KEMET
2.4 of 5 9 reviews
www.kemet.com Simpsonville, SC 5000+ Employees

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Updated Feb 18, 2014

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KEMET CEO and Director Per-Olof Lööf

Per-Olof Lööf

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11% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at KEMET

Prosgood people to work with

Conscutback economics and geographical pressures for where manufacturing takes place

Advice to Senior Managementprotect your greatest asset....people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Equipment Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
Simpsonville, SC

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

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

Conscontinuously 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 Senior ManagementEmpower the employees. Don't just say it, do it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Equipment Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
Simpsonville, SC

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

ProsExcellent work environment. Challenging projects.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the direction is required to become profitable

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at KEMET

ProsSome good people are still with the company

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Use to be ok

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementNone, current future for company looks bleak

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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don't even think about it

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Simpsonville, SC

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Simpsonville, SC

I worked at KEMET

ProsGlobal Company
Good Compensation/Benefits
Great products

ConsManagement
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 Senior ManagementVery 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsThey have very focus on people policy

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

Advice to Senior Managementneed to work on communication

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Logistic (Current Employee)
Batammatasape (Indonesia)

I have been working at KEMET as a contractor for more than a year

Proswork with a good team work

ConsI hope this company can we give more a money..

Advice to Senior Managementgood team and responsible with every employer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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