Hover-Davis, Inc. Reviews

Updated May 3, 2015
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  1. Great people, mean management

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The operations and engineering people are the best around.

    Cons

    This organization exists only for the benefit of it's parent company. No thought leadership.


  2. UNFAIR PAY FOR PRODUCTION WORKERS!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees that work here make the company grow, not the management! They truly are the BEST!

    Cons

    It's unfair pay for production workers! Promises they don't keep! Lies they don't keep! More and more work is added on without any pay increase! Very stressful!! We're not robots!

    Advice to Management

    Pay Employees that have been there longer, that are dedicated to do their job. More than the new hire's that come in with less experience, or no experience at all!


  3. Lead application engineer on all new customer projects with expertise in manufacturing, semiconductor industry, circuit

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer (Project Leader) in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer (Project Leader) in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Only one I don't work anymore thank goodness!

    Cons

    Poor management from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Sale more machines in the semiconductor world


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  5. Used to be a great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    health plan is good.... but I am sure that will change very soon like everything else.

    Cons

    upper management lies.. not at Hover-Davis... but the corporate big wigs.

    Advice to Management

    little people make the place work also... remember that... it starts with good employees that are dedicated and enjoy working at Hover-Davis... Used to be great when Hover used to own the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Commitment and hard work benifit only those at the top

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy commute, flexible hours, clean

    Cons

    No advancement opportunity, wages frozen for five years, deceitful management

    Advice to Management

    Your medieval management style doesn’t allow the company to reach its potential. Truly progressive companies use a management approach which creates an atmosphere in which their employees thrive. If you only had a clue on how to motivate your workforce and a clue on what a motivated workforce would do for your bottom line you wouldn’t run the business as you do. There are so many improvements you could make to increase the bottom line and yet your short sightedness always leads you to take from your employee.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great employees - Upper management not so much

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It’s a small company where employees are more like family.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is a dark cloud that hangs over Hover Davis. This dark cloud is very consuming and drains the employees of all trust and respect for upper management. Not all management – just the management that is housed at the corporate headquarters in Conklin, NY. This dark cloud tries to appear that it cares. It’s says what you want to hear. It gives you hope and it makes promises that it doesn’t keep. It sits behind a desk looking at numbers with no clue that it’s draining the biggest asset of the company – the employees.

    Advice to Management

    I honestly don’t think that anything I have to say to management would make a difference. It has been evident to me and I am sure others that Hover Davis employees are not valued and the minuscule communication from upper management has only proven that they can’t be trusted. I believe that the employees are more dedicated to the company then what the company is to the employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    SR Management Ruins the experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Clean and most of the employees that work here are great.

    Cons

    Management are liers, they promise raises and bonuses and then nothing happens. 4 years using us and there is no slavery there is here. I feel sorry for the production workers they work the hardest and management craps on them. They took away the Birthday gifts.

    Advice to Management

    You should treat your production workers with respect and stop crapping on them. If it weren't for them you wouldn't have any production going out the door. They bend over backwards so you can make your big bucks. Your production workers need their raises, stop pushing them aside! Your gonna loose good working people so do something good now.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Hover - Davis Propective employees stay away if you want a career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When John Hover the founder of the company was at the helm, things were looking great. Business was growing every year and the employees were treated fairly. John made sure his employees were taken care of honestly and fairly. When John Hover decided to retire and sell the business, it was all down hill from there.

    Cons

    It's all about the bottom line. Employees are not even second on the list. The business was sold three times and always with a promise of thing are looking better. The management was never honest with the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees and treat them with respect. Someday you will need their support and they will not come through for you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great people at local site, but sr management ruins the experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful peers who really care about each other, casual dress, interesting products, decent use of lean mfg techniques, decent benefits, small company atmosphere. Sr management (not on site, but at the parent organization) is very conscientiousness of cash flow and managed to get the company through a few very bad years in the industry (admittedly with a lot of layoffs).

    Cons

    The sr. management is from a private equity firm and is micro-managing to the extreme. They are right, you are wrong, end of story. For those reporting to into them, the meetings are constant and the beatings are regular. For the rest of us, it's not as bad unless you're working on a very visible issue. In addition to the micro-management, everything is very short-term focused. They are all about making each quarter look good, from forcing people to burn vacations on a whim, to the crazy end-of-quarter push for sales.

    Advice to Management

    The people who work under you aren't perfect but they do know something. You should listen to them, or at least pretend to. Nobody in the organization feels empowered at all.



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