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AMETEK Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits for employees (in 16 reviews)

  • Good benefits and PTO for employees (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Content threat of being laid off is the top motivator for upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • Extreme micro management, business units have no room for making own decisions wrt staffing or budget (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Garden City, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Garden City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMETEK as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to understand and support the essential needs and concerns of a program is achievable for some instances especially when you know who to go to and where to find answers.

    Cons

    Work environment often feels like a cradle that is difficult to rock due to a high degree of low interaction and tacit knowledge that is embraced by some key workers. There is definitely a problem with how knowledge is managed and subsequently organizational learning is very difficult and often frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Review your organizational culture and seek viable knowledge initiatives that fit your culture so that the fabric of your workers knowledge process can be shared, built and sustain. Always ensure that tacit knowledge is converted to explicit knowledge so that your organization's knowledge remains a fluid mix of framed experience, values, expert insight and grounded intuition.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awful is the best word to describe it"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not very many pros at all. Some good people. Great if you want to tackle the work of 2-3 people.

    Cons

    Will work you to death and disrespect you. Forget work life balance and family. Toxic environment. Aggressive goals and deadlines with regular headcount reductions. Care only about the numbers. Incredibly inefficient for such a large company. Systems rarely work but deadlines are still expected to be met.

    Advice to Management

    None. It's nearly impossible to change a toxic environment and culture.

  3. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMETEK full-time

    Pros

    Some pleasant co-workers, decent benefits

    Cons

    Management, company culture is all for his/herself.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like real people


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Test Tech"

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AMETEK full-time

    Pros

    Nice group of people to work with. Learned quite a bit from other employees.

    Cons

    It was all about the money. The VP wanted a job out by the end of the year and cut the burn-in to a nuclear facility and they found out and sent the units back to finish the burn-in. I thought there would be a lot of trouble from that.


  5. "Disappointed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMETEK full-time

    Pros

    Locally good people that want to be successful.

    Cons

    Upper management not proactive in addressing issues and funding has not been provided over a number of years to make necessary improvements. Limited preventative maintenance is able to be completed due to money constraints, management seems to be ok with breakdowns and employees are not trained properly, resulting in costly mistakes. Company focuses on the short term bottom line to protect their personal bonuses and they continue to communicates to the employees that they have not made a profit in several years.

    Advice to Management

    Visit sites first hand and discuss with employees issues they are having at the local level. Focus on the long term strategic future of the manufacturing site and necessary improvements that have been promised to our customers. Senior leadership needs to be truthful on how things are going and invest in the facility and it's employees for the future.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Squeezes the Orange dry"

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    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get acquired by Ametek, as such you don't choose working for them, so they need nothing to attract new hires. Financially strong enterprise with multiple business acquisition every year. Continuation of fair compensation according to previous working contracts. Pay above value for acquisitions, making the formers owners happy, but workmanship has to carry the resulting burden of ultra high payback expectations.

    Cons

    No investment into business after acquisition. Skilled employees leave the company, poor ones get laid off as HR adjust headcount to declining revenue, which leads to further decline. No timely replacement, every position closes upon termination by default. Benefits from previous employer get cut, bonus programs get discontinued. Corporate IT services are lousy, non working phones, slow or non working intranet, unstable PCs with Spyware and permanent login issues. Expect many unpaid overhours, no team assistence, no front desk staff. No organic growth in existing businesses, only further acquisitions of other businesses. Extreme micro management, business units have no room for making own decisions wrt staffing or budget. Don't act like a technology oriented firm, they act more like a venture capital investor, buy profitable businesses, squeeze the Orange dry, brutal survival of the fittest strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Reinvest into existing businesses according to market demand. Stop frustrating key engineers and middle management by applying standard corporate processes that misfit individual needs. Avoid leave of core people and headcount reduction below critical mass wrt knowledge ownership. Allow organic growth of existing markets and businesses.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "melter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and good employees

    Cons

    too many hours and management does not know its job

    Advice to Management

    find another job

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None at all if you want a rewarding career.

    Cons

    Management does not care about morale or their workforce. All they care about is how much money they can squeeze out of this place. Everyone is just a number and is replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "TECHNICIAN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AMETEK (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Existing medical cable assembly company.recently purchased by Ametek. Former company was fully establish in medical all field - this was Ametek's first foray into medical field.

    Cons

    Experience and company loyalty not taken into consideration. Work ethic doesn't seem to matter as long as you can schmuze your way into an unqualified supervisor's good graces.

    Advice to Management

    You can not have absolute everything determined by accounting.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Shipping Logistics Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Shipping Logistics Coordinator in Streetsboro, OH
    Former Employee - Shipping Logistics Coordinator in Streetsboro, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company pays its employees well.

    Cons

    Computer systems and processes very out dated. File cabinets and scanning thru PDF files to find information. Company does not care about its employees only profit. Company will do anything to get product out the door including manipulating prices and origins of products for international products.

    Advice to Management

    Take employees personal and work life into consideration and spend mor time to address The many EHS issues at facility.


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