Exotic Metals Forming Company

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Exotic Metals Forming Company Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
17 Reviews

3.6
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome people and employee oriented company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ecs  in  Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Ecs in Kent, WA

    Pros

    The people are the greatest aspect of this company. Everyone on the shop floor next to you works hard and is proud of their efforts. They put you through a week long orientation course to understand the company, values and culture. Think long term, if you are all about the money then don't apply. Their benefits and profit sharing make a competitive pay structure but you have to invest your career in the long term (3-5 years). Supervisors are strong in communicating just ask if you want to transfer or are seeking more training or education. They are very vocal for their employees to gain more responsibilities and training. Awesome place, people and product the best in the world! They have PTO for every holiday, separate from your normal days off.

    Cons

    If you are not committed to the company, short term the pay up front isn't great. After a year when you're fully invested it pays off. Recently the past few years there was a lot of growth, added hundreds of new people without fully vetting them for the company culture. Most have been weeded out and they are adding management to fill the gaps slowly. Interview process takes a while, you have to be patient.
    Definitely focused on completing timelines and metric performance. Management doesn't breath down your neck or anything but there is pressure to meet the deadlines for the internal and external customers. Stress can build over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on determining the performance evaluation raises at a competitive level. They are slower than other companies I have worked for/ or increase the starting wage a bit to compensate. Profit sharing is awesome. HR should connect more on the shop floor, it would be easier if they walked around and did tie-ins with the departments every now and then.
    Work on keeping the overtime to a minimum, maybe consider some part time workers to fill the gaps so we can go home on time everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong company with excellence in quality and dedication

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA

    Pros

    Family feel culture, family owned and operated company. Very busy and always keep working with no standing around and waiting for work. Company really working on the leadership and increasing the talent of the supervisors and managers

    Cons

    Base wage is lower than other aerospace companies but with benefits and compensation package it's about equal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe make the employees feel more connected again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people low low pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Welder  in  Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Machine Welder in Kent, WA

    Pros

    Good people and fair bosses good work hours and a Christmas break.

    Cons

    Low low pay burger flippers in Seattle make more than most and we work on airplane parts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong company, incredible products, amazing people, decisive leadership, average benefits, below average pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people. Incredible talent, and amazing skills.
    The culture is strong, and a great family company. Strong leadership, making good decisions. Great outlook.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours without commensurate compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reassess employees' worth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, Great Perople

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Kent, WA

    Pros

    The people you work with are top notch, the office and factory enviroment feed off of each other, the quality of work done is exceptional, management is always looking for the oppurtunities to grow the company and make it a larger player in the aviation industry.

    Cons

    It appears initially that company didnt invest a whole lot in to the salaries of it's engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people what they are worth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    nice to be part of a stable and successful company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Operations in Kent, WA

    Pros

    great culture. the company cares about me. has top notch reputation with customers. produces complicated products with top quality. management is fair yet demanding and has integrity. there is a good family feeling of all of us being in it together.

    Cons

    sometimes timelines are difficult and tight to get everything done. things get a little hectic at times as company has grown rapidly over last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to level load the growth a little better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was good but it could have been better.

    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Kent, WA

    Pros

    I was part of a cool research project on laser welding.
    Everyone there was very helpful in any situation and the upper management listened to their employees.
    I got to learn about LEAN manufacturing and Kaizen principles.
    Profit Sharing

    Cons

    Did not have pre-assigned work for me so it was very boring to work their sometimes.
    Pay was not that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the engineering interns did not do any technical work as they did labour so maybe work to improve that in the future

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very hate fully work enviroment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shop Support  in  Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Shop Support in Kent, WA

    Pros

    That you have profit sharing and no lay offs if you got thick skin and can take being talked to badly you might be able to get some skills

    Cons

    I am shop support in the forming area.I am a new employee and seem to get treated very bad as in the way the guys on day shift talk to me and other employees.They think you should know everything and focus way to much on your mistakes.Its very stressful and i hope i can tough it out long enough to get skills to go to boeing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If i could tell the owner anything it would be to do something with the way people on day shift talk to other employees.It makes for so much hate and negativity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Comfortable workplace.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lean Manufacturing Engineer Intern  in  Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Lean Manufacturing Engineer Intern in Kent, WA

    Pros

    Great work environment, caring upper level management, great benefits, as well as a lot of room to grow and move up in field.

    Cons

    The pay isn't as great as companies such as Boeing but the work environment is far better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    not what it seems to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Press Operator  in  Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Kent, WA

    Pros

    you can work a lot of overtime

    Cons

    The company docent handle how the older workers talk to the new people there is such a bunch of tension as the company just redid how profit sharing works so the old tim,errs take it out on the new people and the company wont do nothing as they fear the old timers will leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company could go a lot farther if the old timers would allow growth and train people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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