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Climax Portable Machine Tools Reviews

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  1. "Has a vision, and aligns the organization to it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Climax Portable Machine Tools full-time

    Pros

    Genuinely great employees who are driven, and will do the extra work to help the company succeed. This is a healthy culture where problems are seen as opportunities for breakthroughs, and are not treated as an opportunity to blame others.

    Cons

    Like every company, Climax is subject to the economy. They have wisely invested in a broad scope of industries so they aren't overly subject to a decline in any single industry.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay focused on the strategic initiatives, and continue to communicate with transparency to the employees. Also continue valuing the employees, and keep providing them with a broad range of career movement.


  2. "Western Territory Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newberg, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newberg, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Company makes the best portable machining tools available anywhere. Front line employees are great

    Cons

    New owners and CEO have lost focus on customers and employees, put equity firm owners interest first

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee retention instead of trying to replace everybody

  3. "Great Company for the products and people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Newberg, OR
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Newberg, OR
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Climax Portable Machine Tools (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with on your job level, amazing products are assembled here by very knowledgeable engineers and technicians, great place to get introduced to quality machining techniques, every employee took responsibility for their work and were very knowledgeable about their responsibilities

    Cons

    Poor structure for scheduling and best practices. Products are high quality, but most other things are run like a small town company. Corporate structure was being reorganized, so there was very little responsibility in the non-management roles and a divide between the new management coming in and the vision of the old employees


  4. "Climax Machines Inc."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Climax Portable Machine Tools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, good people, managed with a discipline for growth, empowering the Leaders to develop into future executive members. Employees are passionate about serving customers.

    Cons

    Culture is very patient and tolerant of "B Players" - you have to be patient as people grow into the competency of their jobs.


  5. "Striving Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company makes pretty cool products and is very customer centric

    Cons

    The market for their products is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify


  6. "Exciting work, great people, & lots of change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Climax Portable Machine Tools full-time

    Pros

    The company offers plenty of opportunities to learn or try new roles without having to have previous experience. They offer a wellness rewards program and free fruit/snacks onsite. It's also a tobacco free campus which is a pro for me, but may not be for others. The work is very interesting, one of a kind projects and challenges. People generally care for each other, and there are opportunities to do community service, etc.

    Cons

    Priorities shift constantly, sometimes can be too much change at once for people to keep up. Pay and benefits are decent, but nothing exceptional.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to attract talent and keep it. Increase communication as a whole.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Interesting product, good coworkers, incompetent management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newberg, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newberg, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The products are fun for the mechanically-minded person and they are always developing new machines. As a small company, there are opportunities to work in areas that interest you and you can have a positive impact on the organization.

    Cons

    I have heard the company described by many people as "succeeding in spite of its management." Additionally, the management seems to value looking good over actually being good.

    Advice to Management

    I have advise that I have given to the management in person. They didn't appear to value that advise at the time, so I won't bother posting here.