WIKA Instrument Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. WIKA review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buford, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WIKA Instrument (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable environment with many locations worldwide. There are a great number of people with superior product knowledge. For the most, part its a great place to work because of the people you work with daily.

    Cons

    Management of this company is somewhat short-sighted. I don't believe they really value those people who have "tribal" knowledge. Not very transparent or open, and therefore they have difficulty in getting people to share the vision as they present it.

    Advice to Management

    People are more important than the product you make. Each person is unique and has special qualities and skills that they bring, and therefore should be treated as more than just someone who fills a pre-defined role.


  2. Field Service

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service in Deer Park, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent pay and benefits. fast paced environment .

    Cons

    moral in the shop when not in the field

    Advice to Management

    continue building the field service department


  3. great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    great coworkers and clean work environment

    Cons

    many ups and downs in business


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  5. Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive company building in expansion

    Cons

    All companies have areas for improvement


  6. mechanic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    close to home. AC in summer, heat in winter

    Cons

    management suks. Politics, politics, politics, false employee evaluation

    Advice to Management

    take a look at yourself


  7. One of the peons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at WIKA Instrument full-time

    Pros

    Some departments seem to be ok. Most employees are friendly and helpful. Always something new happening somewhere

    Cons

    Some departments are miserably over stressed. Not too willing to follow best practices to make employees jobs easier if it means cracking open the check book. Departments also do not communicate with each other very well and use the crutch phrase "in the end, it's for the customer" for any change that doesn't benefit everyone involved.

    Advice to Management

    Break free from German rule! They can't tell you what works best in your company from halfway across the globe. Also, seems like everything went down hill with new president.


  8. A bit of a roller coaster

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wika is a professional environment, the upper management tries to be fair in their decisions, I feel the pay is fair for the work. The products are interesting and are of a high quality.

    Cons

    The company is overly dependent on particular market segments to survive, which creates a lumpy pattern of growth. The company seems to constant change direction, sometimes reversing course in the same year, which creates for a very nervous environment. I feel that the upper management is trying to execute a very difficult business strategy, which they might not have the skill to pull off.

    Advice to Management

    I can approach them directly if I have anything specific to say.


  9. Used to be great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WIKA Instrument full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The vacation policy is ok. Middle management is nice. Peers are great and helpful.

    Cons

    This used to be a great place to work before the new president took over. He made a lot of bad decisions and between that and the oil and gas industry having a downturn, the company is now doing poorly. To combat this they laid off a lot of people but, of course, upper management and VPs kept their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your decisions can effect the little guy. Finding a new job is hard!


  10. Machinist 17yrs

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - Machinist in Deer Park, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had some great friends there and benefits were decent. That is all this company had to offer.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they were doing. Morale in the shop was terrible for years and never felt appreciated. Worked tons of overtime and never ment anything to them. Went 3 yrs with no raises either. I was always teaching and showing supervisors how to do their job. Along with going above and beyond doing my own job. Put in 15 months of overtime and cramed it into 1 year and got a 2% raise. Pretty much would engineer and draw and machine most big projects since they had no clue. Bailed the company out many times since the majority of the time they had no clue. I am embarassed to say i worked there. I considered myself as a machinist and craftsman and they treated me and other workers as children and would micro manage everything. They have zero confidence in their workers and blame %100 on manufacturing.

    Advice to Management

    You workers are everything and should be treated like it.


  11. Field Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a big German company.

    Cons

    Management decisions are based only on the next quarters numbers, don't care about employee or customer commitments, upper management is only concerned about getting their bonuses for the next quarters profit. Wika is a mean place to work, if you have ANY other options take them.

    Advice to Management

    N/A Wika doesn't take advice from employees



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