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SAFT Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
9 Reviews

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    SAFT America

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    Former Employee - Laser Weld Technician  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Laser Weld Technician in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    Good pay. Good hours. Laid-back work pace(at least for me). People were polite and courteous.

    Cons

    Most of the employees were working through Remedy Staffing so it was a temporary job with a possibility for permanence. It would not have been a con if I had been hired directly though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get those contracts with your clients because I would really like to work there again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company that lacks great leadership.

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Operator in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    Pay is decent, a lot of cool people. Probably the best battery company in America when it comes to Li-Ion.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks focus. Low moral among most levels of employees. H.R. can be overreaching asset times and to disengaged at others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in employee moral. Implement better policy that promotes teamwork on all levels. Hold leaders accountable for poor leadership.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Can be tedious, can be slow, but it is what you make of it

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Operator in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    While I'm actually just a temp working through a staffing company, any time there's an opening available with the company, I can apply for it which is nice. Also, most of the people you work with (temp and full-time) are really cool.

    Cons

    Communication between shifts isn't the greatest, which is a problem when 1st shift gets told everything and 2nd shift has to figure things out on its own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication between shifts has GOT to get better; one shift gets told to do one thing one way, then it doesn't get passed on to the next shift. Makes it very difficult to stay consistent.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Interesting challenges

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Towson, MD

    Pros

    Good Tech work for engineers

    Cons

    Poor planning for cost and schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work as a team

  6.  

    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Valdese, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Valdese, NC

    Pros

    I learned a lot from this company and the people working here are great. Most of the management are good at the technical/business decision making.

    Cons

    Some people are over loaded with work. Management not appreciating their employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Growing and a good experience overall.

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Operator in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    Established and seems to hire good people.

    Cons

    Hours. Monotonous depending on your position.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cockeysville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cockeysville, MD

    Pros

    Average employees are great to work with, highly professional
    Technically compentent
    Exciting area of expertise (Lithium Ion battery systems for defence and space)

    Cons

    Poor IT support, out of date and antiquated
    Poor communications between senior staff and rest of employees
    No real strategic vision at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Skip mid-level management view of organization and talk to the operators.
    Determine strategy before developing metrics arbitarily.
    Communicate better with staff

    No opinion of CEO
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    The job was exciting the people worked hard but the senior managment have no idea how to run a plant to the demise of th

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The relationships created were great. Everyone there worked hard toward whatever the weekly goal was.

    Cons

    Poor senior managment made very bad decisions daily. Most decisions required a ton of red tape and trying to get something done was very difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to eliminate poor preformers and set goals then hold people to them

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    OK, could be better

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    Pros

    Good Benefits. They try for the right people.

    Cons

    No Management. Do not listen to experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes

    No opinion of CEO

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