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Rohde & Schwarz Reviews

Updated September 16, 2018
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Christian Leicher
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  • "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 5 reviews)

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  1. "Best Company to work for in Test & Measurement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed Culture
    Open Communication with Management
    HR Emphasis on Building Relationships Among Coworkers
    Fantastic Health Insurance

    Cons

    Sometimes unproductive people are kept around too long
    Some growing pains as the American arm of the company expand

    Advice to Management

    Keep adapting to market conditions and continue listening to your employees. As you grow, don't lose what makes the culture special.

    Rohde & Schwarz Response

    Sep 4, 2018 – Manager HR Digital Communication

    Thanks for your thoughtful review. Happy to hear to enjoyed what makes us so special. We wish you all the best for your future career. Thanks for having been part of our team!


  2. "If the boss doesn't like your nose, you have already lost."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rohde & Schwarz (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A company with many products and a versatile marked. A nice team which you can trust and rely on. Workhours are normal and the company provides good benefits.

    Cons

    The boss either likes you or doesn't and that is decided in the first 30 minutes. He didn't like me which made build up some tension. I couldn't work for I was paid for and I got tasks assigned which should be done by youngsters. Boss was very smart to avoid anything in a written form which could provide some proof. A handful of coworkers resigned at the same time because they couldn't bear it anymore.

    Advice to Management

    When hiring people which clearly can do the job, don't take it down to a personal level because the one is not a yes man. It's not to pleasure you and make you happy. They are there to bring the company forward.

  3. "Excellent work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small teams with control and ownership over projects. Excellent benefits. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    My team in particular could use some more thorough testing. Working with teammates in Munich can sometimes be difficult, like having to wait until the next day for a response.

    Rohde & Schwarz Response

    Jun 12, 2018 – Manager HR Digital Communication

    Thank you for rating us with five stars, we really appreciate this. We are delighted to see that you enjoy the ownership over your projects, this is something we truly believe in - bringing out the... More


  4. "Great benefits and little else"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical and dental plans are unheard of at most other companies. Able to earn lots of time off.

    Cons

    Pay scales do not keep up with market. Almost no upward movement.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your losses and know there will be more yet to go.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Beware of Service"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Employee oriented company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "It's about who you know"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "industry leading company, good benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Application Engineer in Mexico"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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