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Materialise Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "Great company to work for as long as you're willing to put in the effort"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They company has a great atmosphere. Everyone is friendly and makes the office comfortable.

    The US division isn't huge so you get to know pretty much everyone there.

    They are really great at giving younger graduates an opportunity to start their careers and grow.

    Pay isn't awful to start with.

    Lots of opportunities for overtime if you stay busy and active and find things to do.

    The products they offer and service are very unique and are doing great things, I don't feel afraid for my job like I have with other companies.

    Room to grow, still a newer employee, but the opportunities to advance are their if you are willing to put the time and effort in.

    Benefits are pretty good, plenty of PTO time and flexibility with schedule if you need it.

    Opportunities to work from home on occasion given approval from your manager.

    Cons

    There system they use is a little dated, but that's hopefully getting improved soon.

    Having HQ in europe and people all over the place it can make certain things more difficult because of time differences.

    Pay could be more, but its also not awful

    aspects of the company and work flow are disorganized and cause more hassle and effort, but we're working on that


  2. Helpful (6)

    "If you don't take good care of yourself, don't blame Materialise."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting and promising technology.
    Fresh college graduates friendly.
    A wonderful place to stay if you do not care about fair compensation, which means that if you just want to contribute to the wealth of the share holders.

    Cons

    A strange, huge mom-and-pop shop with more than 1000 employees.
    Did I mention low pay?
    and low pay increases?

    Advice to Management

    Think twice before you say "Employees are our most valuable asset," and ask yourself "do I really believe it?"


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Ugh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you live close by there are nice places to go to lunch. Some of the people seemed like they were nice.

    Cons

    HR was horrible. It was like having Dr. Jekyl and Mr.Hyde...you never knew who you were going to get. Existed just to pacify management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't trust those around you. Expect more from your leaders. Marketing was sub par.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "fun at times but challenging culture not willing to invest in sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Medical in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to create new advances in u inquest medical and automotive sectors.

    Cons

    Low pay, management not sufficiently knowledgeable in biggest growth sectors

    Advice to Management

    Commit to investing in sales and marketing


  6. Helpful (10)

    "They're Good at Making Promises"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Production Operator in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Medical Production Operator in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Materialise full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience
    Understands that family comes first (sometimes)

    Cons

    Noncompetitive pay, which has created a talent vacuum with a huge turnover rate. They ask everyone to keep their wages a secret because if everyone knew of the rampant wage inequality that goes on there half the people would quit. The fact that poorly paid hourly production staff are looked down on by the almost as poorly paid salaried sales and engineering types doesn't help.
    Very hard to actually get things done. Seemingly minor tasks take a thousand times longer due to everything having to be run through Belgium.
    Lots of promises of advancement, pay increases, etc that never materialize (pun intended).
    Poorly trained inexperienced production staff(due to high turnover), especially considering the high tech (expensive) nature of 3d-printing. Be prepared to figure everything out on your own....
    Constant nagging for improvement by out of touch management although processes and equipment are inefficient and orders are consistently low. I was told to get my job done faster so I could then be the janitor and mop the floors and dust....
    Company buys used, cheap equipment and machines that cause headaches and delays.
    Out of touch management at all levels. They try and make nice with the employees with a boxed lunch every once and awhile but thats as good of a gesture you're ever going to get out of this company.
    Gossip is rampant among the small staff.
    Late hours and weekends(somehow with little actual overtime) due to everyone figuring things out as they go along.........
    Will keep you on as a contract employee as long as possible in order to get all of the work from you with zero of the benefits from them.

    Advice to Management

    I hope you have a plan-B once your competitors start printing their own parts now that 3d-printing hardware is more widespread and affordable.


  7. "Materialise"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bremen, Bremen (Germany)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bremen, Bremen (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Different range of projects. Offices location.

    Cons

    Interview information differs from daily work


  8. "Great company, great product, great vision but no vision for its employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Leuven (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Leuven (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative company, flexibility, internal movement, young enthousiastic colleagues

    Cons

    Poor HR policy, few internal activities or other actions taken to motivate people, few investment in training people

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your highly motivated/qualified people instead of always looking for youngsters.


  9. "Good time, good people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Webmaster in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Webmaster in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good people, nice atmosphere,good management.

    Cons

    Good company,nothing to mention in this section

    Advice to Management

    Some time is slow


  10. Helpful (1)

    "freak out often"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good for fresh graduate to experience the working autonomy

    Cons

    no experienced leader
    no vision
    no effort on empolyee development

    Advice to Management

    try to be more professional and not like a family running business


  11. "cool company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pro management, growth opportunities, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    not a big (but still comfort) office, nothing else



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