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64 Director of Product Development Reviews

Director of Product Developments give their job an average rating of 3.6 out of 5.0. The Director of Product Developments happiest with their jobs are employed by Red Mango Frozen Yogurt with an average rating of 4.3 while the Director of Product Developments least happy with their jobs work for Age Group with an average rating of 1.0.

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"I have loved my job at Carson. The work has been challenging and rewarding. I have enjoyed the creative process, the ability to work directly with the overseas suppliers in China and India, and the freedom to build the brand I have been given."
Posted 5 years ago in Freeport, PA
Director of Product Development at AT&T
in Bedminster, NJ

"Creative ability with application development, autonomy, diverse group of team members to bounce ideas off of, ownership to see a project through from beginning to end, including lifecycle maintenance, my boss is open to new ideas and offers varying viewpoints to issues."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Director of Product Development at Carson Home Accents
in Freeport, PA

"I have loved my job at Carson. The work has been challenging and rewarding. I have enjoyed the creative process, the ability to work directly with the overseas suppliers in China and India, and the freedom to build the brand I have been given."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Director of Product Development at CySolutions
in Southlake, TX

"I enjoy the interaction and collaboration between stakeholders and developers when designing software solutions that solve real world problems."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

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4.3 Highest Rated Director of Product Developments is at Red Mango Frozen Yogurt (1)
1.0 Lowest Rated Director of Product Developments is at Age Group (8)
Director of Product Development at Clegg Industries
in Gardena, CA

"Working with sales to meet customer's demand."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Director of Product Development at TopPatch
in Manhattan, NY

"What I love...The fact that I was able to hire at my entire team with the full support from CEO of the company.Having a team, that cared for the product that they were building.Being able to manage contracts and salaries and expectations from the CEO and my employees."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Director of Product Development at Sound-Eklin
in Carlsbad, CA

What do you like about working at Sound-Eklin?

"Good group of dedicated individuals that worked on advanced technologies for a relatively small market."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Show that you can work unsupervised and react favorably to changing priorities."

What don't you like about working at Sound-Eklin?

"Upper management did not seem to have a firm grasp on the day to day operations and decisions handed down sometimes supported that idea."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Seemed to be a large communication gap between the executive team and the rest of the company. That coupled with no published company road map of goal fostered a general feeling that no on e knew what the future held."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Director of Product Development at Sound-Eklin
in Carlsbad, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Participated in growing a successful Co."

What do you like about working at Sound-Eklin?

"Dedicated group of people work with interesting products with direct contact to the customer base."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Show that you can work unsupervised and can react to constant changes in focus."

What don't you like about working at Sound-Eklin?

"High level vision was not well defined or communicated so priorities seemed nebulous."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Put together a comprehensive plan that spells out the direction of company past we are going to be a leader in customer service."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Director of Product Development at SkyHawke Technologies
in Ridgeland, MS

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"It was a great place to work. The good made the bad tolerable."

What do you like about working at SkyHawke Technologies?

"I loved the people I worked with and worked for."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It's a great place to work. But, the people are even better than than the work."

What don't you like about working at SkyHawke Technologies?

"Not much I did not love about them, wished I could made more decisions."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work - Make the best product"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Director of Product Development at Penton Media
in New York City, NY

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"It was a great start-up experience, with a really good team."

What do you like about working at Penton Media?

"We built a wonderfully collaborative team and worked very well together, despite being spread out across the country & frequent changes in leadership."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It's a company going through major changes right now, so new hires would need to be aware and okay with some level of uncertainty."

What don't you like about working at Penton Media?

"Penton Media has been in layoff mode for several years, so the energy of the company and the morale of long term employees was pretty defeated."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Identify two or three key strategic initiatives and focus on them. Engage & communicate with employees so that they feel part of the team."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Director of Product Development at Markem-Imaje
in Keene, NH

What do you like about working at Markem-Imaje?

"An interesting set of technical problems to solve and the authority to solve them in my way"

What don't you like about working at Markem-Imaje?

"Increasing politics and command and control after the merger. A lack of focus on new products"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Value the engineering function more, it is the future of the company selling more product is necessary but essentially short term"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Director of Product Development at Spirent Communications
in Germantown, MD

What do you like about working at Spirent Communications?

"The work is interesting, challenging and cutting edge of telecommunications testing."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Anyone interviewing for the SAB division should be confindent in his or hers competency."

What don't you like about working at Spirent Communications?

"I worked in a division with diminishing revenue which meant lack of resources for our projects."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management is generally competent, if hard-nosed. They need to be more critical of the choices for new products."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Director of Product Development at Proxim Wireless
in Sunnyvale, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Excellent company until it went public"

What do you like about working at Proxim Wireless?

"Great teamwork and communications - great products that led the industry"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"No - not at this time as company has changed significantly"

What don't you like about working at Proxim Wireless?

"When run by CEO that wanted to change what was working - drove company to bankruptcy"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen and work with mid management-show up at meetings too"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Director of Product Development at Multi-Flow
in Huntingdon Valley, PA

What do you like about working at Multi-Flow?

"As the Director of 4 different departments, the work that I did encompassed a broad expanse of topics. This afforded me the opportunity to continually learn and grow."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If the quality of the work environment and industry leading compensation are among your chief goals, I would advise looking elsewhere."

What don't you like about working at Multi-Flow?

"Erratic leadership became pervasive a couple of years subsequent to being purchased by a private equity company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Source a new CEO and reboot. the company has great potential if it can find a new vision."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Director of Product Development at Sylmark
in Los Angeles, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Very fast-paced environment, but always kept up."

What do you like about working at Sylmark?

"Highly creative role within a fast-paced company that encouraged creativity."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be ready to demonstrate a willingness to prevail strongly in any situation, particularly with suppliers."

What don't you like about working at Sylmark?

"The fast paced environment was extreme, due to the DRTV industry"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would advise management to be less critical of design staff in the face of prototypes recieved from low cost suppliers who most often chose to ignore several documented design details and provide their own solutions in certain areas, to save cost at the expense of diminishing functionality and appearance."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Director of Product Development at Del Sol

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Fun activities. Lacks consistency in vision, direction and tools to do the job."

What do you like about working at Del Sol?

"The company culture is based on fun. They do many fun actitivies and outings."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Like any interview be positive and try to accentuate the fun. They like quirky attitudes and people that do unusual things."

What don't you like about working at Del Sol?

"The fun atmosphere permeates the management and there are constant changes. The management is out of touch with the needs of day to day work. Some people are searching for things to do and others are doing the work of 3-4 people but cannot get any help."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Learn about each area and trust the people on the ground don't filter everything through the manager. Many issues caused by managers are covered up."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
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