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

Operator (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I have been working at SAFT full-time for less than a year

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

I worked at SAFT full-time for more than 3 years

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

I worked at SAFT full-time for more than 3 years

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

I have been working at SAFT

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

I have been working at SAFT

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ConsPoor IT support, out of date and antiquated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)

I worked at SAFT

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)

I have been working at SAFT

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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