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KEMET Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "KEMET HQ"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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    "HAPPY EMPLOYEE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Product ManageManagement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Disconnected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  8. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ECP Operator in Simpsonville, SC
    Current Employee - ECP Operator in Simpsonville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is not hard and very to do. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Waiting game to be made permanet for being

    Advice to Management

    Allow employee feedback to make an impact and allow changes that will improve the operations.


  9. "Sneaky Pete Incorporated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Simpsonville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people to work with

    Cons

    Management looks out for management, average employee doesn't stand a chance. Constant layoffs. No objective HR group to provide employee protection, HR is controlled by management. The longer you have been there, the more likely you are to get laid off. Managed from Florida instead of the home base in Simpsonville, SC. Senior management is a den of cronies. Not required by law to tell an employee why S/He is being laid off and they don't tell except in generic terms. I know of an employee with over 40 years service that was laid off and management refused to answer the question of why.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the CEO with a professional manager ... do the same for the senior management group. Empower employees, in reality, not just with empty words. Discourage insider politics. Value the experience of long time employees. Install a professional third party HR group with direct ties to the Board of Directors rather than senior management.


  10. "Had a great opportunity for advancement. Global exposure to different cultures."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Manager in Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Manager in Simpsonville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, competitive electronics components manufacturing, Constantly had to mfg capacity at reduce cost not to loose market share,

    Cons

    continuously seeking cheaper labor cost sacrificing product quality. In order to become the capacitance company, acquiring other manufacturing companies without having the cash to pay for it, Too much of financial obligation.

    Advice to Management

    Empower the employees. Don't just say it, do it.


  11. "Manage Engineering group to develop new product and build capital Hi-Speed equipment for in house use,"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Manager in Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineering Manager in Simpsonville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Challenging projects.

    Cons

    The company has borrowed too much money. Cash flow issues.

    Advice to Management

    Change the direction is required to become profitable


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