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KEMET Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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KEMET CEO and Director Per-Olof Lööf
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Matamoros, Tamaulipas (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Matamoros, Tamaulipas (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KEMET full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent environment to work, growing professional opportunities and a growing company

    Cons

    Market competition of KEMET expanding fast


  2. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, diverse management. Great culture. Great benefits. Growing public company, with values.

    Cons

    Can’t really think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up great job!

  3. "KEMET Rating"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with,

    Cons

    To much upper management for no reason and boss was just okay.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "HAPPY EMPLOYEE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kemet is a great place to work ...... benefits are amazing as well as my co workers

    Cons

    need updated systems for expansion


  5. "Product ManageManagement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KEMET full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Earn variety of experience

    Cons

    Management does not have your back. Employee loyalty, dedication and strong work ethic are met with no appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicated employees who work long hours for you should be appreciated, respected, and supported.


  6. "KEMET HQ"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, SC
    Recommends

    I worked at KEMET full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, incredibly diverse work responsibilities, wonderful benefits

    Cons

    Too much work per person with relatively low pay


  7. "Worker"

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    Former Employee - Worker in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Worker in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KEMET (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, some good people outside of you own department, flexible hours, some perks

    Cons

    Management in some departments have no clue, no soft skills, and really doesn't care about the employees, work environment is miserable, no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Find another job if you can't communicate with your employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paychecks come on time, and that's about it.

    Cons

    Being ignorant of the company's products and their customers is a badge of honor. Add that to a management that is completely disconnected from reality and you get exceptionally mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Start replacing people. At the top and bottom.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at KEMET full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and extremely team oriented company. Encouraged to work across business units.

    Cons

    Insufficient resources to complete assigned projects, cash strapped on routine basis, too many dreams and non-focused activities aimed at management reviews.. Poor infrastructure, .especially in IT and business systems. Old antiquated manufacturing equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Quit investing in nonperforming companies and invest in your core business units.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Disconnected"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KEMET full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to make a difference with customers or suppliers;
    Chances to grow one's knowledge and experience;
    General day-to-day treatment by management.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of company direction;
    Exceptionally poor communication from management;
    Instability of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is completely disconnected from the rest of the company. No one understands if there's a five-year plan, or even a plan at all - and there may not be. Management must spend more time communicating a vision to the rank and file - "being a world-class supplier" is not a plan, and not a complete vision either. Move senior management back to SC, or move it to FL, along with the support groups (Sales, IT, etc.). Local leadership matters!


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