AMETEK

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AMETEK Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
43 Reviews
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43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overworked and Underpaid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, PA

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

    Pros

    Apart from having nice coworkers to work with there are no other pros

    Cons

    Underpaid than the market, Unfriendly management that is unacceptable of change, too much office politics. Management doesn't care for what u did in the past, only focused on what u do today

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to recognize their employees and rewars their efforts.

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

    top heavy and no respect for employees

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    Former Employee - Procurement in Depew, NY
    Former Employee - Procurement in Depew, NY

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

    Pros

    able to work with other employees around the globe

    Cons

    horrible benefits, low moral, management doesn't work with employees.
    Company is much to money hungry and does not reinvest in its people. Only in other companies (which are bought and then dissolved into Shanghai)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to the common regular ol' employee. We have a lot to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away if you know what's good for you.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, MN

    I worked at AMETEK full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    None. Ametek does not care about their employees. They have sent thousands of jobs offshore.

    Cons

    Company is mis-managed. Current leadership team is a joke. Sales Manager is an embarrassment and a buffoon. Within a year of acquiring us, they decided to close the plant I had worked at for over 15 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of current leadership (and I use the term loosely).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    HR Departament from Reynosa have ZERO Ethics, always provides bad references about all empoyees.

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    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Reynosa, Tamaulipas (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Reynosa, Tamaulipas (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Directors and Top Managing of different Unit Business inside Ametek, have confidence in Mexican Labor,

    Cons

    HCC Reynosa Management and HR Reynosa Management have all the control hiring their own relatives for more chances to control the business, but they are hiring no experienced people to do very high responsibility jobs. Higher Management should get into this issue real fast!!! or business will bankrupt!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be more cautious of the personnel they hire, and must be open to Communication with employees outside HR, My personal experience with Ametek, was the worst ever

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growth by Acquisition and/or Welcome to the Ametek Family

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, PA

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

    Pros

    Once your company is acquired, say good-bye to at least 5% of your co-workers. This is good because it makes the office seem much less crowded. Pay cuts and other cost cutting measures will be necessary to achieve the new lofty profitability goals. This is also good, because workers really can have too much money. Don't worry, the explanations for the cost reductions will provide humor in an otherwise unhappy workplace.

    You are free to leave as soon as you find a new job. Just don't let the door hit you in the back on your way out.

    Cons

    Ametek is a profitable company that works very hard at keeping its operating expenses as low as possible. Unfortunately, employees are not a valued resource. Industry average wages will be replaced with below average wages. 40 hours a week is the minimum, unless you are a manager and then 35 hours is acceptable.

    Layoffs and pay cuts are used to meet the unrealistic/inflated profitability goals. Of course morale suffers as a result of these cost cutting measures. There is a general lack of honesty throughout the entire Ametek organization. The corporate IT department thinks Lotus Notes is a state of the art email program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can only sh!t on your people for so long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    stingy company w/ unethical management

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baldwin Park, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baldwin Park, CA

    I worked at AMETEK

    Pros

    No overtime, so 40 hr per week. If you leave late, you can use the time you accumulated to leave early or come in late.

    Cons

    Pay is about 25-30% below market rate. There isn't any bonus or profit sharing. Employees are not motivated and has very low morale. The engineering manager/director is a jealousy person and will take credit for your work to help him to get promotion from his boss while the top management doesn't really know your existence. Has very low ethics and has no shame in taking other's work results w/o other's permission and shows no appreciation. Promote a very political climate within the department. Uses his pet engineer to spy on other engineers. Between managers and managers, there are major issues. Quality and Manufacturing (managed by a Redneck bully) doesn't communicate or exchange information and most likely hate each other to death. MRB takes place once a quarter it seems. Once the failed production units are found, they go into the MRB cabinet and stay there for 3 month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees with market rate and boost up benefits to motivate employees. Hire some qualified managers for engineering, manufacturing and quality. Promote a friendly working environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great company. Great people. High turnover in certain key roles.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMETEK full-time

    Pros

    Top tier products and quality

    Cons

    Some business units are not on stable footing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Switch the focus from margin to market share.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    its not the ideal place to work for good mind set and hard working people

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at AMETEK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No value for anyone here and no progressive things also here

    Cons

    if it goes like that we have to find out where is AMETEK in India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider people on their merits and not an other irrelevant ways like following policies to find them fault

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Focus has changed, and not for the better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with (At least in the production side). Great benefits (at least 1 exception) for single people. Opportunity to interact with various cultures and learn multi-national business internally.

    Cons

    Frustrating mid and top level management. Often contradictory to each other to subordinates. Benefits seemed great, except tuition reimbursement (contractual requirements and ability of manager to override reimbursement for courses not deemed to influence your daily duties (MBA programs include multitude of functions, not all align with current role within company).
    Subordinates looked at as pawns, and a very top-heavy company seems to refuse to acknowledge support structure needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce number of managers at all levels (you don't need a manager to supervise one person). Filter managerial prospects better to have those with ability to lead as managers (micromanagers tend to demean people). Evaluate internal candidates for growth potential, internal growth does not seem likely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    High stress

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMETEK

    Pros

    If you suck up well you will get promoted... know the right people

    Cons

    Political, very short term growth oriented...expect employees to work 12 hours everyday..no praise upon a job well done... individual business units doing well is never enough..corporate sets unreasonable targets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into long term growth strategy and keep your employees happy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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