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Updated February 21, 2018
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IPG Photonics Chairman and CEO Valentin P. Gapontsev
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. "Caution, this is your forewarning"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "Very repetitive- to much favoritism"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machine Operator in Oxford, MA
    Former Employee - CNC Machine Operator in Oxford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IPG Photonics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay was good, but you earn it

    Cons

    Repetitive, lots of favoritism, you may have to run 3 machines if you work the off shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally


  7. "Laser Technician"

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    Current Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN in Oxford, MA
    Current Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN in Oxford, MA

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits Good overtime Good Pay

    Cons

    Terrible Management Terrible work environment

  8. "Good place to learn industry"

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

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

    Pros

    The fast paced environment at IPG gets you used to working in the industry quickly. The engineering team is also a great group of people who often collaborate on projects. With a large focus on constant improvement on hardware, software and yield, it's easy to be engaged with projects.

    Cons

    The number of hours required is more than I would've liked. We are often required to work mandatory Saturdays when production falls behind.


  9. "Assembler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome company great benefits great hr dept and buildings

    Cons

    Trainings are not readily available, company don't care about their employees


  10. "Good company to start your career"

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    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.


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