Instron

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A great company if you can wade through the politics

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Intelligent workforce, interesting products, worldwide presence, nice benefits, very stable. If you're looking for a career for 20 years this is a fine place to be, especially if you're a hard worker and a superstar talent. The sky is truly the limit.

Cons

Politics. Most of the company seems hinged on ladder climbing over substance, resulting in slow progress and wasted effort. The best talent seems to leave after a few years, while the weaker talent plants roots.

They pay on the low side, which is funny since they hire lots of contractors at high rates who accomplish little.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage people to apply more focus to the work at hand than the next promotion.

Recommends
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Other reviews for Instron

  1.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England (UK)

    Pros

    Technical expertise, world leaders, a lot of effort in communicating with employees, award winners of "Investors in People", training provided, personal growth encouraged, good benefits, staff restaurant on site. Management understands people.

    Cons

    The building needs refurbishment and modernisation, the environment is not very appealing, cleaners are not doing a good job and are left unsupervised, food at the canteen could be a little healthier and slightly larger portions. Some senior managers have favourites for tasks, but this is not widespread throughout the company and could happen in any company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assign a variety of tasks to people to spread knowledge and expertise. Improve the building and work environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Instron is a diverse work place with great people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Instron is the people. They are diverse and caring. The diversity creates an interesting environment. Our parent company, ITW, is very charitable. Full tuition reimbursement is a great benefit.

    Cons

    We are learning to be more agile in our approach. We tend to over think and take too long to get to market.

    Approves of CEO
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