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LaBarge Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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Craig E. LaBarge
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The type of company you can spend your entire career at."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LaBarge full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people. Stable atmosphere, great place to work.

    Cons

    Changes in industry affecting the business as a whole.


  2. "Positive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Procurement in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LaBarge full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people here are great, and the company makes an effort to train/promote from within. Company goal is to maintain manufacturing in the US. They are to be commended for that activity.

    Cons

    Change mgmnt can be difficult, although that can be expected at most companies. Salary can be a little low nationally, but is competitive for the Midwest.

    Advice to Management

    Seek greater commercial business contracts/customers. Increase automation.


  3. "Lead press brake operator. Sheetmetal drills. Bridgeport."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Lead Press Brake/Sheetmetal Fabricator in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Lead Press Brake/Sheetmetal Fabricator in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed and professional staff! They treat you with RESPECT!

    Cons

    There is nothing bad to say about this company. If it weren't for my son having allergy induced asthma, I'd still be there! We had to move back to Colorado.


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  5. "check and straighten"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Check and Straighten
    Current Employee - Check and Straighten
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LaBarge (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved every day working here

    Cons

    Did not like working nights

    Advice to Management

    would love to work in a place like this again but not nights


  6. "LaBarge - A leader in the CM industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in East Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in East Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to technology and manufacturing principles

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful due the timelines. Due to being a CM, sometimes important tasks are out of your control

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with Employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Assurance Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Quality Assurance
    Former Employee - Director, Quality Assurance
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management cared about employees on a personal level. Always took time to communicate company status to employees. Never kept employees guessing. As a contract supplier, the business landscape was always changing, yet management found time to convey all details to its' workforce.

    Cons

    Wage scale was low in comparison to similar company in area. LaBarge was known for hiring people who were out of work for long periods of time at bargain basement wages.

    Advice to Management

    Look at internal staff to fulfill key positions. Going outside for new talent isn't always the best choice, albeit necessary at times.


  8. "Ducommun LaBarge"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Friendly people, willingness to try new things and always looking to encourage employees to continuously improve their skills

    Cons

    Sometimes management only look for numbers at month end and forgets the long hrs being put in by employees


  9. "Great compensation for internship recipients"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LaBarge (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere, plenty of transparency between different levels of the company.

    Cons

    Recently bought out so they are still in the transformation phase.


  10. "Great staff"

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    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Alton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LaBarge part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I was in a unique situation allowed flex time co-workers were amazing!

    Cons

    pay below standard of the industry, run by Ducommun

    Advice to Management

    give training when training is asked for and give training when training is promised.


  11. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology: Today businesses who have embraced technology have gained a competitive advantage in the market, technology can improve efficiency. If it automates its production line and installs temperature sensors and cooling facilities, it will deliver quality products in time. These temperature censors can be programmed so that they send information to the operator and they find out when the room temperature drops or increases. This saves the operator of the bakery time and risks

    Cons

    The use of automated systems will mean that manual labor will be cut down which is a benefit to the business owner. But this will leave many people who would have done this task jobless. Also small can’t afford this technology will be left out because deploying these automated temperature sensors might be expensive for small businesses. Which means they will not be in position to compete which might also led to the collapse of the business and it will again result into loss of Jobs.

    Advice to Management

    change to a technical manager that supports the new product risk required when getting into new tech. abandon old tech and convert


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