API Technologies

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API Technologies Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    API Technologies Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    projects are for interesting tihings

    Cons

    people and environment is very boring

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Coworkers

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    Former Employee - Tester
    Former Employee - Tester

    I worked at API Technologies full-time (more than an 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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    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in State College, PA

    I worked at API Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great hard working hourly employees. They work hard to meet monthly production goals by working lo but they get no reward of their efforts.

    Cons

    The companies values changed when API bought Spectrum Control. Spectrum Control had a sense of family. The management at the from the President D. Southworth on down cared about the people working from them. He took the time know the employees working for him and the company The product shipment was important but management would listen to ideas to improve the development of the company growth. Not afraid to spend some money on additional hiring to equipment. Every company has moved to lean manufacturing to cost save but it was at the expense of yields. Very hard to buy replace parts to new equipment to maintain efficiency of production line. Mid to Upper Management lost the important caring for people the help meet product shipment. Wages are not competitive, benefits not great, doesn't make the effort to bring in talent and pay there worth. Professional salaries are below 10-25 percentile ranges, no performance bonuses and don't pay for moving expenses if professional is willing to move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid and Upper Management needs to be humble!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  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 (more than an 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.  

    Cursed by M&A

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at API Technologies

    Pros

    Aggressive growing company that tries to do interesting manufacturing and technical things.

    Cons

    Unplanned, unorganized growth by M&A resulting in work place chaos. No communication except when pink slips are issued to reduce the expense side of their businesses. No due diligence examining capabilities, expenses, potential or skill sets beyond what can be sold to an investor group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rolling the dice and consolidate the organization into some biz space the management team actually understands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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