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Kontron Reviews

Updated October 25, 2017
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  1. "Systems Engieer Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kontron full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    Salary not match the position


  2. "Challenges at Kontron"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment with very dynamic levels of business and interesting products

    Cons

    Chaotic and challenging business conditions, sometimes unrealistic goals with poor planning

    Advice to Management

    Need focus on fundamentals; people, resources, capacity planning, profitability

  3. "Reorganization struggles continue"

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

    I worked at Kontron full-time

    Pros

    Interesting product line
    Some departments / managers work to achieve customer and employee goals

    Cons

    Little vision beyond making quarterly financial targets
    Constant fire fighting

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and decide what your real goals and values are


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Kontron A sleep at the wheel"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a pay check and 3 weeks vacation a year other than that......

    Cons

    San Diego is 3 companies rolled into one. None of which like each other. CEO is a Scamming shmuck. as is most of the management team simple trying to maintain a check. Suprised this office is still open should have closed in January when the great last round of layoffs to cover losses of the inept management team.

    Advice to Management

    Install new management team. Value employees. Create training programs not just sign off programs to cover up lack of concern.


  5. "Kontron was disorganized"

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    Former Employee - HW Software Consultant in Poway, CA
    Former Employee - HW Software Consultant in Poway, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kontron (More than a year)

    Pros

    They tried but were not organized

    Cons

    Get software under control using version control

    Advice to Management

    Get a software version control person


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Still a major leader in the Embedded space"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great industry and technology, turning the corner and on the right path

    Cons

    Last couple years turmoil and loss of some quality people. Lead time of product is too long and doesn't seem to be an end in sight

    Advice to Management

    stay true to what our customers want and work to improve the employee and customer experience.


  7. "Manager of Engineering Services and Fremont Site Leader"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice people to worked .

    Cons

    Kontron America merge by other company.

    Advice to Management

    I really miss the management Team. They are so nice people to worked with.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A mess the last several years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many employees are like a family, ability to travel globally, autonomy, interesting industry, medical and 401k benefits, multicultural

    Cons

    lack of training for unskilled management, some employees goof off instead of manage responsibilities and others are required to pick up the slack, lack of budget - including salary increases for many years, promotions based favoritism, does not maintain environmentally sustainable work practices, not accepting new ideas, too frequent restructuring and management changes, executive management does not enforce company policies, no market research before products developed


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project manager"

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Great 401k match

    Cons

    German run and try to instill German policies, procedures and practices into America and doesn't work. Tried to make global company but frustrating and doesn't work.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. They are what make you successful.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technology. International company with a global structure.

    Cons

    Constant re-organization mode and lack of leadership


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