API Technologies Reviews

Updated January 10, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    API Technologies Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    projects are for interesting tihings

    Cons

    people and environment is very boring

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Originally it wasnt so good

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    Current Employee - Network Administrator
    Current Employee - Network Administrator

    I have been working at API Technologies part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very cool and smart people I work with. Managers are very approachable (at least in the upper management ranks)

    Cons

    Benefits arent all that good. Health Insurance is expensive and it's not very good coverage (even on their BEST plan). Trying to get a raise is like pulling teeth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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 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
  6. 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

  7. 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
  8. Good people, very over worked, paltry benefits offering

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at API Technologies

    Pros

    Dedicated long time employees are "the survivors" of multiple acquisitions - mashed together.

    Cons

    Prepare yourself to have a heapload of work dumped upon you without adequate resources ($ or human) to accomplish them. Benefits are truly awful, expensive with a very high deductible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Purge all middle management. Good people, local management is working hard to get the company on the right track - but see cons above for reasons why it may be very challenging to move forward.

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

    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
  10. 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
  11. 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

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