KEMET Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
11 Reviews

2.9
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ECP Operator  in  Simpsonville, SC
    Current Employee - ECP Operator in Simpsonville, SC

    I have been working at KEMET part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work is not hard and very to do. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Waiting game to be made permanet for being

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employee feedback to make an impact and allow changes that will improve the operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KEMET

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    cutback economics and geographical pressures for where manufacturing takes place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    protect your greatest asset....people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Had a great opportunity for advancement. Global exposure to different cultures.

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    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Manager  in  Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Manager in Simpsonville, SC

    I worked at KEMET full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging, competitive electronics components manufacturing, Constantly had to mfg capacity at reduce cost not to loose market share,

    Cons

    continuously seeking cheaper labor cost sacrificing product quality. In order to become the capacitance company, acquiring other manufacturing companies without having the cash to pay for it, Too much of financial obligation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower the employees. Don't just say it, do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Manage Engineering group to develop new product and build capital Hi-Speed equipment for in house use,

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    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Manager  in  Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Manager in Simpsonville, SC

    I worked at KEMET full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Challenging projects.

    Cons

    The company has borrowed too much money. Cash flow issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the direction is required to become profitable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KEMET

    Pros

    Some good people are still with the company

    Cons

    No shared vision; Too many people have been there too long and do what has been done in the past; No one appears to respect the upper management as the decisions made do not appear to warrant it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the Florida office; New CEO may help in this regard as well as the motivate the limited staff that is currently there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Use to be ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KEMET full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, benefits ok, could be better.

    Cons

    Too much politics and middle management is abundant. Too many chiefs and very little Indians. Cost saving is expressed by reduction in force once a quarter, while the unnecessary spending continues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, current future for company looks bleak

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    don't even think about it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, SC

    I worked at KEMET full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    inside work, decent environment, mostly good co-workers, electronics industry therefore in a field of the future.

    Cons

    jobs are not secure, may be laid off in the twinkling of an eye. most manufacturing is off shore. highly political management environment. Years of service carries no weight, in fact the longer you have been there the more vulnerable your job becomes. no mechanism in place to properly resolve employee issues...HR is controlled by company management therefore the company always has the advantage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace the "Per Gallery" with a group of solid professionals and manage the company from home base instead of Florida.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Unless you want to remain a temp forever or if you want to be fearful of being laid off, don't work here...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, SC

    I worked at KEMET

    Pros

    Global Company
    Good Compensation/Benefits
    Great products

    Cons

    Management
    Layoffs
    Unprofessional HR Staff
    Outdated Building
    Sneaky with politics and how things are done
    Only one facility left in USA
    Travel
    Processes/ red tape and approvals needed for everything
    Everyone is a temp and remains a temp

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very unprofessional HR staff, sadly it builds a reputation for your company. It is sad how many temps come to KEMET in hopes for a permament position and they are taken advantaged of, told they will become full time employees but years later they are still working as a temp. Forget talking to the manager in HR about anything, she seems frazzled all the time and mad at the world. Everyone has to go through hoops to get anything done, never been in so many meetings and met so many "robots". Glad to seek employment elsewhere, I would stay clear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good colleagues

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KEMET

    Pros

    Good colleagues
    Regional exposure
    Competitive pay
    Good work location near MRT

    Cons

    Forever in restructuring mode
    Almost always in the red
    Top management appear to spend borrowed money on perks, almost exclusively to themselves, like there is no tomorrow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People follow what you do, not what you say.
    Stop taking on more debt to lavish on the "nice to haves" just because you (barely) still can... the overwhelming majority of your work force do not have golden parachutes and their families may lose their livelihoods if the company goes bust.

  11.  

    Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KEMET full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have very focus on people policy

    Cons

    Not enough communication, ,multiples changes are not communicated on time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to work on communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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