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Midtronics Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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  1. "Good compney to work and learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Willowbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Willowbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Midtronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    small company means different things to do. Has very good new product development process.

    Cons

    Micro-management and required to work in fast paced product development.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (6)

    "A market leader that is losing its edge"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Willowbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Willowbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. A leader in its market segment (automotive battery management) with strong brand recognition amongst its customers
    2. Strong market share in the US
    3. A privately-held company with global offices (EU and Asia) that could give you exposure to multiple facets on how a company operates
    4. Founder who cares for its employees, wants to invest in the business, and strives to maintain a family-oriented culture

    Cons

    1. Company is striving to become a market leader, yet its execution of business strategy and software delivery track record lately have been poor
    2. Engineering has become a weakness for the company due to multiple software quality issues post product release and its finger-pointing attitude
    3. Benefit plans & compensation level are not comparable to other public companies
    4. Internal business process is not mature while new ones that are being introduced are not well executed
    5. Limited career advancement opportunity
    6. All middle and senior management positions are occupied by white males; minorities are confined to engineering department
    7. Uncertain company future once the founder steps down

    Advice to Management

    Better execution & really invest in the people

  3. "Electrical Engineering Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Midtronics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a lot of prospect and growth. If you are willing to join this company you will be learning a lot of stuff and you will also get an opportunity to put forward your ideas

    Cons

    There are no cons of this company as such but the stationary department of the company needs to be uplifted.

    Advice to Management

    Put more manpower to different departments and results will be shown. The potential of the people working is too good.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Midtronics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Midtronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good values and owner definitely cares about employees.

    Cons

    Not much long term career potential. Lots of outside hires instead of promoting within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within. Lots of open positions can be filled with internal employees. It is sending a bad message.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company w/ Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Willowbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Willowbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Midtronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Job environment & atmosphere. Open collaboration. Freedom to state your opinion and do your job to the best of your ability. A compnay that is not only growing, but uses that growth to invest in its products and people.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of one in my tenure with Midtronics thus far.
    (No, my bosses cannot see this so I'm not being purposely biased :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what ya doing.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best places to work in Chicago"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer-Tester Platform in Willowbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer-Tester Platform in Willowbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Midtronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment. The supervisors and managers are friendly and accommodating. They will try their best to help you out. Here, you get the best hands-on experience from planning a new product right down to soldering components for prototyping. Well set up and maintained lab facilities, you get all the equipment you will ever need.

    Cons

    I think the company is more into improving it's current products instead of allocating more resources to developing new products. New inventions are limited and the overall pace of development is somewhat slow.

    Advice to Management

    More resources should be allocated to research.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "A company that cares about it's people."

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing Specialist in Willowbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing Specialist in Willowbrook, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Midtronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I haven't been here long, but the thing that has stuck out most is the respect the company has for it's employees. The level of transparency is unreal. Everyone knows exactly where the company stands financially, what our goals are, and what the plan of action is, because we are all part of the conversation. The on-boarding process was phenomenal, and I instantly felt like a valued member of the team. I appreciate the flexibility and growth potential allotted to my position.

    Cons

    Hmm, I've gained a few pounds because of all of the food that is always around. But, seriously - I'm very happy here so far.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being transparent and offering a progressive, flexible work environment that allows employees to grow with the company.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "A place to start or transit."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willowbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willowbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Midtronics full-time

    Pros

    Midtronics is a place to get started, re-start or to transit. Midtronics feeds employees breakfast every Friday morning and lunch every third Wednesday of the month.

    Cons

    Midtronics hardly provide training to the employees. There is no room for grow. In certain areas, managers get all the credits. There is no promotion from within and no knowledge sharing. In certain area, manager yells, screams and bullies to the degree of abusive.

    Advice to Management

    To the top management, exercise care and pay attention to what you hire to the upper management positions. And, pay a little more attention to the rank-n-file.


  9. "A great place to work! Very caring and employee centered."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willowbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willowbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Midtronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They care a lot about their employees. I mean they even provide free breakfast on casual Friday and free lunch at a monthly employee meeting where they talk about the company. If you like to be challenged by your work, this is the place for you! Employment is pretty secure here. They had no layoffs during the recession.

    Cons

    The company has grown a lot very rapidly in the past few years and is changing some of the way they do things. Not everyone likes that but it does seem to be needed.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of Stress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Willowbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering in Willowbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Midtronics (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are generally bonuses every year. The benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Lots of yelling if thinks are not done correctly, lots of quarreling between departments

    Advice to Management

    Stop always having to find someone to blame. Whenever you blame someone that works for you, you really need to look at yourself. Are you empowering the individual employee allowing them to succeed or fail, or are you micro managing and not allowing them to prove themselves?


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