Swagelok Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
68 Reviews

3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • thet have clean work environment (in 7 reviews)

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


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

  • Upper management needs to get more involved to change this track (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work if you're not interested in moving up.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Swagelok

    Pros

    Very clean work environment, usually really good coworkers, they treat their people well, excellent retirement benefits.

    Cons

    They don't always look for new ideas, it is hard to move up unless you're in their fast track program (which you have to be hired into from outside of the company), pay is average at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so darn conservative all of the time and be willing to take a risk once in a while!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellence in Engineering makes this company a standout in field performance quality levels. The products are excellent

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    Former Employee - Project Work  in  Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Project Work in Solon, OH

    I worked at Swagelok full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Growth mentality, great teammates, strong work ethic, very well managed financially.

    Cons

    A bit over managed. Too many folks trying to make a "name" for themselves creates an environment where only conforming ideas are allowed. No out of the box thinking at all. Technology is falling behind in some areas of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer sycophants, more creative thinkers. Look around - they already work for you - they are just afraid to speak or not allowed to speak.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Engineering intern

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Solon, OH

    I worked at Swagelok as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, free drinks, nice working environment, nice work/life balance

    Cons

    Some intern projects are trivial;
    They don't give work sponsorship to international students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    so-so

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swagelok

    Pros

    thet have clean work environment

    Cons

    supervisors have bad communication skills with there employees

  6.  

    Sometimes good, sometimes bad.

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    Current Employee - Human Resource Administrator  in  Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resource Administrator in Solon, OH

    I have been working at Swagelok full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When working on the shop floor, it is easy to start on the bottom and move up if you work hard and put in the appropriate effort.

    Cons

    When working in the office, it is hard to move up. There is a lot of turnover. Poor decision making my management. Mangers do not interact with their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to help develop your employees. Do not worry about yourself moving up, focus and your team becoming better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company - Hard to get into

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swagelok full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, and they seem to take care of their employees.

    Cons

    I am a contract employee and it is extermely hard to get into this company. I've been here almost a year and frustrated enough to start looking seriously for another job. I would stay here in a heartbeat if offered a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at your contract employees. If we are good enough to keep having our contract renewed why are we not good enough to hire?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good help is hard to retain.

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    Former Employee - Production Scheduler
    Former Employee - Production Scheduler

    I worked at Swagelok full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and work philosophy. Excellent training and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Really, really, REALLY slow to allow contract staffers to cross-over. The only reason I left was because of this. I would come back in a heartbeat, if they would bring me in as a full-associate, I'd even take the old contractor salary-if they brought me in as a full-associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you got a good one....make 'em an offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very conservative company.

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    Former Employee - Production Scheduler  in  Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Production Scheduler in Solon, OH

    I worked at Swagelok as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very fast pace work environment. They hire a lot of temp employees.

    Cons

    It's "there way" of doing things. Not a lot of room to "show your stuff.."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I worked doing some administrative work and packaging.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support  in  Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Solon, OH

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

    Pros

    Great people and plenty of overtime available. Apply for any job internally after 90 days.

    Cons

    Some disorganization in certain departments. There are also certain departments where becoming a permanent associate is almost impossible.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, good to employees

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain & Service  in  Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Supply Chain & Service in Solon, OH

    I worked at Swagelok as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Swagelok is a conservative company. They are non union but they are extremely good to their employees. They invest a lot in employee training and place a very intentional emphasis on personal development.

    Cons

    With a conservative company comes a conservative pace. Sometimes I was frustrated because I would be trying to affect positive change but the culture was to move at a snails pace when it comes to real changes. An example: it took 5 years of work to even begin phasing in SAP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had the most amazing manager who gave me honest, constructive feedback but also had my back no matter what. It was great and helped me to develop my own brand of leadership as I move on with my career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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