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IPG Photonics Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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IPG Photonics Chairman and CEO Valentin P. Gapontsev
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Pros
  • "Good Benefits Good overtime Good Pay" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Benefits are very good;3-4 weeks of vacation, holidays, sick time, health insurance cost is low, tuition, stock purchase discount" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Working hours can vary between teams" (in 4 reviews)

  • "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)

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  1. "r & d technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IPG Photonics full-time

    Pros

    great place to work. big opportunities

    Cons

    nothing bad about this company just great


  2. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Technical rather business focused,

    Cons

    Disorganized. Poor Communication between departments and facilities leads to a lot of things being urgent that really shouldn't be.

  3. "Mostly bad with islands of good"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Oxford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oxford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some managers are great. Pay can be quite good for the area if at or past technician level.

    Cons

    Even best work is often not stimulating. Mandatory overtime is common and unwarranted. Turnover in some departments is atrocious. Different managers will undercut each other’s projects to get ahead. No communication or cooperation between groups unless someone very high up gets involved. Managers claim credit for employees ideas. Many important things don’t happen until the CEO gets angry.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like you care if they stay. Make decisions and stick to them. Don’t force overtime when you don’t need it.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "One of the Worst Companies to Work for in Massachusetts"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Oxford, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Oxford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would only recommend working at IPG Photonics if you are at the end of your rope and can't find a job anywhere else. The only pros of working at IPG is that their stock is high and they give you a bonus and raise every year.

    Cons

    Culture is odd and management is the pits! HR is inept.
    Lots of discourteous people and no morale. The Oxford office is in the middle of nowhere. The Marlboro office and has zero community and low energy.. No self-respecting person would want to work there.

    The company does not have annual reviews; therefore, the majority of employees are disengaged with their jobs because of lack of feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Management is beyond the point of advice. This company is totally archaic.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Writer in Oxford, MA
    Former Employee - Writer in Oxford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can honestly say there was not one positive experience I had while working at IPG. From day 1 on the job I knew I had made a mistake.

    Cons

    Company culture is horrific. The employees don't care about the company and the company does not care about them. The parking lot is full of trash, people smoke everywhere and anywhere, the parking lot is so small it cannot accommodate all of the employees, there are little to no training opportunities, pay is low, demands are high and unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire someone be prepared to train them and support them. Don't expect to hire someone who needs to learn a specific software, yet have no one to train them on said software.


  6. "Title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IPG Photonics full-time

    Pros

    The pay is fairly good.

    Cons

    The hours can be long.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Caution, this is your forewarning"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Oxford, MA
    Current Employee - Technician in Oxford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co workers, and very relaxed depending on which department you land in. If you love what you do, this is where to do it.

    Cons

    Unfulfilled promises, please be aware, during your pay negotiation they will promise you that they will bump up your pay after 3 months of working there..Don’t believe it !! Their word is nothing, and has consistently ben proven so. I would get it in writing and ask the hiring managers I sign it!! I have warned you

    Advice to Management

    Keep your word simple as that. But keep the relax atmosphere it only promotes growth within the employees

  8. "IPG Photonics"

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    Current Employee - Electronic Assembler in Oxford, MA
    Current Employee - Electronic Assembler in Oxford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    From management to work everything and everyone is a pleasure to be around. The environment is very calm and peaceful.

    Cons

    Nothing notable everything is outstanding.


  9. "One of the best companies to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly place to work with a lot of advancement opportunities. Benefits are not the best, but not the worse either... continuously expanding ... lots of overtime

    Cons

    Long working hours depending on how busy it gets.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take care of and listen to your employees and they will produce great results.


  10. "Process Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Short Commute, no traffic, good Holiday schedule

    Cons

    Must work overtimes while paid salary


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