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Updated November 5, 2018
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Steven E. Simms
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  1. "Solid, hardworking and fair"

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

    I have been working at Colfax full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent, hardworking people; culture of operating companies is preserved reasonably well; learn good processes; tough but fair minded mgmt; not much political bs

    Cons

    Lean business that is still establishing some things that might be expected at more mature firms; like many conglomerates there isn’t much unifying culture

    Advice to Management

    Especially coming through an acquisition, there might be more value/brand/cultural focus from parent Colfax.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ex- Management Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colfax full-time

    Pros

    Empowered employees to get results.

    Cons

    Short term focus on quarter/cash reigned supreme. No focus on value of employees, professional development or long term good of product lines.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee satisfaction. Motivated employees work inspired while slave driven employees perform only what is required to keep their jobs.

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    "Very unprofessional Leadership Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colfax full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits; job descriptions don't match the real expectations.

    Cons

    Toxic leadership environment; unrealistic expectations set in backrooms and no buy in with employees

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to trust the employees and listen to them. Employees should be seen as resources not pawns.


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    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colfax full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Upper management is constantly changing. So if you don't like it, just wait a year.

    Cons

    The focus is not on the employees. The focus is only on the bottom line so management gets their bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    It's a cliche', but....if you take care of your employees, the employees will take care of you. You don't have to love your job to be a good employee, but you have to at least like it. No one should wake up every morning wondering if their job will still be available when they clock in.


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    "Colfax Fluid Handling"

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

    I have been working at Colfax full-time

    Pros

    Good products, good employees, good channel partners

    Cons

    No focus, no direction - weak leadership

    Advice to Management

    Focus, have a plan, share the plan, stick to the plan.


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    "Manager"

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

    I worked at Colfax full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Seems like the cons run that place.

    Advice to Management

    Create your own culture, don't try to import one from a different company.


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    "CNC Machinist"

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Monroe, NC
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Monroe, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits, opportunity for overtime.

    Cons

    Management is a collection of cronies from Danaher and Rexnord. They came in and fired all the people with valuable experience and technical knowledge in order to create vacancies for more of their "club". They have a "let them eat cake" mentality. No respect or trust for highly skilled employees. Micromanagement X 10. NO opportunity for internal advancement. They all come from outside and from high volume production environments which have NOTHING in common with out business.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to cram a square peg into a round hole. We were just sold to Circor, so hopefully this place will soon get a management enema.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Colfax - Employee Review"

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

    I have been working at Colfax full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good company direction

    Cons

    Somewhat lean on personnel, could use more employees


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    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Warren, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Warren, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is nothing good about working for this company, this is the worst job I ever had in all my years

    Cons

    Work 15 hour days sometimes longer, there is no trust from plant upper management, when plant manager is out, Human Resources runs the place

    Advice to Management

    Drain the swamp


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colfax full-time

    Pros

    Decent Vision, Global footprint, good opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Disengaged management team, "work hard for me" type leadership


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