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AMETEK Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Remote Sales Manger position afforded a good work life balance, good pay and a company vehicle (in 13 reviews)

  • There is a decent work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Why too many upper management personnel (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. Helpful (5)

    "Test Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Squeezes the Orange dry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "TECHNICIAN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Shipping Logistics Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked and Underpaid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Apart from having nice coworkers to work with there are no other pros

    Cons

    Underpaid than the market, Unfriendly management that is unacceptable of change, too much office politics. Management doesn't care for what u did in the past, only focused on what u do today

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to recognize their employees and rewars their efforts.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "top heavy and no respect for employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Procurement in Depew, NY
    Former Employee - Procurement in Depew, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    able to work with other employees around the globe

    Cons

    horrible benefits, low moral, management doesn't work with employees.
    Company is much to money hungry and does not reinvest in its people. Only in other companies (which are bought and then dissolved into Shanghai)

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the common regular ol' employee. We have a lot to say.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Stay Away if you know what's good for you."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Ametek does not care about their employees. They have sent thousands of jobs offshore.

    Cons

    Company is mis-managed. Current leadership team is a joke. Sales Manager is an embarrassment and a buffoon. Within a year of acquiring us, they decided to close the plant I had worked at for over 15 years.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of current leadership (and I use the term loosely).


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Growth by Acquisition and/or Welcome to the Ametek Family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMETEK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Once your company is acquired, say good-bye to at least 5% of your co-workers. This is good because it makes the office seem much less crowded. Pay cuts and other cost cutting measures will be necessary to achieve the new lofty profitability goals. This is also good, because workers really can have too much money. Don't worry, the explanations for the cost reductions will provide humor in an otherwise unhappy workplace.

    You are free to leave as soon as you find a new job. Just don't let the door hit you in the back on your way out.

    Cons

    Ametek is a profitable company that works very hard at keeping its operating expenses as low as possible. Unfortunately, employees are not a valued resource. Industry average wages will be replaced with below average wages. 40 hours a week is the minimum, unless you are a manager and then 35 hours is acceptable.

    Layoffs and pay cuts are used to meet the unrealistic/inflated profitability goals. Of course morale suffers as a result of these cost cutting measures. There is a general lack of honesty throughout the entire Ametek organization. The corporate IT department thinks Lotus Notes is a state of the art email program.

    Advice to Management

    You can only sh!t on your people for so long.


  10. "stingy company w/ unethical management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baldwin Park, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baldwin Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    No overtime, so 40 hr per week. If you leave late, you can use the time you accumulated to leave early or come in late.

    Cons

    Pay is about 25-30% below market rate. There isn't any bonus or profit sharing. Employees are not motivated and has very low morale. The engineering manager/director is a jealousy person and will take credit for your work to help him to get promotion from his boss while the top management doesn't really know your existence. Has very low ethics and has no shame in taking other's work results w/o other's permission and shows no appreciation. Promote a very political climate within the department. Uses his pet engineer to spy on other engineers. Between managers and managers, there are major issues. Quality and Manufacturing (managed by a Redneck bully) doesn't communicate or exchange information and most likely hate each other to death. MRB takes place once a quarter it seems. Once the failed production units are found, they go into the MRB cabinet and stay there for 3 month.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees with market rate and boost up benefits to motivate employees. Hire some qualified managers for engineering, manufacturing and quality. Promote a friendly working environment.


  11. "Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


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