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"Amazing opportunities, confusing organization and company goals"

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Former Intern - Production Engineer Intern in Columbia, MO
Former Intern - Production Engineer Intern in Columbia, MO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Watlow Electric Manufacturing as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

-Great atmosphere, very laid back...much like a family
   -People are very friendly and have a lot of expertise, great for a developing engineer
-Very diverse amount of work for a company that mainly makes heaters
-Wide variety of markets targeted...creates stability

Cons

-Lack of communication and knowledge of floor operations between manufacturing and management
-Antiquated equipment and software scattered about the company
-Difficult to work with other divisions
-Information learned from past and current projects is not accessible for future endeavors

Advice to Management

Pick and organization structure and stick with it. Reorganizations take a lot of time and money and greatly reduce the companies ability to operate.

Managers need to be working on the floor and experiencing (understanding) first-hand the challenges that production/manufacturing go through. There is no substitute for first-hand experience.

Other Employee Reviews for Watlow Electric Manufacturing

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Intern - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Watlow Electric Manufacturing as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At least I get my pay check on time

    Cons

    The company is a mess - senior management do meetings for a living


  2. "Pays the bills"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator II in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - Operator II in Winona, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clean and comfortable work environment. Above average wages for the area and decent benefits. My co-workers are quality and customer focused and we still have a little fun too!

    Cons

    There is no such thing as a merit raise, pay increases are based on an average across the board. If you get more someone else gets less. Then pay is balanced across your pay band so if you get more one year, you will get less the next year.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach.


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