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Updated Nov 28, 2021

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3.0
42%
Recommend to a Friend
27%
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Electroimpact CEO Peter Zieve
Peter Zieve
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "HUGE profit sharing (If you're around long enough)(in 17 reviews)

  • "Flexible work time is wonderful for the uncertainties associated with raising children(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work environment aesthetics extremely poor(in 5 reviews)

  • "Not enough feedback for new engineers(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Really good

      Mar 12, 2021 - Engineer in Mukilteo, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for.

      Cons

      No real cons for this company.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Trump Supporters

      Nov 28, 2021 - Apprentice Electrician in Mukilteo, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Massive Benefits package including HSA, Matching 401k, Full family plan insurance. Crazy good, only second to Federal Employment.

      Cons

      Apprentice wages $15-18.50 but they expect journeyman work and disperse all techs/apprentices around campus forcing them to be working alone. No Supervision means no responsibility for any work actually getting done and they just blame techs for delays and mistakes.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A place that is changing a lot

      Oct 20, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This place is a good opportunity to gain experience as a junior engineer, and it comes with a lot of perks you wouldn't get at other places, like use of facilities for personal use after hours, and tons of autonomy to do what you think is necessary on the job. Most of the people here are great to work with, and there is an emphasis on doing the job right. If you are talented and can handle the environment, you will be recognized. One caveat is that your experience will vary greatly depending on what kind of engineer you are and what technology group and project you get placed to upon being hired. This applies to everything: advancement, on the job learning, pay, work culture. You could either get put on a high profile project with chances to learn and stand out(big raises), or you could be turning bolts for years as a glorified laborer. Switching teams or projects is very tough and gets you put on the bad list.

      Cons

      Management, compensation, raises. Peter, the CEO, has always been a outspoken on his political and genealogical views, but the covid pandemic and 2020 election really made him go off the deep end. Every day is bring your politics to work day at EI now, which really hurt morale and led to good people quitting. The business model here is to essentially hire new engineers for cheap and work them for a few years till they move on. Nothing wrong with this by itself, but the mentoring and oversight of new engineers is not always good. This has led to tons of big mistakes and money wasted when a new guy messes up. Makes projects lose money, not good. No raises for who knows how long now. Peter whining that he can't retain workers and blaming political/economic reasons for this. Braindead response from management to low morale and high attrition. No profit, so no profit share.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      In flux

      Jun 18, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Mukilteo, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cutting-edge technology. Amazing benefits, awesome colleagues and co-workers, fun projects. Flexibility with your day-to-day schedule, independence to get the job done and be directly responsible to the customer for your work. Freedom to innovate and empower yourself using any tools you find that you need. Design something from scratch and build it with your own two hands.

      Cons

      Don't expect someone to hold your hand or support your career development: teach yourself and step up. Don't expect a pat on the back for exceptional engineering, reviews and feedback for an employees' performance are seldom, and much of your hard work will go unrecognized unless you really stand up and argue hard. The small company "have fun and make money" culture is taking some hits.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Look elsewhere

      Nov 9, 2021 - Mechanical Engineering Lead 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Previously (i.e. pre 2018 ish) a true engineering haven. Now good only for junior engineers looking for some hands-on experience before moving up elsewhere.

      Cons

      Executive leadership changed and now things are falling apart. Owner is crazy with no plan. Completely reactionary and all of the senior talent is jumping off while they still can.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Electroimpact

      Nov 2, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunity to be responsible for a wide array of tasks.

      Cons

      Currently paycuts are more likely than a raise.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Don't work in inspection

      Aug 24, 2021 - Quality Inspector 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed coworkers, flexible hours, Flexible hours.

      Cons

      PAY! RAISES!. If you want to make any money here, wait for shipping and receiving to have an opening. No joke. Expect $4-6 dollars an hour less in inspection.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      No reason to pay someone over $50/hr

      Jul 9, 2021 - Project Engineer in Mukilteo, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are still some very smart, friendly, hard working people at this company. Engineers have a lot of "freedom". Unique chance to experience a project from inception all the way to installation to support. Heath insurance coverage is second to none and the 401k offering is top notch. Opportunities for travel internationally, sometimes for long periods.

      Cons

      To paraphrase the president of the company, "There is no business case for people making over $50 per hour here". This is in reference to hard pay caps being instituted at $50/hr for the vast majority of engineers at the company. Pay reviews are erratic; engineers have not seen a raise in nearly three years, not even cost of living which the president says isn't his problem. Criteria for evaluations are just as unpredictable and capricious. Most engineers will start between $24-$28/hr, followed by a relatively dependable raise review after one year of employment. After that it is anyone's guess. Profit share bonuses used to be paid out yearly and were quite generous, giving newer engineers something to look forward to. In the past years no bonuses were paid out. Company president has not signaled that these bonuses will return, many suspect if they do they will be much lower. While not explicitly stated, profit share was an implied component of compensation which may have justified the low starting and continuing pay. With that going away and the refusal to pay fair market salary to employees there is little incentive to work here. The general workplace can be quite toxic, the company president and some of the key managers and engineers can be outright hostile and very unpredictable. There is little overall direction for the company. Training and mentoring has gotten a tad better but most new engineers are still thrown into the deep end and expected to swim with the sharks. This is further exacerbated by the lack of structure to the company, it is extremely flat with no ability to move up the ranks. There is also a good amount of controversy around the company and particularly its president, especially with regards to hiring practices. Do a search for news articles.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Owner exhibits extreme narcissistic personality disorder and is a sociopath

      Jul 29, 2021 - Engineering Project Lead in Mukilteo, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Historically engineers are given lots of autonomy and the company has the latest tools.

      Cons

      Lack of vision from owner. White males with outward republican leaning get preferential treatment.

      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good place to work

      May 3, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get to work on some of the best equipment in the industry.

      Cons

      Industry is struggling, and company growth is stagnant with it.

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