FLIR
3.7 of 5 32 reviews
www.flir.com Wilsonville, OR 1000 to 5000 Employees

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A good company that could be great if management didn't take the usual route of overcompensating itself.

Engineer IV (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

I worked at FLIR

Pros1) You get your own office (in the Orlando division);
2) You get a lot of responsibility;
3) Stock options for just about everybody (granted, you're not getting thousands of them, but they still hand them out);
4) Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP);
5) A modicum of bureaucracy;
6) Flexible hours;
7) Small company feel with big company goals (i.e. ambitious);
8) You can load software onto your computer without IT-department scrutiny.

Cons1) If your boss is competent, then he or she has to die, quit or retire in order for you to get promoted.
2) Management wants you to do everything and be great at it as an engineer (conceive, design, build, test, transition to manufacturing, produce schedules, manage people, etc.). If you're trying to be great at everything--especially if they aren't interested in it--you'll get people that are average overall when they could, instead, be great at what they enjoy and are good at.
3) You're constantly aware that top-level management has golden parachutes and massive amounts of stock options, all for being no smarter than you are.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart showering everyone with an ample amounts of stock options. It's in your best interest. No one wants to hear how you make family sacrifices for one weekend like everyone else, because you are, in fact, sitting on a mountain of cash.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Finance (Former Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA (US)

I worked at FLIR


Pros: Great group of people. Interesting products and markets. Cons: Different cultures between the different sites sometimes conflict. Advice to Senior Management: The company is pretty well run. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Interesting state of the art products

Consultant (Former Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA (US)

I worked at FLIR as a contractor for less than a year


Pros: Current state of the art tools and design requirements are beneficial… Cons: Time to market and complexity of system require meticulous focus and… More

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