Wyman-Gordon

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Wyman-Gordon Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
37 Reviews
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    Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Wyman-Gordon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None. May be for hourly people they get tons of overtime.

    Cons

    Everything from management to job satisfaction. This is by far the worse place have worked

  2.  

    Seniority shop

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Wyman-Gordon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Shift work. Only 8hr days every other weekend or 1 day a weekend

    Cons

    Seniority rules. Shift work. Expect to be on nights or mid day shift for a few years.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Potential employee BEWARE

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Wyman-Gordon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits. A decent amount of autonomy.

    Cons

    Super HIGH turnover in mid level manager and other salaried employee positions due to the poor climate and culture put forth by upper management. This turnover has even hit upper management somewhat as well with the facility's general manager being changed out two or three times in the last five years. The bottom line is bar none the most important thing there and second to it is placating to the the unions. Speaking of, the IAM union employees are some of the most lazy, apathetic, and insolent human beings on the planet. The good ones are few and far between. Just recently their contract was renegotiated and the union is guaranteed a pay raise every year for the next three years with more time off. It's disgusting. Decisions are made haphazardly and hastily and the trickle down affect kills morale. Employees are promoted either by staying around long enough (not very long at all) to see those above them leave the company or by having an "in" with upper management (ie. they followed someone over from another company) despite however inexperienced and ignorant of the job they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not impossible to get rid of the union... so do it!!! Stop putting unqualified people in positions of leadership and management. It's not too late to turn the ship around although the iceberg isn't far off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Used to be a good job - until Pcc bought them. Then it has worked its way to rock bottom down hill!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Inspector in Grafton, MA
    Former Employee - Process Inspector in Grafton, MA

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

    Pros

    This is a job you will make money at. Their is no shortage of overtime. This is a union job.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance. It is work-work-work. Overtime becomes mandatory 10-12 hrs/day, 6 days/week with little to no advance notice and that is even when there is no work!!! Schedule can change daily-including your shifts. Try making Appts. and whatnot under those constantly changing conditions. Management does not care about you at the least. All they care about is lining their pockets and making your life a miserable living hell!!!!!OH yeah, the Union, when you need /want them - they are never there for you. The company owns them also. What a joke!!!!! Say goodbye to your life as you know it - because it no longer exists!!! We have gone from the best job I ever had, to the worst job you can imagine. If you have a family, forget about them - because you will not see them again, but if you do you will be too tired and beat up to enjoy anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is for the Grafton, Ma plant. There is more to life than being treated like a slave and feeling like you are in a Nazi camp. You people should try working under the conditions you put us under. You have no clue how to properly run a company - bottom line is $$$ for you at whatever cost. You have no respect for human life for which that is what is making you your $$$

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Don't be an operations or maintenance manager here!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Wyman-Gordon full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Close to home.

    Cons

    If you are a front line manager, you will be abused and belittled. They give you a company cell phone and expect you to jump at any hour of the day or night, weekends, holidays, and even on vacation. This, after working at least 55-60 hours during the week. You have morning meetings every day where upper management will blame you for things that are completely out of your control. All they care about is getting their numbers so they look good. They are only thinking of the next move up the company ladder. To hell with trying to do things right and safe. As long as they put their time in and move up, they could care less what they leave behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to put people in there that actually care about running a safe, efficient plant with consideration for all employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great job for interns if you want to a high paying internship.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wyman-Gordon as an intern

    Pros

    Pay is high for interns.

    Cons

    This company is stuck in the ways of the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the knowledge that new and younger employees are suggesting to use!

  8.  

    Complete & utter chaos!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Wyman-Gordon full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, but not compared to the hours you are expected to put in.

    Cons

    Salaried support staff is expected to work 7 days a week AND holidays. There is zero training or guidance for new or existing employees. Business systems and manufacturing processes are ancient - it's like stepping back in time. ZERO customer focus. The only concern is the almighty dollar - they will sacrifice their employees, their equipment and their customers, to hit their revenue goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your assets - human & equipment / facilities. Cost savings need to come from improving your processes to reduce scrap & rework - NOT from cutting head count. The current support staff has seen too many reductions and cannot manage the workload. Take care of your customers or someone else will - believe it or not - you DO need them, just as much as they need you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This place is unsafe, production runs the maintenance dept.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wyman-Gordon

    Pros

    All the overtime you can handle!!!

    Cons

    There is going to be some death's on Wyman Gordons hands if they do not get these safety concerns taken care of. Cranes are in such bad shape I won't walk under them in fear of them dropping out of the sky. 6k header pipe is ready to burst at anytime, which will kill almost everything anywhere near it. Safety guy sucks, no real training for the maintenance department, only if you're an electrician do you get any real formal training. Ground hands are not trained and get hurt on a regular basis. Press water will rot your skin from your bones. No real proper p.p.e. The ovens vent right into the building which makes it ten times as hot as standing on the sun. They make you work on hot ovens when they shut them down and cool them off for contractor's. And so on and so on. Osha really should get in here real quick before someone else dies cause of greed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really guys? You can't change your own oil but you can demand we fix it your way?

  10.  

    Complete Management Abuse - Salary

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Wyman-Gordon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Previously a descent paying job.

    Cons

    They constantly add to your job description while cutting your pay. They try to do more with less at your expense. No support whatsoever. They refuse to hire help and hold you responsible for deficiencies. They've developed a very negative culture hourly and salary.Too many more to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop abusing your employees. Take care of the people that can make you successful. Moral and attitude start at the top and plays a major role in the shop culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Learned a lot but frustrating environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Planner/Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Production Planner/Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Wyman-Gordon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are good and the bonuses are high.

    Cons

    The union hourly employees are a constant battle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance people for how they work not what school they went to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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