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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

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

    Pros

    Flexibilty, business casual, most of the people are friendly

    Cons

    pay sucks, benefits suck, management is very defiant


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Numbers Driven; Value Delivery An Afterthought"

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

    Pros

    You will get significant large company experience.

    Cons

    Stock market focus. Customers come in a distant next to last; right in front of staff employees.

    Advice to Management

    Let staff do the job they are hired to perform.

  3. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Established company; well financed. An industry leader for passive electrical components. Corporate office located in nice part of country.

    Cons

    Excessive focus on quarterly financials at the expense of business growth and vitality. Poor employee relations.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest during the hiring interview process. Allow employees to do the job they were hired to accomplish. Establish a forward looking mindset.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Fountain Inn, SC
    Former Employee - Accountant in Fountain Inn, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AVX has a very dedicated and hard working staff. In addition, AVX has a very intelligent staff, where most of the management team care about their staff and want to see them succeed. Most of the managers treat people with dignity and respect; and, foster a positive work environment that creates growth opportunities, which benefit AVX.

    Cons

    The cons would be introverted/narcissistic managers at AVX who only care about their own success and careers, which are hurting the company and causing a lot of turnover. In addition, managers at AVX who like to micro-manage, talk-down and disrespect their employees. I wouldn't recommend anyone to work in the Credit Department at AVX - STAY AWAY. Introverted/Narcissistic managers are the reasons why AVX gets such low company ratings. I would have given AVX "4" stars, but chose to give "2" stars due to the previously mentioned reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of introverted/narcissistic managers who is hurting AVX. Benchmark pay to the market to make salaries more competitive.


  5. "No training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Inn, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Inn, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AVX full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers and location are great

    Cons

    No training, lack of direction. Not really sure what you are supposed to be doing.

    Advice to Management

    Give new hires training on the products so they can succeed.


  6. "No weekend with urgent assignment every day"

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

    I worked at AVX full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Have competitive core technologies and many nice co-workers who have deep product and market knowledge and experience

    Cons

    Poor professionalism in management and little respect for employees. Too frequent direction change

    Advice to Management

    Two way communication for an effective team buidling


  7. Helpful (1)

    "We are now in the 21st Century"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Fountain Inn, SC
    Former Employee - Contractor in Fountain Inn, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AVX (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company manufactures very innovative products

    Cons

    Operates as if they are in the 1960's. Most of the senior staff is over 60 with no succession plan in place. Salaries are very low. They can bring the morale of the most optimist person to zero. Perhaps new CEO will make changes to keep company afloat.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up!! It's a new day, new generation. Let your employees think.

  8. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Agressive marketing culture. Global presence.

    Cons

    Poor people skills at senior levels. Questionable integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Let all employees contribute to creating a positive and supportive work environment.


  9. "Great place to work on the beach, but the company left a lot to be desired in terms of compensation and working environm"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be on the beach. The people were great and the ability to move up is there (levels, not necessarily to a reasonably competitive salary)

    Cons

    No internet at work without VP-level approval - Lower than average compensation - outdated software (Windows 98 and Lotus 123 databases still in 2010)


  10. "Old School Mentality"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best golfing in the area the headquarters.

    Cons

    Old school mentality of doing things. HR didn't have coverage for yearly physical

    Advice to Management

    Update to modern ways of thinking and update processes


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