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Gerber Scientific Reviews in Tolland, CT

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
15 Reviews
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    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Tolland, CT

    I worked at Gerber Scientific full-time (less than an 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, little recognition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT

    I worked at Gerber Scientific

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sales - and Gerber

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tolland, CT

    I worked at Gerber Scientific

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Listen up!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Sales in Tolland, CT

    I worked at Gerber Scientific

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Be more attentive to the knowledge of your employee base.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Skip it!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT

    I have been working at Gerber Scientific

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Comunicate!

    Doesn't Recommend

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