Kaydon
2.7 of 5 6 reviews
www.kaydon.com Ann Arbor, MI 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 7, 2014

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James O'Leary

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Work you to death with little to no support to get the job done!

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sumter, SC

    ProsThe people on the shop floor are great, but only if you can earn their respect.

    ConsNo support from upper management. The company is cheap and does not want to pay fair market value for good employees. They allow continue to allow incompetent employees to stay and to continue making mistakes. They do not believe in promoting within either.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest you start looking at your current employees for help on solving your issues. Bearing knowledge does not come easy and it has been proven time and time again that it is very difficult for outsiders with no prior bearing experience to be successful at Kaydon. I have seen a Material Science Engineer with a masters degree and a Aerospace Engineer with a masters degree both fail miserably and have zero success at Kaydon. One lasted a year and the other only 4 months before they left.

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

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    No Career Path

    Information Technology (Current Employee)

    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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    An extremely challenging environment

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sumter, SC

    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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    mis-managed high insurance slave wages

    Duplex (Current Employee)
    Sumter, SC

    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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    Good People, Slow Growth

    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work. Excellent pay.

    ConsBad Upper Management. Slow growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Luck

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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