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"My time there helped to destroy my excellent past reputation and pushed me out of my profession."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The pay and bonuses were good and the technical staff is conscientious and a pleasure to work with.
The work is challenging and interesting.

Cons

Benefits are horrible for a company of this size.
Some members of management are not to be trusted under any circumstances.
Employees are not treated with respect by some levels of management.
Recognition and appreciation are hard to come by at some technical levels. When pictures are taken to honor groups for achievement it looks more like a roundup of the "usual suspects". Sometimes technical staff that helped to develop products are not even invited.

Advice to Management

Upper management needs to take a closer look at the way lower level managers operate and not just give them a pass because they make good yes men.
Let employees share in the company success in a more equitable manner than bonuses that are controlled by "manager's disgression".
Change the attitude that, "If good things happen it's because of great management - If bad things happen it's the rank and file employees fault."

Other Employee Reviews for GrafTech International

  1. "Manager - Market Research & Pricing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GrafTech International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay structure, good people

    Cons

    Contracting market, cost cutting mindset, uncertainty breeds turnover among staff, sometimes overly beuracratic


  2. "bake department"

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Anmoore, WV
    Former Employee - Laborer in Anmoore, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay in some departments with good co-workers

    Cons

    poor management really bad training in most departments with bad bosses and a lack of union support

    Advice to Management

    treat workers better and do a better job training the employees also create a less conflicting work environment

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