Swagelok Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Pros
  • thet have clean work environment (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people and plenty of overtime available (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Very little decision making authority for lower level employees (in 4 reviews)

  • Contract employees of all levels are not treated the same as full time employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Swagelok

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Inspector in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Control Inspector in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Swagelok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a bad company good pay always work to be done. Some place run some crazy OT some don't benefits are okay better than what the GOV is offering.

    Cons

    Not really anything good pay lots of OT decent benefits.

    Advice to Management

    More tribal leaders

  2. Great Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Schnecksville, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Schnecksville, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great People
    Not Stressful
    Positive Environment
    Management, OK
    Leadership (Dir of Sales, Dir of Ops) - Phenomenal

    Cons

    Owner(Distributor) tends to micromanage every facet of the organization. Creativity and positive work environments are not bred when he is around and interacting with the employees due to his overbearing demeanor.

    Hard to keep quality people by paying them so little. Employees salaried, not even close to being able to live comfortably, unless you are outside sales.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your Leadership Team
    Empower your employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company, great values, multiple industries served.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swagelok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Independently-owned small business that serves a diverse clientele. High quality products and good values. Flexible with personal time, worked with good people every day. Small business = not too "corporate". Focus on continuous improvement, collaboration, performance.

    Cons

    Small business means scrimpy benefits and expensive insurance. Open office layout was not my favorite.

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  5. Good working conditions. Fair pay.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swagelok

    Pros

    They always kept a clean and safe working environment, even in the production areas. People are nice and friendly. They try to keep you busy, even if they have to move you over to one of their other facilities. They also have free fruit, drinks, and bagels every day.

    Cons

    They asked to see my most recent we form to see what I made before. Then they offered me the job at way less pay. I took it because back then there weren't any other jobs around. They say they have never had to lay-off anyone. That's because they hire a lot of temp workers and when the times get tough, they just get rid of the temps.

  6. Private Company that takes the long view

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Solon, OH

    I have been working at Swagelok full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - lifetime employment philosophy.
    - privately held
    - values based company

    Cons

    - organic company growth rate is slow
    - decisions take significant amount of time
    - pay philosophy is to be at 50-percentile of market

    Advice to Management

    - engaging current college graduates and being the employer of choice should be a focus

    - job titles are lower than market and do not accurately match the real responsibility. This causes significant skewing of pay grades and ranges

    - communicate to your associates as adults

  7. Wolves in Sheeps clothing....everywhere

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    Former Employee - Floor Associate in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Floor Associate in Solon, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked at Swagelok for 15 years. Upon resignation I cashed in my ESOP and got paid over $100k to quit.

    Cons

    Very cult like and cut throat atmosphere. Racism runs deep within this company. I worked at several facilities. Mostly as a favor because they were condensing everything to the main Solon plant in my early years and people were not able to adapt as easy as I was. Because of that I had more knowledge than most of my supervisors. I've seen full time employees screw over temps with my own eyes. Full time employees are known to go after their own as well if they feel threatened by them. Very high school like. Every facility has "cliques". Regardless of how you perform if you're not liked other associates will try to make your life miserable. When I left there my mental and physical health improved tremendously.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter because you wouldn't listen anyways.

  8. Great place yo work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swagelok

    Pros

    lots of opportunities at the lower levels

    Cons

    lots of temporaries, most could care less

  9. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swagelok full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyday brings new challenges but company truly puts customers first

    Cons

    Very conservative and at times can hinder innovation

  10. Great Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntingdon Valley, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntingdon Valley, PA

    I worked at Swagelok full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Small company with a great team dynamic.

    Cons

    Not a lot of career advancement opportunities

  11. Production supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swagelok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and decent pay. Overtime as a supervisor is a bonus

    Cons

    There is a large turn of site managers which cause many direction changes.

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