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Updated February 16, 2018
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Christian Leicher
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Pros
  • Gute Arbeitsbedingungen, starker Betriebsrat, gute Work-Life-Balance (in 11 reviews)

  • nice peoples, working environment is very nice (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • beim Thema Work-Life Balance ist die Firma noch nicht so weit (in 5 reviews)

  • Can work for or against you depending on how much upper management likes you (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Inventory Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX

    I have been working at Rohde & Schwarz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome Benefits, great people to work with

    Cons

    location is not as close as I would like it to be


  2. "Beware of Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Technician in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rohde & Schwarz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, CEO and most executives are amazing

    Cons

    HR is useless. Some employees are protected - one could kill someone and noting would happen. Too much favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Fire employees who have a track record of demeaning others, yelling at others and intimidating others. Look hard into service and consider blowing it up (again). Management in service is corrupt. Interview some service employees and discover the truth about service.

  3. "Employee oriented company"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rohde & Schwarz full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Take cares of employees . Many benifits

    Cons

    No Stocks. Its a privately owned company


  4. Helpful (2)

    "It's about who you know"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rohde & Schwarz full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Some very good people work there

    Cons

    Promotions are rare and favoritism rules on the few promotions that do come along. (Scandalous behavoir behind some questionable promotions and lack of African Americans promoted in my tenure) Hard work is rewarded with more hard work but management picks who they want before the position is posted. Can work for or against you depending on how much upper management likes you.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rohde & Schwarz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment north of Burbank, CA.

    Cons

    No leadership and training to get you up to speed to learn the systems, completely out of touch with clients because for some reasons these clients are always wrong. Meeting with customers and understand their need is in no way part of the job, support is done only via the web and visits is not supported by management. Upper management is only worried about the 9 to 5 position the rest is up to sale to develop their business. Nothing is worse than an office that is completely empty and each employee fight and curse in each other desks, at 5 PM nobody can be found, the employees escape the building without saying anything. This is the worst environment to work in, more than once I had to go outside to speak to a customer because the cursing was out of control. The boss doesn't manage this type of situations and doesn't care what so ever about relationships and how to promote the brand to new customers. The support calls are in no way professional, there is a lot of we love you, once they hang up then it is nothing but the F.. Word. Sales are hated and pushed outside the office with hatred remarks.

    Advice to Management

    Micro Mangement does not work and the client is the most important in any succeesful business, you cannot hate your employees and stop them from meeting clients whenever they might need help or training. The yealing in the office is completely out of control and the roles of each are so badly defined that everyone is looking for a way out.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "industry leading company, good benefits"

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

    I worked at Rohde & Schwarz full-time

    Pros

    very professional and leading in the communication and electronic measurement industry. good payment and paid time-off

    Cons

    sometimes ambiguous responsibilities in project management

    Advice to Management

    definite management and responsiblities

    Rohde & Schwarz Response

    Jul 6, 2017 – HR Digital Communications

    Hello,
    thank you for your evaluation.
    We’re happy that you like working at Rohde & Schwarz and appreciate our benefits!

    Thank you for your feedback, too. Feedback it very important to us. This... More


  7. "Application Engineer in Mexico"

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

    I have been working at Rohde & Schwarz full-time

    Pros

    Great technology, a lot of documentation and interesting customer visits

    Cons

    Lack of focus in Mexico organization, office is located in difficult zone

  8. "R&S"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rohde & Schwarz full-time

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits and privately owned.

    Cons

    There are none of these

    Rohde & Schwarz Response

    May 23, 2017 – HR Digital Communications

    Hello,
    Thank you for your evaluation.

    We’re happy that you are content with our company culture and benefits!
    We’d like to thank you for your daily commitment and your contribution to our... More


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Good and frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Service Department Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Service Department Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rohde & Schwarz (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent upper management

    - Growing

    - Generally good people working in Columbia, MD

    - Facility is very nice

    - Culture is great - I address the CEO by his first name and he addresses me likewise

    - Benefits are unbelievably good...no, fantastically great!

    I have never worked for a Company like Rohde & Schwarz before. They seem to care about the workers and the families of their workers. They are imperfect for sure (read my Cons below) but one could do a whole lot worse than Rohde & Schwarz. I would love to give this review a 5 star, but because of the significant frustrations listed below, I can give only a 3 star.

    Cons

    I enjoy working here for the above reasons. But, as with any organization, there is room for improvement. The Cons listed here are from one person's point-of-view. I work in a support role (read non-sales, non-service technician role) and am frequently overlooked. I'm pretty burned out and am staying here simply because there isn't anywhere to go (yet). I still do my job with dedication and passion (that is how I have always tried t work) but because of the Cons lited below, I am entertaining offers to leave Rohde & Schwarz. So, in no particular order, the Cons as I see it at Rohde & Schwarz at Corporate HQ (I will update this review if things significantly change before I leave the company).

    - Advancement is slow to non-existent

    - Some managers "protect" certain employees

    -Staffing in support functions is inadequate (non-sales related)

    - Burn-out becoming more common - good employees looking elsewhere to further career since the promotion come only to a select few

    - Recognition doesn't follow achievement - it follows self-promotion

    - If you area conscientious, hard-working employee, you will be exploited. You will have more work than you ever imagined piled on you.

    - Work-life balance very difficult to impossible to maintain

    Advice to Management

    - Provide career paths for everyone, not just the service technicians and marketing folks

    - Keep the culture, it is wonderful

    - Keep listening to employees, especially in the latest employee survey sent by CEO


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Packaging"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative/Demo Expeditor in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative/Demo Expeditor in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rohde & Schwarz full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Privately owned but large, paid benefits, good amount of PTO, can be flexible

    Cons

    Privately owned, growing pains, lack of written processes

    Advice to Management

    Be me supportive of the support positions


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