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Updated Oct 15, 2017

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  1. "An awesome place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accellent full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They care about their employees. A rare find in today's world. Other Companies need to follow their examples. They are a class act.

    Cons

    They closed the Huntsville Facility. Unfortunately many people lost their jobs but Accellent worked with us all to ensure we would have other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Great job!

    Accellent2017-10-15
  2. "not so good"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Brimfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Accellent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    clean environment, big company, benefits

    Cons

    very demanding, unorganized, no growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    regroup

    Accellent2017-09-25
  3. "Cnc Machinist"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accellent

    Pros

    It was a very high pace medical shop.

    Cons

    Not enough workers with the right knowledge in the upper management

    Advice to Management

    Have more faith in the workers on the floor actually making the product

    Accellent2016-10-15
  4. "You are disposable"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Collegeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accellent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay was generous because of previous ownership. Plenty of overtime hours if you're liked or favored. A lot of great coworkers

    Cons

    All levels of management make you feel disposable. Corporate/ upper management contact cutoff from hourly workers. Too much favoritism. Most coworkers are great people however management has made it a cut throat atmosphere. Uneducated supervisor holds grudges just by your appearance, not how you work or present yourself. Have seen impossible production rates put in place on specific machines just to fire people.... strictly a numbers game... Make rate, make rate, make rate. PERIOD. Entire departments were "eliminated" after rumors of trying to organize.

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    Advice to Management

    If you want to make it to the "top 10 places to work, Get rid of the uneducated supervisors lacking people skills, make people feel appreciated. Don't justify making people work in fear with wages & OT. This company could be an amazing life long place to work.

    Accellent2016-03-09
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not sure since the acquisition"

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

    I worked at Accellent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Guiding Principles and culture created by the CEO was great!

    Cons

    Culture shifted after acquisition, everyone is only focused on keeping their own jobs

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people or you'll lose some great talented people

    Accellent2015-11-23
  6. "BUYER"

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     in Collegeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accellent

    Pros

    Salary/Benefits were good - Hard working employees

    Cons

    Corporate only interested in bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication with onsite management

    Accellent2015-07-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Engineer"

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    Quality Engineer in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accellent

    Pros

    Upper management very engaged and tuned in to the every day activities. The leadership is strong and most employees are very dedicated.

    Cons

    My manager was often nowhere to be found. He would bounce around between meetings and was difficult to pin down. Production floor can be very unorganized - work instructions are pretty much nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to invest heavily in training materials and cross-training production staff. Too often production could be halted because a few people missed a shift.

    Accellent2015-05-20
  8. "Revolving door"

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    Production Supervisor in Orchard Park, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accellent

    Pros

    Salary was generous, hours decent, plant is well maintained

    Cons

    too many people stabbing others in the back. whoever was the first one into HR was the one believed regardless of the evidence. Cliques were the norm. I witnessed this many times HR and plant managers were replaced with disgusting regularity. Managing styles were wildly different and there was no opportunity to actually become efficient in your job as the requirements were constantly being changed. There was no... stability in upper management. This constant revolving door and different cultures created in the plant I worked at made the associates on the floor very afraid for their job security (as well as middle management). They would leave for new job opportunities that seemed more secure and better paid which created a massive headache in production trying to keep quality standards at an acceptable level. Quality was a joke in many instances, the constant question was " how many are like that?" and if it was a large number they were let through the system.

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    Advice to Management

    try to retain decent management who balance the associates needs and the corporates needs. Corporate needs to take a hard look at what they are expecting and how it impacts on how the associates are expected to do their jobs. Profits are great but if quality is not the first objective and people allowed to do their jobs in such a way to assure that quality, I fear the medical products produced here will be inferior... and someone may suffer in the future.

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    Accellent2015-03-25
  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Salem, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accellent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great People, Dedicated to Customers and High Quality Products, Reasonable Pay

    Cons

    Limited Advancement Opportunity, Too many small sites

    Advice to Management

    None

    Accellent2014-10-28
  10. "Pay and benefits were typical but very much a pressure cooker environment"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are typical of the industry.

    Cons

    Work load is excessive and hard to keep up with it. This definitely has negative effect on work life balance. In their defense they have tried to staff up but very few candidates accepted offers. This was even true during a tight economy. I suspect that the company reputation is what kept people from accepting offers. Not the worst employer I have ever worked for , but far from the best.

    Accellent2014-09-20
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