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MOCON Chairman, President, and CEO Robert L. Demorest
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  1. "A family like culture with great prospects - world leader plans to stay on top"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MOCON full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, even the executive team is approachable. Seeing some smart and much needed internal changes which makes me feel very positive about MOCON's future.
    Serious longevity here as well(40, 30 -25 yrs)- people like to stick around for a reason.

    Cons

    Sometimes the longevity creates change resistance and a sense of entitlement.

    Advice to Management

    Shore up your management team and listen to those with prior manufacturing experience. Time to take of the "MOCON blinders" a bit more to expedite some efficiencies.


  2. "Application Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MOCON full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great new management, hours, opportunity to move up, and consistent growth

    Cons

    Behind in technology, slow to change, slow exodus of old gaurd

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating, keep removing old guard, invest more in engineering

  3. "Baseline Instruments"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting products and supportive coworkers

    Cons

    multitasking mandatory, big-brother management and tracking


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Employed at Wil"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Until I Find A Job in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Until I Find A Job in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MOCON full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Product. Good team under management level.

    Cons

    Arrogant to customers. Get used to disappointing customers for things you cannot control. Good employees are let go with no notice and invalid reasons.

    Advice to Management

    I fear HR’s witch-hunt methodology and will be leaving once I find a real job.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Public Company Run Like Family Business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is financially stable and is growing.

    Cons

    Customers think company is arrogant and products over priced. Executives earn way more than employees and act like royalty. Executives tend to hire insiders. Extremely political place to work. Very poor leadership.

    Managers and employees often skipped over for positions. Company offers no career plan.

    Benefits fair but very expensive. Basically dead end place to work. Turnover of good employees is constant.

    Attitude, morale and motivation of current employees is very low. Pay much better for new hires than for employees who stay with company.

    Advice to Management

    Loose the arrogant attitudes and stereotypes, keep your promises, hire qualified leaders, promote from within, respect experience, and better reward your employees especially those who have stuck with the company.


  6. "Used, mocked and lied to......"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A paycheck, gain some experience, make a few friends.

    Cons

    My mother always told me that if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all. Its a tough company and management takes pride in being tough. They mistaken tough for brutality.

    Advice to Management

    You are the kings with no cloths. Get off your high horses and put some cloths on. Start with a outfit of humility and a bit of compassion if you can stomach it.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "I approve of CEO. Likable CEO, sadly doesn't really know who's leading so e of his divisions"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got the right ideas and strong financials to support company

    Cons

    Outdated and fearful team leaders (either too old to try it or too inexperienced) that don't want to explore market opportunities in order to fit into boys club right away and keep job or no interference with their retirement plan. Go for the easiest and less painful route, no risk whatsoever!

    Advice to Management

    Out of hundreds of employees, you have one Oriental, one African American, one Latino, one "Russian". And most important jobs held by men, white men. It's 2014. Even if discharge of an employee, allow for an exit interview - so you don't expose these suggestions to the world. You have the right intentions, but have to look under table more often and most, please, spend time with your customer. You'll learn so much more!

  8. "Few positives, more negatives."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at MOCON full-time

    Pros

    There are some very good people here, but they are few and far between. Occasionally try to do a special thing for the employees (BBQ etc.) but is always seems like their heart is not really in it. Stock options for some (not all). Also have an employee stock purchase plan which is nice.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to lacks direction and is stuck in neutral regarding change. Can't seem to shake the "family run" business mentality and does not want to (or listen to) new ideas. There is also a strange negative undercurrent throughout the company where many people just seem unhappy. The company as a whole thinks they are much better than they are. They are also public, which for a company this size is a bit ridiculous. Upper management is not approachable (save for Mike Barto, he is a genuinely good guy willing to listen).

    Advice to Management

    Drop the attitudes and focus more on customer service, internally and externally. Be more open to new ideas. Quit patting yourselves on the back until you have actually done something.