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I have been working at Materion full-time
The people here are very helpful and supportive. Depending on one's position, there are many different things to get involved in and work on. The materials themselves are very interesting from a technical perspective and pose some complex challenges. The departments on-site are small enough that it's easy to see the positive impact of your own successful project which can be personally satisfying. It's great if you don't want to feel like just another cog in the machine. If you have a Lean Six Sigma background, there's some emphasis on that here, and if you don't have a Lean Six Sigma background, they'll train you here as well. If you're not interested in pursuing official Lean Six Sigma training and/or have bad experience with it, that's fine too. Managers tend to be open to projects as long as you compile and present the data and reasoning to justify it. Some managers understand that a project doesn't have to be an official "Lean Six Sigma" project to be successful and produce tangible benefits. There are a lot of opportunities for you to learn and grow and positions to move up.
This company isn't immune to a lot of the common problems that exist in most (if not all) workplaces to varying degrees. - There always seems to be more work that needs to be done than there are people to do it. - There can be some fierce resistance to change because "that's how we've always done it." - Then people will make changes without telling anyone until it's too late and a bunch of problems develop downstream. And so on. While it still has all these problems, I've found that they're easier to work through here than other places I've been to.
Advice to Management
Right now, we have a meeting-heavy culture. The amount of meetings needs to be seriously reined in. Many times, it feels like it's more important to talk about what we're going to do to fix a problem than actually fixing it. Time spent in meetings is almost always time that is not being spent actively changing anything.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Materion (Milwaukee, WI).
Interviews are informal and friendly. Skill test involved with basic math conversions and multi task / attention test. Watching multiple gauges and identifying hazardous levels to reset.
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Materion (formerly Brush Engineered Materials) provides advanced engineered materials and services worldwide. Its products are sold to a number of markets, including consumer electronics, aerospace and defense, industrial components, telecommunications infrastructure, automotive electronics, and medical and appliance. It manufactures a variety of precious and specialty metal products, including frame lid assemblies and clad and plated metal systems. Other products include precision optics and thin film coatings; inorganic chemicals and powders; specialty coatings ...