Watlow Electric Manufacturing

  www.watlow.com
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Amazing opportunities, confusing organization and company goals

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Production Engineer Intern in Columbia, MO
Former Employee - Production Engineer Intern in Columbia, MO

I worked at Watlow Electric Manufacturing as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

-Great atmosphere, very laid back...much like a family
   -People are very friendly and have a lot of expertise, great for a developing engineer
-Very diverse amount of work for a company that mainly makes heaters
-Wide variety of markets targeted...creates stability

Cons

-Lack of communication and knowledge of floor operations between manufacturing and management
-Antiquated equipment and software scattered about the company
-Difficult to work with other divisions
-Information learned from past and current projects is not accessible for future endeavors

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick and organization structure and stick with it. Reorganizations take a lot of time and money and greatly reduce the companies ability to operate.

Managers need to be working on the floor and experiencing (understanding) first-hand the challenges that production/manufacturing go through. There is no substitute for first-hand experience.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Watlow Electric Manufacturing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    At least I get my pay check on time

    Cons

    The company is a mess - senior management do meetings for a living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Pays the bills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator II in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - Operator II in Winona, MN

    I have been working at Watlow Electric Manufacturing

    Pros

    Clean and comfortable work environment. Above average wages for the area and decent benefits. My co-workers are quality and customer focused and we still have a little fun too!

    Cons

    There is no such thing as a merit raise, pay increases are based on an average across the board. If you get more someone else gets less. Then pay is balanced across your pay band so if you get more one year, you will get less the next year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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