Tait Communications Reviews

Updated 22 Apr 2021

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2.5
31%
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Tait Communications CEO and Executive Director Garry Diack
Garry Diack
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Employee friendly, Work life balance(in 13 reviews)

  • "Good and friendly work environment(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Over the same period, the senior management time grew(in 9 reviews)

  • "Redundancies every year, not making enough profits(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Kiwi company

      7 Oct 2020 - Management in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Builds innovative products for customers globally

      Cons

      A challenge can be distance to markets

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Short good experience

      22 Apr 2021 - Engineer Intern in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good experience can be obtained

      Cons

      The contractual period is short

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Gift card insult

      13 Jan 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people you work with are great The work has depth, sometimes too much The physical work environment is mostly good

      Cons

      Running to stand still Taking ages to make a decent profit to secure a cost of living pay rise No cost of living pay rise in years Pathetic 1-2% pay rises last year [for some] but nothing approaching the growing deficit in the cost of living over the past 5 years

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      6 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Nepotism at best-another year with no pay review

      21 Apr 2021 - Senior Engineer in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues, Tait values, Sir Angus’ legacy

      Cons

      Business is making money but we are without a pay review (9th year), Nepotism is at its best in NZ, Australia and US ; Jobs for mates of CEO, depressing place to work - politics at high level, Warning to new employees- be prepared to work with 2012 salaries!

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      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Poor

      15 Dec 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some good people, the work is occasionally interesting

      Cons

      Very heavy culture, with a lot of overhead. Hypocrisy, manipulations, lie and ignorance from management became a new norm. There was 0 investment in training for years. Usual salary gap from the average market is 25k. Due to all of it people leaving as soon as they can, they haven't been replaced and more pressure comes to those who decided to stay. It is completely normal there to do three people's job without any pay rise for years or even a "thank you" from management. On top of it all, everything is very much outdated. Technologie outdated at least for 15-20 years, and no investment to the equipment and software even in plan. There are no opportunities for the employee to advance themselves, the workload is unbearable and no one cares about improving skills, because people with good skills leave even faster. The place might be suitable for close to retirement people who completely burned out in their occupation and simply don't care any more, but this attitude makes very bad influences on those who just started their career, especially if this job is the first one. This atmosphere is not suitable for young engineers, especially females. I can talk endlessly about the number of sexist's jokes and comments I have heard for the relatively short period of being working there.

      6 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Went sour

      1 Mar 2021 - Engineer in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some wonderful, professional and clever people work here ... sadly undervalued by the middle-top management

      Cons

      Staff are not appreciated, not valued, never thanked and considered "replaceable" Unless you work on a pet project, don't expect any recognition or reward.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Interesting work terrible pay

      5 Apr 2021 - Design Engineer in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work is varied and interesting

      Cons

      Pay is poor no pay rises for last few years...

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Potential waiting to be tapped

      21 Feb 2021 - Manager in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of bright and enthusiatic tecnologists and professionals hungry to grow the company

      Cons

      not all areas get the investment they need to grow

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      In need of new leadership

      18 Feb 2021 - Engineer in Christchurch, Canterbury
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work/Life balance, flexibility, great colleagues, great location

      Cons

      Salary, Leadership (lack of), Strategy (lack of), Communication (lack of)

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      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Needs direction

      12 Feb 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people and good engineers

      Cons

      Expensive execs based in America

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