IPG Photonics Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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3.1
56%
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IPG Photonics Chairman and CEO Valentin P. Gapontsev
Valentin P. Gapontsev
56 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, immediate 2 weeks vacation given(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, positive work environment for the most part, flexible hours (depends on department/position)(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "If you do not like working with Russian engineers and directors who run most of the company, then you should not consider IPG(in 5 reviews)

  • "Upper management makes bizarre, frustrating changes that don't make sense to most of the engineering staff(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Production Supervisor Surgical Fiber

      Jan 12, 2021 - Production Supervisor in Marlborough, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working in the Medical Department of IPG Photonics has been a good experience for me, I have learned a lot and enjoy working with knowledgeable colleges.

      Cons

      Working in a small group has it's challenges, most of the time work gets very aggressive due to lack of personnel resources.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      beware

      May 7, 2021 - Production Associate in Oxford, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Enough overtime if that's what your into or desperately want to deplete your soul.

      Cons

      No room for growth, barely acknowledge your effort, they run it like a communist culture/environment. You have to threaten to leave for them to squeeze a dollar from where the sun don't shine sad to say.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Avoid if possible

      Apr 22, 2021 - Former Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great co-workers, fun environment, busy

      Cons

      Poor management, finger pointing, irresponsible management

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      good but not great

      Apr 1, 2021 - Tester in Oxford, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Busy , OT, great location, vacation pay, cleanroom jobs

      Cons

      PEOPLE , PAY, work process

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good company, well Run.

      Feb 25, 2021 - Material Planner/Buyer in Marlborough, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well compensated steady product line

      Cons

      Deadlines tend to be emergency and stressful.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Management and HR are awful!

      Dec 28, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are great and that’s all!

      Cons

      Lack of communications, lack of respect and appreciation for employees. God forbid you get hurt on the job HELPING the company when they are short handed, let me tell you they DO NOT CARE! Will fight you tooth and nail and will have you back to work doing things you shouldn’t be even though they stated they would accommodate. HR is a joke and no help with anything whatsoever and the only way to move up in the company is if you’re a favorite of management. If they can’t push you around or turn you into a robot you have no chance!

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Okay company

      Mar 11, 2021 - Mechanic 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people working and benefit

      Cons

      Nothing need better pay and hours

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Close but not there.

      Jan 21, 2021 - Senior Field Service Engineer in Marlborough, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are on the high side of average.

      Cons

      Departments often lack good leadership.

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Worst Company

      Mar 24, 2021 - LASER TECHNICIAN in Worcester, MA
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      Pros

      Some good guys on board but that's about it. too many women

      Cons

      Bad management, bad structure etc

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Pays hard workers

      Dec 2, 2020 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Monetary compensation is competitive. Good vacation policy.

      Cons

      Moving up is extremely hard. Lots of bias in promoting friends of management.

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