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"What was a top notch place to work is now turning into an average company"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Machinist
Current Employee - Machinist

Pros

Nice to work mostly unsupervised. Plenty of personal time and vacation time to start. Benefits are pretty good compared to other companies.

Cons

Lam Research took over and now it is very hard to get hired. People don't get equally paid for the same skill sets.

Advice to Management

My advice to management is to pay people what they are worth. It's not right to have one guy make 13 an hour working next to or training a guy making well over 20. Same job should equal same pay.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Silfex, a Division of Lam Research(Formerly a good place to work)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eaton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eaton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Silfex full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Slightly above average pay and benefits. Some oppourtunity for advancement(if you sell your soul)
    -They do support training and will almost always approve requested training.

    Cons

    -12 HOUR SHIFTS
    -12 HOUR SHIFTS
    -12 HOUR SHIFTS

    12 hour shifts make it incredibly difficult to have a life outside of work, it's impossible to find childcare 13 plus hours a day, it'snearly impossible to take advantage of benefits like tuition reimbursement when you work 24/7 12 hour rotations.

    -We went from an excellent retirement/pension plan to a run of the mill 401k plan after Lam bought us out.
    -HR Department is laughable and they can't keep good people IMHO due to the managerThe good ones we do hire quickly see who their boss is and they are gone with the wind).
    -There have been so many broken promises to the hourly employees that the atmosphere has become on of constant mistrust of managment's motives at every turn.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR PEOPLE! Don't assume you know better than them, we are losing more and more veteren employees and they're taking knowledge with them that's not easily replaced. There is a literal chasm between the front office and the plant floor, BTW we know about the bonuses you guys get in management, we know how much most of you make for a salary, we are much more well informed than you assume.

    If you want the floor workers to be engaged and help with your goals of reduced scrap, more output, etc, etc... BE HONEST WITH THEM! Don't blow smoke in the all employee meetings and tell people what you think they want to hear(usually empty promises). Be honest with them, you'd be suprised at how far that will get you! People are burning out left and right because of these 12 hour shifts, there has got to be a better way! There are many good people at Silfex on the floor and in the front office but there are a key few in high place who are making it hell for everyone else. Your big bonuses will vanish if there's nobody left under you to do the dirty work, wake up and start listening to your people before it's too late!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "10 years here, and it’s going to the dumps!!!!"

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Eaton, OH
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Eaton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Silfex full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well, they have a Fitness center. Most things used to be good.

    Cons

    -12 HOUR SHIFTS!!!! HORRIBLE!
    If you have a family and a happy life do not work here. It’s nearly impossible to have an enjoyable life on this schedule.
    -Upper management doesn’t seem to care that it’s going downhill fast. I’ve worked here over 10 years and the past 2-3 have been absolutely horrible and there seem to be no stopping the carnage. Employee moral is at an all time low and management ignores it.
    - HR is laughable and they don’t care about your safety, especially on 12 hour shifts. We have to work on every holiday and just go ahead and write church out of your life. It’s very sad to see all this happening.
    -Plant manager isn’t worth the mentioning.
    -It is impossible to better yourself in the company for education reimbursement plan. You cannot juggle life responsibilities, 12 hour shifts and college classes.
    -Overall the lies, misinformation, accountability and care for the average employee life and family are what’s driving the company down. We have lost a lot of good knowledgeable workers, engineers and managers due to the lack of care and performance recently. I hope it changes for the better but over the past 10 years it’s been take, take, take from the worker and ZERO! gives to the worker.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of 12 hr shifts and get a reputable HR staff.

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