Colfax Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Talk of employees being important- NOT

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

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

    Pros

    Not many, your very average job. Local people (besides managers) i work with are the best!

    Cons

    I’ve heard lots of talk from executives and managers for the last couple years.
    BIG talk of advancement opportunities & how employees are the biggest asset but I’ve been treated much better by 98% of my previous employers. I’ve been promoted recognized and rewarded by 98% of every smaller company I’ve worked for for more than 25+ years, not here. They really are just a huge company purely out for profit. Advancement is nearly impossible because you only get promoted if you talk the talk and can impress the BIG visitor when introduced. Many people are scared for their jobs so if you do a good job your supervisor either takes credit or is to afraid to tell the big boss someone under him did something great. Have proven they don’t care for people by lying and cheating whenever they can get away with it. Can’t take a day off without pay to spend time with my family even when work is slow because corporate still has to pay my benefits for that day!!! Even when I worked 30 hours overtime the week before to “Help out”..
    Profits are up because we are paying 20% more for medical than last year, do the math, we each pay 100-300 more a month, instant profits…. Taking the next job I find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management- Stop lying.
    Maybe allow employees rate their managers/company anonymously.
    But then again, they dont listen so why?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Making quarterly numbers is all that matters.

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

    I worked at Colfax full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is very profitable. Colfax has great employees at all levels. Many of them have been in their jobs for a long time. The products are very good because operators take pride in what they are doing. Very safe work environment. Excellent Lean Manufacturing.

    Cons

    High stress jobs. Lots of pressure to exceed Wall Street expectations. Top management has high salaries, bonus and stock while the remaining employees get very little. Raises are very low, and benefits are marginal for such a profitable company. Promotions are not given. All opportunities are given to outsiders. You can not move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company lacks vision. You are focusing to short sighted. Look past the next quarter to long-term goals and objectives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    If you're at the bottom, you'll stay at the bottom.

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

    I have been working at Colfax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Effort is not required. Come to work, coast through the day, be happier.

    Cons

    You will not advance no matter how hard you try.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're missing out on an excellent opportunity to keep employees happy, and be more productive. However you choose to hire every position from outside the company, making everyone start over every few months.

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

    Colfax is run by the Chairman of the Board, who is one of the Danaher founders, and it also is a ruthless culture.

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

    I worked at Colfax

    Pros

    good business in certain markets, good global reach

    Cons

    Operating at the whim of the Chairman who could sell teh company tomorrow and fire you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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