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Colfax Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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Steven E. Simms
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "CFH has vision and high standards placing employees, customers, and doing the right thing all of the time at the top."

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People and customer focused. Values integrity by doing the right thing all of the time.

    Cons

    International company which depending on your position can require lots of travel.


  2. "Continual growth through sustainable practices."

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

    I worked at Colfax full-time

    Pros

    Colfax provides a great opportunity for everyone to become involved in continual improvement efforts. Six Sigma concepts are used with great regularity. The skills become second nature, imbedded in how work is approached.

    Cons

    It's a large corporation, which brings many perks, but it can also displace and absorb smaller business at great cost to the individuals and the cultures these individuals create to attract the corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the sustainability of business you are purchasing, not only within your corporate structure, but also within the community you affect by your purchase. Your corporate responsibility must be extended to these stakeholders.

  3. "General Manager"

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

    I worked at Colfax full-time

    Pros

    Very well managed company with institutionalized focus on process improvement and application of best practices. Financially disciplined and efficiently operated. Strategically focused; strong and astute M&A activity.

    Cons

    Can be slow to innovate; limited investment in new product development.

    Advice to Management

    The team is solid and the formula works -- keep doing what you're doing.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Colfax Fluid Handling"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay for an intern

    Cons

    The company generally doesn't pay it's employees the market average.

  8. "Country Sales Manager (Spain)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colfax full-time

    Pros

    Colfax is a very good company, great place to work and very good fellow employees. Very supportive of me and advancing me in this industry. I would highly recomend.

    Cons

    Is heavy to define a career plan becoming to a little company of the group.


  9. "It's OK. A typical B2B firm."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part, people at Colfax are decent hard working individuals who genuinely care about doing a good job.

    Cons

    There is a clash of cultures with the old guard and new guard coming in. The new guard believes that anyone who doesn't have a Danaher background or Northwestern MBA isn't worth anything. If you have those two things, you'll be welcomed otherwise you're on the outside.

    Advice to Management

    The values posted are phony and I didn't see the follow through that you would expect from something described as 'so important'.


  10. "N/A"

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

    I have been working at Colfax full-time

    Pros

    Health benefits. 401K average.

    Cons

    Creating change and thus instability has become part of core values.

    Advice to Management

    Values cannot be handed down on a printed sheet. The leadership needs to put in some extra effort.
    Take some time to introspect and understand the difference between leadership and management.


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