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Updated December 6, 2017
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  1. "Metaltek"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing, great health insurance, free prescription safety glasses, free work boots up to $100 - $120. If the monthly goal was met, they cater in a dinner. I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    They are safety crazy! meetings constantly about safety. This is actually a good thing, just took me time to acclimate! from the environments I was used to. The only con was when I was hired, I was told that they never lay off people, at least since 9/11. There were 2 rounds of lay offs when I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Only had 1 or 2, but the NCR process is VERY flawed. People need to be held responsible for their set ups...During shift change, when I walked into a part that was currently running, I was held responsible for someone else's shoddy set up?


  2. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MetalTek full-time

    Pros

    Salaries are high and benefits are very good.
    Lower level employees are great to work with.
    Management has changed recently and atmosphere may have improved.

    Cons

    The company is expected to come first no matter what.
    Expectations described were not as advertised and performance goals were shifty.
    Always felt work interactions with management as partially hostile.

  3. "Employee"

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

    I have been working at MetalTek full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits, friendly people,

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments, to many people upstairs


  4. "Engaged employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MetalTek full-time

    Pros

    Strong culture focused around safety and customer service excellence.

    Cons

    We are still searching for hardworking people who wish to join our team.


  5. "Don't care about their employees!!! You're only a number to them"

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    Former Employee - Welder in Pevely, MO
    Former Employee - Welder in Pevely, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MetalTek full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Oh they act like their your best friend but don't get sick and have to go on FMLA or you will be on their hit list!!!

    Cons

    Get sick and you get fired!!! Even if your doctor sends them a letter telling them the person didn't know what would happen! Oh well you're a liability to them!!! You will work your butt off and it will never be enough they ask why didn't you get this done too. Most every Saturday you will be there, it's always the workers fault things are late to get shipped. I could go on and on. I was there for 28yrs and they couldn't wait to get rid of the old man!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Respect your elders because someday you're going to be one too that is if they make there that long.....


  6. "Best Place I Ever Worked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MetalTek is the sixth company I have worked for, including some big name manufacturers, and it is the best place I have been by far. It's a big small company. I feel that the individual can learn and contribute at whatever level he/she wants to. The cultural growth initiative, called "Delivering More Than Metal" is really a unique way to recognize fellow workers when they do things that promote MetalTek as a place to grow happy and engaged employees, and improve the customer experience; I have never seen anything like it. We have a lot of new people and it's fun to watch them grow and contribute. They are our future.

    Cons

    I don't know that it's a "con" per se, but we make a lot of difficult parts for demanding (and interesting) applications. We are not always able to service and deliver to those customers as well as we would like to. That can be a little frustrating. We work hard on improving that performance, but being a custom job shop, there are no easy solutions.


  7. "Not awful."

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Lakeland, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee benefits. Employees are helpful and easy to work with. Safety is important and emphasized.

    Cons

    Senior Management was weak. Senior management got in the way more than they helped.

    Advice to Management

    The branch shut down, so I don't know what advice to give as the management is no longer employed there.

  8. "Rotational Sales Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community and commitment to safety and customer excellence

    Cons

    Program development based on program numbers


  9. "Needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MetalTek full-time

    Pros

    Decent raises, interesting work, generally good coworkers

    Cons

    PTO, advancement opportunities, division and inequality between salaried and hourly employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more hands on and empathetic to your hourly workers. Incentivize performance and 'bold goals'. Equal benefits for all. Hold salaried employees accountable for mistakes and negligence. Recruit engineers and managers from all over the country. Diversity in thought and employees is lacking.


  10. "Weld technician/weldor"

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    Current Employee - Weld Technician/Weldor in East Troy, WI
    Current Employee - Weld Technician/Weldor in East Troy, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong committment to customer satisfaction and excellence in achieving continuous improvement in process and execution of related efforts.

    Cons

    Would encourage more R&D in high tech net shape and machining/weld assemblies.

    Advice to Management

    Make the leap to acheive the most valuable fruits-not just the low hanging-they are closest to rot.


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