Janicki Industries

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Janicki Industries Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janicki Industries

    Pros

    Easy app process okay to work for

    Cons

    Dont have anything neg to say

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Does being the only game in town make having a crooked dealer OK?

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    Former Employee - Lead Technician in Hamilton, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Technician in Hamilton, WA

    I worked at Janicki Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Beginner to intermediate composite experience available in exchange for you time.

    - The fading fast "family run" feel.

    - Great core group of workers.

    Cons

    - Chain of command structure ending at a bottom line mentality weak link.

    - Short sided profit driven goals undermining good sense and wiping away the founders hard earned reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Have a look at the big picture, beyond your own numbers and performance goals.
    - Man up, ask around to see how you are viewed by fellow workers. Being a bully is no longer an acceptable management style.
    - Reread "The Goal", find a way to see that value can be added beyond profit. ie; quality, craftmanship, customer service, integrity, general moral, etc.
    - Treat the average (Hispanic) employees with more respect (like Humans).
    - Put a stop to the run away "yes man" mentality. Sheep are great for wool/meat production, not so much aerospace tooling and parts production.
    Q: Is it healthy to have a work force so browbeat that they would all follow you over a cliff, not out of loyalty, but for fear of loosing their jobs if they point out the upcoming drop?

    To the founding family.

    This strategy has been useful thus far boosting your company quickly up the ladder of success, just make sure:
    1.) You are still driving when you reach the top.
    2.) Your community can sustain the abuse.
    3.) Your name and quality can be used in the same sentence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor culture. Watch your back.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janicki Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for starting out. If you've got a good attitude, you'll get some good training. Aerospace industry experience. Good benefits.

    Cons

    I've been here several months now, and have been constantly frustrated. There is company-wide attitude problem. I've been instructed often to slow down because they don't have anything to do after this or that task. Most people catch on to how to look busy while getting nothing significant done. Bosses seem to enjoy walking around catching people doing something wrong. A new hire is only trained if an experienced employee is forced to train them. There seems to be a widespread idea that training someone means you'll lose your job to them. The culture seems poisonous, and very few stick it out a long time. I've managed to get certified in things I already knew how to do (forklift, manlift, etc), but little opportunity on the horizon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like your employees are on your side. Take a close enough look to see who actually wants to be there, and wants to do good work. Give opportunities to those that show they want it. Simple enough, right?

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

    All hat and no cowboy

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sedro-Woolley, WA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sedro-Woolley, WA

    I worked at Janicki Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was a paycheck, at least for a little while.

    Cons

    By far the worst place I have ever worked. This company likes to hire engineers try them out and fire them at the drop of hat. Also it doesn't help that the company goes through huge work shortages, think tons of work, no work than layoffs. That is the norm at this company. Who gets laid off? all the new people they brought in to fill in for the last group of suckers that got laid off. Tenured employees hate the new people because they view them as competition. There is no teamwork or collaboration at this place its every man for himself. I have seen more comradery at taco bell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your to talk the talk might as well walk the walk. There is a lot of talk at Janicki about respect towards employees and creating decent work environment. Ironically it felt more like a concentration camp when I was there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janicki Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great place to begin in aerospace. A place to grow in experience and a launching pad for any career.

    Cons

    Not much. This really is a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is constantly changing. That being good or bad depends on you.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Janicki Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excelent work atmospheer of learning and growing
    Family owned and a strong family environment
    Constant company change encourages personal growth and opens new opportuninties
    Risk taking is Janicki's buisness and the ocassional failure is accepted, as long as you learn from it

    Cons

    While job requirements and responsibilities change frequently, salary/benifits do not
    The comapny is trying to grow and that means growing pains!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the company is an agile, one-off part shop at its core that relies on the skill and integrity of our workers. Any changes made need to build off of that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Doesn't live up to the hype. Not what they claim to be.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janicki Industries full-time

    Pros

    -Every day tends to be different.
    -You can learn a variety of different skills, albeit, skills that would be difficult to transfer to other companies well.
    -President and CEO seem like genuinely decent people.
    -There is a decent amount of trust in the employees, which gives freedom to use what resources you need in order to complete the task.
    -JI pushes the envelope in composite tooling manufacturing, creating some of the processes and having patents on many procedures thereby.
    -Companies get contracts based on the condition that they use our services. We are in demand, and that is a good thing for the companies long term future.

    Cons

    -Raises? There does not seem to be a structure in place the provide regular raises.
    -The glass ceilings are hard here. Those with engineering schooling can do well at JI, but those without find it difficult to leave the production floor.
    -Tying those two together, the compensation is not family wages unless you have an engineering degree and are in a production management or manufacturing engineering role.
    ***The executive's words don't reflect company actions. There is much talk about JI supporting families and striving to be a family orientated company. Caution. It is not rare to spend months on 10 hour days, sometimes even 12 hours. In addition, don't expect to have any sort of predictability with your schedule, or the ability to plan your life beyond work. Working Saturdays on top of a 50+ hour week is common, and they often occur for most of the summer, often with only a day or two notice. Your family may be important, but don't let them interfere with work, as much is sacrificed for the sake of production and ship dates. Most of this is driven by the hiring of toxic upper managers, and poor production planning and resource control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be genuine with the employees. Either a company is family oriented and supports life outside of the workplace, or a company is purely results driven and will disregard all else. People need predictability outside of work for their spouse, kids, and themselves. If a weekend from time to time is necessary, make limits of 1 a month, or every 5-6 weeks. If production is truly booming, hiring a weekend production crew may be warranted. It seems we peak in the summer, working weekend after weekend at the expense of our families during the time of year when people need time off the most. Don't let performance metrics stand above your values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Janicki seems like a great place to work but time spent there proves other wise. You have been warned!

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Sedro Woolley, WA
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Sedro Woolley, WA

    I worked at Janicki Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -They offer employment in Skagit County
    -Opportunity to learn new skills
    -If you have a degree you can get a decent job from the start

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Schedule changes all the time
    -Work with many chemicals, dusts, and vapors
    -Poor choice of managers
    -Lay offs occur once or sometimes twice a year
    -No care for employees personal lives
    -No room for advancement without degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take some time to get to know their employees. Without the workers on the production floor you would not have a management job. Workers need to be treated like people not numbers. Increase the pay for workers. Do not hire people based on hopes of a new contract then have to lay them all off when it doesn't work out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good overall experience in aerospace manufacturing and marine

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    Current Employee - Assembly Technician in Sedro-Woolley, WA
    Current Employee - Assembly Technician in Sedro-Woolley, WA

    I have been working at Janicki Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    cool aerospace manufacturing projects every day

    Cons

    little room for company advancement without degree

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company with great potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sedro-Woolley, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sedro-Woolley, WA

    I have been working at Janicki Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great, dedicated people getting the job done through hard work and ingenuity. Family owned, the janicki leadership can be scatterbrained, but they have high moral character.

    Cons

    So many ideas and directions to go, we are still at the adolexcent stage, things are loose and fast here. If you can't stand a managed level of chaos, this place can get to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop losing great employees by not paying them enough. Focus your efforts and business goals, communicate them to your employees, and let everyone in on the plan. Give your employees more vacation!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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