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Updated September 12, 2017
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  1. "Treated me well"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Newberg, OR
    Current Employee - Designer in Newberg, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A-dec full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Development opportunities
    - Yearly reviews
    - Great campus and culture
    - Automatic retirement contribution regardless of employee contribution

    Cons

    - Capped wage increases
    - Health insurance could be better

    Advice to Management

    Continue to train and promote from within. A good job has been done training and investing in the workforce.


  2. "Great Company To Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Newberg, OR
    Former Employee - Designer in Newberg, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A-dec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family Owned, Competitive Benefits Package

    Cons

    Remote Location, Competition for Advancement

  3. "Opportunities abound"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A-dec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career paths, incredible benefits, positive workplace culture and environment

    Cons

    Slow to change, some siloing of work groups


  4. "Assembler II"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A-dec full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Vacation Pay, Retirement, Profit Share

    Cons

    Bad at communicating back, bad at checking emails.

    Advice to Management

    Check emails


  5. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at A-dec full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, great benefits, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Slow! Slow product introduction s, slow hiring, slow decision-making.

    Advice to Management

    May benefit from more managers with experience at other companies.


  6. "Fantastic Family Owned Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newberg, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newberg, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A-dec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The leadership genuinely cares about the families that work at A-dec and are committed to maintaining this very special workplace.

    Cons

    It is a big ship that is slow to change direction. So trying to get new initiatives lit is a long process.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Transparency and communication keep everyone aligned and motivated.


  7. "Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A-dec full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good products
    Private company

    Cons

    Lack of setting clear exoectations. Lack of consistent and direct feedback with some of the leadership. Lack of executing strategy and vision. Some leaders are willing to coach others only care about making themselves look good.

    Advice to Management

    Look at consistency in providing feedback and consistency in terminations.

  8. "Outgoing Employees but Preferential Treatment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A-dec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Majority of the employees take pride in their work and are respectful. Pending the supervisor, they are vested in your future and aid in professional growth.

    Cons

    There is an aura of forced niceness and deceptive interactions. The expectation of complete political correctness leads to insincere interactions and doesn't allow for transparent discussions. There is an extensive web of family and close friends that work there (especially in managerial positions) which leads to evident favoritism and nepotism. In some cases the company advances employees who have worked there longer and those they are closer with as opposed to candidates that are better equipped for the position.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more self-expression and embrace diversity. When promoting from within, focus more on a persons qualifications and skill set instead of career duration.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing work environment and great team members

    Cons

    Marketing is an after thought, so the budget is lacking


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A-dec: Employers like this still exist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A-dec full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are very friendly and welcoming - this is Newberg nice!

    Competitive pay and benefits, including 4 weeks PTO and immediate 401k match vesting. Generous annual company contribution to retirement plan.
    Annual bonus plan and tuition reimbursement. A distinct company culture called "The A-dec Way" Plenty of internal promotional and development opportunities. Onsite fitness classes for a small monthly fee. Many departments have flexible work schedules. Free coffee/tea and iced tea. Values tenure and recognizes service anniversaries through monthly anniversary coffees. Annual offsite Christmas party at a downtown hotel and annual summer picnic. Pride in work shows in their high quality, in demand products. Really pretty campus - lots of gorgeous trees in the middle of wine country. Work load is reasonable - they expect hard work, but they don't expect 60 hour work weeks. Successful company with a history of profitability.

    Cons

    The drive to Newberg can be a disadvantage if coming from Portland. You're mostly coming against traffic, but it's a long drive.
    Distinct company culture may not appeal to those used to a more aggressive, stereotypical Silicon Valley type environment.
    I've heard that change comes slowly at A-dec, but I have not personally experienced this.
    Tends to be an early in (like 6-7am), early out workforce - this is a pro for early birds but could be tough for others.

    Advice to Management

    I have none. This is a company that walks the talk of truly valuing employees.


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