Swagelok

www.swagelok.com
Profile Unclaimed

Swagelok Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
81 Reviews
3.3
81 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Swagelok President and CEO Art Anton
Art Anton
47 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great company, great values, multiple industries served.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swagelok

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Private Company that takes the long view

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Solon, OH

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Wolves in Sheeps clothing....everywhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor Associate in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Floor Associate in Solon, OH

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Everyday brings new challenges but company truly puts customers first

    Cons

    Very conservative and at times can hinder innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Production supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swagelok

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great first engineering internship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Highland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Highland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    I worked at Swagelok as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    An amazing professional development experience. Possibly the best Industrial Systems or Mechanical Engineering Intern program in the Cleveland area.

    - Amazing networking opportunities
    - Translucent management, easy access to forums to speak with anyone all the way up to Art Anton
    - Great mentorship from colleagues and full-timers
    - Excellent development programs and social events outside of work
    - Relaxed work week, no strict start or end times as long as you put in your 40 hours
    - Free drinks and often free catering in working meetings and with other interns

    Cons

    - Lower pay than other internships
    - Sometimes non-engineering/trivial projects assigned
    - No overtime

    This was not a very technically challenging internship. Some unprofessional employees both in the office and on the shop floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns more practical projects. Some projects were trivial and work was slow at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Phenomenal engineering internship/co-op experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Solon, OH
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Solon, OH

    I worked at Swagelok as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As an engineering intern, they give you projects that actually matter and can have a real impact. You are given alot of trust and responsibility to complete your 3-5 projects during the summer, but there is always help available if needed. There are two presentations per summer internship, where everyone gives a presentation to their peers and management on their progress and what they've learned or accomplished. The company seems to have good values and treats their employees well. Break/lunch rooms have free beverages, the manufacturing facility is very clean in comparison to some I've worked in, and the shop is also air conditioned. Overall a great place to work and gain experience.

    Cons

    Because it is a larger company, sometimes you can feel like just one of the workers where your opinion may not be valued as much.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Swagelok is an excellent place to build a career if you're willing to put in the work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Swagelok full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Atmosphere, opportunity, the people, and work life balance are just a few of the great benefits of working at Swagelok.

    Cons

    While there is plenty of opportunity for growth, it's really only focused in a few areas. There's not a wide variety of career paths at a distributor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Swagelok? Share Your Experiences

Swagelok

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.