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Ceradyne Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Ceradyne Chairman, President, and CEO Joel P. Moskowitz
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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Ceradyne full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent job security and OK compensation and job responsibilities which is more than can be said for most companies.

    Cons

    Some aspects of the job were just OK, but most were good. Lagged behind in technology at times. Sometimes extremely long hours on short notice.

    Advice to Management

    Sold at the right time to the correct people.


  2. "Corporate Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Chief Operating Officer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Chief Operating Officer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, empowered culture, open communication

    Cons

    Acquired by 3M, explosive growth between 2004 - 2007, dependent on body armor business


  3. "post process"

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    Former Employee - Post Process in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Post Process in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ceradyne part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good teamwork, nice people work with

    Cons

    management very unefficient and make everything complicated for simple things

    Advice to Management

    do better job


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  5. "its ok"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Clarkston, GA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Clarkston, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ceradyne full-time

    Pros

    can become a stable employment enironment

    Cons

    politics comes with the management

    Advice to Management

    needs change


  6. "Material Handler"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Vacation, personal holidays, 401k, very easy job as long as you are told what to do. Everyones easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best. Ive been here 4 years and have only gotten two raises not including the .20 cents a year. Work depends on if there is contracts.


  7. "Good, secure company but poor employee treatment"

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    Former Employee - Production Lead in Morgan, UT
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Morgan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ceradyne full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ceradyne is a huge company and very secure. The work they do is also fascinating and lots of potential for growth (especially in engineering).

    Cons

    They were extremely rigid with a very unfair point system that can be used against you if you were "tardy" more than 3 times, etc. Not really a very free or fun work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.


  8. "THIS COMPANY SUCKS!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Press Production Operator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Press Production Operator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros you get a pay check and benefits.

    Cons

    They promise you bonuses but make it contingent upon employment, then terminate you before pay out.

    Advice to Management

    Change your contingent upon employment policy and stop robbing those who dedicate themselves to you. Bad form Ceradyne.


  9. "Overall I had a good experience there"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bonus program, and mostly good people to work with

    Cons

    When the broke up engineering, and put an inexperienced non engineer in charge of my engineering section, things went down hill.

    Advice to Management

    Don't break up a solid engineering dept into separate groups.


  10. "Ceradyne is a great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Quapaw, OK
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Quapaw, OK

    I have been working at Ceradyne full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere with a great openness for creativity to solve complex problems

    Cons

    They sold the company to 3 M

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "mechanical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ceradyne full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    Career Path Unclear for long term career

    Advice to Management

    create clear career paths long term


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