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AMETEK Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
13 Reviews
3.0
13 Reviews
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AMETEK Chairman and CEO Frank S. Hermance
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a decent work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Great company with great people (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Some business units are not on stable footing (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Take the good with the bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMETEK full-time

    Pros

    Overall it is a nice close knit atmosphere. Things can get hectic at times but everyone works well together. A good diverse group of people.

    Cons

    The management is poorly organized. Most of the directors are very short sighted. Workloads are either very light or very heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This was a very good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at AMETEK part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was able to learn a lot about the power industry.

    Cons

    Company was more about profits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more caring about employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMETEK

    Pros

    Great people and longevity of employment is high. The people seem to work well together; although, there is a lot of fluctuation in direction.

    Cons

    There is a lack of respect from some management that creates resentment. Colleagues are not motivated to do their best since, at times, it goes unrecognized or management takes the credit for their subordinates' efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit where credit is due and this will increase respect from your team and colleagues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMETEK (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a decent work-life balance. Benefits are average as far as insurance and 401k contributions. A good company to learn your field of specialty.

    Cons

    Manufacturing environments can be very demanding with reactive instead of proactive approaches. Limited top down communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Service Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMETEK full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company offered an exciting learning experience that was fast paced. The pay and benefits package was satisfactory.

    Cons

    After the initial excitement, there was little training of product line to build confidence. With that it became difficult to get answers from certain outlets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simply define goals & roles. Incorporate a robust training method. Acknowledge good work & effort.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at AMETEK as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime as a contractor, ability to learn new equipment, exposure to Aerospace industry

    Cons

    Unorganized, too much management, constant change of directives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I worked at AMETEK Aerospace & Defense

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA

    I worked at AMETEK full-time

    Pros

    - Employees are friendly with each other and encourage one another to do their best.
    - Cross-department collaboration is encouraged and relationships are easily formed to allow for projects/tasks to be completed at a high-level.
    - Benefits/Salary are competitive, management is honest when you are approaching a ceiling and encourage you to find ways to further your career if you so desire.
    - Flexibility to work from home for family/personal issues as well as weather-related issues (i.e. snowstorm, etc.).
    - Fantastic environment for people who do not like to be micro-managed.
    - Ability to travel is offered for those employees who may be interested in on-site visits to customers and other AMETEK facilities.
    - Cross-department training is encouraged and people looking to try out new roles are given opportunity to do so.

    Cons

    - Tremendous amount of pressure from upper management to meet the monthly/quarterly/annual numbers at seemingly any cost.
    - External customer service is seemingly sacrificed in order to please those who most benefit from higher profit margins.
    - Needing to interface with multiple facilities across different professional cultures for projects can sometimes prove difficult, though can be overcome with patience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Upper Management would be better viewed by the staff (both union and non-union) if they listened to and took into consideration/action the feelings and ideas of all employees. Many do not feel a full sense of ownership in what AMETEK is doing, and feel like they are just working for the benefit of a few.
    - The external customer is right more often than AMETEK gives them credit for, and business would be better overall if more flexibility were given in negotiations for contracts, etc.

    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Oak Ridge, TN
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Oak Ridge, TN

    I have been working at AMETEK full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smaller divisions have the backing of a muli-billion dollar corporation.

    Cons

    Smaller divisions have the bureaucracy of a muli-billion dollar corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I learned and accomplished a great deal, but eventually left when it was clear that atmosphere would not improve.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Kent, OH
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Kent, OH

    I have been working at AMETEK

    Pros

    Manufacturing in plants around world. Some cool technology with motors.

    Cons

    Secretive rather than cooperative atmosphere in engineering department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't tolerate disruptive behavior by a few insecure employees. It has undermined your ability to retain and develop talent.

  11.  

    Sales Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)

    I worked at AMETEK full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent work life balance and office environment

    Cons

    Not a very cozy and warm environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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