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  1. "MCE Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Motion Control Engineering full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always plenty of work - time flies when you are busy. Many 20-25 year employees. Great co-workers and some good managers.

    Cons

    Very cheap operations. Employees buy their own post-it notepads and pens. Building is disgusting. Bathrooms at the Shell station are cleaner. Everyone clocks in & out. Even the salaried employees. If you work less than 8hrs they dock your PTO time. The company never meets year-end numbers and employees are told to work harder and cheaper. All profits are sent to the parent company. No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Staff the company departments properly. Some managers really need to be let go. Try to figure out who is really in charge. Try to improve the work culture. There are many hard working people at MCE with very little reward or recognition.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Company that is all about their budget"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motion Control Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The workers are very friendly. They try to help each other. They will pass along any info they can to educate you.

    Cons

    Management only concerned about their budget. Cannot get any help from them. They will ignore your calls or emails for help, or to discuss any issue. Most times, they will email you with a customer question, then present answer to customer like they knew what they were saying.
    Only will call, email you if customer puts heat on them.
    No incentive to fix issues
    Year end raise based on what the management feels like giving you, not based on your work. Many times, 0% raise was given since they didn't make their numbers.
    Field differential pay was taken away without notice. Only found out when paycheck did not show it. HR then informed workers about change.

    Advice to Management

    It can be a better operation if the hangers on are removed at the management level. Treat talented workers fairly and reward their hard work.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "It's a good place to work if you like being treated like you are a child who has to live under constantly changing rules"

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

    I worked at Motion Control Engineering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of the employees are good people who care about others and their work. I really have to say there are some great people that work in this place who are in the sales, engineering and R&D departments.

    Cons

    You will get terrible raises and at the unofficial policy is to give reviews every 15 months so they can stretch out paying you less. Salary employees have to clock in and out. If you work less than 42.5 hours a week (half hour lunches) on the clock your pay will be docked. If you work at home to make up for it your pay will still be docked because they don't allow working from home. If you work over 42.5 hours one week and less the next, your pay will still be docked.
    Production is being moved to Mexico so over the last 7 years a lot of long term factory workers have been laid off resulting in a loss of product knowledge.
    Working at MCE will make you feel like you always need to watch your back because any wrong step will be dealt with swiftly, and firmly.
    There is a lot of turn over in engineering as new college grads will work for a year and then move on once the promise of a bright future and a good raise doesn't come true.
    Unfortunately upper management is mostly made up of people who are not MBA's and don't know how to manage people and don't have children so they don't seem to understand a family and work balance.
    If you do decide to work at MCE, make sure you are always in some way tied to the product shipping out the door. I have seen several times a person moved to a special project and then laid off if the project didn't work out. When given the special project, you will have unclear goals, no mentoring or support from management to help with the project and you will not be allocated any resources. You will feel like you are being set up to fail.
    Overall the employees at the company are not very happy working there but are constantly being told by upper management that leaving is giving in and that MCE is the best place to work. The longer you stay there the more you will believe it's true.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat the employees like professionals. Road map a growth plan for the employees. Provide annual raises that are on par with the industry.


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  5. "Terrible experience that I had with this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motion Control Engineering full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    no reason at all to work for this company because they abuse their engineers

    Cons

    wasting your time and your money

    Advice to Management

    I strongly recommend not to work for this company because they mistreat their engineers terribly


  6. "Those who are willing to put in the effort will be rewarded with a satisfying career."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Motion Control Engineering full-time

    Pros

    In my experience, creativity and effort is appreciated and rewarded. The management respects the people who work for them, and for the most part, the only limits to success are those the individual employees put on themselves. In many ways, the people I've worked with over the years feel almost like family. If you feel held back in this company, perhaps you need to check your own attitude.

    Cons

    There are no real cons for me, personally. It's true that the economy has presented some challenges over the past few years, but what company hasn't suffered in this regard?

    Advice to Management

    I have none at this time. I think management is doing a great job, and based on feedback I've received from friends who've left, no one realizes that more than those who've chosen to go to work for another company. It's really true that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.


  7. "This is a place where you can work and die."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA

    Pros

    You won't be expected to be creative.

    Cons

    This company is slowly dying. Management is completely unable to communicate to the company, and most need to be changed. The only employees still working are zombies that do the same thing they've been doing for the last 20 years.

    If you decide to work here, beware that they may quit giving you sick/vacation time to save a dime on their bottom line. They've done this for the last 2-3 years randomly. They care nothing about your well being.

    There is a high chance you'll be given a chair and CRT monitor when you start. They can't afford modern office equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Change the president.