IPG Photonics

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IPG Photonics Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
9 Reviews
2.6
9 Reviews
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IPG Photonics Chairman and CEO Valentin P. Gapontsev
Valentin P. Gapontsev
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    Bad Company, Literally

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

    I worked at IPG Photonics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are talented at back stabbing and glory hounding, you should work at IPG.These qualities are thriving there. They make laser weapons, how inspiring.

    Cons

    When the Russian based company IPG did not fire but put respected American Managers in dead end jobs, the tone was set, soon all building managers told to learn Russian language to keep their jobs. Started hiring Russians that were related to or friends of other Russians already there. As this continued, the quality of life, the quality of work all went down hill for everyone.
    Trying to make a decent wage is impossible also. They will offer you much less than you were previously making. An interview is probably the biggest mistake, just walk out and work at any other job and be much happier anywhere else!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear out your HR department, start new. Hire some Americans to run other Americans also, stop with all the favors and weird Immigration laws that somehow do not apply to your foreign workers. (They bring Russians over and claim nobody in the world can do that job)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Culture

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

    I worked at IPG Photonics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, good company outlook

    Cons

    Not a team environment, very hierarchical, lack the ability to move up within (open positions not posted) the only way to move up is to speak Russian or be brought in my one, status is more important than a job well done, they belittle people especially those who are not executives and this is acceptable, you are treated like a robot and not a human, HR is a joke and not people oriented at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a team and people will want to be there. Even the lowest paid person is doing something valuable for your company so treat them as so!

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    OK if you don't have a family or life and are a workaholic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Oxford, MA
    Current Employee - Technician in Oxford, MA

    I have been working at IPG Photonics

    Pros

    Plenty of mandatory overtime enforced. Orange walls and yellow floors keep the employees happy.

    Cons

    Required to work 60+ hours per week. Upper management lacks foresight and plans poorly leaving the workers to make up their slack. Poor bonuses. Never have had a review so I don't know how I am doing. Critical information is seldom shared even when it directly relates to your own job. Never gives raises in salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you know you are going to be producing a lot of product. Hire, train and then produce, don't threaten, force employees to make up for your mistakes in planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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