Ceradyne Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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Ceradyne Chairman, President, and CEO Joel P. Moskowitz
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  1. process engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ceradyne

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great people, lots of diversity

    Cons

    not well structured in general


  2. Good, secure company but poor employee treatment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Morgan, UT
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Morgan, UT

    I worked at Ceradyne full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Ceradyne is a huge company and very secure. The work they do is also fascinating and lots of potential for growth (especially in engineering).

    Cons

    They were extremely rigid with a very unfair point system that can be used against you if you were "tardy" more than 3 times, etc. Not really a very free or fun work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.


  3. THIS COMPANY SUCKS!!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Press Production Operator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Press Production Operator in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Ceradyne full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros you get a pay check and benefits.

    Cons

    They promise you bonuses but make it contingent upon employment, then terminate you before pay out.

    Advice to Management

    Change your contingent upon employment policy and stop robbing those who dedicate themselves to you. Bad form Ceradyne.


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  5. Excellent workplace, amazing people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ceradyne

    Pros

    Some of the best people I could have ever worked with. They were like family to me.

    Cons

    I can't think of a reason why I would recommend Ceradyne to a friend.


  6. I was always fairly treated at Ceradyne

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ceradyne full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was well trained, my duties were always explained to me. I was never asked to do anything beyond my capabilities without proper training.

    Cons

    The biggest downsides to working at Ceradyne is the heat in the summer, the cold in the winter and the general dirtiness, but it is a factory and Ceradyne always tried to improve condition.

    Advice to Management

    Listening more to the people who have to work with the equipment.


  7. Overall I had a good experience there

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Ceradyne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great bonus program, and mostly good people to work with

    Cons

    When the broke up engineering, and put an inexperienced non engineer in charge of my engineering section, things went down hill.

    Advice to Management

    Don't break up a solid engineering dept into separate groups.


  8. Ceradyne is a great company to work for

    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Quapaw, OK
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Quapaw, OK

    I have been working at Ceradyne full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere with a great openness for creativity to solve complex problems

    Cons

    They sold the company to 3 M

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. mechanical engineer

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Ceradyne full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    Career Path Unclear for long term career

    Advice to Management

    create clear career paths long term


  10. it was OK

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Ceradyne full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    generally was OK, but most depts. disorganized and supervisors / managers don't really bring their "A" game. pay is about 5% below market after bonuses. relatively stable employment, company has been around 40+ years.

    Cons

    some things not OK. many employees have that 'deer in the headlights' look.

    Advice to Management

    fix managers


  11. Helpful (1)

    People are generally friendly.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Ceradyne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair work life balance for most employees.

    Cons

    Difficult for career advancement for most employees.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with employees more often.



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