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Tektronix Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  • Restricted to Test and Measurement if you want to end up in R&D outside of that (in 10 reviews)

  • upper management isn't as in touch with the everyday employee as they could be (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Tektronix MVS"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, flexible schedule, employment program is good. Learn a lot from other employees

    Cons

    Management is focus on making themselves look good, not focus on employees and their opinions. If you are not an "ALPHA" they will push at a side and labeled you as weak. No much for training and don't follow up on their words. Their culture and values are not followed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to put down employees and make them think they less that management, treat them with respect if manager is expecting to get respect. Focus on being coaches not push employees to the end and then put them down if the project is not done the way they expect it.


  2. "Good Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tektronix full-time

    Pros

    Engaging work. Always able to learn about something new.

    Cons

    Travel is more than I was expecting

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Slowly going downhill"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very bright people, can be engaging work, lots of opportunity to engage with many different engineering disciplines.

    Cons

    Middle management is bottom of the barrel and many of the new ones appear to be purely politically motivated hires. Constant Metrics for the sake of metrics and meetings for the sake of meetings - which is typical ofor poor leadership trying to self-validate.

    Advice to Management

    Management team appears to lack fundamental managerial capabilities and individual work flows suffer for it. Lots of in-fighting at the management level means there isn't any real leadership. Pay more attention to the engineers and what they need to be successful, not how to spin the latest chart in your favor.


  4. "Sad, poor and getting worse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people, interesting work, nice campus.

    Cons

    Process obsession, new generation of poor, political and detached management. Too much focus on metrics and management by numbers. Incredibly bad culture in places. Some groups better than others, some incredibly stressful and bad.

    Advice to Management

    Stop packing the place with external management hires whose purpose is to manage up.


  5. "Good Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Calibration Technician
    Current Employee - Calibration Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and competitive pay

    Cons

    More travel than expected based on job title and description before being hired on


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company and Benefits, low salary"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits including 3 weeks vacation, 5 sick days, 2 personal days, onsite Gym and Cafeteria, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k plan.

    Cons

    Management turnover, owned by Fortive and stock price matters more than the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Provide industry standard salaries and keep good people in place.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "So-So"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of intelligent people who are working towards a common goal. Plenty of interaction between departments should you require it, and a fantastic training infrastructure from HR and IT.

    Cons

    Stagnant job growth, declining market share, very corporate, poor employee retention at 2 year and 5 year milestones

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep more people, you can't continue to blame your turn-over to 'millenials!!'. If you want the best and brightest, you need to pivot to compete against other high tech companies. Maybe more than 8 paid holidays? That's pretty low compared to the industry standard.

  8. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tektronix full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, company is small enough for you to make a significant impact. Good benefits like health insurance and profit sharing.

    Cons

    Feels a little understaffed, deadlines slip often, work is often stressful. A lot of people have been there a long time and are resistant to change.


  9. "Product Innovation Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a good experience overall. I learned that technical skills are not only the main things you need to have to success in a rapidly growing work space. It's important to have the interpersonal skills as well. We were used to have lots of meetings in which we share ideas and create plans

    Cons

    In a team environment, a lot of thoughts about budgets and a little bit less about strategic goals

    Advice to Management

    Encourage communication between employees and make it easy to share ideas


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Analyst in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continuous improvement is baked into the culture and values the contributions of all employees.

    Cons

    Under Danaher, the biggest emphasis is to deliver financial results to shareholders above the communities and employees if needed for profitability.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the LEAN and Kaiser culture and focus on where the company needs to focus to succeed, but remember to value the employees to get there.


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