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Materialise Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2019

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Found 89 reviews

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Materialise CEO Wilfried Vancraen
Wilfried Vancraen
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance wordt sterk gerespecteerd(in 8 reviews)

  • "materialise deals with state of the art of 3d printing and relies on very talented people(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Wie veel structuur en uitgezette processen verwacht, kan bij Materialise zeker op z'n honger blijven zitten(in 6 reviews)

  • "Low pay, management not sufficiently knowledgeable in biggest growth sectors(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Materialise full-time

    Pros

    People who are in the office and upper management

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    Materialise2018-02-26
  2. Helpful (15)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Materialise full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great technology and this company does a lot for those in need via charity, medical planning etc. A lot of very friendly employees that are easy to get along with. It is a team atmosphere for the most part and people below management get along well.

    Cons

    Management is awful starting from the top down. Everyone is always under a microscope and micro management is insane. If you like doing more marketing things than sales if you like to get nit picked and asked to do meaningless tasks that take away from your sales time or to do the same tasks over and over because doing it just once isn’t enough then by all means sign up. Pay is terrible you have a huge target and the...

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    Advice to Management

    Micro management drives people crazy and out the door. Being told you aren’t doing enough when you are clearly hitting your sales numbers is like being punished for you doing your job. Look at your turnover rate and ask is the leader at the top and low low pay the two biggest issues? Read all the other reviews I think you will see.

    Materialise2018-04-19
  3. Helpful (14)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Materialise

    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?"

    Materialise2016-07-29
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Ugh"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Materialise

      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.

      Materialise2015-11-07
    • Helpful (6)

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

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      Former Employee - Medical in Detroit, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Materialise

      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

      Materialise2015-02-11
    • Helpful (18)

      "They're Good at Making Promises"

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      Former Employee - Medical Production Operator in Plymouth, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Materialise full-time for 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...

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      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.

      Materialise2014-12-30
    • "Nice starter experience, not many career oportunities after 2-3 years"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Materialise full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Nice colleagues Flexible home work days

      Cons

      Not much guidance Lack of transparency Managers take decisions without listening to people with expertise High work pressure in busy periods, management doesn't always hire enough people to deal with the peeks, if you don't set boundaries, you're left doing all the work After 2 – 3 years, your learning curve stops. If you don’t want to do the exact same job for 10 years without the opportunity to develop yourself,...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to people, give them perspective for the future if you want to keep them in your company

      Materialise2019-06-26
    • "Good as starting job"

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      Current Employee - Research Engineer in Leuven
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Materialise full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Many opportunities for personal and professional growth

      Cons

      Salaries very low even with high responsibility

      Materialise2019-04-25
    • "Innovation"

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      Current Employee - Product Development Engineer 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Materialise full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Innovation flexibility of the work hours and good atmosphere

      Cons

      Stress too high and remuneration low

      Materialise2019-04-20
    • "Application Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Materialise full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Interesting industry. Young dynamic work environment.

      Cons

      Salary, Management, Limited opportunities to move up in the company if you are foreigner

      Materialise2019-02-25
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