Edwards
2.9 of 5 8 reviews
www.edwardsvacuum.com Crawley, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

Edwards Reviews

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Edwards Chief Executive Officer Jim Gentilcore

Jim Gentilcore


33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work!

Senior Collector (Former Employee)
Tewksbury, MA

I worked at Edwards full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFriendly environment, focused on team building, great benefits.

ConsI can't think of any other than them moving Corporate to the Che z Republic

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Field Service at customer location

Field Service Engineer (Former Employee)
Hopewell Junction, NY

I worked at Edwards full-time for more than a year

ProsEnjoyed working on shift with coworkers.

ConsVery understaffed due to fixed contract, so the more work that can be done with less employees, that's more money in company's pocket. Safety is NOT important. There were constant safety meetings and emails, but proper safety equipment was not provided, and to follow safety procedures properly, the headcount would need to have doubled. Safety was preached, but when it came time to get the work done, management turned their head the other way so long as the work was getting done FAST. In almost 2 years working there, NEVER once had a one-on-one with manager concerning my performance, or what my goals were, or any discussion what-so-ever.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to hire site manager with college degree, and does NOT walk around with chess puffed out and acting like he's better and smarter than everyone else. Train site manager on how to NOT be arrogant, egotistical, disrespectful, and out right rude!!!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The company has changed significantly negative in the past 3 years. It was bought out and resold.

Logistics Manager (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Edwards

ProsGlobal company. Technology leader in vacuum technology. Japan products very reliable. UK manufacturing organization impressive and customer focused. Overall this was a good place to work.

ConsI left immediately after buyout. I have heard it has now become a non customer focused company. The organization now has compressed itself.

Advice to Senior ManagementI cannot comment on this since the organization has changed drastically over the past 3 years. I have seen many good people depart the company over this period of time.

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Doing something with nothing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Edwards

ProsLots of cross functional support, HR partners well educated and built into the business. H&Safety is built into the organisation

ConsThe business is probably too complicated for the board to understand or manage, as a result they have more great ideas than they can take advantage of. Being set up for private equity to leave so a bit cash poor.

Advice to Senior ManagementH&S is too powerful and quality is too low down the scale of control

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Low morale in field

Field Service Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Edwards

ProsGreat co workers both at the home office and at in the field.

ConsLousy attitude along with disregard to employee morale.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire all of middle management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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excellent company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Edwards

Prosmarket leadership in major activity

Consvery high pressure
change of ownership

Advice to Senior Managementconsider work - life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good for those who want family focus

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Edwards

ProsTHis is a family oriented company. Bosses can understand if u need to take off for family related matters. Employee benefits are decent. Management is very forgiving towards mistakes and allow for 2nd chances.

ConsVery limited opportunities for career progression
LOusy bonues and almost non existent pay raises.
Poor leadership visibility.
Poor training protocol

Advice to Senior ManagementPropercareer progression planning for individual
More training and development for staff

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Time to Move On

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Edwards

ProsThe technology developed by Edwards is the main attraction to this company. It's cutting edge and exciting. There is good camaraderie between engineering peers and some scope for side ways career movements.

ConsCurrent restructuring is leading towards fewer opportunities for promotion and a loss of skills. This makes the company less attractive as a career option.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused on technical expertise and do not lose sight of this when restructuring. Look after the people who hold the intellectual property these are your future as a technology driven business.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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