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Arnold Magnetic Technologies Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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  1. "Arnold Magnetics, great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Magnetic Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Arnold is a great company to work for; employees at all levels actually puts its core values into practice everyday.

    Cons

    I honestly have no cons about working for Arnold. They could perhaps do a bit more with strategize more cross-training and/or career growth plans but otherwise it's great there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Our core values are active each and every day here and I love that.


  2. "Horrible workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Magnetic Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was decent. Immediate co-workers were great, only one is still there, though.

    Cons

    Healthcare costs are extremely high, mismanagement, bad hiring practices, high turnover.

    It says TW is CEO, he was fired last year,


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Inside Sales Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Magnetic Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The compensation for this position, entry-level, was fair.
    People on the factory floor were nice.
    Pretty fair on PTO for doctor's appointments or family emergency as well as sick time.
    Unlike some of the companies I worked with in this position, a straight-up, non-sketchy company.
    If you're out of state when they hire you, they will pay to have you move.

    Cons

    I've worked temporary and part-time jobs in food service and doing clerical work, but this was the worst job I ever had.
    Third person in my position in less than a year.
    Almost no-one I worked with in the non-factory area that was non managerial (20+) had been there longer than three years. Most were only months into their position. The roll-over rater was high with people quitting for better positions (for both atmosphere and compensation)
    Claims of turning over a new leaf and not having and old-school mentality, however an old-school view on employees prevailed thinking that a company doesn't have to provide anything further than compensation for their employees.
    Gossipy work environment with no one ever speaking to each other unless it was through e-mail or, for lack of a better word, "tattling" to management if someone did something that could be easily fixed with a quick "This is why you should do it a different way . . ." conversation. This includes, but is not limited to, telling management when someone didn't wear a belt, didn't wear safety shoes (while never actually being on the factory floor), didn't respond to an e-mail within an hour of receiving it, etc.
    Claims of wanting to teach people but only providing a very basic training regiment and blowing off any questions with, "You'll figure that out later."
    Verbally reprimanded for not working overtime in a salaried position.
    Awful, awful benefits including a $6000 deductible health plan that is offset with the most minimal an employer can contribute to an HSA and HRA. Unclear on 401k process.
    Claimed it was okay that I was entry-level but then expected me to be mid-level within the position.

    **They have a penal system and for which offenses you will be warned/fired/etc in their employee manual. This is a red flag straight off.**

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason that your workers all seem to leave within a year or two of starting a position and why your rollover rate it so high for workers, both on the floor and in the office. Stop listening to gossip and firing people based on that. NY is a right-to-work state but you take that to new levels of seriousness.
    Actually live the things you say of helping people to grow. Don't suppress questions or just blow them off.
    Listen to ALL of your employees, not just the ones who have been there forever. Everyone should have a say. Stop being so nasty to your employees.


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  5. "Good starting company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Slicer in East Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Slicer in East Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Magnetic Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good way to get your foot in the door for manufacturing, coworkers are generally very kind and helpful

    Cons

    Low pay, almost no opportunity for raises, management tries to micromanage too much and never looks as the big picture

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage


  6. "Great forward-looking company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Business Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Business Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Magnetic Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding engineering and production resources. Forward-thinking management that is positioning the company well with new product lines. Not afraid to invest in equipment and technology to meet their customers' needs. High-integrity company from top to bottom.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any negatives. Compensation in some areas may be a little behind comparable companies, but nothing significant.

    Advice to Management

    When I was at Arnold, management was doing a great job moving the company into new opportunities that will position them well for future growth. Keep the focus!


  7. "Alnico operation"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Marengo, IL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Marengo, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Magnetic Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, willing to improve. Solid management team with vision for the future.

    Cons

    Older building needs a high level of repairs.


  8. "Place started to really slide in late 2013"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Magnetic Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was decent. Our area was solid, people-wise.

    Cons

    Upper management is completely clueless regarding morale and the concerns of employees. The company has some good talent, but with how bad things have been managed in the last 2+ years, the talent there has a eroded a lot. They just simply do not know how to take care of their good help.

    Fully 1/3 of their workforce was either fired or quit (more so the latter), over roughly a 12 month period, starting around January, 2014, until January of this year. A few talented folks have left since then, as well. The company struggles to find good help, and it's too the point where they have a bad reputation across the region.

    Hiring quality people there appears to be a problem for certain people in management. They figure they can get lower-skilled people on the cheap 'because of the economy', when clearly the pay is simply too low for a lot of rational people to want those jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Turn things around, before Compass catches wind of things and starts firing managers and the HR hack.


  9. "Bad company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Magnetic Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of, right now.

    Cons

    30%+ turnover from early 2014 through early 2015. Pretty bad track record, especially considering it's a company of under 70 people.

    Upper management are completely clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Go find another job.


  10. "excellent technical and manufacturing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Arnold Magnetic Technologies full-time

    Pros

    industry experience, engineering, quality control, production

    Cons

    cost, lead times, reluctance to change


  11. "Overall, an OK company, but moves slowly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    reasonable opportunities to advance, pay competitive by industry standards, some interesting work as relates to new magnetic applications, some of the people are OK, and low turnover, so you get to know co-workers

    Cons

    environment is kind of fragmented, not always clear what is happening in other parts of the company, some divisions have a pretty old smokestack mentality

    Advice to Management

    try to develop a more cohesive corporate culture, seems like a group of small companies when it should have more of a corporate identity


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