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    Laser Weld Technician (Former Employee)
    Jacksonville, FL

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

    ConsMost 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 Senior ManagementGet those contracts with your clients because I would really like to work there again.

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

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    A great company that uses bleeding edge technology to produce World Class products... overshadowed by poor leadership.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Jacksonville, FL

    ProsI get to work with advanced technology and have received excellent training in the past. This job is definitely a resume builder. Pay is decent. There are a lot of cool people to work with.

    ConsFor whatever reason(s), HR has managed to promote THE worst leaders as production supervisors and team leads. This is the most politically infested company i have ever worked at. I can't believe some of the decisions that management makes. The plant is plagued by malicious leaders and a few engineers that make a habit of blaming operators for errors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen your eyes! Verify all information given to you BEFORE making a decision! Provide more training to operators; better training! HR is poor at executing most of the company policies... it would make your job easier if you demoted a few more people from leadership positions. Your leadership training is helping, but you still have a few wolves in sheep's clothing.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Can be tedious, can be slow, but it is what you make of it

    Operator (Current Employee)
    Jacksonville, FL

    ProsWhile 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.

    ConsCommunication 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 Senior ManagementCommunication 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.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting challenges

    Product Engineer (Former Employee)
    Towson, MD

    ProsGood Tech work for engineers

    ConsPoor planning for cost and schedule

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork as a team

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    Decent place to work

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Valdese, NC

    ProsI 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.

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

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    Growing and a good experience overall.

    Operator (Current Employee)
    Jacksonville, FL

    ProsEstablished and seems to hire good people.

    ConsHours. Monotonous depending on your position.

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    Good Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cockeysville, MD

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

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

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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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to eliminate poor preformers and set goals then hold people to them

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    OK, could be better

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Benefits. They try for the right people.

    ConsNo Management. Do not listen to experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen your eyes

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