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Tektronix Reviews

Updated April 15, 2017
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Pros
  • It has a great work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Work From Home facility without any deliverables (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • There is little to no focus on employee welfare (in 6 reviews)

  • Very little investment in R&D with a yearly layoff (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Not Recommended Anymore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tektronix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tektronix Communication is market leader in network monitoring space; Netscout acquired Tektronix, it will have 43% (tek 31% netscout 12%) market share at minimum. there is no significant competition in the future unless there is outsider to get in such space; network monitoring space is shrinking because telecom operators cut spending.

    Cons

    No career path or education program to develop employees;Extremely short term bottom line focus due to Danaher culture;Hold big data but nobody has idea how to process it to benefit to customer;lack of accountability;

    Advice to Management

    invest in people to grow;Too many middle management; Too much processes done by managers who has no idea what they are talking about ;need to pay more attention to your employee; too many previous Nortel employee,they can destroy Nortel ,so the Tektronix .


  2. "Great benefits with a bigger company, but Danaher has forced bad decisions."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits very good. Salary was competitive with the local market. Chance to work with the newest and best test equipment.

    Cons

    Too Kaizen focused forcing poor production decisions and delaying product. Management struggles to find new growth areas, but doesn't invest in them long enough to prosper. Not many growth opportunities within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Develp realistic milestones and allow enough time for areas to grow. Reduce Kaizen red tape and focus on the product.


  3. "Ever changing work environment with unrealistic expectations."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - USA Customer Service Representative II in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - USA Customer Service Representative II in Beaverton, OR
    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 at entry level.

    Cons

    Overworked and understaffed for the amount of business volume coming in.


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  5. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Finance in Beaverton, OR
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tektronix full-time

    Pros

    people are really cooperative, some jobs are interesting

    Cons

    benefits are getting worse; senior management do not care too much about employees


  6. "Great place to be an engineer and work with Hardware and software"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, good people, reasonable expectations, good benefits

    Cons

    Can't really think of anything reasonable


  7. "Nice work environment. Fitness facilities very nice people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Values are high good integrity. work life balance is great.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits is at best mediocre. Very lean oriented means no extra benefits for good work.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into your staff and try to retain them.


  8. "Good people, but fewer of them every year"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The individual contributors are good, hard workers. Very collaborative. Good benefits. Flexibility is up to your manager's discretion. Nice campus in Beaverton.

    Cons

    Budgets are constantly being cut. If someone leaves their job, there's a great chance that the job won't be refilled. Upper management doesn't fight for support for their staffs.

    Advice to Management

    Provide your workers with the support and resources they need to do good work for you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great atmosphere with very nice people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very lean oriented
    Great people
    Welcoming atmosphere
    Interesting and diverse products
    On campus sports facilities and recreation

    Cons

    Market for most products isn't growing
    large Layoffs have happened in the last year and it looks like more could be coming
    the engineers left after the last layoff are stretch very thin
    the workforce here is older than other places i have worked

    Advice to Management

    Management has trouble putting the resources they know they will need in place until they are at or past scheduled deadlines.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, not a lot of growth opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Tektronix full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the work I'm doing and feel like I am able to make a significant contribution to my team and, ultimately, the bottom-line / profitability of the company.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of opportunity to grow either personally or professionally. Management seems to always be more worried about "hitting numbers" than developing the workforce. Succession planning appears to be non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Throw a box of donuts or a t-shirt to your employees every now and then... we all know we're getting pitiful raises each year and year-in/year-out we continue to do more with less and it gets old.


  11. "Calibration Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Calibration Technician in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Calibration Technician in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tektronix full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and excellent benefits. Multiple disciplines within the field if you have the experience to take advantage of them. On most cases they will provide the appropriate tools for your work.

    Cons

    No training. No cross training within disciplines for the technicians with less experience. They promise unrealistic turnaround time to customers. For labs with limited equipment, there is no adequate support from the auxiliary labs.

    Advice to Management

    Train personnel on both current and changing systems before its implementation. Promise realistic goals to the customers. “on the job training” can only get you so far.


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