HID Global Employee Reviews

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All Good....but You Won't Go Anywhere
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 5, 2018
A very good place to start out to work with some great ideas and potential. Excellent practice in team collaboration. Very heavy on the upper management with a huge roadblock at the Director level. It seems that Directors are constantly in fear of their VP's. It is a serious issue with Directors who are too young and lack the experience to be true leaders and can guide their teams.
Senior Managment is quite good with an excellent CEO and even better COO.
The chance of advancement is nill to none. It really is bad.
The entire Customer Service team that is the ears and eyes to the customers are weak at best. No social skills and way behind to be true contributors to the bottom line.
Pros
Collaboration, work / life balance.
Cons
Heavy upper and middle management. Zero chance for advancement.
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Productive but no career advancement opportunities
Contract - System Engineer (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 25, 2018
The IT VP makes things unattractive to employees.

It has potential in other departments but not IT. I loved working there as it allows one to be innovative.
Pros
Good work and life balance
Cons
No room for career advancement and IT manager is very micro-managing with his style.
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An abysmal place to work
Mechanical Engineer II (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNJune 5, 2018
This was an awful place to work. The culture is such that you aren't working on a team with leaders, you are working with a group of trauma victims led by schoolyard bullies. Their idea of innovation consisted of agreeing with your boss, no matter the consequences.

Do yourself a favor and do not work here unless you have direct experience dealing with malignant personality types. You'll regret it, regardless.
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Very good company to work for
SharePoint Admin\ECM Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 6, 2018
My experience with HID Global was very good and they invest in building your skills. I was able to not only enhance my skills, but I was able to learn new skills and upper management has open door policy.
Pros
Great Management (Very Knowledgeable), Very friendly staff, Very nice office and amenities
Cons
Heavy workloads, High staff turnover, long term contracts, so it is difficult to become full time employee
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Productive and challenging.
Senior Global IT Network Security Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 19, 2018
Fast Paced learning environment. High demand and good middle management staff. There were numerous corporate sponsored "fun committee" events which really helped to reduce some of the more stressful times. Ping pong table in the breakroom was a great addition
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Great Place!
Senior Documentation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Westminster, CO 80021September 15, 2017
--> Typical day - perform tasks, document technologies, coordinate reviews.
--> Learned new and older printer and access control technologies which involved hardware and software.
--> Management - nice, but not knowledgeable about my particular work. Mismanaged adding new personnel with my similar background.
--> Awesome workplace culture; many great professionals
--> Hardest part of the job was navigating elevating the position into more responsibilities and leadership.
--> Most enjoyable part of the job was the technology and awesome people.
Pros
Great work to life balance, great people
Cons
Limited opportunities for promotion
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Standard Company Doing Standard Tech Things
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaNovember 9, 2018
Nothing special is what comes to mind about my time with HID. Yes, they make locks. Yes, the corporate overlords want the employees to believe they are doing something other than making the company money.
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HID Does it right
Channel Administration & Pricing Manager (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 4, 2018
I enjoyed every bit of my time with HID. The culture is energetic and progressive.
There is a trending to corporate assimilation by Assa Abloy, but overall a solid place to work.
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Great People, Poor Management
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXDecember 30, 2017
People: mostly great

Executive management: intentionally deaf or unaware?

Leadership: uncommon, rare and mostly powerless

Workload: overworked globally

Company objectives: read well, sound good, worth pursuing, with poor management, execution and resourcing to deliver on them

IT department: fear based employment, insufficient personnel, unchecked revolving door of contractors, non-manager positions transitioning to Poland and India

