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"A great company if you can wade through the politics"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Instron full-time

Pros

Intelligent workforce, interesting products, worldwide presence, nice benefits, very stable. If you're looking for a career for 20 years this is a fine place to be, especially if you're a hard worker and a superstar talent. The sky is truly the limit.

Cons

Politics. Most of the company seems hinged on ladder climbing over substance, resulting in slow progress and wasted effort. The best talent seems to leave after a few years, while the weaker talent plants roots.

They pay on the low side, which is funny since they hire lots of contractors at high rates who accomplish little.

Advice to Management

Encourage people to apply more focus to the work at hand than the next promotion.

Other Employee Reviews for Instron

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    "Good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technical expertise, world leaders, a lot of effort in communicating with employees, award winners of "Investors in People", training provided, personal growth encouraged, good benefits, staff restaurant on site. Management understands people.

    Cons

    The building needs refurbishment and modernisation, the environment is not very appealing, cleaners are not doing a good job and are left unsupervised, food at the canteen could be a little healthier and slightly larger portions. Some senior managers have favourites for tasks, but this is not widespread throughout the company and could happen in any company.

    Advice to Management

    Assign a variety of tasks to people to spread knowledge and expertise. Improve the building and work environment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed my time there"

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    Former Contractor - Machinedsigne in Canton, MA
    Former Contractor - Machinedsigne in Canton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Instron as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice design work in one shot group

    Cons

    Company trying hard to ruin the place

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