Tektronix Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Tektronix, Inc., historically widely known as Tek, is an American company best known for manufacturing test and measurement devices such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and video and mobile test protocol equipment. Originally an independent company, it is now a subsidiary of Fortive, a spinoff from Danaher Corporation.

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CSR (Former Employee) says

"High turnover rate. No formal training, just shadowing other CSRs. Too much micromanaging. No overtime, but very high expectations. Lack of professionalism.the payToo many to mention"

Calibration Technician V Lab Supervisor (Current Employee) says

"I was promoted to supervisor. My employees make more money than I do. I was promised a raise in April along with being put on the "OPs Bonus". 2 months after my promotion they changed their mind about the OPs bonus and in April I found out they changed thier mind about the raise too. I have an employee that show up at whatever time suits him and whatever days suit him. When I tried a peformance plan, write up, or termination they were all denied. This employee consistantly shows up 2 to 3 hours late. Tektronix will not let me do anything about it because the attrition rate will go up if he leaves. He has had 2 raises and a promotion this year and granted flexible work hours, meanwhile I can't promote a good technician because the budget is not there. Tektronix is all about the numbers, share holders, and upper management bonuses and craps on it's employees that do a good job. You need to be a jerk that shows up late, turns equipment with no reguard for standards, defies your management, and threatens to leave. If you have the criteria listed you will go far at tektronix.Room for promotionI make $26/hour 3 out of 6 of my employees make more than me."

Technical Services Administrator (contract) says

"Company not yet stable. Not full time job. Deals mainly on calibration of equipmentbreakfast once per week6 hrs"

Consultant (Former Employee) says

"I regret ever working for this company. In my opinion it was a real mess. Learned that previous employees where so disgusted with upper management that several quit to work elsewhere."

Technician (Current Employee) says

"Poor Leadership, Mangers do not care about their employees. There is no Job Work/Life Balance. Hostile work environment where only the few are treated fairly.NonePoor Training, Hostile Work Environment"

Technician (Former Employee) says

"Constant pressure and standards were not good enough. Everybody was afraid of being fired. Five people released just before me. More than 50 people left in the last four years.good paypressure push for production"

Former employee (Former Employee) says

"Tektronix used to be one of the companies people desired to work for. Since its acquisition by Danaher it has become a company where metrics are valued over people, senior management is not held accountable for poor decision making, and bullying by management has become common-place. You will be expected to put in extra hours (nights, weekends, holidays), place work before family and "jump when told to jump". Sadly, Tektronix is a withering giant who is falling behind their competition and has no answer as to what to do.Occasional access to the Nike Employee StoreNo work/life balance, Uncertain future for the company, Management prefers to bully employee's toward desired results rather than lead"

quality (Former Employee) says

"This company is one of the worst managemd companies in all of he Danaher portfolio. It will never get the return on the huge money it spent on this brand. It's too bad they spend more time monkeying around with spreadsheats and totally meaningless KPI's instead of serving the customers and payring attention to their needs.not manyrun for the hills"

Calibration Technician (Former Employee) says

"Management is all over the place. Not logistically, mentally. No job security as managers lose accounts and drop bodies to make their numbers look good. Literally do not know from day to day if you'll be employed. It's encouraged to NOT be a team player, very cut throat. Lack of recognition for employees who bust their tail. Dictatorship, managers want no input from technicians. Understandable why they lose so many accounts year after year.flexible hoursManagement is horrible from lab managers up."

Calibration Technician (Former Employee) says

"Always good ideas but with no follow up to do a lot of great ideas. Also management is very over bearing and monitor all time and what is done during work hours.NoneMicro magement"

Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Technology good, but management is mis-managing the company. They are not leaders, just very political and out for themselveslocationmanagers, leaders"

Rather Not Say (Former Employee) says

"After my company was bought out by Tektronix (which is owned by Danaher), and merged with our competitor which was bought out by Tektronix as well, the work environment went from productive with high quality, to chaotic with low quality and production. I was terminated, and replaced by temporary contract workers after more than six years of consistent hard work.excellent benefitsmanagement has no clue about how to run a business."

Calibration and Repair Technician (Current Employee) says

"I put out fires and try to pacify angry customers all day long. Not enough cal techs for the work that is scheduled. Unrealistic turn around times set be sales who have no technical or calibration experience which is frustrating to not only the customers but the employees that cannot make these deadlines. Tektronix can't get quality cal techs now that the word is out and not untrue about the companies instability. Management puts the spin that this is normal. NO IT'S NOT. And now with the 2 week unpaid furlough, we are working at half the manpower, customers are angry about their turn times. And this will go on until the end of June. Upper management including TN have been nothing short of insulting to the employees about this furlough. It could be easily compared to a physically abusive spouse trying to make your beatings better by saying "at least I'm not hitting you in the face". This is a sinking ship. It's all about the shareholders, not the customers, not the employees. Not enough equipment to handle the work flow, the equipment we do have is ancient and the COE stands aren't anywhere near capable of what the techs who put them together say they are. This company has been getting progressively worse as they bring in upper management that comes from sales (no clue on calibration) or running a sweat shop in China. If you're a cal tech looking for a change, don't get sucked into the better than average benefits. Don't think you can make an impact. Don't think "I'll just do my eight and go home". Don't think "it won't happen to me" (getting laid off or furloughed)."

Equipment Technician (Current Employee) says

"Management is spotty at best. Very sloppy and wasteful company. Most computers are old, they're reluctant to update anything so equipment is unreliable or just not working"

Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) says

"This company is going down in a hurry senior engineers are leaving at a rate greater that 3 per week. HR and management are aware of the issue and are in full support of removing any highly paid engineers. Absolutely no future road map and there is a pool among the engineers as to how long it will be until they shut the company down.no project in road map so no need to come into work.everything except the above average pay check."

engineer (Former Employee) says

"Very unprofessional of engineering manager, Graham, to fail in notifying interview candidate of change in 7 hour, 2nd interview. Apparently, this is an example of what it would be like to work there and how a sub-par manager at that company treats interview candidates and gets away with it. Of course, luckily his careless actions saved me from wasting my time with that company."

Calibration Technician (Former Employee) says

"Tektronix likes cheap, inexperienced, and disposable technicians.Sympathy at your next job interviewAnother Danaher sweatshop"

Talent Acquisitions Manager (Current Employee) says

"Very talented people to work with that have a passion for being in the forefront of technology.very talented peoplework level demands, opcos that are not aligned having there own personal agenda."

Administrator/CSR/Receiving coordinator (Former Employee) says

"There was no direction. Manager quit my first day. Spent the next two weeks reading SOP's and I.M.ing about my duties. Once I learned my position and took responsibilities of the Manager they wanted to add the driver duties as well. At that point I started job searching."

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) says

"This place offers absolutely ZERO opportunities to grow personally or professionally. Well... unless you count "additional mundane tasks to do" as professional growth - in which case this place is THE PLACE TO BE!People are coolNo advancement or enrichment - just management whipping backs in attempts to "hit the numbers""