X-Rite Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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  1. Engineering Director

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at X-Rite (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High Tech color instrumentation company. Leverages technology to generate new growth. People are good to work with.

    Cons

    As with any mid/large sized company, decisions are made strictly to the numbers. In some instances could adversely affect great performing associates.

    Advice to Management

    Develop staff, go after strategic long term objectives.

    X-Rite Response

    Jul 29, 2015 – VP HR

    Thanks for the feedback and advice. Our technology and people are top notch.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Physically and mentally taxing on employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at X-Rite

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

    Pros

    The people that worked there before Danaher bought, the benefits are okay.

    Cons

    Absolutely no work-life balance. Managers make it clear that their precious bottom line should be your mission in life. Not that you'll see any of that bonus! Raises are garbage, the performance reviews are scaled from 1-5 and they tell you that a 3 is awarded for 100% effort, absolutely doing your expected duties correctly, etc. Raises are on par with review scores. It's another way they cut to profit, which is also a common theme. Whether it's people, resources, tooling, or time, you won't have enough. Write-ups for petty things are rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Your people ARE your company. Please quit forgetting that.

    X-Rite Response

    Jul 29, 2015 – VP HR

    Thanks for the feedback, sorry to hear your experience was negative. It's a high performance culture that pays for performance, but the experience for vast majority of people is very different ... More


  3. Helpful (2)

    Not a family first type of employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at X-Rite full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    those doing the work are great knowledgeable people

    Cons

    Management's biggest concern is all about the money, not the well being of the employee

    Advice to Management

    management considers the knowledge of the employees as a resource and asset, they should also consider them to be human beings with a life and family outside and away from the job.

    X-Rite Response

    Jul 29, 2015 – VP HR

    Thanks for the feedback. Glassdoor reviews are anonymous, if you'd like to share more detail offline and you're a current employee, send me an email internally, I'd be interested in understanding ... More


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work, going through lots of change

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at X-Rite full-time

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, learned a lot, freedom to organize work

    Cons

    Is going through a lot of change, and is losing people with lots of knowledge. Has some hard things from the past to deal with, and some strategic projects are slower to take traction than expected.


  6. Great company going through transition under new ownership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at X-Rite

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training and business processes are well known and documented. Company encourages innovation and follows TPS/Lean Manufacturing principles.

    Cons

    Significant employee turnover during last three years since new ownership - many key middle management positions Eliminated. Company is driven by metrics - KPI.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great R&D, very poor commercial execution

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at X-Rite

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

    Pros

    The company has excellent technolohy initiatives that could be star products. Color can be a fun topic, the Pantone brand is awesome and so is the merchandise.

    Cons

    Despite the great innovation going on in yhe company with the Capsure for cosmetics, PantoneLive and many other top level products the company is not able to commercially execute successfully. Although being a small-medium company, the culture is consistent with that of a fortune 50 company. A lot of egos in the commercial departments from product management, marketing and sales. It can literary take more than 3 months to make the smallest decision and some times senior leadership is involved in those decisions. There is a huge lack of organization, and the company at least commercially spreads to thin in order to meet strict profits margins enforced by Danaher. Employees are over worked, morale is low, and the future is unclear. Not a good company to work for at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure people in senior leadership positions have the skills and leadership to be where they are. Align the company, right now each department is siloed. Today half the employees don't know where they are going.


  8. Suggestions not heard

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in Kentwood, MI
    Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in Kentwood, MI

    I worked at X-Rite full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Hourly employees are all friendly and helpful. Good group of people

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to the employees working on the products. Used to be one of the best places to work but since going public and being sold this company has gone down hill. Employees not treated with respect or listened to.All about the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees have to say and reward them more not only in wages but respect. they are not trained monkeys.


  9. painful experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at X-Rite full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    There are some great people employed there.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is all about the bottom line and nothing else.

    Advice to Management

    Start investing in your culture and your people and the returns will come.


  10. Solid Company with a great future!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at X-Rite full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and an understanding management.

    Cons

    None That I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up you're doing a great job!


  11. Great company, rewarding career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at X-Rite full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very casual atmosphere, good work/life balance, great benefits, and with the recent Danaher acquisition there is opportunity around the globe to move within and up to advance.

    Cons

    Danaher top down structure and reporting requirements have come slow to adapt for some of the veterans in the company. Pay could be a little better, especially for the ones in the back of shop who never get hired in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.



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