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Hover-Davis, Inc. Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "No appreciation for hard work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    The employees who still work here are hard working and easy to get along with. They go the extra mile because of their work ethic. Clean environment and management is faily good about giving requested time off. Workers are multi-skilled and change jobs as needed.

    Cons

    No raises, no bonuses, no appreciation is shown to hourly employees. Own by Universal Instruments, this company does very skilled work at very low wages. Hires rarely, takes advantage of temporary workers and most haven't seen any kind of raise in almost 10 years! All of this while having periodic meetings telling us how well we are doing. Very unhappy workers. They deserve much ch more. No advancement opportunities. Management knows workers are doing their best, but pushes them constantly.

    Advice to Management

    You have good workers in a Non-union shop. Start treating them better. They are the cogs that keep your system going. Speak up for them to the upper echelon.


  2. "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was a great small company with a wonder team environment.
    Very interesting projects that were very hands on.

    Cons

    Immediate managers were out of touch with employees. Seemed more concerned with financial numbers than getting equipment and research/development budget for engineering.

  3. "low wage company"

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    Current Employee - Production in Ogden Center, NY
    Current Employee - Production in Ogden Center, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice people clean environment interesting and challeging work.

    Cons

    careless about workers who are dedicated.

    Advice to Management

    what goes around comes around.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "UNFAIR PAY FOR PRODUCTION WORKERS!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees that work here make the company grow, not the management! They truly are the BEST!

    Cons

    It's unfair pay for production workers! Promises they don't keep! Lies they don't keep! More and more work is added on without any pay increase! Very stressful!! We're not robots!

    Advice to Management

    Pay Employees that have been there longer, that are dedicated to do their job. More than the new hire's that come in with less experience, or no experience at all!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Lead application engineer on all new customer projects with expertise in manufacturing, semiconductor industry, circuit"

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer (Project Leader) in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer (Project Leader) in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Only one I don't work anymore thank goodness!

    Cons

    Poor management from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Sale more machines in the semiconductor world


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Commitment and hard work benifit only those at the top"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easy commute, flexible hours, clean

    Cons

    No advancement opportunity, wages frozen for five years, deceitful management

    Advice to Management

    Your medieval management style doesn’t allow the company to reach its potential. Truly progressive companies use a management approach which creates an atmosphere in which their employees thrive. If you only had a clue on how to motivate your workforce and a clue on what a motivated workforce would do for your bottom line you wouldn’t run the business as you do. There are so many improvements you could make to increase the bottom line and yet your short sightedness always leads you to take from your employee.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "SR Management Ruins the experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Clean and most of the employees that work here are great.

    Cons

    Management are liers, they promise raises and bonuses and then nothing happens. 4 years using us and there is no slavery there is here. I feel sorry for the production workers they work the hardest and management craps on them. They took away the Birthday gifts.

    Advice to Management

    You should treat your production workers with respect and stop crapping on them. If it weren't for them you wouldn't have any production going out the door. They bend over backwards so you can make your big bucks. Your production workers need their raises, stop pushing them aside! Your gonna loose good working people so do something good now.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Hover - Davis Propective employees stay away if you want a career."

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    Current Employee - Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When John Hover the founder of the company was at the helm, things were looking great. Business was growing every year and the employees were treated fairly. John made sure his employees were taken care of honestly and fairly. When John Hover decided to retire and sell the business, it was all down hill from there.

    Cons

    It's all about the bottom line. Employees are not even second on the list. The business was sold three times and always with a promise of thing are looking better. The management was never honest with the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees and treat them with respect. Someday you will need their support and they will not come through for you.


  9. "Relaxed and laid back"

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

    Pros

    Management is considerably laid back. Employees are allowed to wear shorts. Generally busy so no fluctuation of employees. Good random bonuses for employees like meals. Good people.

    Cons

    Strong miscommunication between parent company. Not a lot of expansion.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hover-Davis, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    health plan is good.... but I am sure that will change very soon like everything else.

    Cons

    upper management lies.. not at Hover-Davis... but the corporate big wigs.

    Advice to Management

    little people make the place work also... remember that... it starts with good employees that are dedicated and enjoy working at Hover-Davis... Used to be great when Hover used to own the company.


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