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Pittsburgh-based global manufacturer with nice benefits

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Aerotech, Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Aerotech offers employee tuition reimbursement (100% for As, 75% for Bs, etc), profit sharing programs and employee stock ownership in addition to the standard health benefits. They've been in business for over 40 years and never had a layoff. They are growing quickly into the global market with subsidiaries and service people in several European and Asian markets; and they recently expanded the factory HQ in Pittsburgh.

Cons

The rapidly expanding company has suffered some growing pains. They seem to be focusing on change management to rethink the organizational structure in light of its growing reach.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Address communication challenges (culture clash) between long-time employees (lifers) and young, new talent.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

Other Reviews for Aerotech, Inc.

  1.  

    Quickly growing but entirely disorganized disaster waiting to happen.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Aerotech, Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is growing quickly by being the low-cost provider in a growing industry. The folks that do the software seem pretty bright.

    Cons

    There is a definite pay ceiling, and the best folks don't seem to stay long. Their apprenticeship system is isn't very good: the folks that have gone through it aren't very knowledgeable. Everyone seems to hate everyone else at all levels of the company, and there is a severe lack of managerial and technical skill in the machine shop. I ran away from this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unsustainable growth doesn't count as growth. Clean house and hire some professional management while you are still making money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Worst employment experience of my life.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Aerotech, Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Allowed workers to expand horizons by taking on work outside the scope of their normal duties. It was most likely in an effort to save money, but it helped employees grow professionally.

    Cons

    Low pay and not much appreciation for the hard work of their employees. Family owned, allowing family members to step into top managament positions right out of school and with little experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on nepotism and treat your employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
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