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LeCroy Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn. The projects are challenging, and there is opportunity to participate in many developmental areas. The company offers a lot of independence and allows creativity.

    Cons

    Pay isn't competitive and cyclic layoffs.


  2. "Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Robbinsville, NJ
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Robbinsville, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented people, dedicated and motivated to succeed, strong engineering team with leadership in electronic signal processing and expertise in high speed SOC

    Cons

    Having become part of a corporation with unrelated businesses and overlapping priorities,way too much emphasis on short term sales objectives, short attention span to market opportunities, little to no understanding of the competitiveness of the firm in its peer group

    Advice to Management

    Becoming more adept at understanding the true assets of the business (its people) and executing a business plan consistent with its core capabilities


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    "Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Spring Valley, NY
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Spring Valley, NY

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

    Pros

    Supportive and collaborative work environment. Interesting and dynamic projects.

    Cons

    Little loyalty to long term employees. Lay offs frequently occur. Raises have been stagnant for several years.

    Advice to Management

    The company appears a bit top heavy, typical of American companies, where the top executives make far more than their fair share. Even the playing field and compensate and value the engineers more highly.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Chestnut Ridge, NY

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

    Pros

    They cared about their employees.

    Cons

    They had lots of layoffs


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a good engineering team"

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

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

    Pros

    Products are always at the forefront of latest developments in peripheral technology

    Cons

    Protocols solutions group has no sense of direction or growth. Engineering is constantly dragged into midnight hour hacks in response to kneejerk reaction from the sales. Too heavy into outdated and unnecessary processes for a company of this size.

    Advice to Management

    Find a path for the group, diversify the products and join the 21st centure. Stop developing products only on post factum response from the field


  7. Helpful (3)

    "awful place awful people"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LeCroy part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The cafeteria is good and the soda machines arent over priced

    Cons

    Product line is declining, sales cant sell, marketing was gutted, engineering is full of nepotism, human resources is beyond useless, accounting lies to the IRS and it is only a matter of time before an audit has a bunch of them in handcuffs.

    Also, they lowered our vacation time

    Advice to Management

    liquidate the company and go work elsewhere. We all know you got a deal from teledyne to let the place fall apart.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of management and uncertain future."

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice gym, BBQs on summer, nice 401k, you have the chance to apply for a tuition reimbursement and overall easygoing people.

    Cons

    Poor management, they can tell you everything is fine and be fire the next week. The layoffs are a constant, all over the company. There was a time when it had really smart people working there. Top of the line products and brilliant ideas on process. But sadly almost all that is gone. There is a merit philosophy based on how friendly you are with the upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers that have either a degree or at least experience on the field. Stop wasting money on fancy cars for upper management if there production line will be reduce and more than 5 workers will be fire.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Stable Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They tend to hold on to their engineers for a long time. Many of the people there have been there for 5+ or 10+ years. There are people from all over the world. There are opportunities to take on more responsibility for engineers.

    Cons

    The business is pretty cut and dry and there's not much room for innovation. If a person does leave, his job usually seems to get spread among remaining employees instead of finding a replacement.

    Advice to Management

    I dislike the week long shutdowns where employees are required to use their paid vacation at a certain time. This has been done with little warning in the past in order to save the company money, but it really just takes the money from the employees.


  10. "Lecroy has great analog design environment"

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    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experienced engineers are able to help interns learn a lot. There is individual in responsibility and team spirit as well. Lunch is cheap and always good quality.

    Cons

    Site is a little far away from city and no bus coming directly.

    Advice to Management

    not really..


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you're an engineer - if not, tread carefully."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked here for almost three years - loved the flexibility, independence, and met some really great people here.

    Cons

    Since the Teledyne acquisition in 2012, administrative 'red-tape' for all processes has become quite cumbersome. Not sure if it's the ERP system or management, but getting through the red-tape has become so difficult that it's difficult to keep up with your daily workload. I believe engineers get treated fairly well, in terms of compensation, etc. - but if you're working in any non-engineering other department, the workload is definitely not commensurate with the salary & so-called "raises" they offer.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to value its employees in terms of how long someone has been at a company. Even if you generate twice as much productivity as an employee who's been there twice as long as you have, you will NEVER get the compensation / recognition simply for the fact that you haven't put in the time with the company. Not very encouraging for newer employees, and doesn't leave much of an incentive for existing employees to work hard either, if they'll be compensated just as much as the next guy for putting in twice the effort.


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