Haas Automation Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2020

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49 Ratings
Pros
  • "Bunous, one free lunch every month(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good Pay and benefits and strong futurre(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long long hours, but its worth it(in 4 reviews)

  • "The owner who was recently in prison sets the undesirable work environment(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Haas is the Best."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Haas Automation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best professionals in the CNC machine manufacturing business.

    Cons

    Manufacturing is subject to layoffs.

  2. COVID-19

    "Mondays don't suck, the job does"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oxnard, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haas Automation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Food Trucks End-of-year gifts are nice.

    Cons

    As I am writing this, an extremely high unemployment rate is driving people do apply for and take any job available. You don't have to take this one. However. If you do, get used to working on code that looks like it was orignally FORTRAN, but translated by someone on LSD. You will hear supervisors with nothng to show but the specific technnology (see the reasons to work there below), a caustic and rancorous environment, managers not understanding the tasks you're doing, and blaming you for not making their mistakes. Get used to unqualified leaders simply using buzzwords to cover a complete lack of competence or technical competence. The toxic office and its zoom issues are another problem. The junior staff looks like a silicon valley office after a partial lobotomy. If you are better than average, or able to work with others, Haas software isn't a place you want to be for long. There are some reasons to work there. If you do need to, remember, plan your exit about 6 months after you start. The first reason is if is you are actually need good experience in something (language, etc.) you've never used before. However, a more common answer is a paycheck. If you choose to work here, definitely insist on a high starting salary. It's not going to make a difference either way. Start to look the second you have gotten any experience that will benefit you. And (just a note) if you are a woman (or minority), ask questions from people already there when you interview. Just sayin' But at the end, there are 2 kinds of people there. One is the person who will leave in less than about 5 years, and go on to do something. The others are lifers.

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  3. "Lots of overtime"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haas Automation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of room to move up

    Cons

    Work life balance needs work.

  4. "Crazy place to work but no regrets"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Haas Automation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn here. It was very challenging and I feel that it has helped me become a much better engineer in many ways. They push you to understand everything about a part or assembly when there is an issue which forces you to be very well-rounded. Working here has made me much more competitive and confident in the job market. Pay and benefits are decent. Monthly lunches, bonuses, and year-end celebrations are nice. It's a slightly above-average place to work, I would probably give it 3.5 stars if glassdoor allowed.

    Cons

    Hectic and stressful environment to work in, it's very easy to get burnt out. Everyone is spread very thin. People like to throw other people under the bus when times get tough. You get witch-hunted for using math and science here. Will constantly need to juggle projects and tasks, this makes it difficult to complete projects and feel satisfied with your work. A lot of stuff gets swept under the rug and passed around. Nearly every task and project is a moving target... priorities and requirements change by the hour or based off the lunar phase from what it felt like. A lot of the company is emotionally-driven.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Helped me identify my strengths, provided me the opportunity to learn and grow in my career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent/Buyer/Mechanical Engineer in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Haas Automation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was hired into the R&D department fresh out of Engineering school (BSME). I was offered competitive compensation that provided me the opportunity to travel to a new city and move out. Management quickly helped me identify my strengths and challenged me to grow. I was transferred to the purchasing department and was trusted to use my knowledge and skills to manage high-level engineering and purchasing decisions. Since then, this has become my career - I was provided a unique opportunity that I am grateful for. I met new people, faced new challenges, and was mentored by professionals with extensive experience, a rare opportunity that changed my life for the better.

    Cons

    Some of the reviews here are true, some exaggerated. At HAAS I learned to be tough and to overcome challenges, which helped me grow both as a person and as a professional.

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  6. "Great Company and great management in IT"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP BI/BW ANALYST in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haas Automation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love this company, management cares and the team was awesome Would of stayed if it wasn't for personal reasons

    Cons

    The location but it will grow on you to be honest. Office is very old school

  7. Helpful (1)

    "None none none"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mfg Eng II in Oxnard, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haas Automation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good engineers to work with and learn

    Cons

    Use bonuses and OT that are not guaranteed as a tool to lure you as compensation. Advancement is based on who you know not what u know.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Make It Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Haas Automation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent Pay, variety of work, you'll always be busy and have something to do. Benefits are pretty nice, and you get pretty much ans much hours as you want. Great place to learn how to use a workflow if you never have before. You get given a lot of responsibility and aren't held back from doing what you think as best as long as you prove you can make competent decisions.

    Cons

    Not a lot of PTO, low PTO cap. Schizophrenic work style, management will have you go one way on a project for three days, then decide on that fourth day to do an about face on the whole deal and go the opposite direction, wondering why you weren't doing that the whole time. Also, design has a tendency to dump new products and improvements onto us in a continuous stream, so there is very little time to react and you live reactively instead of getting to plan for new things. This, paired with trash master models for all the products, makes building machines very laborious.

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  9. "Machinist"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Oxnard, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Haas Automation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Free lunch once a month. Bonus. Overtime

    Cons

    Stressful job. Need better communicator between managers and supervisors

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging & Rewarding"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Engineering 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haas Automation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very dynamic and fast paced

    Cons

    Not enough local places to eat lunch?

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