API Technologies

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API Technologies Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
11 Reviews
2.6
11 Reviews
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Bel Lazar
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  1.  

    Great Coworkers

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    Former Employee - Tester
    Former Employee - Tester

    I worked at API Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are generally happy and not depressing. The jobs are simple with a little demonstration, and right off the highway.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't so great. Management is not so great, and overtime is scarce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The worst company I ever worked for.

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    Former Employee - Assembler, Dicer, Supply  in  State College, PA
    Former Employee - Assembler, Dicer, Supply in State College, PA

    I worked at API Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    coworker are saportive and friendly

    Cons

    to put it simply api technologies is not concerned with its workers. Management and HR all but told me this .Api is one on forefort of mistreating employees. I personaly wittness discrimintation all the way to sexaul harassment. Of course ,as soon I mentioned this to HR then was ask to leave with in the hour . Me being a little guy couldnt afford a laywer to bring this court. I am confident though api will adventually mess with the wrong little guy and my prayer is that he takes the company for all its worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am an OEF vetran and am no stranger to incomptent leaders. API managment is on the front line of broken leadership. My advise is for Bel Lazar to observe his employees and root this problem from the start. I have never seen such a big group of employees being mistreated by management. many employees including myself are over tasked and under paid. Companies like api are the reason that our country is in decline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    API Technologies Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at API Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Diversified staff. Certain people/positions are given large responsibilities, which can be a good thing. Opportunity to travel to other sites. Advancement/growth opportunities for those that are willing to consider other locations and/or business units within API.

    Cons

    The overall benefits package could be better, especially for a company their size. Communication from top-down needs improvement - doesn't reach all employees or there isn't any communcation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to all levels of employees and not just the executives and/or board.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stressful and frustrating place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at API Technologies

    Pros

    The work is interesting and the product that is manufactured is used in very cool applications.

    Cons

    Management is poor and departments could be more successful if the bad management could be weeded out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Process Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at API Technologies

    Pros

    The pros of this job are that is in a great area and you get to have decision making freedom

    Cons

    The cons of this job is that there is little guidance in the projects and the employees are over worked

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    Good Job, bad Pay, Bad Management

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    Former Employee - Mechanic  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Memphis, TN

    I worked at API Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my job there, the people I worked for the most part.

    Cons

    The pay was not even close to competitive rates, the management there is full of incompetent people and lazy. The HR dept was horrible very unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your workers more, reduce the upper management salaries, and revamp that HR, or just close up for good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Did not make Employee satisfaction or retention a priority

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at API Technologies

    Pros

    For the most part co-workers were great hardworking people

    Cons

    The company did not offer job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build employee morale, yields more productivity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Company to work for - DON'T WORK HERE !!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at API Technologies

    Pros

    Good people in bottom levels

    Cons

    Worst management structure I have ever see. No Communication. Company treats employees like garbage, that's why there is such an extremely high turn over rate and jobs are always posted. Poor working conditions. Below market value wages. No growth potential. Stay away from this company if you have any aspirations of going anywhere in your career or being treated like a real person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at API Technologies is a whirlwind of responsibilities and demands.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist  in  State College, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in State College, PA

    I have been working at API Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have come to grow very close to my division's office team. We are all close and get along, and I would consider the office my second family. As the company has been growing and expanding, human resources policies and procedures are being formalized. The continued structure and reorganization of administration has been important in creating consistency across the board.

    Cons

    Upper management, red tape, extremely rigged budgets, and a black and white work environment hold employees back from being there best. There is an extremely high turnover. Upper management does not communicate with employees and employees always find out important information from the company's investor website rather than management. (Example: business units being sold off) Quarterly meetings are only likely to happen per year. Raises are less than average. No bonuses. No sick time (it's wrapped up in PTO). No flex time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right people and let them do their jobs. Don't hire an experienced employee and then micro manage them. Allow employees to have continued education and keep growing within the company. Reward great behavior and innovation. Recognize employees for their efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    interesting job...boring boring boring place to work

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer  in  Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Erie, PA

    I worked at API Technologies for less than a year

    Pros

    projects are for interesting tihings

    Cons

    people and environment is very boring

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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