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ESAB Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2019

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3.1
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54%
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56%
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Clay Kiefaber
47 Ratings
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  • "Difficult to see exactly where esab is going under colfax(in 13 reviews)

  • "Upper management has no respect for the sales force(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at ESAB full-time

      Pros

      Great place to work, great people

      Cons

      I really can't think of any

      ESAB2018-12-19
    • "Great company"

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      Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Denton, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at ESAB full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Pay, benefits, smaller company, associates, location.

      Cons

      Management, parking, new owners

      ESAB2019-05-07
    • "Good company to work with"

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      Former Employee - Global Sourcing Manager 

      I worked at ESAB full-time

      Pros

      Great Team to work with

      Cons

      Poor Leadership and top management

      ESAB2019-05-01
    • "Review"

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      Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in West Union, SC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at ESAB full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Steady Hours all year long

      Cons

      A lot of Overtime all year long

      ESAB2019-04-30
    • "Higher than average salaries, but a poor environment"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Denton, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at ESAB full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good people, high salary, lots of room for growth

      Cons

      Management, Management, Management. Feelings run this business then push out people with no warning.

      Advice to Management

      Stop running your business with feelings. Numbers do the talking.

      ESAB2019-01-21
    • Helpful (2)

      "Extremely toxic and divided atmosphere."

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      Former Employee - International Logistics Coordinator in Hanover, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at ESAB full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Every position pays very well.

      Cons

      Position is extremely volatile. Constant layoffs and division amongst unionized employees. Management is very clicky and often micromanagers for power trips.

      Advice to Management

      Be more receptive to change. Just because you've been doing something for 30 years doesn't mean it can't be done better.

      ESAB2018-10-17
    • Helpful (2)

      "Company needs to walk the talk..."

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      Former Employee - Management in Clarks Summit, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at ESAB full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Flexible hours to some degree; Nice location, free parking; Fair wages; Free coffee; Union jobs, people care about the quality of their product; Safe environment to work in, few accidents

      Cons

      Benefits are horrible; Unethical conduct - several instances of workplace violence/verbal abuse reported but company doesn't care (others companies have zero-tolerance policies dealing with this); Union relations not favorable (company shows no respect for people, you are a resource used to make profits for their parent investment company, Colfax); Unstable future, plants are regularly shut down after acquisition,...

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      Advice to Management

      1) Company needs a modern approach to management (it's not the 1970's anymore); 2) Treat employees fairly and respect who they are; 3) Offer some real benefits, employees lives are being shattered with phony medical plans and high out of pocket expenses.

      ESAB2018-09-26
    • "A Decent Place To Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at ESAB full-time

      Pros

      It is a long established company with many great people working at it

      Cons

      Overtime can be mandatory a lot of changes to management

      Advice to Management

      keep communications open between the floor workers and try to keep management changes down.

      ESAB2018-07-16
    • "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at ESAB full-time

      Pros

      Global opportunities and good mix of experiences

      Cons

      Too many priorities making it hard to manuver

      ESAB2018-06-27
    • "Office"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis Junction, MD
      Recommends
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at ESAB full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good personaland work balance

      Cons

      A great amount of workload

      ESAB2018-04-26
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