Swagelok Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Very fast pace work environment (in 8 reviews)

  • Swagelok prides itself on hiring the right people and there are a lot of great people to work with in any facet of the company (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management very involved in decision-making for almost everything (in 4 reviews)

  • Very rigid dress code for men, women wear pretty much whatever they want (salaried employees) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Loved it, but needed to move on

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    Former Employee - Advanced Engineering Technician in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Advanced Engineering Technician in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package including ESOP, 401K,as well as daily fruit, coffee, tea and soda. Good experience for interns and recent engineering graduates. Great people! A company you can be proud to work at.

    Cons

    Although they have tuition reimbursement, growth opportunities are limited without a college degree. On the job training can be great with the right trainer but online training leaves a lot to be desired. You are not assisted in your training and development plans but rather "required" to tell them what your weaknesses are and how "you" are going to improve them. I got tired of feeling like a failure even though I was looked up to by my peers for my accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    Your hired employees are your greatest asset and should be treated with respect. Help them to be the best they can be and stop treating them like liabilities.


  2. Scheduler

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Highland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Highland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swagelok (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Schedulers are excellent, Employees from top to bottom are hard working, professional, and knowledgeable. Training for full time, permanent employees is very good. They have done an excellent job starting up the new SAP system, taking care for a successful implementation. See if you can get in on their manager development program for a good career path.

    Cons

    Hard to move from contract to permanent full-time. Some expectations seem a little out of line, especially when dealing with a new computer system.

    Advice to Management

    Contract employees can benefit from training too.


  3. Marketing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swagelok full-time

    Pros

    people, work / life balance, customers

    Cons

    sub-par salary, workload distribution, too many managers

    Advice to Management

    pay your people to stay


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  5. Good company overall

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swagelok full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company truly cares about its employees, and goes to great lengths to keep them feeling a part of the company, and a valued employee.

    Cons

    The idea of change, no matter what they try to tell you, doesn't exist. They talk a lot about change, but don't like people coming from the outside, and prefer to keep moving forward with only home grown managers.

    Advice to Management

    Stupidity is doing the same thing, over and over again, to expect different results. Change is not your enemy, neither are different outlooks on business.


  6. wished I could of been hired on from temp agency

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    Former Employee - MRO Storekeeper in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - MRO Storekeeper in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swagelok full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    Disappointed I didn't get hired


  7. Great company, not the best job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swagelok (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -The company has incredible values, and the management is amazing. -The level of customer service provided is amazing -Management is flexible if you need to take a few hours off or leave early once in a while -Great benefits

    Cons

    -Not much room to move up because people stay with the company for so long, and each service center is privately owned -The customer support position is very repetitive and can be very stressful because everyone has too much work and the company does not like to "over-hire"

    Advice to Management

    It's okay to be more hands-on. Find out how your employees are doing and give them constructive criticism.


  8. Best Job I've Ever Had

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chaska, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chaska, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swagelok (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Swagelok has excellent values and truly runs its company with them in mind every day. There are always training opportunities and ways to move up in the company. I'm still waiting to have a bad day at work.

    Cons

    The vast product line and nuances of the computer system are difficult to grasp at first and can take up to 6 months to get a full understanding.


  9. Helpful (1)

    To me this place is a complete joke. A very bad joke. And it's only getting worse.

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    Former Employee - Primary Machine Operator Level II in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Primary Machine Operator Level II in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swagelok full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros. When you start you have to start as a temp. They tell you 12 months. Then stretch that out for as long as then can. Until you're ready quit.

    Cons

    The pay is here sucks. And the raises aren't that great. They have a set up man and team coordinator in most departments. Worst idea this company came up with. Setup men are only snitches. Team coordinators are super lazy. The only way to make it at swagelok is go kiss management back side. If you're a good butt kisser. You'll do fine. You don't have to be a people person. Or even good at your job. Just tell on people and life at swagelok will be great.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management. I'm just waiting to here the good news that the doors to swagelok are permanently closed.


  10. Swagelok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swagelok full-time

    Pros

    Great people who really want to do the best for the company Great products

    Cons

    Socialize all decisions slowing the decision process. Very little empowerment to mid level managers to truly manage budgets and make decisions for departments.


  11. Solid company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swagelok (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, tuition assistance.

    Cons

    Pay is slightly lower than other similar companies.

    Advice to Management

    Identify non-managers with potential.



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