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Review averages

  • 5 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    40%
    Good (2)
    40%
    Satisfactory (1)
    20%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.58
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for HID GLOBAL

Reviews - What employees say

3.58 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Coach underperforming employees instead of piling work on the ones that do well

What I like about the company

Work is challenging and theoretically there is room for professional growth

What I dislike about the company

When someone is good at their job they get more and more work. The distribution of responsibilities is not fair

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hid Global Corporation
  • City
    Austin
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 04.Feb 2017
  • Employee

What I like about the company

professional and helpful management team and nice co-worker to work with

What I dislike about the company

re-located the operations

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hid Global Corporation
  • City
    Fremont
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 10.May 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

No open communication encouraged if it Involves taking a long hard look at what needs fixing.

Support from management

Everyone is too afraid to say what really needs to be done. Lots of talk and no action. People get promoted with no skills or experience based on how well they conform to group think. Very sad. Hours are spent on how a presentation looks but content is fluff

Teamwork

The talk is collaborate but the hidden agendas and focus on saving one's position or siloed "empire" comes first. There is a lot of nastiness that happens in teams. Fingerpointing and backstabbing abound.

Internal Communication

Lots of meetings and conference calls at all hours of the day because the parent company (Assa Abloy) doesn't feel it is important to be respectful of others' time zones so having a 3am meeting because the Swedes want to exercise their Control is common.

Gender Equality

Not too much. A lot of women have left or been moved out. Also pay scale for women is not at par with men. Some men with less experience and Lowe title grade levels are paid higher than some females at exec level with more experience.

Attitude towards older colleagues

When the parent Company has specific goals on hiring younger staff, I would say that 45+ is an endangered group

Career Development

None whatsoever which is why no one knows modern requirements. Basic infrastructure like IT is less tha stellar with weak skill sets all around. If you want to improve, they don't necessarily allow you to expense a learning experience unless you are connected to the right people only. Very nepotistic

Overall compensation for your work

Good benefits. Lousy pay equivalents to market. The commentary used to be HID is such a great place to work so taking a pay cut is ok. Uh not really when he environment and work life balance doesn't give you something to take the pay conversation off the table.

Office / Work Environment

Great new, beautiful and expensive building that is relatively underutilizing manufacturing capacity.

Environmental Friendliness

They do have social awareness when they get a monetary gain. Lots of commentary on sustainability. Parent company has pockets of it but any real investment is usually not approved. Parent company leadership says all the right stuff but doesn't really show in action.

Work-Life Balance

Zero work life balance. You MUST be on call at any hour. Expected to work or possibly cancel vacations. The higher up in management the worse it becomes. It is not uncommon to work 70 hour weeks and work weekends at home. It is a health disaster in the making. But parent company expects it from is US and APAC offices yet not from it's euro offices because laws prevent that in Sweden and other European countries. They also pay lower than market so very little incentive because no one gets stock except an elite few. Bonuses are very weak if at all and merit increases minimal. HR also feels it is OK to change one's title and pay grade without any discussion or informing of the individual.

Company Image

Well I have heard nothing but negative commentary from people still there.

Job Security

Not much. People who have come and tried to make qualified changes and performed ROI have been for the most part let go or left. Lots of financial issues have required layoffs and a major metric with Parent company is headcount reduction

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes. This is required by law so no way to get out of this one

Workplace Safety

Yes. The Operations leadership cares for sure.

Challenging Work

Well if they weren't so behind the times in terms of how they interface with customers there might be some hope. But doing he same thing for years with no measurable improvements or negative performance becomes frustrating to achievers.

Inclusive / Diverse

No really. Again if you disagree with the "group think" approach and the Swedish culture it becomes a huge negative. If a company feels they are great and have great products but competition is showing otherwise hopefully someone will listen to those who are divergent.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Change leadership to people who have actually accomplished change in their careers and LISTEN to them

What I like about the company

some of the lower level positions are treated well

What I dislike about the company

Too political. It's a technology company being managed like a door and lock company not understanding that its big customers demand modernisation. The longer they take to make real impactful investments the more expensive it will become to do so. The focus is short-term minutiae rather than long term strategy.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hid Global Corporation
  • City
    Austin
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Executive leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 5 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    40%
    Good (2)
    40%
    Satisfactory (1)
    20%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.58
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

HID GLOBAL
3.58
5 reviews

Industry average (Other Industries)
3.28
155,692 reviews

kununu average
3.33
2,867,000 reviews