Gerber Scientific Reviews

Updated May 24, 2015
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  1. intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Tolland, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, mentoring, real world experience

    Cons

    None at this time.


  2. Profit Focused

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gerber Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Healthy financial company with marketable technology. Roots in innovation and market changing products. Customer Service is excellent with a healthy percentage of the revenues

    Cons

    Reputation for not caring for employees. However, there are many long tenures employees in the company with much tribal knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Improve the Quality of the Products and the processes. This can be done with better Quality Management Systems and a dedicated Quality function


  3. Helpful (1)

    Down hill since the sale to Vector Capital

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gerber Scientific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good size, with room for advancement, multiple business units, so the is always opportunities. Still some good people there that care about the business.

    Cons

    New owners who took Gerber private, only concerned with selling it for a profit. High turn over rate in management, upper management put in place with no experience in Gerber's core markets.


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  5. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Tolland, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gerber Scientific full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great workplace -Great people -Laid Back Atmosphere -Great management -Benefits are amazing

    Cons

    Nothing rally negative.. Salary is good but could me more but then again I could just be greedy


  6. Helpful (4)

    Long hours, little recognition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good location, clean work environment. Lower Management really care about the workers and most came from in house. Great pride taken in producing a great product.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to simply care about the bottom line. Everything seems to be panic driven to meet deadlines which constantly change with no feedback. Just seems way to chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Communication within all levels of the company needs to be improved. While the bottom line is important, so is keeping in mind those that have dedicated their lives to this company.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Sales - and Gerber

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tolland, CT
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gerber Scientific is a leader in Cam technologies. They pride themselves in providing world class automation and manufacturing solutions in addition to Cad solution to varying industries.

    Cons

    Gerber Scientific although being a leader in automated solutions to varying industries - does not provide a total positive attitude towards their employees - benefits are great. They have forgotten what got them to the dance in the beginning - which was the employee base. They tend to forget the little people for the sake of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Never-ever forget what brought you to the dance - the vision of being the first-with technology and the individuals that got you where you are today and their belief in what they and you do!


  8. Helpful (4)

    Listen up!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Sales in Tolland, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company appears to be aggressive toward new business development - however they are chasing the "industry" at the moment.

    Cons

    Major downfall - as successful as they are they have forgotten what has made them what they are today and the contribution of the employees in general.

    Advice to Management

    Be more attentive to the knowledge of your employee base.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Skip it!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The "little people" are some of the most hard working, industrious people anywhere. It is a great "team environment" within the lower ranks. Cafeteria is on site, which is one of the few benefits available. It is a business casual office so you don't need to buy expensive corporate clothing.

    Cons

    There is no communication from Senior Management at all. Everyone seems to be in a constant state of confusion. A lot of times oyu don't even see the headlights before you get thrown under a bus. A lot of finger pointing and favoritism is showed, and absolutely no loyalty to some of the hardworking folks that have been there over 2 decades. They are just shoved out the door first during tough times so less expensive workers can be brought in or outsourced. The business strategies are over 30 years old. Things went downhill after the death of Mr. Gerber

    Advice to Management

    Comunicate!



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