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"Great Company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Swagelok full-time

Pros

Terrific company. Takes care of it's people; great retirement plan.

Cons

Most decisions made by upper management. Very little decision making authority for lower level employees.

Advice to Management

Stay in contact with the the worker bees.

Other Employee Reviews for Swagelok

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A moral company that won't double cross you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swagelok full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    what impresses me the most is their commitment to their wheel of values as well as their interest in making you a better person. anyone can say they have values, but when things go south and they still maintain their values(like the no lay off policy) thats when you know its true nature. people work to improve your incompetencies instead of letting you go. they care about your improvement, a lot of great training was approved for me, i was given the projects i was interested in, they listened to my ambitions.

    customer base is probably as good as it gets. if your looking at future prosperity and security, you can't match that with the energy industry, people will always buy energy.

    I believe in the value of our product, we truly create a novel product for the industry. it's simple, well crafted, and easy to use in your designs. its an honor to be part of this supply line

    this is a large company so you get some exposure to a lot of neat things like all-hands meetings with some great lecturers, anniversary luncheons, summer events tickets, summer interns, people from all over with different expertise so you can stay internal with project questions you may have, same with the variety of machines we have u can see whats been done so you dont re-invent the wheel...etc.

    Cons

    although the people skills are strong, it sometimes seems like the technical skills are a bit lacking . a ton of engineering design(that's seriously not that hard to do) is outsourced, there's very little awareness of technology capabilities within the associates, meetings are more talking about re-training people rather than looking at vision systems and automation,..etc. i think this mindset is slightly derived from what i call, "blind conservatism". we developed a conservative mindset primarily from the strong quality ethics of our products but when you take that mindset to all aspects of the company, you begin to fail embracing change, and therefore, fail to embrace technological advancements. Darwin said you fail to adapt, you fail to survive. you dont have to be a genius to figure out that the most effective way to manufactuer a product for less is by using technology to automate your process. I think we're getting there slowly but not at the level of the dot com or silicon valley companies, those guys are on top of their game with technology awareness

    Advice to Management

    similar to other comments, i think we should lighten up a bit, be less blindly conservative, and be more calculated conservative. on the plus side, I think management is very open to your ideas and concerns. for instance, i heard managers from this one company tell their operators "figure it out yourself" when they would bring a safety concern in one of their machines. if this happened at swagelok, the no lay off policy would have been broken.


  2. "The greatest organization I have ever worked for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    passionate about helping customers. Leadership is world class!

    Cons

    Couldn't fabricate one if I was forced to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

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