Manufacturing: clean warehouse, typical labor revolving door

HR: in transition, unreliable for personnel support

Outlook: uncertain
Pros
People
Cons
Lack of Leadership, Execution of Company Objectives, Understaffed and Toxic IT
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Challenging projects and innovative culture with breaks for ping pong
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Westminster, COApril 22, 2015
The engineering site at Westminster is a great place to work. The hours are flexible to allow for a good work life balance. The engineering teams like to challenge the status quo and look for elegant solutions to the tough engineering problems. Management is open to new ideas from the engineers and the site has good collaboration across departments. Employees have the flexibility to explore new ideas and are empowered to make improvements. For the talented engineer this is a fun place to work. Great mountain views. Ping pong.
Pros
Many technical growth opportunities, great benefits, fun people who enjoy their work
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...bypass good employees for outsiders
HID Employee (Current Employee) –  AustinApril 2, 2018
good people, nice building; great brand; lots of favoritism; no career advancement unless you are part of the inner circle; revolving door; does not value employees;
Pros
nice building
Cons
Favoritism; no career advancement
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NPI Buyer- Supply Chain (Current Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNJune 25, 2018
I've only been at HID for 3 months on a contract, but so far it has been a good experience! What would turn it into a great experience would be proper training, no closed door meetings, no drama and gossip, and continued collaboration between functional silos.
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Striving to be the best, HID is still looking after several years about how to get there.
Employee (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 19, 2015
HID has a great culture of human interaction, the challenge may be to use the talent of the team to create a better business culture. Few people are making decision, often in areas they have no experience and rarely seek the feedback of those that do. It may be an ego thing but could be a young company thing as well. People will say hi to your face and not necessarily be kind to you to your superiors behind your back. If you keep your head down and do your job well, you will get an "at a boy" once in a while but left out of the planning conversation.
Pros
Personalable leadership, great benefits
Cons
Poor communication and no process, though slow to move, there is work to repair the weakness but no one knows when that might happen
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HID was a great company to work for.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNJune 23, 2015
Everyone worked well together and accomplished a lot. Work days were generally easygoing as a customer service representative, all of our customers understood how we operated and that made things move smoothly.
There was not a lot of room for advancement since may of the employees have been there for ten plus years.
Pros
Very friendly atmosphere and great health benifits
Cons
As an entry level person, job advancement.
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amazing relaxed place to work
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 30, 2018
I love working here, we work Monday - Thursday, 10 hours a day. and 40 hours a week. so every week we have 3 days off. its very relaxed and easy to do. very flexible, if you prefer to do something else the company will find you a better department that fits you better. this company really does care about its workers.
Pros
8 hours of pto every month and lots of disc
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Not good place to work
Production Operator I (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 17, 2016
Horrible ....... not all good...do not let that shiny building fool you. No bragging management is fake & liars.


Do not promote...only Hispanic advancing....no pay raise or promoting.
Pros
None
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None
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Great Place to Learn a lot about Mobile and Security testing
Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MA, USAApril 7, 2017
A typical day at work involved Writing test cases, Peer review of test cases written by others in the team and setting up the test environment.
This Job gave me an opportunity to learn about security and integration of security with mobile.
Management was very learned and very process oriented and gave me a great Platform to get more refined with my testing knowledge.
The hardest part of the Job involved a lot of travel from my home to the workplace with caused an imbalance with my family life.
The most enjoyable part of the Job involved a lot about mobile, security testing, analyzing the crash codes, working with access cards. The whole testing experience was amazing.
Pros
Great Process oriented approach towards testing
Cons
involved a lot of travel
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Productive work environmeny with great coffee machines.
Quality Inspector II (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 23, 2016
Good work environment with friendly co-workers. The building is clean and environmentally friendly. HID has a good and knowledgeable management team.
Pros
Company opportunity for growth in this sector.
Cons
Opportunity for advancement.
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The Irvine locations was a great place to work.
Credit and Collections Lead (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAFebruary 26, 2015
The HID Irvine, CA location was a great place to work. They treated employees very good. Health benefits along with company matching on 401K was a plus.
Pros
Good health benefits, great group of people. Upper management was the best.
Cons
They moved to Austin, Tx
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Best place to work for!
Payroll Manager (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAJanuary 31, 2016
Loved working to HID! Would have stayed forever if they had not moved to Austin Texas. Great company culture and management was great!
Pros
Great company culture, great pay
Cons
Moved company to another state
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