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Porous Materials Reviews

Updated March 1, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hell on Eath"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groton, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groton, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Porous Materials (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Form a quick bond with co workers to cover yourself when in the line of fire. Monday - Friday, weekends off.

    Cons

    Getting screamed at daily. Hearing the "f" bomb atleast 50 times a day. If your American being told "you can't do the job let the Indians do it" instead f training the owner will tell you that he knows how to do it but will not teach you, figure it out yourself. This is the worst place in the world to work. There are no words to express this company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect. TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES and watch both them and your business grow. And honestly you should be nice to Americans. It's our country that you live in!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Read all reviews and do not believe any of the positive posts."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a job. The people you work with are quite nice and it is fun to share the passing day with them.The owner will let you drive his car if you have no transportation. I have heard of the boss giving personal loans but this is rumor.

    Cons

    PMI has a real problem with consistency. The machines manufactured never have blueprints and rarely function properly. Safety in all aspects is greatly ignored. If I could give no stars for this review I would. The wage is low for every position compared to similar jobs. Many people are actually doing 2 to 3 jobs and are only being paid for 1. Nothing is sacred as everyone knows how much you are being paid, when you will be fired and anything else personal as HR and management tell everything personal to anyone within earshot in the company. There is a genuine health risk in the mercury lab and one employee has tested positive for high levels of mercury yet nothing has changed. The data sent to customers is quite often inaccurate as the machines do not function properly, are inconsistent or modified to get the results. The owner will yell and rant as well as tell employees that other employees are bad at what they do or that they are worthless. Owner will yell at people in front of all other employees and visiting customers. The owner thinks that everyone should be a PhD after being shown how to do something one time. One new employee quit his old job because he was promised a certain wage, he did not actually get this wage at PMI once hiring was finalized! Apply and get hired if you have no respect for yourself or what you produce. I fell for it and should have believed the reviews on this site. BEWARE!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Belittling employees and having no standards for production will keep PMI at the bottom of the pile.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Long history, stable company
    - Great colleagues
    - Innovative products
    - Flexible work hours
    - Active company work environment

    Cons

    - Deadline based work, have to keep pace with targets
    - Unclear job responsibility. (Sometimes you have to do stuff that is not in your job responsibility)

    Advice to Management

    Nothing majorly wrong with the company. Pay more attention to employees work life balance, try to increase benefits package


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Manufactures specialty products , always willing to invest in development of new techniques to characterize porosity, has largest market share in Porosity (undoubtedly No.1), considered as a benchmark instrument for testing by large multinationals in filtration, membrane, woven and non-woven, battery testing. Talented employees in engineering , assembly and testing department.

    Cons

    Weak marketing plan , new employees take time to learn Porosity as this subject is not taught in school. Located in Ithaca, no fresh talent. Employee should be jack of all trades.

    Advice to Management

    Hire fresh talent. Get more college grads. Your work needs a lot of intelligence


  6. Helpful (4)

    "So bad! you can't even imagine !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. There isn't any. I could tell you that you will find fun coworkers but they aren't worth getting treating like...well actually I've never experienced this before so I could not compare.

    Cons

    It is so bad there, management wrote fake reviews. You should recognize those below. No respect for anyone there. Don't even apply.

    Advice to Management

    New management would be a good start.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Good Idea with Bad Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting concepts and great employees. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    The owner. He's rude and mean and likes to yell. He provides zero feedback for your work until he hates you. Then everything you do is wrong. He prefers customers from his native country and makes people neglect others. He also prefers employees from his native country.

    There is no training program. No benefits such as retirement. Very stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Your company is only as good as your employees. Treat them well and they might stick around.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Borderline Illegal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Porous Materials full-time

    Pros

    some employees get special treatment for a short time, busy days so time flies, some employees are good people, they hire anyone and hire often

    Cons

    management is terrible, little/no training, deadlines are unreachable, most people just throw others under the bus to escape the spotlight, a few people got serious permanent injuries, some of the work is dangerous, old technology, products might be illegally bad, mercury poisoning is a real health risk, lots of lying or bending the truth with customers, especially about accuracy of their equipment

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone else to run your company


  9. Helpful (5)

    "This employer is not recommended"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Porous Materials (More than a year)

    Pros

    The fellow employees are the best to work with

    Cons

    There is no management structure, operating procedures and the environment is abusive.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting Work But Poor Compensation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good resume builder and interesting work.

    Cons

    Poorly managed and low pay. Many of the current employees are seeking employment elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more team collaboration and self direction.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great employees.....Horrible boss"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Porous Materials full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility for time off. The employees are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Poorly managed. The owner has a bad temper and makes poor choices. This is a great place to build your resume and move on.


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