MEI Reviews

Updated April 14, 2014
Updated April 14, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great alternative culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collections  in  West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Collections in West Chester, PA

    I worked at MEI as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work for and with

    Cons

    Getting use to open work environment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    After the acquisition....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at MEI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Need to still be determined. Most of the people will continue to operate with the same philosophy. It is actually scary that Crane Management is communicating to the previous MEI associates that they are customer focused. If MEI is allowed to keep their customer focus as well as ability make decisions, then this company will be OK. If Crane imposes their culture on the MEI way, then this company will go down the in history like other companies that Crane has acquired.

    Cons

    Reduction in benefits immediately puts the MEI associates in a bad position. Does Crane not realize that MEI Payment and VMS business has kicked their behind for the last 5-8 years? Why go to a business model that actually doesn't work instead of one that was proven to be the market leader?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why waste the time, the fact that Max Mitchell gets down into the weeds shows that there is not any ability to develop strong executive level capabilities that have decision making capabilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    A real fun place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEI as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good people that I worked with....learned a lot

    Cons

    motivation needed at times, as with all places

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Opportunity for technical professional growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for technical professional growth for people who work hard. The business supports its people with competitive salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    The politics and favoritism wear on you after a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful to deal more in facts and less by emotion. Hold people more accountable and get more comfortable with confrontation and difficult situations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very rewarding place with great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at MEI part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent leadership and training support for interns

    Cons

    Small company but is nationwide

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job communicating is a plus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company with Good People, Good Products, and Good Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager  in  West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in West Chester, PA

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

    Pros

    Strong community culture with exceptional Engineering, Sales, and HR departments. Work hard to consistently manufactor and deliver innovative and quality products. Senior management has proven record for profitability and stability. Compensation and Benefits always rank in top 10 percentile of marketplace.

    Cons

    People rarely leave before retirement because of the superior culture, product line, and benefits. With such as small attrition rate, it is very difficult to move up within the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Poor communication, training and environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at MEI

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Smells good all the time
    Has a gym with decent equipment
    on site cafeteria
    nice security guards up front

    Cons

    No understanding of providing benefits to the customer
    Communication is nil
    no standards in place for almost anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time developing procedures, standards and a way of communicating things to people. Everyone seems to be in mtgs but so little information seems to actually get transferred.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Far from what was expected from a Mars Inc affiliate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial  in  Santo Tomás, Querétaro (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Commercial in Santo Tomás, Querétaro (Mexico)

    I worked at MEI

    Pros

    The biggest pro was the opportunity to be tranferred for working directly for Mars Inc.
    This was reflected in a nice work environment, open doors policy, good benefits as compared to similar companies, and overall positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    The great issue was the Mexico plant, located in Queretaro, where management was not alligned with Mars Inc phylosophy, and always had a hidden agenda to reduce benefits and compensation to the personnel with any excuse.
    This situation worsened when the company was sold by Mars Inc and management was much more transparent on the managerial style, privilging people for the personal relationship with the high management, and not based on personal merit or professional preparation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at how things are being managed in Mexico, since local management is sacrificing good elements to maintain the status quo, and avoiding growth of Coordinator and Junior Management levels, which could make evident that better people could be managing the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Open office is not for everyone.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at MEI

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are excellent.
    On site cafeteria.
    Plenty of parking space.
    Work life balance depends on the project that your assigned to, but in general is good.
    Free coffee.

    Cons

    Heating and cooling of the office isn't the best.
    The office is structured as an open office environment.
    No individual has an office. Everyone sits out in the open.
    Noise levels can be very distracting and there is no privacy.
    Multiple members of human resources can act in a very unprofessional manner.
    The open office environment doesn't lend to a friendly place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should enforce company policy.
    Dead weight in the company should not just be addressed during layoffs.
    New associates should be introduced around to people in their department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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