Restek Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing company that keeps striving to be the best.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Restek full-time

    Pros

    The best part of working here is that they allow for a great work-life balance. In addition, the benefits are great and they have an on-site workout facility with trainers. The company continues to look for ways to grow and bet their competitors.

    Cons

    Change seems to be the hardest thing for the company. However, leadership and other employees often realize there is a need for change, and address the situation. It just takes more time than most companies.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Restek headed in the wrong direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellefonte, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellefonte, PA

    I have been working at Restek full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    lots of good people who know what they are doing
    flexible work hours
    wellness program
    family friendly, e.g., bring your kids to work day

    Cons

    management no longer observes original company values
    employees are less important than bottom line
    Company is now run by people who don't know Restek's business, markets, or customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees who actually know our business. Return to company core values. Value your employees more than the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I'm incredibly happy to be employed at Restek

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellefonte, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellefonte, PA

    I have been working at Restek full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Health benefits are excellent, focus on wellness is outstanding and there is encouragement for growth in terms of career path. Culture is unique and most people are generally pleasant to work with. PTO

    Cons

    There are growing pains associated with becoming a larger company (in both revenue and personnel). This stress is felt throughout the company, but for the most part there are changes being made constantly to try and reduce this stress and ensure the future of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus on core values and realize the importance of treating your employees as you would like to be treated. Don't cover-up mistakes or wait until a solution has been found to make the problem known. There are many people here at all levels who can help to solve problems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Top heavy, too many management layers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good heath benefits at a fair price

    Cons

    Too top heavy, too many layers of management for the number of employees in product development and production.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to get your wings

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Bellefonte, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Bellefonte, PA

    I have been working at Restek

    Pros

    lots of good people, will train and work with you to develop you personnely and professionally. managment trys to get employee issues right.

    Cons

    no portion of the compenstation structure is up to par with leading companies. managment is more concerned with the status quo and thier own longevity then keeping a long term well working and stable company around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop celebrating medocrity

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn the ropes... watch out for changing whims of upper management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellefonte, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellefonte, PA

    I worked at Restek

    Pros

    Work life balance is tremendous. The people in production, R&D and other support roles are great, they take pride in their work and do a great job. From the top down, there seems to be a genuine caring for the whole person.

    Cons

    They still believe that capillary gas chromatography is a cutting edge technology and not the commodity product it has actually become for most labs. They continue to create great new columns, but for smaller and smaller niches in the marketplace.
    They cut loose their most promising new technology into a new company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of trying to create radical changes or reorganizations every year or two. Allow systems, teams, and people to actually get up and running in their new roles before tearing things apart again. Activity does not neccessarliy equate to effectiveness.

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