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"Great For Investors, Not So For Insiders"

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Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Angleton, TX
Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Angleton, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Stable company where a person can gain entry level experience before moving on.

Cons

Turnover is very high and the hours are long. The culture does not encourage or reward independent initiative or thinking. For anyone with a reasonable amount of ambition, there is very limited opportunity within the company itself. The majority of people who advance from the ground floor up seem do so on the basis of longevity rather than professional or personal merit.

Advice to Management

Take the time to get to know the employees who are managing the day to day tasks of the business and make sure those employees are being given opportunities to capitalize on their strengths. Let your employees know their contributions are are valued and appreciated, and be willing to invest in their well-being.

Other Employee Reviews for Benchmark Electronics

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A lot of Brains... Shoved up their ***es.."

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    Former Employee - Debug / Maintenance Technician in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Debug / Maintenance Technician in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They build massive servers for Sun & Dell, so it was a great technical experience, board level. Also, a lot of base level UNIX.

    Cons

    Horrible hours (12 hr Shifts, 6-6), no loyalty to hard workers. A lot of "temp"-turnaround. Feigning management. I was hired as a "^ Month" Temp... worked there for 1 YR 1/2... still no offer of a position... healthcare... salary, etc. These folks were going through 20-30 new people a week at that plant... and I worked there for OVER a year with no "Thanks" or X-Mas bonus, Vacation Time.. etc... When sales we're going down, they fired me as the LAST remaining temp... but it was still shitty.

    Advice to Management

    Learn something about technology... not just manufacturing. Allow a little "outside the box" thinking once in a while, and things just MIGHT run a little smoother. Learn phrases: Employee relations, Human Resources, Constitution... et.al.


  2. "Pros and cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Braşov (Romania)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Braşov (Romania)
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Benchmark Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good environment to work in, young team, good industry to be in. Good guiding from some of the managers. In some departments you could notice how the manager shows determination to take care of his team.

    Cons

    The company cannot hold the new employees: they come in 'fresh', learn a few things, develop a bit and some are gone within 1-2 years. Mainly due to pay level, which is below the region average. Not many growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a growth strategy for the business and for the employees. Show more interest for the employees needs, do not take ages to implement things for that improve the working environment for the employees.


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