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Gerber Technology Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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  1. "Working environment"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Tolland, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gerber Technology part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Gerber working environment was laid back and friendly. The workflow was really good and I like the fact that the processes were very well organized especially the shared online knowledge base.

    Cons

    They ended up outsourcing their help desk to India which caused a few people to lose their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    The people is part of what brings value to the company. So, when you have really good staff that bring really good value, you keep them around.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Boring yet will get the job done"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gerber Technology full-time

    Pros

    Travel, if you planned your work day right you could be done early. Hands off style management

    Cons

    so many little things here and there really did it for me. Most of the time it was just the consistent change of processes that would often lead to issues with management.

  3. "Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Gerber Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere. Casual but challenging. Great place to start off your career with available engineers who have been in the work force for 20+ years on average.

    Cons

    Management seems to be up in the clouds.

    Advice to Management

    Hire Mid-level employees to fill the gap. Compensate appropriately to hold onto younger employees.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Downhill at full speed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gerber Technology (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a great company with outstanding employees who cared about the company's business.

    Cons

    Vector capital had no clue what they bought and didn't understand the business. Just interested in selling for a profit, all they have managed to do is damage the brand and make the company less valuable.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue, find someone who has a clue!


  5. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Tolland, CT
    Current Employee - Engineering in Tolland, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gerber Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unmatched opportunity to make real impact to a product design and development team.
    Trusted to make the right decisions, and technology selections.
    Environment great for learning.

    Cons

    You need to be willing to work to succeed, there are no free rides.
    As a Capital Equipment company, the industry is impacted by the economy.
    Sometimes the company doesn't to act for their common good.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to act like a small company
    Listen to your employees, they are smarter than you think.


  6. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Tolland, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, mentoring, real world experience

    Cons

    None at this time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "computer operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, CT

    I worked at Gerber Technology (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    commute was easy.set hours and job duties.

    Cons

    no room for advancement. except to change shifts.

    Advice to Management

    more training opportunties

  8. "Profit Focused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tolland, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gerber Technology full-time

    Pros

    Healthy financial company with marketable technology. Roots in innovation and market changing products. Customer Service is excellent with a healthy percentage of the revenues

    Cons

    Reputation for not caring for employees. However, there are many long tenures employees in the company with much tribal knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Improve the Quality of the Products and the processes. This can be done with better Quality Management Systems and a dedicated Quality function


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience with potential for achieving more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are sometimes long, but the ability to take time off as needed for personal priorities is great. Employees seem to really care, and management (assuming you have a good working relationship) are excellent at mentoring and looking out for your needs.

    Cons

    The main problem seems to be with upper management. The bottom line sometimes is the most important thing, which is a shift away from how things used to be. New owners seem less concerned about the people who drive the company forward and overly concerned with numbers on paper.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Constantly changing course..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good but employees are not really motivated.

    Cons

    There's no opportunity for advancement. Development of human resources is completely absent.


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