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Exova Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Health and safety has increased dramatically over the last year" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Salary paid on time, free coffee" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Financial reporting is weekly which adds no value to anyone except a micro management driven senior management team" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Unreasonable expectations on people to make up for poor management decisions caused by one or two poor quality senior decision makers" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Very happy with this employment"

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    Current Employee - NDT Inspection in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - NDT Inspection in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Exova full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with minimal supervision, great support, good pay, nice atmosphere, challenges keep boredom away.

    Cons

    Health insurance benefits sub par.


  2. "Enployer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Relaxed. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay. Get experience and move.

    Advice to Management

    Who knows

  3. "Technicain"

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

    Pros

    Good job out of school.

    Cons

    Need to staff more people.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work due to interity.


  4. "Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. Management, Engineers are not up to date with current standards.

    Cons

    Low wages, GM is lost in what is doing, Most Engineers are not helpful at all,


  5. "Decent company and team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exova full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, and good team

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunities. Difficult to make changes.


  6. "Definitely a good place to get your feet wet"

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    Current Employee - Microbiologist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Microbiologist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Exova full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, competent coworkers, somewhat laid-back atmosphere, small company so relatively easier to move up to management positions

    Cons

    Perpetually understaffed due to high turnover rate, no compensation for weekend shifts, little opportunities for further learning


  7. Helpful (2)

    "If you like compensation, communication, and a future, this isn't it."

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Milwaukie, OR
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Milwaukie, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Exova full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible breaks
    Good to get experience of you have none
    Mostly decent coworkers
    Free coffee
    Not penalized for being a few minutes late

    Cons

    No salary expectations beyond what you get hired at
    Very limited advancement opportunities
    Global company that's feels like a pyramid scheme
    No bonuses, no tuition reimbursement, and no raises for doing a good job.
    Pays too little too hire experienced technicians

    Advice to Management

    I'd give advice, but they're probably looking for a better job too, and/or don't care.

  8. "typical"

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    Former Employee - Fracture Mechanics Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Fracture Mechanics Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Exova (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company to work for. values the employee

    Cons

    repetitive work same old work


  9. "Good for Early Exposure to the Industry"

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You work with pretty nice friendly people. The work can also be fairly interesting if you are interested in the field.

    Cons

    Management takes too long to process any paperwork. Limited career movement and opportunities.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Wouldn't wish this place on my worst enemy."

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    Former Employee - Metallurgist
    Former Employee - Metallurgist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ha, you are joking right!?

    Cons

    The manager gets upset and throws "man fits". He yells at the women quite often when under pressure. I feel it makes him feel better about himself because he's a sad, small and strange little man and he has to demean the clerical staff to feel good. He doesn't stop there though, he yells at the men too sometimes, because he knows if someone stands up to him or hits him, they'll just get bullied into quitting or arrested. Alright, let's move on....lazy clerical supervisor who spends all day texting and gives preferential treatment to the friends that party with her while dumping all of her tasks on the poor young women who already do a tough job.

    Advice to Management

    Go manage a McDonnalds, not a facility that ensures that our bridges don't collapse, our planes fly and boats don't sink.


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