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ESAB Reviews

Updated May 2, 2018
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Pros
  • Work-Life balance due to the schedule (in 8 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 8 reviews)

  • Management has no interest in customer service, no interest in employee retention and no interest in learning about the welding industry (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Puller"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Roanoke, TX
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Roanoke, TX

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

    Pros

    The people there are great. I enjoyed the job, I understand the work and I think it's for me.

    Cons

    I don't believe it a down side to the job. But if u enjoy making money it's a good job but it does require a lot of your time

    Advice to Management

    I'm a person you need on your staff. I come to work every day n I love working as a team.


  2. "ESAB"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESAB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    When ESAB was based in Florence, SC it felt like a large family organization even though it was a global company. ESAB employees are the blood that pumps through the body of the company. Many of them have or were part of the welding and plasma industry for 40 to 50 years!

    Cons

    I'm not sure what the initial intent on the purchase of ESAB by Colfax, by the environment changed dramatically. Some for the good, but not so good for the Florence employees. I don't think it was deliperate, but too many changes, too fast, with too few employees, and to many hours worked by the ones who were trying there hardest.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management. Reduce or scale down the amount of part numbers in its portfolio, Separate product lines to create better work flow, and listen to employees that have been in the industry for a long period of time.

  3. "Office"

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

    I have been working at ESAB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good personaland work balance

    Cons

    A great amount of workload


  4. "Disorganized"

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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

    Great associate relationships. Hard-working team members and functional groups.

    Cons

    Disorganized executive leadership with no true strategy deployment.


  5. "Structure lacking"

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

    I have been working at ESAB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Medium size
    Company History is long and impressive

    Cons

    Little to no company structure (training programs, continuing education, capex)
    A lot of changes
    Upper level management is over involved in operations, doesn't "lead" - doers not leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Institute on-boarding and standardized (legally-required) training
    Offer comprehensive on-the-job training, including legally-required training and industry-leading training


  6. "Horrible to employees"

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

    I worked at ESAB full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, Decent people, laid back work environment on some jobs.

    Cons

    Worked there 12 years and never had a work related discrepancy. Company fabricates write ups just because they might not like you as a person. If you say anything about this you are fired. Even after more than a decade of service. Horrible health insurance. Every other saturday is manditory, so don't make plans. If they decide to cancel it you wont find out till thursday. So if you are on 3rd good luck making plans for saturday.

    Advice to Management

    Hope you all have the ability to look inside and reflect on the people you actually are.


  7. "ESAB is a Fake Company"

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

    I worked at ESAB full-time

    Pros

    We got to sell Victor, Tweco and Thermal Dynamics. Anything else with a Yellow paint job was Junk.

    Cons

    Pure Paper work. 35% of the time I was doing redundant reporting of things no-one ever read. Pathetic place to be an outside salesman. ESAB doesn't OWN anything. Including themselves. They don't have a brand because they don't make anything except wire.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your heads out. you let hundreds of people go every year and they all become competitors. Time to Drain the ESAB Management Swamp.

  8. "Not my favorite place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits and PTO start right away.

    Cons

    None of the managers care about anything but money.


  9. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ESAB full-time

    Pros

    Growth potential and lots to learn

    Cons

    Lack of ownership in all areas. Makes getting anything done nearly impossible. Appears to be crumbling from the inside out.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the internal structure and accountability. No matter how much growth you have, if there continues to be turnover and lack of ownership you will lose business and valuable employees.


  10. "Internship experience during ESAB"

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

    Pros

    Challenging but very meaningful tasks

    Cons

    Not really a fit for someone wants a harmonious and easy working environment


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