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IPG Photonics Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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IPG Photonics Chairman and CEO Valentin P. Gapontsev
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Pros
  • Good Benefits Good overtime Good Pay (in 4 reviews)

  • Great company to work for and rapidly growing (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Working hours can vary between teams (in 3 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. "3-week-long engineering internship was a great way to be introduced to the company and how it operates."

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at IPG Photonics as an intern

    Pros

    The coworkers were all very friendly

    Cons

    Hours can be long (10+ hours/day, 5 days/week) but it is manageable.


  2. "Good place to learn industry"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Great Company"

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    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


  5. "Assembly line"

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    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


  6. "Tech"

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    • 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place for growth and learning"

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    • 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.

  8. "It intern"

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

    Pros

    There was a lot of room to learn and do whatever I wanted to. Great company and nice people.

    Cons

    I did not think there was a ton of negative things to say


  9. "Stable work"

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    Current Contractor - Assembler I in Oxford, MA
    Current Contractor - Assembler I in Oxford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IPG Photonics as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Guaranteed 40 hour week. However there is also plenty of overtime reinforced/available. It's a pretty good atmosphere to work in and the co-workers are friendly. Don't listen to the complaints about management on here by others. I feel like if you do your job and do it well you should have no problems and that's with any job out there.

    Cons

    Work/life balance may be affected. As there are many 10 hours days ahead of you. My only advice is that you manage your time wisely.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IPG Photonics full-time

    Pros

    New hire, seems like a lot of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Pressure to work over time, even if its not needed. Not really a con if you need the money.


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