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Molex Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Molex Vice Chairman and CEO Martin P. Slark
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  • Some times work life balance becomes challenge (in 6 reviews)

  • Limited time off / Long hours / Long-term employees resistant to change / limited upward mobility (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Director global procurement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Molex (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management that cares and is truly interested in employees

    Cons

    Lots of travel with long hauls in coach


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Worst career move anyone can make"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow co-workers are easy going and nice to work with.

    Cons

    Management doesn't exist. The managers here are not leaders and only think of themselves. There isn't room for advancement and there's never any money for training.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and let real leaders run the company

  3. Helpful (2)

    "The HR department is a disaster"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is good, pay is decent and benefits as well. I have a minimum to make so I'm writing words....

    Cons

    The HR department is way too top heavy. There are 10 HR directors and 10 HR Vice Presidents which is ruining the department because they are all stuck in their old ways and don't see what is really going on. What is the need for so many high positions? Why do we need so many directors and VP's? What are they even doing? People are getting fired every 2 to 3 months and you can feel the tension and fear in the room unless you are a higher up. The department is so dysfunctional with leaders who are not qualified to do their job or have no idea what is going on. Leaders who are not good at their job are hiring employees and they cannot be trained properly because their leader is a poor employee. There needs to be change within this department there needs to be leaders who are going to take charge and change things for the better. I am so disappointed in how this department is ran.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be less higher ups in the department and employees who are not stuck in their old ways. If an employee is having an issue with a manager action needs to be taken. Managers/directors who are poor employees are protected so it encourages them to continue their poor behavior which is affecting work life. Instead of firing employees look at their manager and stop ignoring the issues and take action when someone speaks to you about the problems occurring.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good intern experience"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Molex (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large variety of projects, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Often not clear what is asked of you as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Very good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Molex full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with, good ethical ground, Industry Leader, good opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Being a large Multi-National Company can require you to wear many hats to get the job done and often resulting in many International calls that can make work/life balance difficult


  6. Helpful (1)

    "No opportunity for entry-level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Molex full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, can work out during lunch hours, friendly people, flex hours

    Cons

    provide little opportunity to grow and learn, low salary, poor vacation benefits, low morale, have to wait at least 1 year to receive bonuses or raises - could be almost 2 years before receiving a raise, give entry-level engineers intern level work

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to retain new talent


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Thrown under the bus"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good global name with a stable product.

    Cons

    Engineering manager will throw you under the bus to save his skin. No loyalty and micromanaged everyday. You can't finish a project before your boss puts you on another then ask why the last isn't finished yet. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the Unit Managers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in South Grafton, MA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in South Grafton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and clear job description and daily duties. everyone is very nice and willing to help. once you know your role the work is very independant and you dont have anyone watching over your shoulder every 5 minutes

    Cons

    if your the least bit ambitious they cannot keep up with you. they DO NOT promote from within, they give very litte opportunity to learn outside your assigned department and have a very closed minded approach to feedback and improvement suggestions

    Advice to Management

    be more interactive, take feedback, develop a culture of excellence and contribution. come up with processes and opportunities for your employees to learn and grow and when you find someone with an above average desire to succeed find a way to cultivate that person into a leader and stop making them feel like an outcast for having an opinion and wanting to contribute


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Management Problems"

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Molex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is good, the gym is great, cafeteria is very convenient , HR is friendly, Koch has a lot of money to invest.

    Cons

    Pay is not great, but that is not the biggest problem. The company is struggling to retain talent, as the managers are terrible. It is old school type of management, so the company has a lot of baby-boomers ready to retire and some millennials that will stay there only until they get a better offer.

    Advice to Management

    Turnover in engineering should be addressed. And that is happening not in China, but in US.


  10. "Excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Project Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Electrical Project Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are exceptional and work, life balance is above and beyond what I expected.

    Cons

    Bonus structure is based on "marginal value" and not clearly defined.


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