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AW North Carolina Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
17 Reviews
2.5
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  1.  

    Quality Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Durham, NC

    I worked at AW North Carolina full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organized System
    Japanese coordinators support
    pretty consistent goals

    Cons

    Top level management changes every 3 years
    American / Japanese management is very disjointed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a training/promotion system
    Support your team members

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    AWNC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AW North Carolina full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    promotions over time depending on the area you're working in

    Cons

    upper management, long work days 17 hours +

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Offline in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Offline in Durham, NC

    I worked at AW North Carolina

    Pros

    I made lots of money working for AWNC and I enjoyed every aspect of the job.

    Cons

    Required to work mandatory overtime often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be beneficial for management to recognize and sometimes award their team members accomplishments. This lets a employee know where they stand and makes them want to strive harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Many many ups and more downs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AW North Carolina

    Pros

    Anyone desiring a steady paycheck and not afraid to work hard is perfect for this company. There is no limit to how far you can go.

    Cons

    Until recently, hardly ever received any time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always show appreciation to your lower level management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    offline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Offline in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Offline in Durham, NC

    I worked at AW North Carolina full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the job is growing more and more and hiring people every single day.

    Cons

    the benefits are good and affordable you get plenty of vacation and personal time off and you can even came in during shut down for more time off you work everyday never really off to spend with love ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the job is okay but when it comes down to duplicate's your team member whatever you do don't become close to know one you will end up like the other leaders that use to work there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Manufacturing Administrative Officer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Administrative Officer in Durham, NC
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Administrative Officer in Durham, NC

    I worked at AW North Carolina as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility within daily work schedule.

    Cons

    This was a contract job! In a manufacturing environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to work on diversity policy. Raising pay for administrative staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a dream job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Durham, NC

    I have been working at AW North Carolina full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good and benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Must be willing to work long hours and weekends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Awful place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AW North Carolina full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Money. You will make plenty of money.

    Cons

    No home life. No life. Too many hours and mandatory overtime at that. Management is promoted with little or no qualifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    They'll work you to the bone, but they'll pay you well.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at AW North Carolina full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits and a lot of room for advancement if you play your cards right. If you're looking for a job to help you get by, then this is the place for you, but if you are looking for a career i would suggest elsewhere.

    Cons

    There is no advocacy for the employees. The leadership and management get to do and ask whatever they want whenever they want it and if you don't like it, they'll get rid of you or completely stop any chance for moving up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to consider what the employees need. If you are taking away overtime, consider that some employees need overtime. Have programs for advancement, dont let people get stuck in the same spot for years and years but reward hard work with promotions. Do in house training for skilled labor such as maintenance for promising team members.

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

    This company used to be the "Employer of choice"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at AW North Carolina full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits used to be free, company had a clear direction, and cared for the employees. Management on all levels was visible on the manufacturing floor. HR actually would get to know you personally.

    Cons

    There's so much that can be said here. Management doesn't seem to have a clear direction. The company has promoted too many "managers" who have no experience, and allow them to do whatever they want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to what made the company successful, caring about the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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