Benchmark Electronics Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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Benchmark Electronics President & CEO Gayla J. Delly
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Material Handler

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at Benchmark Electronics full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Clean working condition. A few co-workers are friendly.

    Cons

    Ill-tempered management. Low pay.


  2. Not family friendly

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Repair/Rework Technician in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - Repair/Rework Technician in Winona, MN

    I have been working at Benchmark Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get experience to go somewhere else.

    Cons

    Too worried about getting product out not doing quality job. Training is not all it cracked up to be here management gives the education speech but doesn't follow through.....

    Advice to Management

    Train people better to function in this technical environment before you through them into production. More time training in the beginning means a better educated work force not just number pushers.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Don't Work Here

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Angleton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Angleton, TX

    I worked at Benchmark Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One good thing about working here is there was no customer contact and hours were a straight shift.

    Cons

    Pay was bad, they pay the men more. Most Supervisors were unprofessional. The working atmosphere was bad, no moral support. Although there were some nice people, I found most to be uptight. And for heaven's sake, don't ever take anyone's chair!! Benefits were fair as well as time off.

    Advice to Management

    Act more professional.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    No room for growth

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at Benchmark Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are wonderful, casual attire is a plus, very customer focused

    Cons

    Micromanagement from General Manager, promises of growth upon employment with no results, poor salary increases even with outstanding reviews, pay is low, morale is low, not employee friendly

    Advice to Management

    Start focusing on your employees and work on boosting morale, stop micromanaging and preventing middle management from doing their jobs


  6. Helpful (1)

    End of quarter push

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sustaining Test Engineer I in Winona, MN
    Former Employee - Sustaining Test Engineer I in Winona, MN

    I worked at Benchmark Electronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people that were worked with.

    Cons

    Trying to squeeze the most out of quarter of the year.


  7. Multiplicity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Production in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Benchmark Electronics full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good personnel to work with despite marginal systems & processes. Working level staff joined together to conduct daily business to the best of their ability.

    Cons

    Very limited resources- personnel workload described as 1,5X workload on each employee. Consistent symptoms of 2.5-3X workload. Unspoken rule to work Saturdays( even if personnel have children). Encouraged to bring children to work while personnel worked on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekends uncompensated as a rule. The work must get done regardless...

    Advice to Management

    Rationalize what you do well and make a profit for sustainability. Bench should be used as case study for what not to do in a business setting and survive, How is that possible? Large amounts of money can be pumped into a breakeven division for an overall net gain? Is that really happening? Accounting & Finance is real interesting.


  8. Precision Technology Division not well managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Benchmark Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home; some great peers to work with

    Cons

    Drags feet in giving performance evaluations & merit increases are rare; only one major customer so company succeeds or fails based upon how customer does. it's a roller coaster ride; furloughs happen on a regular basis. Lots of unhappy stressed out employees

    Advice to Management

    You don't need a 4-year college degree in most positions & previous work experience should account more. Why can't you find quality people


  9. Helpful (2)

    It's a job, worst company I've worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Office in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at Benchmark Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, good location, 401K plan

    Cons

    Little to no recognition. Very low or no raises even when performance reviews are very good and the company (especially the Minnesota division) is performing extremely well. Offices are extremely poor, old broken chairs, old equipment and software, ripped up carpet, loud, dirty, air handling system looks like they don't use filters, no empowerment given to lower and middle management or individual contributors. Average benefits. Starting salary o.k., but it will have to last you for years. Lost incentive after first two years to even try and overachieve. Lots of wasted skills and resources due to ineffective top down management.

    Advice to Management

    Basic work environment and employee expectations of working comfortably should be a top priority! It's coming down to safety and health issues. Empower your managers and individual contributors to make decisions and positive changes. Recognize and reward for extra efforts beyond your arbitrary bonus that you use in place of raises. Guess what? We noticed! And lastly, stop putting all the emphasis on metrics. It has gotten out of hand. The "numbers" have become more important than the work itself, the customers or the employees. Dept. Managers in response to the overwhelming upper level management pressure are doing everything possible sometimes beyond reason and common sense just to "make the numbers". Understandable as that is the only potential way to get a cost of living increase by way of a bonus. Plant location management must be given the authority and trusted to control manufacturing as that is their expertise. Upper level finance management in Texas need to back off and watch what empowered employees and plant management can really do if only given the opportunity and recognition when deserved.


  10. Less carrot more stick

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Production in Rochester, MN

    I worked at Benchmark Electronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If full-time positions are available for contract employees the job is stable otherwise take a pass your days are numbered.

    Cons

    Apathetic management, FAVORITISM, sexism, expect long hours 10+ with manadatory OT, low compensation, hostile work environment, and lack of recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect not a number ######. Scale back the hours and make it 8 - 9 hours days.


  11. ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MN

    I worked at Benchmark Electronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it was an ok job

    Cons

    tense environment between management and engineers

    Advice to Management

    managers need to provide feedback more frequently



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