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Sensor Products Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sensor Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The breadth of opportunity and continious intellectual challenge made this job fascinating. The people were great to work with. I had a very favorable experience with the CEO who I thought deftly navigated business ups & downs.

    Cons

    We could have had more company meetings and more frequent performance reivews.

    Advice to Management

    What you're doing seems to work. you have a pretty good eye for spotting growth opportunities. Raise the bar a bit on your interviews so that you're sure to hire the best possible talent.


  2. "Good Employees Except for the Owner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ

    I worked at Sensor Products full-time

    Pros

    The employees are some of the highest character people around. They are good at working together to solve problems, which are usually caused by the owner himself.

    Cons

    The owner either has a personality disorder or just doesn't care about anyone besides himself. He literally got rid of the water cooler that all of the employees enjoyed to try and save a few hundred bucks. Employee morale is very low. Horrendous medical benefits and 401k. He had his employees meet to discuss medical plans and acted like he would make a good decision to help them based on their feedback. He ended up using an awful, more expensive plan because a friend of his sold it. His employees deserve much better.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason why your company has stayed relatively the same size for so many years instead of growing.

    Sensor Products Response

    Jul 20, 2017 – marketing

    This review is written by the same terminated employee who has written other untruthful reviews here. The owner actually happens to be extremely conscientious about fairness and equity and proper... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sensor Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing flexibility on schedule, incredible compensation model, great co-workers, supportive management

    Cons

    Aggressive goals, company growing out of its space

    Advice to Management

    Conduct a more formal exit interview & move to bigger space


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity for the right person"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sensor Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic earning potential for a person willing to hustle and engage in a lot of communication with prospects. Little or no O/T required. Good work/life balance. Bring your pet to work is a nice idea. Lots of long-timers. Great great people working here.

    Cons

    It's a small company environment so there isn't too much formal training.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you're doing. The company's growth speaks for itself.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Slightly Better Than Being Unemployed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sensor Products (SPI) is a quirky little company that has been profitable since the early 90's seemingly in spite of itself. If you decide to work here, it won't be the worst thing in the world, but after dealing with the below cons long enough, you will leave, guaranteed.

    A few Pros:

    - Work/Life balance; You can essentially leave work at work and not worry about it when you are home.
    - Other employees are usually friendly and you can bond in your shared suffering together.
    - Autonomy; When the owner isn't breathing down your neck (see below), most managers are happy to let you do your job the way you like, as long as it gets done.

    Cons

    - First and foremost: The owner. He is a rather bizarre man that I believe has a high functioning version of autism. He will frustrate you beyond belief, although he is probably oblivious that he is doing it. He is great at marketing and pushing sales, and terrible at just about everything that requires him to come in contact with an employee. SPI's total lack of a cohesive culture is due to this man. Interactions with this man range between painfully awkward and maddeningly frustrating.

    - Career Progression: There is none. There are 3 or 4 managers here that have been here for years and years and none of them are going anywhere soon. You can toss any dreams of a raise or a promotion right out the window.

    - Sales: If you are applying for a sales job (Which you probably are), just know you won't be successful. That is to say, you will probably get the job, but you will either quit or be fired within 6 months. This is because the top 2 salesman at this company handle 95% of the business, and no matter how you try to throw your weight around, you won't be able to get a slice of the pie.

    Advice to Management

    Well, you can't really stop being yourself, so I guess my only advice would be to sell the company to someone that cares about people.

    Sensor Products Response

    Jan 3, 2017 – marketing

    These responses are all from the same disgruntled employee (see date posted). It's not only untrue that our CEO has autism but is somewhat disgraceful that the commentator will invoke comparisons to... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "This place is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sensor Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees are the absolute best part of working for this company. They are some of the best people you would ever have the pleasure to work with, but unfortunately their hard work constantly goes unnoticed. If it weren't for them this company would go under.

    The flexibility is a big plus-especially if you like working for a company where you can pretty much get away with anything and never be penalized. Literally you can be late everyday, and still get a raise.

    Cons

    The CEO spends most of his time micromanaging behind a computer screen. He is more focused on tasks that are menial and not worth spending a lot of time on then seeing the bigger picture. He also takes praise to employees who are unethical, and rides the coattails of his hardest workers to the point that people are miserable everyday. He also threatens people that the financial situation of the company is bad and they need to pick up the slack.

    There is a lack of organizational structure. An employee who is on the bottom of the ranks will try and take the role of a manager, and go above their superiors, which the CEO will never address as being an issue.

    There is no room for growth or career advancement.

    Do not bother wasting your talents here, as they will be under appreciated, and you will spend most of your day stressed out.

    Advice to Management

    Start recognizing the talent that is within the company. Trust in the employees that they can and will get the job done

    Sensor Products Response

    Jan 2, 2017 – marketing

    Sensor Products never condones any type of unethical behavior and is aggressive in quickly terminating employees who engage in such. The CEO keeps mostly to himself and allow for a very autonomous... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Craziness"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Madison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers, sales team, fun environment in the sales pit but no where else. Sales Manager is a good guy to work with and has been there a while.

    Cons

    Owner Owner Owner Owner Owner I cant stress enough how bad this guy sucks. He is basically an 8 year old little boy in a grown ups body....

    Advice to Management

    The owner should sell it to someone else. Please do all the employees a favor and just step back from the company.

    Sensor Products Response

    Jan 3, 2017 – marketing

    These reviews all emanate from one disgruntled employee who was terminated due to poor performance and judgement.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sensor Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Flexible hours as long as you get the job done. Fun and smart people to work with. Employees are expected to have multi disciplinary background but you will make good products. You can learn lots of stuff in this company and get to know clients from all over the world.

    Cons

    Some roles might be a little bit tough for fresh graduates. Benefit plan is not as awesome as the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Explore opportunities to fully utilize the talent of the employees by distributing more responsibilities.

    Sensor Products Response

    Jan 3, 2017 – marketing

    Thank you for the suggestion. We're reviewing our benefits plan.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Small company, with attendant pluses and minuses..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sensor Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get exposed to all facets of a small business: sales, operations, manufacturing, et cetera, and will work with co-workers in every function, Teamwork is important here, it's a casual work environment, and it's never boring. The products and customers are interesting.

    Cons

    If you need a lot of structure, and like a huge company environment, this isn't the company for you. You cannot hide in a cubicle -- you're given the tools needed to get your job done and then you're expected to use your brain to get the job done. You're expected to pitch-in where needed, if "it's not my job" is your mantra, look elsewhere. Not for the lazy.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication would be helpful, both up and down the hierarchy. Listen to the people on the front lines, they're in touch with the customers and suppliers, they can often have valuable input.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Learn how business runs"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sensor Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a small company. You will learn each and every aspect of business here. I learnt how to bend rules to get the job done and make money. You will see implementation of your work & ideas. It boosts your confidence. It is a perfect place for beginners. This company prepares you for big challenges ahead in your life.

    Office culture is great. Employees are friendly. Perfect work life balance.

    Cons

    Company can invest in its employees such as technical training , bonuses, performance based raise etc. so they remain satisfied and contribute more.

    Advice to Management

    Please have regular meetings with employees and understand their needs, if any.
    Conversation will fill the gap between management and employees

    Sensor Products Response

    Jan 3, 2017 – marketing

    Thank you for the feedback. The company has been reviewing it's policies with respect to office meetings to more regularly update employees.


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