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Benchmark Electronics Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Benchmark Electronics President & CEO Gayla J. Delly
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Pros
  • Is a very good work environment with good and dedicated people who are willing to learn (in 9 reviews)

  • They do have very good benefits, and they wage is good (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No personal advancement, no professional advancement, little respect for personal life, very much over worked, little to no reconition (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management does not care about anything but themselves (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Sr PM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Angleton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Angleton, TX

    I have been working at Benchmark Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People at the site level are great to work with, most have passion to get the job done right whatever it take

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for internal promotions or training

    Advice to Management

    would like to see more diversity in management, take ideas from people actually doing the work and from the data


  2. "While people are great, the company structure is not."

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    Former Employee - Test Technician II in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Test Technician II in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great. Job is fairly easy, and relaxed. Was easy to talk to immediate supervisor about questions or concerns.

    Cons

    Poor pay, mandatory overtime on certain weekends. There was also no chance of advancement based on education, but on how long you worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and respect the employees.


  3. "Final inspection"

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    Current Employee - Final Inspection in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Final Inspection in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    Im very enjoyed to jobs

    Cons

    Working at benchmark is the best.


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  5. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorpark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorpark, CA

    I have been working at Benchmark Electronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is in growth mode. Customer demand rising.

    Cons

    Will report more next time around.


  6. "Faculties"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Angleton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Angleton, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benchmark has good benefits and for the most part good employees.

    Cons

    People are not kept in the loop, and the people assigned projects do not involve everyone that is required.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and better employee involvement


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Planner in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Planner in Concord, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Benchmark Electronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    No accountability. No set hours. Take all the time off you want. If you can just not care its perfect.

    Cons

    Management's head is severely placed in its backside. Internal bickering and politics dominate everything rather than data. Favoritism runs rampant. Company likes to talk about improvement, but never implements or achieves it. Middle managers are all above their head often placed in areas where they lack technical expertise. Upper management views this as a "teaching opportunity". Employees suffer. No accountability. Absentee Management in some areas as some managers are taking nearly 30 days off per year even though company policy is 10-15. Hourly workers forced to work mandatory OT while managers get to spend time with family or in company potlucks. Two buidings cause us/them dynamic that destroys teamwork. Horrible work/life balance. HR is no help. Healthcare benefits below standard in CA. Many have turned down for Covered California.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. The core is rotten. Sometimes the dog won't hunt. You have to know when to take Old Yeller outback for the house's own good.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "POLITICAL COMPANY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Benchmark Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Employees are very hard workers. There are not many pros about this company currently. A few years back this was an amazing company.

    Cons

    Managers are allowed to verbally abuse you. HR does nothing about it. Not much room for advancement. They have been through 5 GM's in the last 1 1/2. They have managers in positions they are not qualified to be in. Very high turn over since Tom Dineen is no longer GM. No one wants to work for the upper management there.

    Advice to Management

    CEO or GM should take a trip there and talk to the employees or look at the HR files on his management team.


  9. "good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Angleton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Angleton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Benchmark Electronics (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly work place, nice people

    Cons

    there is no official training

    Advice to Management

    need to planning for more training


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Expeditor"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Angleton, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Angleton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many Nice people once you get to know them. Nice steady Paycheck and Bonuses. Many opportunities to learn new processes and things at same level pay for say. Very flexible with hours and overtime as well as paid time off.

    Cons

    Not much career growth opportunities. CEO not very friendly as well as other staff. You can say good morning and they completely ignore you. You can be there for years and go up for a higher position but never elected. Someone else from outside is elected or someone that has been there for a couple years. You first walk in to a line of duty and everyone seems territorial maybe due to the amount of years that they have worked there. HR is really not responsive to certain policy rules to those that are veterans and only to those that are new. Rules and policy is reinstated randomly when someones complaints but there is really never anything done about it. I have seen drunk people operating heavy machines, harassment and discrimination and never knew the outcome of it. Pay scales get raised but its a joke sometimes .2 cents or something of that sort. Reviews and pay scales never really match to a person that really tries hard to do everyones work. Sometimes Supervisors never really see these things unless the employee tells the supervisor. Sometimes you or an employee that is working in the company may not be as outspoken (or Brag) and just goes to work to do their job. That they at times get that reviews because they're not noticed while others go and visit many other coworkers during the day to chit chat.

    Advice to Management

    It would be actually nice to go by the policy and the rules that are given to the company. Also be able to give equal opportunities to race and employees overall to expand their career and success. It is not too much to say that looking at staff currently; the atmosphere and career opportunities is not cultural diverse. There is only one culture most kept and less Reduced in staff. Being able to be equal and consistent to a all employees and not only to some is very essential. The pay scale also needs some consideration for growth.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "OK. But pay and politics could be better."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Benchmark Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clean place to work. Interesting customers. Good place to learn.

    Cons

    Putting up with politics and constant harassment to work faster and cheaper.

    Advice to Management

    It isn't all about money. Quality is what got us here and the people that made that happen. Pay them better and the best employees will come.


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