A-dec Employee Reviews about "newberg"

Updated Aug 14, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great people to work with.(in 10 reviews)
  • "Great benefits (though not offered to interns)(in 7 reviews)
  • "Very relaxed and friendly culture(in 6 reviews)
  • "Good pay, good benefits, the people like family.(in 3 reviews)
  • "The company is committed to their employees and actively takes input to make processes and working conditions better.(in 3 reviews)
Cons
  • "Bad management, no room for growth, lots of overtime(in 4 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company!

    Aug 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Culture is strong, family oriented company, good pay, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    The commute to Newberg from Portland is pretty far for me.

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    We appreciate your thoughtful review! Thank you for your years of service. It is nice to hear about your personal experience and that you enjoy our culture and friendly coworkers. If there is additional feedback that you would like to share, please email us at talent.acquisition@a-dec.com.

  2. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Stay far, far away. For your career, and sanity

    Sep 12, 2018 - Anonymous in Newberg, OR
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Established business. Healthcare industry product. Some select, very nice people.

    Cons

    Where to start? A-dec is truly run like an occult. Do all things their way or they (literally) break you down (professionally, personally, mentally...) piece by piece. Things like sexism and sexual harassment are okay (no one gets fired because the defense is all about their value #1 "concern for people" - as in concern for the offender and their family). Aka if you have any sort of tenure, you're safe. Even when you shouldn't be according to ethics or the law. There is no continuous improvement culture, although they claim it. They'd prefer to bring and break everyone down to a low level of performance vs stepping up and changing (aka change is evil). Safety? Nah, improvements are too expensive. And those who sit in higher seats have exponential tenure (aka A-dec is the only place they've known) and they know all. If you do find yourself there or choose to proceed with application, please remember one thing. They hide behind a notion of "building relationships". They claim it's about seeking to understand, before being understood. But really that's how they exercise and maintain their control. They will ask you if your building relationships when you're just trying to improve process. They will question your loyalty and drive if you want to change what someone else implemented 28 years ago (and will further tell you that you must meet with him, as he's still here, and he will break you down and question you). They will hide behind the image of the founders, and claim relationships is the key. The best analogy I've got is they run the place like high school - bullying is okay (because people from the "outside" don't understand A-dec culture, so it's instantly permissible, because they have to learn!) it's run by clicks (who appear so fair and intelligent, but are secretly running the business into the ground) and hide behind the image of a clean manufacturing floor and old school pictures of the family/ business (it's all about image - and mirrors). The saddest part? It doesn't have to be that way. But it is. If you have a degree, be forewarned that you will wear a target on your back. Yet they pay for getting an education and talk about how important it is? A-dec is the land of double standards...but that is what helps them keep the control as they are able to apply "the rules" whenever and to whatever they'd like. Or not. Even their current year business theme for 2018 is "all in" (genius to whomever came up with that) because if they can see you're not "all in" (about any single line item, process or action) it gives them full rights to start questioning you, and taking action (because, you're not "all in", right?). My simple improvement was around an idea process, but I was instantly met with "we aren't like your last company", "we do things differently at A-dec", "we work at a slower pace because we care about people and relationships" and "we've been doing this for a long time like this and there's no reason to change something that isn't broken - I mean look at all we've done with it thus far" and "changing means we meet with every stakeholder individually to gain individual buy-in before it can change...and that would take too long" (that last bit is what I'm met with in every suggested improvement - there is no one who makes executive decisions at A-dec, it's instead made by the collective people so the political climate is unbelievably thick and muddy). I was then "sentenced" to time building relationships with the people who do the brainwashing best, breaking down my idea with a smile and a supportive arm squeeze until I become a "yes" man to absolutely everything. And, in the end I had to redact my original idea. And I had to say out loud, at a couple of team meetings, how silly my idea was so others don't get any ideas about changing things. But it doesn't stop there - and this is where they truly get you (and why I say A-dec is an occult): I was then made a public example of how smart I am for taking a step back and building relationships and commending me for "seeking to understand" the business, and the people - and only through time (at this point it was approaching 4 months of this) and patience could I see the holistic importance and value of the existing processes and learning how well A-dec does things and how intentional everything they do is. And for all of that, I am demonstrating the A-dec 15 Guiding Principles and living A-dec culture through my everyday job and I deserved a round of applause at an ABU meeting. Scary because they get in your head. And they break you down to build you back up into the form they want. And then they praise you. Isn’t that the definition of control and abuse? They do all this while simultaneously touring visitors and telling them how much A-dec cares about people. A-dec cares about A-dec...kinda. Cause they aren’t making business decisions to make the company last. I’d honestly give it a couple before things go steeply downhill. I am currently trying to look for another job because it's eating me from the inside, out. I am taking the time to share this so at least if you do make the choice to come here, you are fully up to speed on their shenanigans and tactics. Since March over 90+ people have resigned (in a company of only 1200) and it's not just for the Newberg commute. They say “don’t worry they are ungrateful and be back soon”. But what if they’re wrong and they don’t - then what? Oops I forgot - we don’t self reflect. We just take another gulp of kool-aid...

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good people, very friendly.......driving to Newberg is a bummer

    Oct 30, 2008 - Senior Systems Engineer in Newberg, OR
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good people and fantastic support for the community

    Cons

    working in Newberg is a drag

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