (in 11 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is not something important at this place (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "People are great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HID full-time

    Pros

    People are great, HR has fun things happening often.

    Cons

    Dealing with Denver documentation folks (ONE of them)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "HID is an innovative company"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, profitable, forward thinking, committed to customer experience

    Cons

    Poor management culture, grounded in old and ineffective processes, departments are siloed and uncooperative, too focused on bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Company has been extremely profitable for its entire existence and enjoys a market and brand presence that is unrivaled in the industry. Too much time is spent trying to maximize profits to either compensate other failing business units in the group or to cash out senior executives. Focus on the business instead and maintain your unique position in the market.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not many good things to say"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The pay is competitive and I met a few people that were helping and team players. I have learned a lot from a co-worker, things that I should've been trained by direct manager.

    Cons

    You are just another number. Management is not very communicative and it is never enough what you do - this is just my experience. If issues arise (about direct manager or co-worker) and you bring it up to upper management's attention, nothing gets resolved and things just go on as it were.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, flexible working conditions

    Cons

    Lack of investment in products makes sales difficult as company appears to be 12-18 months behind competitors. This is primarily due to the ownership structure of the company. Very short-term numbers driven


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worked here for just over 2yrs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great facilities to work at, very clean.

    Cons

    Mgmt does not train employees, does not provide time for employees to self train.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Work here only if you are desperate!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HID full-time

    Pros

    Your check doesn't bounce. At least this week

    Cons

    Too many to cover in this limited space.

    Advice to Management

    Think long term.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Culture - Lack of Customer on Customer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HID full-time

    Pros

    - Generally the employees care and are focused on the customer.
    - Past culture of being customer driven resides in the long time employees

    Cons

    - Shift to internal reporting and focus on the numbers and only contributing to ASSA ABLOY
    - No interest or desire to be customer focused
    - Immature leadership with primarily male, white and connection to Stockholm provided advancement
    - Extremely political

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on customer and recognize talent based on skill not political connections

  8. Helpful (16)

    "Toxic Environment with Zero Accountability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HID full-time

    Pros

    Great Restrooms
    Nice Office
    LEED Certified Building

    Cons

    Upper Management does not hold appropriate parties accountable.
    No one really talks to each other, probably because all of the massive turnover and people being new.
    The company isn't really creating or innovating--just acquiring smaller companies.
    No one feels happy to work here, they are just here because they have to be.
    Constantly overhear toxic and negative talk in regards to race, sexual orientation, gender--It's a very hetero-normative, anglo, male environment. Diversity is not really embraced.
    I overhear people getting yelled at a lot by their bosses. I'm constantly looking over my shoulder in fear that I am going to get yelled at as well, even though I am a high performer.
    Culture and Values at this company are a joke. No one is living them or embracing them. This place feels toxic and not inspiring.
    I dread coming to work.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone seems really stressed out and that they don't get a long. There is a lot of negativity throughout the work spaces. Hold the appropriate employees accountable when issues arise.

    HID Response

    Oct 16, 2017 – Corporate Communications Manager

    At HID Global, we value diversity. HID Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran. We encourage you to report any concerns regarding discrimination to your manager... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "HID is great for opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HID full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Great community of employees.

    Cons

    A person achievements and abilities are sometimes overlooked.


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Don't do it. Toxic."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Building is nice.
    Bathrooms are mostly clean.
    Employees actually doing the real work mean well and are good to work with (if they are not let go and given a chance to be there).
    Cool printers.

    Cons

    HID's current technology leadership is probably the worse I have experienced. SR leadership or the C-suite allows behavior that I professionally can not believe. It's not about being qualified or doing your best at HID, but about being a "favorite". Smile at the right people (continuously) and never professionally or otherwise challenge the boss (unless you are a man) then you'll make it there for a bit maybe. Be prepared to be on pins and needles during your time there. There is no such thing as communication, coaching, or the typical teamwork most may want to see or work in.... and an actual "team" environment with sufficient resources- forget about it!!

    Overall a toxic culture, value system, and SR leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    HID needs a re-do with its SR leadership team and a value system overhaul. It's like high school at the corporate office.

    But thank you HID for showing me what good leadership is NOT.


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