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Nordson Reviews

Updated Dec 2, 2019

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3.0
38%
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72%
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Nordson President, CEO, and Director Michael F. Hilton
Michael F. Hilton
59 Ratings
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  1. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable associates that are looking to contribute future success.

    Cons

    compensate your team to grow, don't increase goals and reduce variable compensation, this does not motivate the ambitious.

    Nordson2019-11-21
  2. "Steady but boring"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate 

    I worked at Nordson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Steady hours, and okay culture

    Cons

    no downtime, managers expect too much

    Nordson2019-11-01
  3. "A company that develops employee talent!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources 
    Recommends

    I worked at Nordson full-time

    Pros

    Employees are encourage to learn, on the job and through classes, university, etc. Development of talent is a plus!

    Cons

    As a conglomeration, sometimes acquired companies fail.

    Nordson2019-08-17
  4. "Nordson"

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    Current Employee - Distribution in Swainsboro, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nordson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nordson is always willing to help out their community.

    Cons

    In every workplace this is that bad apple that likes to make life difficult

    Nordson2019-08-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Nordson full-time

    Pros

    Good people, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Culture is changing, no longer respecting employees

    Nordson2019-08-07
  6. Helpful (1)

    "You might want to avoid this one."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nordson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Profitable company. Decent geographic location, decent parking.

    Cons

    Many issues, but here are a few. Managers do not provide much (or any) feedback and deadlines. Don't be surprised getting in tap on the shoulder for missing some deadline you knew nothing about. New folks are Communication here is very dicey. The facility is run down and in need of repair.

    Nordson2019-08-23
  7. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and mostly a great culture.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive and few opportunities for variable compensation

    Nordson2019-07-08
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Big company with small company mentality"

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

    I have been working at Nordson full-time

    Pros

    Team is great and they foster a good culture of collaboration and engagement. Under the right management, there's good work/life balance.

    Cons

    As always, the culture is dictated in large part by your specific business or group. Some are great, others.... They value their employees, up until it's time to leave, then they are absolutely brutal with the worst separation packages (if any) in the market. Though the company foster diversity, again your experience in a specific business can be different. Some of the management teams are composed exclusively... of white males, and others have little to no chance in advancing. The executive team turns a blind eye, as long as profits are there.

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    Nordson2019-07-17
  9. Helpful (3)

    "It's just Okay..."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in Amherst, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nordson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits - they are good. Nice coworkers

    Cons

    Managements is unkind to their employees, they don't care to hear any negative feedback. They don't treat everyone the same. If you want to move up you have to be liked by upper management, and even then it may take so long to build a career because no one ever leaves. If diversity is something you are looking for, then this isn't the place for you.

    Nordson2019-05-28
  10. "Its an okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company is stable, colleagues are nice, work environment is a bit dull, but pleasant. The mergers and acquisitions add overall value. Management shows concern and takes action to promote equal opportunities.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth potential. Heavy top down management style. Not a lot of information sharing between the lines of business for improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look outside of Nordson Blue to help drive internal innovation, there is great talent within but is overlooked.

    Nordson2019-05-11
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