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API Technologies Reviews

Updated May 18, 2019

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2.9
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42%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
Approve of CEO
Robert Tavares
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good people and potentially good products(in 7 reviews)

  • "I’ve worked for API Technologies under various ownership for almost 4 decades(in 5 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Really enjoying this gig"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost Accounting Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at API Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    API has a small company feel so you really feel like you can make a difference and management is respectful of all of us everyday. We're truly a team working to make a difference for our customers, our company, and ourselves

    Cons

    I have no cons. It's been two years and I still start each day with a smile

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing.

    API Technologies2018-12-04

    API Technologies Response

    May 24, 2019Employer Branding Intern

    We love positivity from our management team! Something as little as a smile can improve anyone's day. The work that we do can impact the lives of many others in both our military and other commercial markets. Keep spreading that positive outlook throughout our company and if you have ...

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great product difficult style"

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

    I worked at API Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great product hard working people

    Cons

    Spent entire month doing required KPIs hard to focus on reason for employment

    API Technologies2019-05-18

    API Technologies Response

    May 24, 2019Talent Acquisition Leader

    Thank you for your review. As we continue to improve the business it is important that we drive to metrics that show that we are meeting our customers expectations. This process, like some metrics, are not perfect but we look to continually improve in this area. If you would like ...

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good luck getting trained or getting any help. Management doesn’t care about you."

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    Current Employee - Operator in State College, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at API Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay check comes on time.

    Cons

    Been there for 2 years and training is a joke. HR is never there. Morale is a joke. Managers get fired and no one gets told anything.

    Advice to Management

    Be responsive to your employees.

    API Technologies2019-04-19

    API Technologies Response

    April 30, 2019Talent Acquisition Leader

    API cares about all of its employees. We strive as an employer to provide all of the necessary tools and resources for employees to be successful. If HR and management are not onsite due to travel or meetings, employees are encouraged to call or send an email. Changes in management ...

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Management and HR discriminating towards immigrants"

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    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at API Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Payroll, vacation, benefits, location, location

    Cons

    Horrible managing of the company. Discrimination towards immigrants even people who have been working for the company for 15 years. Letting people go with no given reason. No communication with employees. Very very very poor management. Work area is very dirty, equipment is old and not functioning properly. Work environment is horrible, unpleasant and management does nothing about it!

    API Technologies2019-05-10

    API Technologies Response

    May 24, 2019Employer Branding Intern

    API Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. We do not condone discrimination of any kind. As we work through the changes our company has made, we try to make our employees our first priority. We are working to give our workers the best workspace and equipment we can within ...

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Stay clear employee turnover is huge"

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in State College, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at API Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work hours and vacation time.

    Cons

    The state college site is loaded with managers and a human resource group that is on a power trip and have no real intention of doing anything for the small people. The turnover is awful because nothing is fair across the board and human resource is poorly managed. To heavy on management.

    Advice to Management

    To be fair and dont play favorites. Treat people how you would like to. Do not let human resources control your every move because they are clueless.

    API Technologies2019-03-20

    API Technologies Response

    May 24, 2019Employer Branding Intern

    Thank you for your honest review. We want to hear these things from our employees because we are a continuously improving company. Communication is a subject that we are working to improve across all of our departments. Our human resources department values your input on anything ...

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  6. "HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fairview, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at API Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits with no waiting period! Solid job security.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention at this time.

    API Technologies2018-10-29

    API Technologies Response

    May 24, 2019Employer Branding Intern

    Thank you for your review of our company. As you know, we offer full benefits to all of our employees. We want our workers to feel important because the work that they do is critical to our success and the safety of many others. We appreciate your feedback!

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company Has potential for great things."

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    Current Employee - Assembler III in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at API Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fair pay, fair benefits, good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Ill-equipped management, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Listening to advice from the people whom have been with the company through good times and growth may have some payoff.

    API Technologies2018-10-26

    API Technologies Response

    May 23, 2019Employer Branding Intern

    Thank you for your feedback on our company! We want to hear these review statements, good or bad, because we are a growing company that is always looking to improve. We always look for continuous improvement in both management and our production team. If you have any other comments ...

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "I'm only human."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairview, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at API Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Leaving at the end of the day.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Overworked. Extremely poor floor management. Lack of material to complete jobs. Outdated equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Save a life jacket for me.

    API Technologies2018-11-29

    API Technologies Response

    May 23, 2019Employer Branding Intern

    API cares about their employees and ensuring that they are treated fairly throughout their time of employment. We are working to improve the lines of communication within our company in all areas. Our management team values your input and the input of all our employees and is always ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at API Technologies full-time

    Pros

    I’ve worked for API Technologies under various ownership for almost 4 decades. During that time I took advantage of numerous opportunities for advancement throughout my career. Our core values of safety, trust and respect, integrity and ethics, continuous improvement, and value creation are fully supported by our executive management team. The support for these values is evident in every meeting or metric review we perform...

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    Cons

    You must be able to accept change when working for API.

    API Technologies2018-10-11

    API Technologies Response

    May 23, 2019Employer Branding Intern

    We appreciate your very informative review. Because of employees like you we are able to keep our core values intact. We have gone through a lot of changes in recent years and always welcome feedback from people that have endured them with us. Thank you for working through these ...

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Talented people to work with. All around good job experience."

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    Current Employee - Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at API Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid talent pool of experienced employees. Low turnover. Employees work hard at meeting and exceeding goals set by management. Management recognizes achievement.

    Cons

    Negative gossip from employees who have not recognized the continuing stability and improvements implemented by management.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the lines of communication open to employees. So much good being accomplished by management that does not get noticed or reported.

    API Technologies2018-09-26

    API Technologies Response

    May 23, 2019Employer Branding Intern

    We pride ourselves on our highly skilled employees. We have very talented workers with elite skillsets and because of that, we want to hear their ideas for any improvements on our procedures. Our management teams do their best to make sure all of our people are aware of the changes ...

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