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IDEX Reviews

Updated March 7, 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. "Corporate employement varies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Great corporate environment

    Cons

    Not a very team oriented place. Departments are siloed

    Advice to Management

    there is talk about inclusivity but there is no follow through. Good employees are let go without any reason when new managers take over, clean house unnecessarily


  2. "HR Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IDEX full-time

    Pros

    Pay at the corporate office was above average

    Cons

    The company restructures often to eliminate people and provide high profit


  3. "Revolving door of management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Decent company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company - If You Can Cut It ..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ethical - with "ethics hotline" and a no retaliation policy for whistleblowers
    Salary - Above average with annual merit increases and bonuses
    Training - supervisors & managers (Supervisory, Management, Leadership Excellence Programs)
    Rapid promotion - for individuals that can perform
    Accountability - employees are judged on both results and behavior in performance reviews
    Morale - employee engagement surveys are taken 2x per year, and managers are given engagement improvement goals. Not saying its always good, but there is desire to improve.
    Non political environment - as much as a company can be ...

    Cons

    High turnover - Culling of individuals that don't "cut the muster" is ruthless and frequent.
    Top-down goals - Monetary goals are assigned somewhat arbitrarily, and can sometimes compromise the long-term health of individual companies.

    Advice to Management

    The biggest downside to working at IDEX is job security. Rather than dismissing employees that don't perform, see if you can move them to another capacity where they can.
    Negotiate (rather than dictate) goals.


  7. "Not as good it once was"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "High churn ; no talent management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IDEX (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Usual Corporate; job security with benefits

    Cons

    1. No career progression.
    2. High churn of employees ; no continuity
    3. Cookie -cutter solution for all businesses driven by corporate

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing directions every 1.5 years. Focus on organic growth


  9. "Operations Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on culture, performance, people and customers. Upward mobility is available for performers that execute and achieve results.

    Cons

    Due to the diverse nature of business units and limited corporate org structure personal connections and openness are essential.


  10. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Good company prospective for a career growth

    Cons

    The corporate has many companies with different lines of products


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Uptight and no fun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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