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ESAB Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Clay Kiefaber
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Pros
  • Work-Life balance due to the schedule (in 5 reviews)

  • ESAB has good pay, good people, good products, good benefits, and an ever improving market presence (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has no respect for the sales force (in 9 reviews)

  • Lack of communication was and will be the downfall (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Decent while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Raeford, NC
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Raeford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ESAB (More than a year)

    Pros

    So many different applications to learn and experience.

    Cons

    Currently shutdown.
    Disorganized in their documentation and procedures.
    Poor communication between departments.


  2. "Disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the workers are nice

    Cons

    Management is very weak and non supportive

  3. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ESAB (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None, once a great company but the greed of Colfax has destroyed ESAB

    Cons

    Run, run run...has no passion for their customers.. only wants their money

    Advice to Management

    Get out


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Blah"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay can be good if you negotiate right in the hiring process. Location is not in the ghetto. 4/10's or 3/12's work schedules. The only way I would recommend working here is if you need some working experience on your resume or you are desperate for money.

    Cons

    Unorganized, goofy rules, climate control in the shop is bad, dirty restrooms, dirty work environment, layoffs when business is slow, good ol' boy system, and run by bozos.

    Advice to Management

    Put red balls on your noses because you're bozos.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Chaotic and not worth it! I would apply in about 3 more years when they have their crap together!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So much potential if they would engage and invest in employees and their hard work they put in. The lay was ok, but not worth the out of balance of work/life.

    Cons

    No accountability, everybody doesn't know what anybody is doing. Poor engagement and negative environment. Bureaucracy is ridiculous! It's who you know and not what you know. Absolutely no foundation to stand on. Outsourcing across seas too much. Horrible executives! Under Colfax and trying to build on nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Expectations are unrealistic without a foundation. People, service and then company! Not company service them people!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Quality in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Quality in Denton, TX

    I worked at ESAB (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The location was a short drive

    Cons

    Bad management and unrealistic expectations


  7. "lab technician"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESAB (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay, freedom to do what needed to be done, great people to work with.

    Cons

    upper management at the time was somewhat out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    listen and act on peoples opinions; quit worrying about the small stuff.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "ESCAPEE"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESAB (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many of the employees are intelligent, hard working and helpful.
    Workplace is kept clean and organized.
    Supervision is helpful and competent.
    Knowledgeable workers will be advanced and well paid.
    Until Colfax buyout, benefits were comparable to the industry.
    Great employees to work with!

    Cons

    Uncertainty, for any person who works there.
    Too many projects get stopped or dropped as the wind changes, lack of direction.
    Not enough commitment to the success of the company by management.
    Management's ignorance of the amount of capitol investment required to run and maintain a machining facility and their unwillingness to commit to that investment.

    Advice to Management

    Becoming a re branding importer for Chinese products is not a successful business model.


  9. "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who are not in upper management are great to work with.

    Cons

    The Senior management and HR team do not support those below them. The culture is all about corporate greed and poor customer service internally and externally. Layoffs are constant and outsourcing is taking over departments.

    Advice to Management

    They don't listen so this is a waste of space for this company


  10. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Materials in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Materials in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESAB (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Florence plant had strong workforce with ownership driven values

    Cons

    Colfax management clearly chose the wrong plant to close


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