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

(Former Employee)

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

ConsBenefits 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 Senior ManagementUpper 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."

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at GrafTech International full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: I'm excited about our new CEO Joel Hawthorne. Craig Shular did a great job motivating employees and… Cons: Uncertainty caused by the recent proxy fight. Steel industry… Advice to Senior Management: Stick with your plan, econemy is improving. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    It is an OK place to work, especially in Cleveland area.

    Research Engineer (Former Employee) Parma, OH

    I worked at GrafTech International full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: There were quite some highly skilled and very inspirational people working… Cons: The benefits are not good and getting worse every year. Hard… Advice to Senior Management: I don't think management values people working for them enough. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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