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Rohde & Schwarz Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Gute Arbeitsbedingungen, starker Betriebsrat, gute Work-Life-Balance (in 11 reviews)

  • The working environment is good and also safe for women (in 10 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 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "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


  2. "It's about who you know"

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    • 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.

  3. 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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Good and frustrating"

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

  8. "Pretty Packaging"

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Systems Administrator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Rohde & Schwarz (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, PTO, Health Benefits, Coworkers, Opportunities

    Cons

    Management structure is to protect themselves with several levels of scapegoats


  10. "Very competitive benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, flexible working hour and work from home. There are other benefits but these ones are most important to me.

    Cons

    Gym membership, sabbatical leave. That's all I could think off at this point. Please add them to make it even better.

    Advice to Management

    This is the part not only employee but their families share. Keep it competitive and you may be surprised with ROIs.


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