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Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • This equates to a very positive work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Collaborative work environment and work-life balance is promoted (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Nothing but appreciation"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Greatbatch full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with
    Making a difference in the lives of millions of patients
    Beautiful buildings and state of the art equipment
    Diverse and very interesting product/capability portfolio

    Cons

    Needs to be more customer centric
    Strategy too abstract making execution very difficult
    Although employees are valued and respected, organizational culture was sub-optimized

    Advice to Management

    Let go of the past and build a great company, all the elements are there..specially the people!!


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Greatbatch has killed LRM Values"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Collegeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, some OT, most of Middle management who have not left yet are good. Product could be the best in the world and was headed that way until Greatbatch came in and created Integer. Dental is the same...that's about it.

    Cons

    Executive Leaders don't care; destroying what worked and was good. If you serve in the military, they just cut your supporting benefits from 6m to 6w (shame on you CEO Tom Hook USN). New Healthcare plan is a royal mess. Most of the local sites Sr. Staff have left or are looking. Those not looking have no spine to support the employees and speak up. No sign that this will change any time soon. Under LRM things where looking up, but now that’s all gone as we look like we are about to implode.

    Advice to Management

    Fix it soon or the share holders will hold you responsible! You seem like smart people when at our site and acted like you care (I guess it was all acting) about the employees. Stop hurting employees with the health care, I hear some had pay cuts and others are demoted. Must have been reading Trumps playbook.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Expeditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Greatbatch (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked as a contractor for a 3 month position that was extended to 6 months. When I asked Superior Technical Resources if the job could go permanent, I was told "you never know". They knew and the job was never made permanent. Greatbatch will keep calling you back to be a "temp".

    Cons

    Not a permanent position. Witnessed long-term employees being treated without respect and dignity. They hired a boss over a person that had been the boss for over 20+ years, it was an ambush.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your long time employees with the respect and dignity they have earned.


  8. "Excellent company"

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    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


  9. "Machinst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 weeks vacation nice pay is alright benefits not bad

    Cons

    employees will stab you in the back management has no clue what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    spend more time on the floor


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Waste of time"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New York in Clarence, NY
    Former Employee - New York in Clarence, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 weeks vacation listed on first paystub. Free snacks at employee cafeteria meetings. Somewhat voluntary overtime, some nice people, some newer equipment,

    Cons

    Raises and bonuses depend on how much each manager has to disperse among his/her department. For example, if my manager has 20 people under him, and has $20000 for raises, he might give 10 people $7000 equally dispersed, 5 people $3000, and HIS 5 people $10000. AND maybe ONE of those will get $3500 of the 10k. Seriously messed up, when THAT employee, generally does very little work. He`s just an "eyes and ears" employee. Same supposed position, but...

    Advice to Management

    Get all your managers together, get all your HR complaints together (or at least say the last 10 or 20 in the past year, and straighten out your managers(fire them). Like Wilson would have done. Actually he wouldn`t have let this happen in the first place.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place I've Worked"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, bonuses, work environment, management, work/life balance.
    Management is respectful of everyone, career growth is available and encouraged. People aren't afraid of change and there are lots of REAL continuous improvement initiatives. Walking trail around the campus, the insurance and wellness plan is great!

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


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