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  1. "Excellent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for growth if you are willing to work hard

    Cons

    Growing pains can wear you down a bit


  2. "I'll give it a good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greatbatch full-time

    Pros

    Nice facility.
    Many people that are smart, hard working, and nice.
    Good work/life balance
    Many real pros
    Manufacturing, development, test, quality, sales all under one roof.
    Culture of respect

    Cons

    Small number of people with poor attitude
    Business ups and downs

    Advice to Management

    The company was clearly hiring employees with positive attitudes to build a positive work culture. Keep doing that. Identify key spoilers and get rid of them.

  3. "Poor leadership at the top"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Greatbatch full-time

    Pros

    Career advancement for those wiling to work extremely long hours

    Cons

    Employees are not a focus


  4. "Manufacturing Team Memeber"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greatbatch full-time

    Pros

    Good people work there and you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    It can be boring and repetitive.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Place to work"

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

    I worked at Greatbatch full-time

    Pros

    Some good people, some good customers

    Cons

    Terrible management, guerilla warfare, afraid to take risks


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Professional"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary Is good. Difficult to think of many pros since Great batch took over. Morale has changed and many good people are gone.

    Cons

    No sense of urgency to fix problems. Micromanaging is not the way to run a business. Give the people what they need to do their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers to treat people with respect.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Greatbatch (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people for the most part.

    Cons

    No projects, lack of growth, high turnover, lack or morale, and overall the worst company I have worked for

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Program manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people were fun to work with.

    Cons

    Management was challenging. Finance makes business decisions. Challenged by product offering.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully the new management from the merger does better.


  9. "Professional Salaried Position (Indianapolis)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greatbatch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Production Staff is excellent and team oriented
    - Production & Engineering leadership is motivating and an asset to site business objectives
    - Benefits are top knotch (Health, Dental, Wellness)

    Cons

    - Scheduling is a nightmare
    - Not enough verbal appreciation
    - Site Leadership utilizes intimidation and bullying to achieve objectives


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Current Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small company. Used to be involved with big medical device companies such as philips healthcare, but they lost most of everyone's business

    Cons

    Zero projects in the pipeline due to the customers realizing just how substandard the quality of the products are, and how unreliable the company is. Only full of older (40+ engineers) and will not hire young or semi (2-8 yrs) experienced engineers. All the engineering managers have already left the company. Most people are fleeing due to extremely low moral and not enough work . Engineers/Project Managers - do go here unless you are looking for a career destroyer and tons of paper pushing without any guidance or leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure. Most of the ones I knew have already left the company.


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