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IDEX Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good benefits and fair treatment (in 5 reviews)

  • I have worked for a couple of IDEX business units for 23 years since IDEX purchase the independent company i worked for (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is non-existent (in 4 reviews)

  • Due to the diverse nature of business units and limited corporate org structure personal connections and openness are essential (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Revolving door of management"

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

    I worked at IDEX full-time

    Pros

    Good operating model. Good co-workers. Decent benefits. Good salary.

    Cons

    It's like a revolving door of upper management. Constant reorganizing and reshuffling at the top makes it hard to get any traction. Upper management is not connected to mid level. You are viewed as a number and not talent to be developed. No talent development plans in place. Work life balance is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing your people.


  2. "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Wheeling, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Wheeling, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good regular communication from management

    Cons

    High turnover of upper management


  3. "Not as good it once was"

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    Current Employee - Legal in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Legal in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a paycheck but beyond that it's not a place to be - perhaps a stepping stone. Beyond that there isn't much in the pros section

    Cons

    No progression, no support, no guidance or transparency from leadership. Employees have low moral, with all these factors it's hard to be productive.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate ISay employee surveys


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Uptight and no fun"

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Can't think of anything else positive

    Cons

    Adversarial atmosphere. Finger pointing and cya mentality. Not welcoming or collaborative. Lots of unhappy people


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good place to work for learning.

    Cons

    Political environment that is difficult to navigate.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "IDEX, Pulsafeeder - Punta Gorda, FL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Punta Gorda, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Punta Gorda, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small-business feel - great coworkers, decent salary, good benefits. Hospitable work environment, great work schedule with no weekends or after-hours shifts, and minimal required overtime.

    Cons

    Unstable management - continuously changing key players with upheaval in strategy and philosophy. Created a consistent atmosphere of insecurity. Witnessed some situations of favoritism and unfair treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Would be a great place to work if the management would remain in place long enough to establish stability to the company and stability, security, and positivity to the workers.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "A rudderless ship"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Cedar Falls, IA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cedar Falls, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IDEX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decentralized management structure and not afraid of investing in resources to get the job done. Good healthcare package and return on stocks.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring so you never know from one day to the next if they're going to fire 10 people or so. It didn't seem to matter where in the organization you were they'd cut people loose. The company was restructured 2 or 3 times my last year there. Merit increases went anywhere from 1% to 3% depending on what mood they were in. There are almost no employees in the office with more than 10 years experience. Most fall into the 5-7 year window and then you have a few with 20+ years but nothing in between. The last 3 years we had stopped developing any new products. We were finishing up things that had started but nothing new was in the works. Everything engineering was doing feasibility studies on over the last 2 years was killed at the first management review. Doesn't seem to follow the IDEX motto of innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the time and money to develop your people. When I started it was a fun place to work but over time the policies that were enacted sucked the motivation out of everybody that I worked closely with.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointed"

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    Current Employee - Washington in Oak Harbor, WA
    Current Employee - Washington in Oak Harbor, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice hours, benefits, weekends and holidays off

    Cons

    Bad leadership, micromanage, leadership too personal, lack of professionalism

    Advice to Management

    Professionalism


  10. "IDEX"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Financially healthy company. Good place to be a middle manager or below, as you can have a long run with a financially stable company with good benefits.

    Cons

    If you aspire to move up, make sure you don't overstay your welcome. Keep moving around. They talk about a culture of people, but don't walk the talk 100%.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Failure to manage complexity and assets well."

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company is relatively stable.
    Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Little or no team-building.
    Lacks innovation.
    Poor leadership and heavy middle management.
    Professional development is left as your own responsibility.
    Very little diversity.
    No "community" feel.
    Executives make decisions and attempt to implement processes that make daily life more time-consuming.
    Extremely under-staffed at the base level.
    Talent is not retained.
    Company values are understated, if stated at all.



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