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YSI Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
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    Good people, good work, bad management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YSI

    Pros

    The people at YSI are excellent, highly-talented, and motivated. Save for a very small number of people, everyone is more than happy to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise which creates a successfully collaborative environment. YSI uses modern equipment and tools.

    Cons

    The management is widely viewed by almost the entire staff as unstable, and unpredictable. There have been frequent shake-ups within company at lower and middle management levels. Some on the management team are pushy and arrogant and micromanage. I saw this in my own experience and heard many tell of the same while working there. While they do use some modern equipment and tools, they definitely have nothing state of the art and management won't listen to justification for upgrading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower management's expectations are a moving target, and they pretend to have a hands-off management style but in practice hover and micromanage every decision. The only time they remained truly hands-off resulted in projects getting far off their desired path before being steered back on course.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good People, Dated Equipment, Micro Managers

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

    I worked at YSI full-time

    Pros

    This company uses interesting technologies. They design and manufacture several of their own sensors in addition to creating sensors through integration. The people are very friendly. I have made several great friends over the course of my employ.

    This company prides itself on delivering high quality products. If there is an issue with a product, they react quickly to correct it. This is why YSI has been one of the top companies in the life sciences, and water quality sectors. They are niche markets and the company focuses on keeping its customers happy.

    Cons

    In my opinion, I was not provided the correct tools to do my job. The tools I were given were very old. My computer freezes often and is quite slow. I believe it is difficult to design products that meet YSI's high quality standards with such dated equipment.

    The management of this company favors micromanagement. My boss would routinely stand over my shoulder dictating exactly how a task should be performed. Some individuals may like this approach, I did not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the egos. It is also very important to stay current with technologies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    A smaller company called Design Analysis is owned by YSI and was easily the worst professional experience of my life.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Logan, UT
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Logan, UT

    I worked at YSI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    YSI has great technology and good people working for them the industry is very cool as well. the sub-company I worked for had outdated technology and laughable management.

    Cons

    Sales management was a joke. Petty, immature, egotistical, and sad would be the words used to describe the people that were supposed to be "managing" their sales team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disolve Design Analysis and use YSI technology and management to accomplish what they could not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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