Kaydon
2.8 of 5 5 reviews
www.kaydon.com Ann Arbor, MI 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 1, 2014

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2.8 5 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

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James O'Leary

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good People, Slow Growth

Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Kaydon as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat place to work. Excellent pay.

ConsBad Upper Management. Slow growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An extremely challenging environment

Engineer (Current Employee)
Sumter, SC

I have been working at Kaydon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt will challenge you to the nth degree. It gives you the opportunity to do some good meaningful work and to learn a lot of stuff

ConsNot a lot of support from upper management at times, overwhelmed the majority of the time, and you are expected to put in a lot of hours and work weekends

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your support staff to do their jobs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Luck

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Kaydon

ProsDiversity, High visibility, many opprrtunities to work outside you discipline

Consmanagement is more shoot from the hip, flavor of the day technique.

Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on the business at hand and trust your employees and staff.

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

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No Career Path

Information Technology (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kaydon full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLow stress. Low demands. Very few rules. Boss only micro-manages areas he thinks he is good at. Let’s me manage areas he doesn’t understand. Short drive to work.

ConsAncient technology. No opportunity for promotion. Infrequent and lousy raises and bonuses. Arrogant and condescending leadership. No contact with human resources.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Just because they earn a fraction of your salary does not mean they are stupid.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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mis-managed high insurance slave wages

Duplex (Current Employee)
Sumter, SC

I have been working at Kaydon full-time for more than 3 years

Prosif you like working at a prison this is your place

Consnew management has run business into the ground cut bonuses high cost
 sub medical insurance. no training loss of customers poor attendence policies no personal time off slave wages.

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

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