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Earl R. Lewis
I worked at FLIR full-time for more than 5 years
Pros – Technology development and operations staff are all very dedicated to their jobs and do as much as they can to advance the brand of the company. Products cover a vast range of implementations which allows for a good range of tech and disciplines.
Cons – As part of a division that was bolted on after an acquisition, I found myself lost in the increasingly complex organizational structure. There was very little direct input to the top of the organization which was on the other side of the country. Vision for growth seemed very short-sighted and only focused on iterative product improvements and not adventuring into anything they weren't already field leaders in.
Advice to Senior Management – Be more proactive in creating an open strategic focus and avoid adopting a large conglomerate structure linked through a long line of acquisitions.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-11-25 13:56 PST
I have been working at FLIR
Pros – Great people and culture and exciting field to work in.
Cons – intern work could get dull and easy to get pigeon holed into a specific niche
Advice to Senior Management – Have the groups communicate more with each other. It always seemed like there were messes that needed to be cleaned up between each group after the mistake was made.
2012-12-07 23:05 PST
I worked at FLIR for more than 10 years
Pros – Salary was okay. Co-workers are pleasant and good team players.
Cons – No flexibility of hours. Layoffs with no notice. Work is added to other coworkers with no increase in salary. Yet they keep buying other companies. Question the integrity of the company.
Advice to Senior Management – Expect to be available 24/7. Company is like a flip-coin.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-11-15 07:27 PST
I worked at FLIR
Pros – Tech is pretty good but too much military
Cons – They hold back free thinking
Advice to Senior Management – Work harder
2012-01-31 16:42 PST
I worked at FLIR
Pros – Great people to work with, great products and strong growth potential in the company. Has the ability to really go to the next level.
Cons – Very little leadership and direction.
2011-06-13 19:44 PDT
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I worked at FLIR
Pros – * Interesting technology with cool applications
* Many nice people
* Good life/work balance (at least in my group)
* Could work at home when needed (at least in my group)
* Flexible start/end times (at least in my group)
* Creativity is welcome
* Room for professional growth
Cons – * Management could be difficult and was not always reasonable
* Poor communication between managers and employees
* Many two-faced people
* Lack of information sharing - this made it difficult to complete projects
* Lack of clear planning
* Compensation could be better
Advice to Senior Management – Develop a plan and stick with it, unless it makes actual sense to change it.
Be open with employees. This will help morale.
Pay people what they're worth.
2011-01-27 04:48 PST
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