Volex Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
8 Reviews
3.3
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wonderful place to work.

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    Former Employee - Global Commodity Team  in  Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Global Commodity Team in Hickory, NC

    I worked at Volex full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They were very easy to work for they were always supportive in everyway.

    Cons

    Can not think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ready, Steady, Go!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volex full-time

    Pros

    - Good market opportunities to grow company
    - Multiple top notch customers with unbelievable patience
    - Many employees with long tenure

    Cons

    - Senior management team in London that does not have a proper level of understanding the business or the market, leading to misguided and unfortunate pursuits, actions and outcomes
    - Really need to improve morale and strengthen management in the Asian factories
    - Poor product quality and manufacturing processes
    - Blaming Customers for Company's own internal issues and re-writing history
    - "The story" always taking precedence over fixing the real issues
    - Lack of investment in key fixes and constant cutting and "re-alignment" of budget items including people's pay, delaying promotions and not giving rises or bonuses whilst providing for other lesser important things financially
    - Best talent exodus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go interview the customers and then re-engineer the management team, bring back good executive leadership and not fritter away what opportunities remain for this 130+ year old company. It is not yet too late though drawing nearer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Small company, small minds

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC

    I worked at Volex

    Pros

    Small company, very dynamic, open to initiatives, re-building and re-branding itself, constantly changing, strong sourcing and presence in exploding business areas.

    Cons

    Small company mindset, short-term focus, management with no people-oriented leadership, unsustainable demand on scarce resources, legacy IT systems and processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Volex, a shrinking organization in the USA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC

    I worked at Volex

    Pros

    People in Hickory were helpful and friendly, The insurance coverage became effective immediately and provided good coverage with reasonable premium costs.

    Cons

    Open office enviroment with short cubicles. No privacy to talk unless you go to a conference room. BPCS mrp system is a dinosaur to deal with. Jobs have been moved out of the US from the Hickory office to Europe and Mexico.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to do more with less people. The quallity of the work has decreased and more production problems are created.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice company with a lot of potential to grow

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    Current Employee - CIO  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - CIO in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    lots of potentials to grow
    international approach

    Cons

    public listed Company with a very tight finance management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great exposure

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Volex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great exposure and career progression.

    Cons

    HR policies and benefits not reviewed since years ago, salary no longer follow market rate, Global HR presence but they have not look into individual company policies and benefits, everyone is too busy with their tasks and never have much time to build better relationship. Promotions always being delayed and only happens once a year, not fair to performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously look into retain talents before they leave the company, communication from the management to the floor needs to be improve greatly. No action been done after suggestion/feedback made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great working inter-dept relationships in Singapore Office!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Salary Remuneration is fair. Collaborations with inter-dept can be friendly, if you play the cards right. Timeline on tasks given is reasonable.

    Cons

    Top management is shaky, but has since been entirely replaced. Business is currently facing challenges with share price tumbling. I expect forthcoming intense pressure to turn the ship around. Employee benefits and HR presence in Singapore almost non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I sincerely wish management and all my friends in Volex good luck. I'm sure you guys can do it! Install HR presence in Singapore office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good exposure and learning ground

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Group of company on the way of cultural and technology change, improving communication tool and IT equipments.

    Cons

    High amount of hiring in a short period, hence you do not know who is the person turned up beside you. HR process is a huge lag and no communication from HR to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operations, Engineering, IT and plenty division are having significant improvement however HR process still a mess, internal communication breakdown, no brand building internal nor external. Still too much work yet not enough manpower to complete, stretching all employees limit. Management should look much closer to individual employee's duties and responsibilities as we need someone to share the workload but not a one person doing several positions job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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