Key Technology

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  1.  

    Good company, interesting work, friendly people.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Walla Walla, WA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Walla Walla, WA

    I worked at Key Technology as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly and positive work culture

    Cons

    a bit old fashioned office environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Will Throw You Under the Bus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Key Technology

    Pros

    Met some great people. Truly great peeps.

    Cons

    If the company needs money - you will get an automatic furlough with no regrets. This company is based on agricultural seasonal shifts. It's boom or bust. They have no problem laying you off for months when sales are slow. Job security for upper management - maybe. Maybe not. Very competitive industry - they play hard ball.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tremendous potential. Consistently falls short.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walla Walla, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walla Walla, WA

    I have been working at Key Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Long history in the industry and community.

    Cons

    Serious lack of focus by the management team. Very short-term focus on the bottom line, leading to cancelled development projects, dropped products, and divesting successful business. Losing the confidence of their established customer base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the knee-jerk responses and FOCUS! You've got millions in the bank. Get serious about developing the next generation of products, and invest some of that into that and the future of the company. Yes, it will cost some in the short-term, but without doing so the downward spiral will continue as the competition continues to innovate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Key Technology has been very interesting.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Assembler in Walla Walla, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Assembler in Walla Walla, WA

    I have been working at Key Technology

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for Key Technology is the fact that Key is established in the community and has a legacy for providing work for employees.

    Cons

    The downsides for working at Key technology mainly consist of being that Key is a publicly traded company, there seems to be more of a concern to please the stock holders than to be focused on really outstanding products. Not saying the products are bad, just that they could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see Key return to a more family like environment all of the time, not just when Key is bringing in lots of revenue.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Mostly positive, currently pretty rough.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walla Walla, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walla Walla, WA

    I have been working at Key Technology

    Pros

    High-tech company in a rural setting. The company has a strong history, and has done some impressive things. It still has a bright future with the right leadership.

    Cons

    Current Sr. staff lacks long-term commitment to the company. They seem focused on short-term, artificial gains to enhance their own bonuses. With a change in leadership, this could be a great place to work again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond the end of the quarter for the greatest rewards.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I am very happy with my experience at Key.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Key Technology

    Pros

    I feel that Key is very supportive of employees and their families. Their benefits package is very well rounded. Key employees are very frienly and great to work with.

    Cons

    I know that must employees would agree that salary increases are a sore subject at Key, however Key does try to reward employees in other ways in the meantime.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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