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it was OK

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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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    People are generally friendly.

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    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.


  2. Verbally abusive management - toxic work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarkston, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarkston, GA

    I have been working at Ceradyne

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay and good benefits, but this doesn't make up for what you'll go through to get it (see cons).

    Cons

    Ceradyne Defense has no problem hiring a dozen managers, but balks at hiring people who actually produce the parts. The end result is that if you're a "worker bee" at Ceradyne, you are required to work 12-16 hours per day, 7 days a week, including holidays. Worker bees also have no access to resources because the managers and supervisors are tied up in meetings all day long, every single day. This tends to cause confusion and delays in production on the floor. Of course, the worker bees are held accountable for the chaos. Also, several of the managers are verbally abusive and use threatening language to "get their point across". The solution to all problems is to throw more paperwork into the mix, which creates more problems, which creates more paperwork, and on and on and on.

    Advice to Management

    Overall this is a horrible work environment. The age-old American problem of "too many chiefs, not enough Indians" and "too many bosses, not enough leaders" applies to the Ceradyne Defense division. There are people here who after being loyal employees for 10 or 20 years or more are fed up and would just rather work at Wal-Mart at this point.


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