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Materion Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Materion Chairman, President and CEO Dick Hipple
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Pros
  • Great people and love what I do (in 6 reviews)

  • Great technology, knowledgeable employees, Decent pay, Benefits, free coffee, and a paycheck (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management is part of an "Old Boys Club" (in 8 reviews)

  • Very little room for advancement, and very seldom raises for long time HOURLY employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Materion full-time

    Pros

    Very dedicated staff in the business groups. People work hard to continue to make the company successful.

    Cons

    Work/ life balance needs to improve. Expectations to work during vacation... all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Provide adequate resources for your staff. They are committed to you. Show them the same commitment.


  2. "Employer"

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    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Elmore, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Elmore, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Materion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    We have a lot of good hourly employees, who take pride in their work.

    Cons

    Expensive health insurance that isn't any good. Overall poor management that doesn't care about the actual working people. Very little room for advancement, and very seldom raises for long time HOURLY employees.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the good employees.

  3. "Overall good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Materion full-time

    Pros

    Incredible pay! On the job training, yearly bonuses, lots of paid time off and overtime. Strong emphasis on safety. Most employees stay until retirement.

    Cons

    Mandatory weekend overtime, which fluctuates depending on productivity. Seniority system can work against you, especially with job bidding and bumping. Jobs can be eliminated without notice.

    Advice to Management

    Put a greater emphasis on employee performance and stop rewarding sneaky behavior!


  4. "Decent company but moving too quickly on acquisitions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Materion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Some really great people and some decent managers and even a few great executives.

    Cons

    Too quick to acquire companies without doing their homework. Always end up inheriting the other company's mess which is usually why they're for sale in the first place.

    Advice to Management

    Develop an acquisition team to do proper research ahead of time.


  5. "Evolving culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Materion full-time

    Pros

    An interesting field to work in . Good work environment.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to progress within the company in the short-mid term.


  6. "Chemistry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Materion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and love what I do. Competitive pay. Good bennies. Lay off the meetings. Utilize email more. Teamwork is valued.

    Cons

    Accountability is an issue. Over engineering is not a great thing. Try to figure out how to decrease the extreme OT in the summer. Maybe spread it out over the rest of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Make people accountable for their laziness. Listen to your experienced employees about the processes we run. Don't change a process "live". Use R&D for this.


  7. "Great Work-life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Elmore, OH
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Elmore, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Materion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is great, and management is very good about working with you on attendance and work-life balance needs. My manager gives me all the freedom I need to be successful.

    Cons

    The upper management is disconnected, but occasionally likes to micromanage. Benefits are very sub-par. Knee-jerk reactions are the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't get bogged down in the day to day and focus on the direction of the company. It feels like the same new product decisions are made over and over again. No knowledge is shared to break the cycle.

  8. "Machine Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Running machines. The work is very easy to do. Basic math skills help. They train you to run their machines.

    Cons

    Same thing everyday. Nothing ever changes and moving is next to impossible. As long as you're ok with making good money and doing the same thing everyday go for it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "going downhill hopefully new management can see through the BS artists"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Materion full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay could be better though. a lot of good people work there.

    Cons

    Good old boy network has promoted their buddies instead of those who deserve it. Moral is the lowest I have seen in years except for the buddies of the plant supervisor and plant manager. Tired of the "atleast you have a job attitude of management.


  10. "Need to value employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Materion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Shortsighted management, employees are overwhelmed by the workload


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