Materion

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Materion Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
28 Reviews
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28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Up and down

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA

    I have been working at Materion full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great ( not managements ). They know what they are doing and willing to cooperate to make the company better.

    Cons

    Logistics/planning is terrible. Everyday and every week we are being rush to get products out the door. Top management keep on putting people from different department in charge of other department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote people because you"re buddy with them. Also some management only look good because of the hard-working, dedicated employees; not because management is great at managing. Employees are being overwork which could put their safety at risk. Some departments only have one or two persons and only one shift; need to hire more workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    What a shame.

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Materion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    None except this company is lucky they are in the precious metals business. They make money in spite of their total incompetence.

    Cons

    You can't survive incompetence forever. From what I have seen this company will fall sooner or later. Sales management is really a joke. Leadership in this area is terrible and has been for many years. Operations and the executive management team only know how to layoff and execute simple cost cutting measures rather than implement meaningful change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    House clean sales leadership. Value your hard working, long term employees rather than turning you back on folks that have given you decades of their loyalty. Saving a buck in that way only makes your company look more pathetic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Thin film Coating Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Materion full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Eight years of service at Materion was an awesome experience that I ever had.

    Cons

    Still having terrible feeling since gotten laid-off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please taking care of my co-workers, and wish you all the best of success!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A company that could care less about it's employees!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Materion full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent wage and half way decent benefits.

    Cons

    The worst management team I have ever seen in a company. This company makes money by accident. I don't believe they have a clue what they are doing. It's the who you know game at this place. They could care less about the hard working people on the floor that are lining the management's pockets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A leadership change at the Buffalo facility is a must. The top people at this place are destroying what was once a great company to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Ok company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Materion full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing technology, has been around forever, benefits and pay are ok

    Cons

    Shaky leadership and recent layoffs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    people don't matter,lies

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    Current Employee - Technician in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Technician in Westford, MA

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

    Pros

    My peers and some family type relationships that were formed, but other then then that I can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    After Barr associates was bought by Materion there has been nothing but a down hill death spiral in Massachusetts. Mining company bought a high tech company and everything went sour. Just look at all the layoffs since Barr sold. I was blown away by their judgment and unwillingness to listen to anyone who actually new what they were doing. Very sad that I was kicked out of a company that I loved for 17 years, and it only took 4 years after the buy out. Upper management had no clue after the take over, and the new HR department soured as well. I don’t think the overall company is doomed, but after I became a number instead of a name I felt doomed. Low moral, so sad after it was such a fun exciting company for me for so long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen more, get off your high horses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience in technology

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    Former Employee - Coating Tech in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Coating Tech in Westford, MA

    I worked at Materion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The immediate management are people oriented, fellow employees very friendly, decent salaries.

    Cons

    Corporate management very aloof of local employee needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with employees and their needs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Former employee Westford Ma

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA

    I worked at Materion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees that's about it! Maybe the fact they has a cookout once a year Employees always willing to help each other

    Cons

    Management always blaming the problems on employees. Too many chiefs not enough Indians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees that are left maybe just maybe you might dig yourselves out of the whole you dug!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    What happened

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    Current Employee - Operator in Elmore, OH
    Current Employee - Operator in Elmore, OH

    I have been working at Materion full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I work at Materion in Elmore, Ohio. When I first started it was great. 4 very long years later, well let's say that I dread going to work. If it wasn't for the better than average pay I'd leave.

    Cons

    Management and lead men are basically dumb. I worked in the services department for a long time til the new lead man took over a couple years ago. He's basically ruined the department and don't care. He's one of those people who you either do as I say no matter how unsafe the task is, or your going to HR. His boss don't care, let's it go on. My current department isn't really any better. To anyone looking to join this "company" think about it and your family. If you get a job you'll more than likely not see them much anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help people who come to you with problems instead of just telling them it's their fault. Try to give the workers some morale or incentive for being happy to come to work. It sucks going to work waiting to see what bs you guys are gonna come up with that day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Used to ge good company but everything changed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Materion full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, free fruits which is now gone.

    Cons

    Unrealistic work load with a bit of job threats if you can't do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic and get off your high horse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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