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Updated February 1, 2018
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Clay Kiefaber
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Pros
  • Work-Life balance due to the schedule (in 8 reviews)

  • Decent pay, Decent people, laid back work environment on some jobs (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Management has no interest in customer service, no interest in employee retention and no interest in learning about the welding industry (in 5 reviews)

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

  3. "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.


  4. "I am a Quality Lead."

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    Current Employee - Quality Lead in Union, SC
    Current Employee - Quality Lead in Union, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ESAB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement. I started out as a material handled and I was able to work my way up to my current role as a Quality Lead.

    Cons

    Management isn't the most stable for a work force. We have had a total of eight plant managers in a six year span.

    Advice to Management

    Focus and listen more to the actual workers that are hands on with the process. I understand that there is a chain of command and everyone has a boss but my opinion management should support the people doing the job more. I think that management needs to listen to the fresh new ideas of the workers to help improve the process.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "Overall Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people. Filled with new challenges everyday to keep it interesting.

    Cons

    Moved location to another state, lots of locals lost employment.


  9. "Business Development Manager"

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

    Pros

    Very good equipment and consumable items. Many wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Company is managed by equity firm only interested in increasing stock price. Management has no interest in customer service, no interest in employee retention and no interest in learning about the welding industry. Many managers placed into role solely based upon time at the company not ability.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and customers.


  10. "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


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