WIKA Instrument
3.3 of 5 14 reviews
www.wika.com Lawrenceville, GA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated May 13, 2014

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Michael Gerster

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    WIKA co-op review very good

    Engineering Coop (Former Employee)

    ProsI had a good coop experience there.

    ConsI dont think there are anything bad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not Quite as it Seems

    Rather Not Say (Current Employee)
    Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsThe benefits until lately. The outline of insurance benefits were very misleading to many employees which was very unfair in my opinion. The only positive is that the company is growing and managed to survive during the recession.

    ConsThey do not believe in promoting people of color and have favorites which is a shame in this day and age. You hear the words good job but the pay does not reflect it. For a company that is growing they should show a lot more dedication to long term employees who really work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen your eyes and pay attention to people who wants to make a difference

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good pay rude foreigners on certain lines

    Assembly (Former Employee)
    Lawrenceville, GA

    Prospays great, nice management for the most part

    Conssome people there were all super rude! work EVERY SATURDAY

    Advice to Senior Managementlearn to control certain employees HIRE MORE PPL

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the place for me due to the pay scale and favoritism shown.

    Account Management (Former Employee)
    Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsVery stable job with pretty good flexibility and pretty good/inexpensive Medical Benefits. If you are the supplemental income earner of your family and are content to do the same old routine day in and day out for 20 years with no real earnings increases that add to more than just peanuts, this is a great, stable place to work. Also, if you are fresh out of High School or College and have 15 years to put in before you make even decent money, this may be a good, stable environment for you.

    ConsIf you are the bread winner for your family you better find a different job unless you are 18 years old, live with your parents and can get by for 10-15 years till you dream of making even 40k per year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromotions based on relevant business experience rather than popularity and time served with just Wika. At the end of the day, production is what matters, not the amount of time that someone was content to stay in a low paying job.

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    High energy, fast pace environment!

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsWIKA is dedicated to improving the knowledge and motivation of their employees to secure their success. Proud to be working for a global giant that has been advancing the world of pressure and temperature instrumentation since 1946.

    ConsConstant rapid growth of business creates occasional difficulties, like large workload and need for additional manpower . This is a great problem to have, especially in this economy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter planned response to future business growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Zero work life balance, upper mgmt has no people skills, mgmt does not empower the production workers, good benefits

    Production Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsExcellent benefits, the company contributes 3% to an IRA account even if the employee contributes nothing. In addition to a regular IRA, a Roth IRA is also offered as a choice.

    ConsWork life balance is severely lacking. If production is behind, be prepared to work at least one day every single weekend for as long as it takes to catch-up. Upper management is not inclined to ask line operators for their good ideas to improve production/quality, even though the employee may have a much better idea for how to improve quality/productivity. Upper management runs things like a drill sergeant and employees are no better than a piece of machinery to them. Management is constantly looking for someone to blame for something. Inadequate training for new employees. Low morale and poor teamwork. Employees do not feel appreciated. Starting pay is at the low end of the scale compared to other companies within the same job category.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide frequent communication (2 to 4 times/mo) with employees at all levels. Take time to provide praise as well as constructive feedback. Don't work employees to death. Mandatory work every single weekend for months on end is just too much.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong desire for continouse improvement, open, fair & honest dialog, high morale

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsCare for employees, customers and suppliers
    Exceptional morale
    High quality products
    Offering growth opportunities to all employees
    Privately owned, very dynamic decision making

    ConsNot all employees understand meaning of 'Lean Manufacturing' yet.
    Importance of Continuouse Improvement not embraced by all
    Meaning of 'process development' needs more attention

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good rotational assignments plus int'l, but don't expect a full time position from it

    Co-Op (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    Prosthey treat co-ops pretty well

    Consmanufacturing, kind of old boys club

    Advice to Senior Managementvery good senior management at wika

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    good overall company to work for if you are satisfied with repitition

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsGood benefits, Clean and temperature controlled

    ConsLower then average pay scale, recognition is not often given

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind out who really does what and don't go by one managers word for credit

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Started off OK but quickly Deteriorated...

    Projects (Former Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsNice office but other than that...?

    ConsNo support from management, old boys club, left to fend for your own.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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