GrafTech International

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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."

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    This is a new company that just bought us out about 3 years ago.

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    Current Employee - Operator in North Seadrift, TX
    Current Employee - Operator in North Seadrift, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay is good for the area.

    Cons

    They have to many individual projects that are hard to keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more younger help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Negative place to work, but good pay

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    Former Employee - Operator in Lakewood, OH
    Former Employee - Operator in Lakewood, OH

    I worked at GrafTech International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and most of the co workers

    Cons

    Managers are afraid to hold anyone accountable because of the ethics hotline..employees are treated different because of it! Not fair to the honest hard worker!! Always talk about layoffs gets depressing.. The rumors on the floor are worse than a high school girls locker room, and management dose nothing to put an end to it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to manage, hold everyone accountable!! And treat all employees equal, and get rid of the ethics line

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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