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Haas Automation Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Haas Automation full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, company lunches, and other perks

    Cons

    Management is taking a different direction--not sure where--but lots of people are leaving. I'm sure there's a reason management is laying off long term people who helped build the company but it's degrading the morale.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider who you are laying off--those who contributed to the success of the company for 10+ years......


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Low morale, decreasing expectation of job security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxnard, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Major employer in the area, with decent overall benefits and pay. Wide range of employment opportunities, depending upon experience.

    Cons

    Recent layoffs without any explanation from management have led to very low morale, and a growing perception that no job is secure, even for long-time employees. Extreme emphasis on cost-cutting versus quality is resulting in a lower quality product.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your most valuable asset, compensate and value them accordingly. Put more emphasis on building a quality product for the best price, rather than getting the lowest-priced components, regardless of quality. Keep your employees informed about the direction the company is taking, and why. Explain any layoffs. Employees need to feel secure in their jobs to do their best work. Job insecurity leads to inferior work performance, and drives good employees to seek work elsewhere.

  3. "Highly negative and challenging 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 Haas Automation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Generous 401K. Monthly Company lunch.

    Cons

    Negative atmosphere. Little communication from management.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more positive culture.


  4. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Haas Automation full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Benefits are just good, not great ... not really a con.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the culture shift in the company.


  5. "Technical Illustrator"

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

    I worked at Haas Automation full-time

    Pros

    Steady employer until you are lay off

    Cons

    Due to financial restructuring there are lay off all the time...


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Oxnard, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Haas Automation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits were above average .

    Cons

    Engineering is highly politicized because the engineers are treated as production workers. You are expected to quickly and efficiently produce results with no resources and or guidance. This attitude from management fosters a very hostile and threatening work environment. I had my credentials questioned, asked if I was “on crack”, and openly ridiculed by a department head. Peers were quiet, coward, and fearful.

    Advice to Management

    If you manage via fear and intimidation, management will find they no longer have an effective and viable work force.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of work, some evil empire aspects"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Oxnard, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of work, easy to stay busy, some overtime available at times

    Cons

    No chance for advancement. Absolutely toxic environment when it comes to backstabbing other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Have a plan for the advancement of employees.

  8. "Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone works hard. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Quite a few managers bully to get what they want while sexual harassment has been ignored. Nepotism is an issue.

    Advice to Management

    What worked in the past will not take you into the future. Learn how to lead.


  9. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Dynamic product design work with constant hands-on engineering work.
    Work directly with products, factory production and users.

    Cons

    Entrepreneurial and inventive design environment really challenges engineering and organizing skills.
    Work hours are normal

    Advice to Management

    Engineers are in high demand internally to solve many issues, sometimes to the point of distraction.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Oxnard, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varied and interesting work. Many challenges to solve problems with cost effective solutions. Great pay and benefits. Many talented colleagues.

    Cons

    Advancement path not clearly defined. The business reflects the strength or weakness of the economy, it can be feast or famine.

    Advice to Management

    It is not my place to advise management. Management sets the direction and company goals to the various departments and the individuals execute the plan.


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