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PCTEL Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Change in PCTEL management from January 1st, 2017, so don't focus on review from last year.

    - Exciting vision for future products
    - Friendly and supportive co-workers
    - Great place to learn the latest wireless technologies
    - Solution-Oriented environment

    Cons

    Older and not so well maintained office space


  2. "Good company"

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

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

    Pros

    Office atmosphere, open culture, great people to work with

    Cons

    Need better talent development plans

    Advice to Management

    Steps taken by new management to overcome the short comings of previous top management look promising, continue the good work

  3. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PCTEL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    PCTEL is a good company. The people here are treated very well and happy.

    Cons

    Not can I think of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work.


  4. "PCTEL Connected Solutions"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supplier Compliance Manager in Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Supplier Compliance Manager in Bloomingdale, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers at all levels
    Good industrial knowledge
    Nice facility in Bloomingdale

    Cons

    Lack of responsible QMS adherance

    Advice to Management

    Work on defining processes and holding staff accountable to adherance to the QMS to prevent non-conformities. Be more inclusive when planning and better internal communication


  5. "major problems with the organization"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people in individual contributor roles are they're here work hard and do best best for the company. Benefits are okay but are getting worse.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what's going on and doesn't know how to strategically plan the Direction with company. They literally purchased a software business and dwindled it down to absolutely nothing within a year from acquisition.
    Existing products are hardware-based and most of the industry is much more sophisticated in utilizing software-based technology that provide similar benefits. Very very very difficult for sales folks to make their numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get a new CEO that knows what he's doing. He has a couple of VP in sales that have absolutely no experience or idea what they're doing.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "stuff"

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

    I have been working at PCTEL full-time

    Pros

    good money. Figure it out

    Cons

    The corporate management has no problem cutting or laying off from a division that produced percent profits in the double digits. They made a truly stupid business decision that cost the company a lot of money.


  7. "Best Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, nice coworkers, it is also good opportunity to learn wireless technology.

    Cons

    I don't have really negative experience in this company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Management- No Vision- No Clear Directions to employees"

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

    I have been working at PCTEL full-time

    Pros

    None i can think of

    Cons

    Management just wants revenue - No Strategy- Just asks employees to do- No cross functional coordination- everyone for themselves. No accountability. No resources

    Advice to Management

    Spend effort on strategy and commitment to it- Don't just chase the next shiny object without thinking through resource requirements for successful execution.


  9. "Great potential but no vision"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bloomingdale, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits, and work life balance.

    Cons

    No vision from higher management on what market demand is. They ask you this one day and next on other and ultimately fire you as the product is unsaleable.

    Advice to Management

    Seek an expert who can dive into where the market demand is and help you fulfill the potential of your products. With no vision, your stocks will keep diving.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "No stability here - at least for sales and acct managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PCTEL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good base pay
    Good benefits
    Ability to work remote if needed
    Decent product line

    Cons

    No stability - high turnover with their sales team
    Nepotism at work - at least there was when I was there
    Constant change and upheaval within the sales account team

    Advice to Management

    Keep good people who are doing what is asked of them.
    If company isn't doing well - its not just sales' fault
    Get better leadership


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