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My time there helped to destroy my excellent past reputation and pushed me out of my profession.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at GrafTech International

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The pay and bonuses were good and the technical staff is conscientious and a pleasure to work with.
The work is challenging and interesting.

Cons

Benefits are horrible for a company of this size.
Some members of management are not to be trusted under any circumstances.
Employees are not treated with respect by some levels of management.
Recognition and appreciation are hard to come by at some technical levels. When pictures are taken to honor groups for achievement it looks more like a roundup of the "usual suspects". Sometimes technical staff that helped to develop products are not even invited.

Advice to Management

Upper management needs to take a closer look at the way lower level managers operate and not just give them a pass because they make good yes men.
Let employees share in the company success in a more equitable manner than bonuses that are controlled by "manager's disgression".
Change the attitude that, "If good things happen it's because of great management - If bad things happen it's the rank and file employees fault."

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  1. 10+ years with Graftech, good company, good people in a difficult industry. Standard benefits: Salary, Bonus opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GrafTech International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, strong ethics, safety focused, with good people. Flexible work schedule, good pay. Company has a new CEO who is a strong leader with many years of industry experience and well respected by his team members.

    Cons

    Core business supplies steel industry which results in cyclical business cycle which is also currently being impacted by surge of imported steel into USA reducing demand. Company is also in a proxy fight with a dissident shareholder which is a negative on the current working environment..

    Advice to Management

    Great job on recent cost reduction efforts to strengthen core business, stay the course. Continue to grow and develop new growth markets on the engineered solutions segment, this is the future growth segment of Graftech.

  2. Great company located in Ohio

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GrafTech International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    relaxed company culture, good compensation, located in cleveland, poor weather

    Cons

    Lack of drive for technology, R&D facility is poor, management is not very focussed.

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