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4 people found this helpful  

Great for a New Engineer - Difficult Balance

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Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Durham, NC
Current Employee - Process Engineer in Durham, NC

Pros

-Incredible experience in a fast pace manufacturing environment
-Plenty of great minds to mentor you in first few years out of college
-Industry changing products
-Great bonuses and stock program which can lead to big bursts of income
-Great career paths are possible but extremely competitive, however lateral movement for better career fit is frowned upon and sometimes denied.

Cons

-In my experience, management is a direct reflection of their superior, this causes narrow mindedness and rushed reactions
-Very shortsighted for immediate revenue gain and stock movement
-I always get the same answer from management, "I want you to improve the process without changing the process."
-Extremely demanding. It is difficult to have the proper work life balance. Work late nights and weekends when needed.
-As a standard the practice the management tries to get as much production and development with as few resources as possible, this includes people and equipment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please, please, please stop micromanaging. There is a reason you pick the best engineers and brightest minds, USE THEM! I have heard of so many ideas get shot down without ever getting any real consideration.

This company will continue to grow despite itself. Incredible technologies in a growing field and some of the leading minds in their fields make this company something special.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Only come here if you are desperate!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Paycheck. Quarterly bonuses. All you can stand overtime. Benefits are ok, nothing special.

    Cons

    Plans change far too frequently. Insane lack of planning and forethought. Lack of processes. Lack of manpower. Lack of equipment. Frustratingly inept IT dept. Frustrating work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Stop letting marketing dictate product development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Durham, NC

    Pros

    Lots of hard work needed. Fast Growing place. Has potential to be an industry game changer.

    Cons

    Hard to get a life work balance. Lots of time and commitment needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working at it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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