Nordson
3.4 of 5 19 reviews
www.nordson.com Westlake, OH 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 7, 2014

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80% Approve of the CEO

Nordson President, CEO, and Director Michael F. Hilton

Michael F. Hilton

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77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Positive internship

Marketing (Former Employee)
Johns Creek, GA

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

ProsGood work/life balance, learned a great deal about marketing at a large corporation.

ConsNone - not employed long enough to see any.

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

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Watch your back

Sales (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nordson full-time for more than a year

ProsPay, Benefits, Leader in industry

ConsManagement is cowardly, without direction and unable to take responsibility for their mistakes

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in formal training for sales and engineering. Replace Automotive Manager

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 Products, poor software engineering management and processes

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Johns Creek, GA

I worked at Nordson full-time for less than a year

ProsGood place to work, relaxed and many employee benefits

ConsPoor HR, no software engineering processes, low pay. Software development offices next to the toilet and you can hear every flush.

Almost no meaningful product/software requirements definitions which lead to a moving target which half the bonus is based on. No requirement = management more easily changing verbal requirements at the drop of a hat. I have worked at companies that were great at defining requirement in the Telecommunications and Medical industries as well as companies which do none (like Nordson) in my 25 years of software development. I quit with no other job lined up just to go somewhere that knows what they are developing.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf management wants to hire qualified Sr. Software engineers that they can't seem to find, they will have to offer higher salaries and implement software development processes. Implement requirements definition at the start of the project to avoid the moving target syndrome.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
East Providence, RI

I have been working at Nordson full-time for more than a year

ProsVery nice people, not one single negative, territorial type of person. Very supportive management. Nobody blames anyone for mistakes, they just get them corrected. The company is very committed to quality and lets the employees take initiative to make it happen.

ConsCan't think of 5 negative words to say about them.

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

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HR Intern - Treats employees well

Human Resources Intern (Former Employee)
Robbinsville, NJ

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

ProsNordson treats their employees very well. As an HR Intern, I was involved in helping out with benefits and wellness programs, and their offerings for healthcare and pension plans were above average compared to other companies. The pay I received, even as an intern, was very competitive. The atmosphere was friendly and nice, and I had a great time working there.

ConsNot many, though the company did seem a little disorganized at times. However, they were going through many organizational changes at the time so that's to be expected. Overall, not many cons.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep treating your employees well

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsIt is friendly company. People are very nice.

ConsI don't feel some cons.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat people and environment, very relaxed workplace but very productive, very welcoming to a young employee, something new every day.

ConsAlthough it was great experience manufacturing and injection molding, their products were very specific and not amazingly interesting.

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

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Good company

Planner (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Nordson full-time for more than a year

ProsGood company with a strategic vision. Product used in manufacturing diverse goods from daily necessities to costly electronics. Employees are treated well by most managers.

ConsSalaries should be better for new recruits.

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never felt like i was contributing my work results showed up in someone else is paycheck

Regional Manager (Former Employee)
Newark, NJ

I worked at Nordson full-time for more than 8 years

Prostraining company spirit reliable product

Conslow pay keep shifting territorys no advancement opps

Advice to Senior Managementprotect the core people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company Legacy, Trying too Hard Now to Be GE-like

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Nordson

ProsAtmosphere of Mutual Respect
Comapny has a respected place in the market

ConsSenior Management has only come from Engineering and Finance

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your blind spots. Don't kid yourself, over half of the revenue is an annuity on the parts side.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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