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Helpful (3)

This has to be the worst company I have ever worked for.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Research Engineer in Parma, OH
Current Employee - Research Engineer in Parma, OH

I have been working at GrafTech International

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

Pros

The work can be challenging.
Many of my peers are enjoyable to work with.

Cons

Benefits are terrible except for perks offered to upper management.
The company appears to lack a true visionary at the helm.
Many of the managers seem to have gotten their positions through connections to senior management and not due to ability.
Many managers will take credit for their employees work to greatly advance their own careers while throwing the employee a bone to keep up performance.

Advice to Management

Stop trying to find a magic business plan in the book of the month and use your own innovation and ideas to create a successful company.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Graftech is a place where good researchers go to die.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Researcher in Parma, OH
    Current Employee - Researcher in Parma, OH

    I have been working at GrafTech International

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

    Pros

    It is close to my home and my daughters can stay in the same schools. The pay rate is reasonable even though the benefits are poor.

    Cons

    People trying to build little empires - Some managers that think they know everything about everything - Lack of respect for employees - Too many people that are going through the motions

    Advice to Management

    Try to do something for a reason other than it will line your pockets. The board siphons off so much cash with their constant stock options it borders on blatant greed.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at GrafTech International

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Day to day work was challenging, with new projects and business areas providing ample opportunities for significant contributions and recognition. Management supportive of work/life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits (retirement, health care) were slashed as the company struggled a number of years ago, in spite of management promises to maintain these for established employees and retirees.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is not just decision-making. It is also about your employees knowing that they will be treated at least as well as investors. Respect. Honesty. Commitment.

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