Internship in Internal Controls and Policies (Former Employee), Boca Raton, FL – January 3, 2014
Even as an intern I learn more in a couple of months than in any textbook I used in school. Every employee is there to help from the director on down, no matter how busy it is. The work load can be intense but it is well worth it once you complete it. Finally, everyone there is very respectful of you no matter what your job title was. Overall, an amazing – more... place to work!!! – less
Good Team to work with, Fiber Optic Product an unique Industry.
Sr. Engineer - Quality Assurance (Current Employee), Bangalore, KA – December 28, 2013
Learned to be a better team player, Learned to use the data, Analyse the data, Training of new employees and checking the effectiveness was a bit hard since always most time is spent in resolving daily issue. The most enjoyable part of the job is analysis of defects and action taking with team.
Technical Associate Test IV (Former Employee), Asheville, NC – December 17, 2013
Pros: they look after their employees in every manner best place i have ever worked
Cons: not being there now because of lay off nation wide
Every day had a different issue or solution to a problem. I learned about vibration equipment and how it works and why. the hardest part of the job was keeping wires on terminals at 100g's of force. the most enjoyable part is watching things we repaired work for longer than normal time frames. my coworker was always on the move sence there was only – more... two of us to keep the building in operation hence why I was hired. I worked on enviorment test chambers and test equipment. Managent was always there if I had personal problems at home my wife became ill and they were there for me. – less
Steady paced workload, quiet office environment, lots of projects done remotely through other branches
Fire Alarm & Suppression Designer/Drafter (Former Employee), Lake Oswego, OR – November 20, 2013
Pros: freedom to create designs from scratch. company paid training education (nicet)
Cons: break-watchers (short breaks), take lunches around 11:30 to avoid isolation), time zone issues - project done from other branches
Was hoping for more official training once pulled onto the team - it was kind of just expected to learn as you go and copy from old jobs rather than fully teaching employees how panels operate and interact with initiation and notification devices. Slowly picked up fire alarm codes for spacing, placement, standards, etc. Be sure to write everything down – more... to use as reference later. Also being on time is very important to the manager I worked for, it didn't matter if you stayed 4 hours late everyday, being 5 minutes late in the morning is the worst thing you can do. Communication was very poor, if a detail was created for device, panel or system layout and placed on the server without the drafter/designer informing the team others would then later spend time recreating the same drawing over again only to find out it's already been complete. The drafting standards aren't 'up to par' and drastically vary from branch to branch. No one is simply implementing any guidelines. I got lucky and had one of the best (in my opinion) fire suppression project designers in the company as my main manager until he took a higher paying position in a out of state branch. But there are many very knowledgable designers and engineerings in the company, only issue is breaking down that wall that many engineers put up to avoid the annoying fellow employees, but once you're in with the right mentor the knowledge will keep increasing. – less
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NC – November 15, 2013
Proficient commercial driver, team leader, HVAC technician, machine operator, stand up/ sitdown forklift operator , and business leader. Excel at inventory controls, basic computers, and marketing business services
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Greensboro, NC – October 29, 2013
Cons: healthcare, short breaks
a typical day was hard because I ran a laminating machine I never knew what I was going to have to do example set up machine with new copper or replacing copper as the ran out. machines used anywhere for 30 to 50 different rolls of thin copper wire. , last job I had was running and training temp workers to run connector machines. we had 3 different – more... machines for 1 connector, sometimes it became a hassle especially if Temp worker did not show up for. work. Co workers was wonderful enjoyed working with all of them. the best part of the day was when my shift was over and I knew I gave the company 100% or more. I took pride in all I did. – less
Not at all a challenging environment. Not too experience managers and engineers there.
Hardware-Software Integration Engineer (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – October 24, 2013
Cons: no team work at all. not a challenging environment. not good management. no career development.
I haven't learned so much since the work environment and the tasks assigned were not challenging and the work culture is not a really good one. No team work at all. I had young but very un-experienced supervisors. Not too experienced HW/SW director.
Cons: needed better training and updates on constant changes for their employees and needed to be cleaner.
Management fairly nice but not always informed of new changes. Could be stressful as heavy phone/monitoring expectations and very micromanaged. Had nice food and beverage/lunch areas. Good incentives for bonus pay. And great company benefits.