Wyman-Gordon Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. I was an engineering intern

    Former Employee - Engineering
    Former Employee - Engineering

    I worked at Wyman-Gordon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The provide a high compensation. There are also stock options. The name is well known. There is not really much else to say positively.

    Cons

    Poor working environment. Company doesn't care about employees. They would rather save money in repairs than keep machines operating to make money.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about spending money to make money. Stop hiring people only to fire them months later. Don't wait until someone puts in their notice to follow through on promised job changes.

  2. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Wyman-Gordon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good people. Opportunities for improvement. Pay and benefits were average.

    Cons

    Overall poor working attitude in union hourly. Very hostile managers that shame and belittle supervisors. Corporate managers visit and do the same to the staff. Very dirty and unsafe workplace. High turnover in all management, engineers, supervisor and Safety positions. Lazy people hide behind the union. It's all about making money for share holders. It's PCC's business model. Poor home work balance.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. They sold their souls to the devil.

  3. Inspector

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    Former Employee - Inspector in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Inspector in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good pay if you are willing to work 12hrs a day 7 days a week

    Cons

    No time with family, odd hours, incompetent management. Parent company posts 454 million quarterly profit and has a 15% layoff the same day. No accountability, people sleeping on the job are left alone and the hard workers get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the people who sleep everyday

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  5. Worst Company in Houston

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Cypress, TX

    I worked at Wyman-Gordon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. The pay is average for the area and the abuse is non-stop.

    Cons

    Incompetent management, abusive, hostel environment, poor facilities, nobody cares.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is terminate all upper management and start with a clean slate.

  6. Great Opportunities, Tough Work Environment

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

    I worked at Wyman-Gordon

    Pros

    Lots of low hanging fruit. Tons of opportunities for growth and professional development. They typically pay well depending on the plant and location.

    Cons

    Can be very challenging and stressful work environment depending on the plant. Leadership changes very frequently causing unsustainable changes.

  7. Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wyman-Gordon

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. Great benefits even for an intern

    Cons

    Not much in place for interns

  8. 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 a 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

  9. Seniority shop

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Wyman-Gordon full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  10. Potential employee BEWARE

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    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Don't be an operations or maintenance manager here!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Wyman-Gordon full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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