Nordson Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nordson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company Events, Great Working Atmosphere, Great Management, Opportunity for Advancement, Global Organization

    Cons

    There is really nothing bad about Nordson

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Information Systems in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Manager, Information Systems in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Nordson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Highly ethical company. Treats employees fairly and with respect. Fast growing company that provides employees opportunity for growth. Very involved in the communities where Nordson does business.

    Cons

    There is no real downside.


  3. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Nordson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A growing company that still has a small-company feel to it; Contributions can really make a difference; Strong company culture with respect for people and customer passion at its center.

    Cons

    Because of its strong focus on execution, can sometimes be slow to make strategic change, though leadership is setting the right direction.


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  5. New technology is needed to revitalize sales & staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Amherst, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Amherst, OH

    I have been working at Nordson full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Generous paid time off policy with average benefits. Stable work. Many different groups provide chance to learn different industries and products lines.

    Cons

    Most on technical staff do not have the chance to use all of paid time off. Long hours are expected. Mediocre growth, supported by recycled technology from 20 years ago. No real investment in ground breaking new technology. Office politics can make for a miserable existence, culture of poor morale. Low raises, must get money on the way into company.

    Advice to Management

    Really invest in new technology instead of using product development to fix issues on existing products. Get employees excited about working at Nordson again. Was a great place to work, make it great again.


  6. Member of Technical Staff

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordson full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Salary is constant; however it seems that layoffs are pretty cyclical.

    Cons

    The politics are pretty heavy. There are a lot of backbiting too to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Crush the politics, stop trying to be someone you are not, and represent the staff that you are supposed to.


  7. Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH

    I have been working at Nordson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Multinational company, globally present, good benefits

    Cons

    Locations not ideal, Traditional culture


  8. Proven Technology Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nordson full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work load is reasonable, but not overwhelming. Plenty of opportunities to showcase your abilities to the company. Management is open and understanding when it comes to personal and professional issues. Company is very community focused with lots of volunteering opportunities.

    Cons

    Average age of employees is very high. Fair amounts of bureaucracy embedded into company culture. Not too much collaboration between business groups.

    Advice to Management

    Shift focus back to new technology development. Standardize and explain product offerings to employees. Encourage more active participation in volunteering opportunities in the community.


  9. Collaborative Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent, team-based environment. They focus on providing the employee opportunities to learn. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Corporate headquarters is in Ohio, making it hard to get feedback from California.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Supply chain position

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Management

    I worked at Nordson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growing at a steady, high rate. Is the global leader in many markets served. Profit sharing when profitable.

    Cons

    Top-down corporate management has eroded the morale of many hard-working people. The culture was once very bottom-up, where individuals had considerable input about the work they did. That has reversed.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to realize that diverse business groups have unique needs for success and should have significant influence on what works best for their business. Broad dictation of programs, policies and processes often tries to squeeze square pegs into round holes, leading to a frustrating work environment. Find ways to not be so reliant on unpredictable foreign suppliers. Look at the total costs involved with foreign sourcing: lost business due to long lead-times, air shipment of material, quality problems, resources needed for micro-management.


  11. Manager Nordson Life Sceince

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great products, well staffed with support, excellent working conditions

    Cons

    stock options were "under water" when I rec'd mine!



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