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James Instruments Reviews

Updated November 27, 2017
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  1. "Electronic Tech / Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James Instruments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    James Instruments has a flex starting time between 7-9:30am; so no need to worry about heavy traffic or bad weather. Health Insurance is provided by the company; for the employee and their family - It is PPO based, and includes Prescriptions & Dental coverage. Employees also have vision benefits. Vacation (or PTO) Time is good also; updated & increased this year. James has a relaxed work environment. The company also normally has 2 events/year; like a game at a Cubs Roof Top or a White Sox Suite, or even dinner at the Chicago City Winery. Bonuses are also provided to employees, and are based on the success of the company throughout the year. Overall... a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Being a smaller company, it can get busy at times, and OT is required during those periods. There is no Direct Deposit.


  2. "You want to work here!"

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    Current Employee - Officer of the Company in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Officer of the Company in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James Instruments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    James Instruments has been in the business of manufacturing non-destructive concrete test equipment in the City of Chicago for decades. It is a comfortable work environment that offers flex time, full health and dental insurance and has a generous PTO policy. The employees are multicultural and most of them are long term. The President of the company is committed to growth and cutting edge technology. James Instruments is a great place to bring your technical knowledge and to expand it.

    Cons

    It is not close to public transportation, but there is parking in the back.

  3. "Great company with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at James Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. It is a small family oriented business that takes care of its own, The pay and benefits were very good. The president of the company is a good man to work for.

    Cons

    Honestly i can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you have been doing, it works.


  4. "James Instruments"

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

    I have been working at James Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Company with lots of energetic, passionate folks at the helm creates an atmosphere where your voice is heard. Flexible schedules, employee focused, great culture, casual dress code, provides great work-life balance, generous benefits -- mainly 100% company paid health care

    Cons

    North side traffic may make commute difficult but there is free on-site parking


  5. "The worst job offer you can accept! Don't do it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They pay for your health insurance 100% which is a positive. But you have to tell them your personal medical and prescription information in order to get it.

    Cons

    No one talks about what is going on with the company with each other. There is too much secrecy. The place is filled with solder fumes and the employees seem to enjoy it. They have daily 'huddles' which resembles communist Chinese work conditions. Everyone tells each other what they are doing that day but management already knows it and the employees do not benefit from this since all their jobs do not coincide. Advice: stay away from this place!

    Advice to Management

    You use people and don't offer any support if they are trying to succeed. Management should step down and hire real professionals to do the job correctly.


  6. "Don't do it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    you can learn about how the concrete industry measures the strength of their product. most of the people that worked there were good to work with.

    Cons

    The entire time I was there the company had no sales and was not getting anything for the future of the company.. The other employees felt it was in their best interests not to share information with other people so it was impossible to learn what was expected from you and how to get it done. The employees that were there the longest didn't want anyone to know anything about the products that were made there.

    Advice to Management

    they should let the employees know how the company is doing


  7. "Int. Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor
    Former Employee - Associate Professor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at James Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great place to work, they give you a lot of opportunities to grow in the company and to expand your horizons. I had the opportunities to visit amazing places.

    Cons

    The only drawback is the cold of the city of Chicago.