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SEAKR Engineering Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "Human Resources"

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    • 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 SEAKR Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Great company benefits and culture. Working hard and doing your best usually allows flexibility/understanding when it comes to work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not many cons when it comes to this company except typical growing pains as the company expanded.


  2. "Great place to work, assuming your adaptable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Control Analyst in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Program Control Analyst in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Environment
    - Recognition of Achievements
    - Location
    - Interesting Products

    Cons

    - Growing Pains
    - Process Improvement needed
    - Highly Variable workload

    Advice to Management

    Invest in process improvement and training programs.


  3. "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEAKR Engineering full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    SEAKR Engineering maintains the small agile company mentality that encourages its employees to participate across all aspects and phases of many really advanced and exciting satellite projects.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains and a shift in bureaucratic expectations, but management appears fully aware and striving to address. Even with some growing pains, the work environment remains very positive compared to other similar local employers.

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to actively fight for minimizing engineering process overhead to enable the engineering talent to be freer to truly excel.


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    "Great company, with some growing pains"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEAKR Engineering (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great, the work atmosphere is informal and generally laid back, pretty flat company structure, not too many politics, the work is generally interesting.

    Cons

    The company is growing, and it seems like that has been a challenge for the managers. It risks losing the small-company atmosphere that many employees love.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the engineers. Talking about an open-door policy isn't enough, you have to go out of your way to solicit honest feedback from engineers, because people don't speak up when their job might be on the line. Create situations where you ask for honest feedback about what the company can do better, because employees aren't going to do it without a lot of encouragement. Do it anonymously if you have to. Empower the engineers to make the company better and they'll do it.


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    "Exciting, rewarding work"

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

    Pros

    SEAKR has a great culture--everyone is your friend and SEAKR tends to retain the very bright ones, management is very approachable and competent, IRA contributions and health insurance are spectacular benefits, SEAKR will go to some lengths to allow you to take on a different role if you want to, work is varied and complex: you are forever learning

    Cons

    There is not a very good recognition system in place. Sometimes it feels like no one knows or cares what you're doing because management oversight is low, and it's a bit demoralizing to have consistently more work than it is possible to complete. There is some good in that, but I personally struggle with it.

    Advice to Management

    I just want a little more involvement from management and to be held accountable for my performance.


  7. "Dynamic high growth company"

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

    I have been working at SEAKR Engineering full-time

    Pros

    SEAKR is growing quickly in new and emerging markets. SEAKR led the industry in creating the solid state digital storage market for space and is doing the same thing with high performance FPGA processing. It's an exciting place to work with a lot of opportunities for those who are leaders and can wear many hats. The owners have excellent values and give back to the community.

    Cons

    The pace of work is very fast with almost no breaks. As we grow, resources are stretched. The market is very competitive so schedules sometimes are short and challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the people at SEAKR by offering challenging programs and opportunities. Encourage and enable the managers to reward those who excel and really sacrifice for the success of the company.


  8. "Business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEAKR Engineering (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great company, friendly employees and excellent culture.
    Management is easy to talk to and open to new ideas.
    It is family-owned and the owners truly care about their employees.
    They put family first.
    Excellent work/life balance, which is hard to find.

    Cons

    The training is horrible. Management is so busy that they have very little time to train you and leave it up to the other employees, who often train you incorrectly.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to train employees.


  9. "Losing Small-Company Feeling"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEAKR Engineering (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, for the most part very laid-back; great health insurance coverage; and IRA benefits are great.

    Cons

    Low salary; limited room for advancement. Used to have a small-company feel, but as the company grew, the culture seemed to change and there was greater disconnect between upper management and the common-folk.

    Advice to Management

    Try to regain the small-company feel despite the growing business and increasing number of personnel.


  10. "Good company with tough work-life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people of SEAKR make it what it is. They are all hard workers and enjoyable to be around. There are a variety of out side of work activities to participate in.

    Cons

    There is often more work than people to do it leading to overtime and weekend work. The employee training, while improved from some years ago, is still lacking. As the company has grown larger in the last few years the culture has stagnated. Compensation is on the lower end, though the (non-guaranteed) bonus and retirement helps bring it to about average.

    Advice to Management

    Training could use to be improved and given a more prominent role.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Growing pains"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEAKR Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Many Intelligent Engineers, Generous IRA contribution, Laid back environment

    Cons

    Projects under resources for schedule expectations, Lack of accountability, Inefficiency in operations, Engineers time is not respected, Growing Pains,not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge problems and take accountability instead of pretending you care then not takings action to resolve the issues. Create a culture for the company, set expectations. With the dramatic growth the company lost the little culture it once had.



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