3D Systems

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4 people found this helpful  

Good people working hard to get ALOT done

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC

I have been working at 3D Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

As a fast-growing, acquisitive company, there are many opportunities to get experience that is hard to find elsewhere. You work with many smart, hard working people in many departments. Very interesting technology and applications

Cons

Salary is not always as high as it should be, but awards of common stock help the overall compensation package. Long hours and tight deadlines in many departments- doesn't seem to be all though.

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Growing company with many internal issues

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    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving Associate in South Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving Associate in South Seattle, WA

    I worked at 3D Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The go-to company for prototype and production plastic and wax parts, stable, growing company, decent wages, good benefits, day shift schedule

    Cons

    Communication, management style, indifferent and/or apathetic managers, older computers and technology, not enough opportunities for advancement/growth, IT department is understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My perspective from my tenure there: Management needs to be more willing to step up and help people acclimate to the company and its way of life. They're experiencing growing pains in all areas due to rapid growth and expansion.

    Personal thoughts and experiences:

    I was given only 2 weeks to train on the job I was hired for, to be the only guy in the shipping/receiving department. I was required to learn UPS, FedEx, DHL, and freight shipping methods, as well as to know and remember particular instructions for every customer. I felt like I was being thrown to the wolves with no one to fall back on...it was sink or swim. I made some initial mistakes, and I attribute those to this lack of training. I wasn't deliberately making these mistakes...I always tried to do everything to the best of my ability.

    I didn't feel like management put me in a position to succeed. I was putting in some long hours, usually 9 1/2 to 10 per day, and leaving work weary. Very rarely did I get a compliment for anything I did correctly, but when I made mistakes I was certainly told about it. I was never asked if I needed some additional training, help, etc. Management was doing things and making decisions concerning the shipping/receiving department that I wasn't aware of until it was happening. The 3D location I worked for added 5 new machines to fabricate parts, and it wasn't until about 3 weeks before I was let go that my former boss brought in an assistant for the department.

    I appreciated the opportunity to work for this company, but after I'd been there for the first month or so I realized that it was just about too much for one person to handle. They were running the shipping/receiving department bare bones. I stuck it out because I wanted to be working, even though it stressed me out and I dreaded going to work every day. I hope they can find someone who can handle all of the repsonsibilities. I tried but just wasn't able to keep it all together as one person. With the addition of a helper working in the department it should be much easier. I think if I'd been giving an assistant sooner I may have been able to keep up with everything that needed to be done on a daily basis.

    Prior to being let go, I received a written reprimand (no verbal reprimand prior) due to errors I'd made in the billing process. Apparently my former boss had been keeping detailed records of my mistakes. Some of these errors had extenuating circumstances, but I didn't say anything because I figured that anything I said wouldn't be believed and would be documented (I didn't want anything documented to be used against me later). During this meeting in my former boss's office, she told me I had to have 100% accuracy from there on out. This isn't realistic for ANY company...it should be a goal. At that point I knew my days were numbered.

    If I'd known what I was going to experience before taking the job, I might very well have turned it down. When I was let go, I felt like the weight on my shoulders had been lifted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    A high-tech company but with a confusing management style

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC

    I have been working at 3D Systems

    Pros

    No.1 in its industry. Non-replaceable product for its customer. Industry is kind of future prospect.

    Cons

    Management style is a mess. No appreciation for internal staff. Career path not clear. Really really short-handed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on your own people and product instead of purchase many other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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