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Updated August 22, 2017
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Craig E. LaBarge
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "worst company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in East Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in East Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location to Pittsburgh and area.

    Cons

    low pay, poor upper management

    Advice to Management

    Get a life, find some religion. Don't try to hurt people.


  2. "This is a company with high expectations but severe dilusions of adequacy."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a place to work for five years

    Cons

    They have plans to expand into markets that require suppliers with stable infrastructure to support their business. However, this company has no intentions to change anything to support the new customer requirements. Everything is fine just the way it is. Anyone with insight or experience in the proposed requirements is ostracized.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision to support a market and commit to providing the services required by that market.

  3. "I feel badly for the good employees....they don't make enough $"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LaBarge full-time

    Pros

    You won't ever get fired if your attendance is good. You don't have to be good at your job to stay here...especially the office support/management.

    Cons

    No one cares about productivity...or accuracy. Not even a little bit. If your give a care is broken, this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue....from the top down, if you expect the best, then you get the best....if you don't expect anything...then you are at Ducommun.


  4. "$20 to $40 oil; hard times ahead. we need to survive ."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Better than nothing. Safe, clean, friendly work enviorment. LaBarge does a very good job for their customer(s).

    Cons

    Contract manufacturing vendor; low wage scale

    Advice to Management

    We need more and different customers for this plant.


  5. "Grate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Painter in East Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Painter in East Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice place to work

    Cons

    You must know what you are doing

    Advice to Management

    listen to the working person


  6. "Program Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Competitive wages and overall benefits

    Cons

    Job security is always at risk

    Advice to Management

    Needs better communication on a daily basis. Introduce new employees to the rest of the work force immediately. Don't delay in explaining changes (personnel, organizational, processes).


  7. "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.

  8. "Program Manager"

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    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


  9. "Project engineering intern"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineering Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at LaBarge (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun enviroment to work in

    Cons

    Low pay for necessary degree


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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