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2.7
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SCM Microsystems Chairman and CEO Ayman S. Ashour
Ayman S. Ashour
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  1. "Use to be great company!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company allows for a healthy balance of home life and career

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and direction, large amount of cuts in staff and work conditions have really affected employees, staff is worried about more lay-offs, large amount of politics

    Advice to Management

    Communication! Communication!


  2. "Leadership curbs potential"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It is a product company that has long standing relationships with major OEMs. The exposure that an engineers gets is a good stepping stone for bigger and better things. In fact, people who have worked at SCM have always gone on to a rewarding career though not necessarily within SCM.

    Cons

    The management has been unable to sustain the sudden riches that it obtained in the early 90s. In general, the company is seen to survive because of cash balance and clientele from the past rather than any innovation in product line. This has resulted in regular attrition of the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Develop a skilled set not a cheap workforce. Improve working conditions.

  3. "Good Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer - Testing in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Engineer - Testing in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. scope for improving tech skills is high.

    Cons

    Frequently changing priorities. Should be able to market products and develop applications which allows for maximum sales.

    Advice to Management

    -


  4. "Good place to work. But the product they are into is like fishing where there is no fish. Company growth is declining."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work, lot of freedom, good balance between Professional & Personal life, lot of concern towards employees, knowledgable managers, good guidance to freshers.

    Cons

    No personal growth, no market growth, lately no Job security and lot of redundancy, company turnover is diminishing year to year, frequent quitters in top management & too many changes which is affecting the decision making process and performance.