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"Good work experience."

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Current Employee - R&D Systems Design Engineer in Champaign, IL
Current Employee - R&D Systems Design Engineer in Champaign, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Vesuvius full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good sense of community and promotes outreach and awareness. Company has many good training seminars and is eager to send employees to other training.

Cons

No room for lateral or upward movement. A company that wants to be innovative in a non-innovative industry. Company wants to place safety first and have employers particiapte in Risk Assessments, Safety Audits, Improvement Opportunities, etc but then doesn't give the employers adequate time and resources to follow up with these tasks.

Advice to Management

Globally standardize procedures for projects for uniformity and efficiency instead of each site/continent creating their own manuals and technical files with no continuity between them. Begin actively selling new products once they have been detailed, prototyped and shop tested instead of selling concepts to customers and then rushing the engineers to get untested prototypes out into the field.

Other Employee Reviews for Vesuvius

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company with an enjoyable environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Finance in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The professionalism of the employees and the diversity of the worldwide organization

    Cons

    The Industry can be challenging as the customer base is cyclical industrial

    Advice to Management

    Rely on the outstanding talents of the people you work with so as to encourage their creativity


  2. "Excellent learning environment if you're in the right position."

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

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

    Pros

    Company supports training and education. Genuinely strives to improve its employees. Colleagues are friendly and smart. Opportunities to interact with many cultures and even some foreign travel.

    Cons

    Constant organizational and strategic changes. Company seems to have fallen into a reactionary mode lacking long-term vision. Senior management is insulated and rarely communicates with the rest of the company about goals and direction. Most decisions are financially driven first. Many fiefdoms allowed to exist at the detriment of the overall organization.

    Advice to Management

    Take some risks and invest more in the company. Close plants that are not performing and cut losses. Work to unify the company and promote a common vision and strategy.

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