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Topcon Positioning Systems Reviews

Updated Nov 16, 2019

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3.6
71%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
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Topcon Positioning Systems President & CEO Raymond O'Connor (no image)
Raymond O'Connor
38 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "The people are awesome to work with"

    StarStarStarStarStar
     

    I have been working at Topcon Positioning Systems

    Pros

    The day goes by quickly because there is plenty to do

    Cons

    Need to get up to date with process improvements

    Topcon Positioning Systems2014-05-29
  2. "Phenomenal place to work, grow, and make a difference in the world."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time

    Pros

    Progressive, innovative, and nimble high-tech engineering and manufacturing company focused on both corporate and personal growth with a strong sense of corporate responsibility in the world. Develops tools and technology that helps the world become a better place.

    Cons

    Depending on what type of corporate culture potential employees are looking for, company maintains some level of smaller company culture and appeal which allows company to be nimble.

    Advice to Management

    Company is highly successful, transitioning into new markets, and expanding operations. Keep up the good work!

    Topcon Positioning Systems2014-03-04
  3. Helpful (2)

    "The company is in US, but actually it's Japan company."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    For workers who's working for mechanical engineering field, this company would be good.

    Cons

    If not, it's not your company.

    Topcon Positioning Systems2013-10-27
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Reminds me of High School"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Department Administrative in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone was friendly. Free coffee.

    Cons

    High school atmosphere. Managers play favorites constantly and many do not follow through on promises.

    Advice to Management

    Stop sticking to your favorite few and get to know everyone in your department and give them a chance. Their abilities may surprise you.

    Topcon Positioning Systems2013-05-03
  5. Helpful (3)

    "If you like to work in construction field and with many mechanical engineers, this company will be ok, but if not ..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This company is developing products for construction business. It will be nice place to Whomever related in the construction field and love to work in that field.

    Cons

    This company's brain is so small like a dinosaur even though there's few smart personals. I felt their management was under Japan mother company so very strict and vertical. Especially, when they lay off their employees, the company treat them like future criminals.

    Topcon Positioning Systems2012-11-26
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Perspective on Topcon"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
     in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems

    Pros

    Very strong product and technology portfolio.

    Cons

    Needs to execute better; failures in execution occurring due to leadership underestimating/ignoring complexity of strategic decisions and not staffing/managing accordingly. Benefits and severance poor compared to Bay Area high-tech or financial services, for example. CEO needs to start being more visible again, not just communicating through the newsletter or Exec Committee members.

    Advice to Management

    Topcon now competes for talent among Bay Area middle market companies and needs competitive compensation and benefits. Topcon's ability to execute with excellence needs to become as good as its products and technologies.

    Topcon Positioning Systems2010-05-21
  7. "Good place for start"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Moscow
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice environment; Skilled friendly colleagues; Possibilities of business trip abroad; Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues abroad and gain international work experience;

    Cons

    Below average market salaries; No internal project migration or switching; Same work gets boring after a year of employment; No carieer promotion plan; Games of thrones in mid-tier management;

    Advice to Management

    Do not make promises that you can not fulfill.

    Topcon Positioning Systems2019-07-06
  8. "managing director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great working envirment with flex working hours

    Cons

    annual increments and annual bounesses

    Advice to Management

    should relate vertical in career more aggresively

    Topcon Positioning Systems2018-12-25
  9. "Great culture except at the top locally"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance Good location Generally interesting work Some good teams that focus on choosing the right candidate for a lot more than skills

    Cons

    Using some old development technologies, eg Windows CE, C++ pre-11, VS 2008 No transparency at all from management. Some not-so-good teams hire based purely on talent, not cultural fit, then micro managed

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent, let everyone know the overall plan and LISTEN to ideas that are not just your own - it is not a terrorist cell and everyone is not out to get you.

    Topcon Positioning Systems2018-10-06
  10. "Relaxing Working Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Topcon Positioning Systems full-time

    Pros

    Very easy and relaxing work

    Cons

    Does not help with your career path

    Topcon Positioning Systems2018-10-17
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