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IPG Photonics Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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IPG Photonics Chairman and CEO Valentin P. Gapontsev
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  1. "Glory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Technician in Oxford, MA
    Current Employee - R&D Technician in Oxford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IPG Photonics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours, benefits and overall glory that is ipg

    Cons

    honestly have not seen one downside to working at this company

    Advice to Management

    I have none everyone here is very professional and knowlegable


  2. "Good company to start your career"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. 3 weeks of payed vacation, PTO,12 payed Holidays, good health insurance, dental and vision plan.
    A lot of overtime for hourly employees.

    Cons

    Project management, communication between departments, planning - all this not about IPG Photonics.
    Some departments have production meetings for engineers, group leaders and supervisors at 4PM on Fridays.

    Advice to Management

    Do team building events, or give funds to department managers to do their own events.
    Employees were not happy when management decided to cancel annual party this January.


  3. "Petty Coworkers, Incompetent Managers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Oxford, MA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Oxford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IPG Photonics full-time

    Pros

    Had a lot of freedom in my job and was able to grow an engineer.

    Cons

    My responsibilities would change almost daily and no repercussions were doled for those refusing my changes to manufacturing. My main goal was to improve production by reducing confusion on the engineering and manufacturing floors through better communication. Nobody would comment on changes until they were implemented despite emails and meetings. Instead, coworkers would go to our Director and complain about how they didn’t like the changes, which included unifying BOMs, revision control, and procuring parts. Qualified coworkers left between 2-3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Don't listen to the person that is the loudest; work together to find solutions.


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing in Oxford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing in Oxford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product and growing company with lots of opportunity. Dominant player in its industry and good work environment

    Cons

    Management is top down. Very scientific driven so if you are not science or technically oriented or are comfortable in that environment, it could be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on growth and product development. Continue to make this a good place to work and to grown


  6. "Assembly line"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IPG Photonics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Managers do work with you

    Cons

    Overtime is a little bit much


  7. "Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IPG Photonics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits tons of overtime

    Cons

    tons of ovetime, very loud

    Advice to Management

    keep it up great job


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    "Good place for growth and learning"

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to advance if effort is put forth
    Lots of very intelligent people who may become mentors
    Forward thinking company - innovative

    Cons

    Not very structured or organized
    Location is not convent for professionals who are in the Boston area, pretty secluded
    Be prepared to be a jack of all trades (good and bad thing)

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to keep doing what they are doing, it is panning out for them. To reduce turn-over rate maybe implement more structure to company and organization of roles.


  9. "Manufactuirng"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boylston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boylston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IPG Photonics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits
    Ok compensation
    Profitable company,
    Growing Business

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity
    Culture of fear and Dysfunction
    Very Poor communication.
    Very disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Modernize the organizational structure
    Empower the employees


  10. "Assembler"

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

    I have been working at IPG Photonics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment to work on

    Cons

    Nothing to talk about. Everything is ok

    Advice to Management

    Nothjbg


  11. "A good company to work for."

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

    I have been working at IPG Photonics full-time

    Pros

    The leader in the growing industry.

    Cons

    Stressful at times and some unprofessional managers.


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