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AMADA Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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Mitsuo Okamoto
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "National service engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMADA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work woth are good and willing to help you grow. Starting salary is really good. Benefits are also really good.

    Cons

    Not much in terms of raises. The starting salary is high but you cap out quickly. Not much room for career growth and advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Have more opportunities to grow within the company. Lots of great people, need something to keep them around.


  2. "Software"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.
    Value employees.
    Casual atmosphere.
    Room for advancement.

    Cons

    none that come to mind atm


  3. "Applications Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great training. Pay may not be the best but it compensates for the amount of downtime. Helpful co workers and managers.

    Cons

    Pay a little low. Japanese driven. Must do what Japan says.

    Advice to Management

    Great Management very helpful.


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  5. "Laser Applications Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laser Applications Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Laser Applications Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good employees. Great machinery.

    Cons

    Management is not so great. Salary is low.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees.


  6. "Great Machines, Not so great Internally"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMADA full-time

    Pros

    Great quality product. Company is good for those that are settled in at what they want to do for the rest of their career.

    Cons

    Unclear chain of command. Too many chefs in the kitchen. Language barrier with management.


  7. "A career, not a stepping stone"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology in sheet metal; the strongest Field Service organization in this business and getting better; a National Service support group that is without parallel; very strong working relationships between Sales and Service. This is a place where a life and a career are made. Not a stepping stone to something else. We are looking for people who want to be a part of the Amada family for the long haul. Prove your worth here, and you'll have a job for life with people who will bend over backwards to support you.

    Cons

    Not many, as long as one understands all the points above, works to uphold those high standards, and accepts that travel is a part of the job basically at every level of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course in keeping the Service organization as strong as possible. We need to continue to bring in new blood.


  8. "Senior Service Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Service Engineer in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Service Engineer in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AMADA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Always on the edge and new learning techniques.

    Cons

    No new learning unless new machine is installed


  9. "Alright"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AMADA part-time

    Pros

    The clients are lovely!

    Cons

    The available hours are lacking.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Product, Not So Solid Career Path"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMADA full-time

    Pros

    Our product truly is among the best in the industry. I'm proud to be a part of that. The work environment is relaxed for the most part.

    Cons

    The main downfall of working at Amada America is the fact that it is strictly a Sales-driven company. Other than sales, there is no career path, and no opportunity to grow within the company. You just remain in the same position, doing the same things, with little to no management or encouragement. On top of that, raises are non-existent. We don't even get annual performance reviews.


  11. "An Interesting Place to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to gain experience and exposure with commonly used industrial machinery. Their reputation carries a lot of weight on your resume.

    Cons

    Timelines for project are not always clear.
    The overseas management can obfuscate the direction of the American management, which causes unneeded confusion.

    Advice to Management

    It's disappointing that the top rung of the companies overseas arm sees the need to send managers from Japan to control all wings of the company. More autonomous direction from the local management would probably provide less problems than they currently encounter.



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