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Restek Reviews

Updated April 8, 2017
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  1. "Restek Feedback"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Restek full-time

    Pros

    Great childcare benefit, world-class fitness center, pleasant work atmosphere, generous bonus program for all employees, profitable organization.

    Cons

    Growth has slowed a bit in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Recent fear-based culture"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Bellefonte, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bellefonte, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health, dental, vision, and gym. Matching 401k is very generous. Employees are kind, knowledgeable, work well in teams and help each other. Concerned about the future.

    Cons

    Leadership is lost and has created a toxic, fear-based work environment with recent firings of senior, highly experienced and influential staff and the threat of more firings. The changes and direction of leadership is unexplained. "Everyone is replaceable and if you don’t like it please leave.”

    Advice to Management

    As long as you treat people like they are replaceable, you will have to continue replacing them. The brain drain has begun and when Leadership wakes up it will be too late. Start building trust again, one brick at a time and a decade from now you will have a great company again. Wake up BOD and realize the Leadership is broken before it is too lake.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Right concept, wrong leadership team"

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

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

    Pros

    Employee ownership, excellent benefits, fitness center, tons of great things done for employees. Many truly great employees.

    Cons

    The leadership team is incompetent and corrupt besides maybe 2. The former cfo, now vp of Europe and potentially the new director of marketing, but it's too soon to tell for him. Middle managers are paralyzed by poor communication and indecision. There are truly corrupt things that happen the the LT covers up, but with the right set of leaders this company could be unstoppable.

    Advice to Management

    Resign for the sake of the company.


  4. "Leadership is a great example of how to do everything wrong"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Bellefonte, PA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Bellefonte, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Restek full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many great people working there that have tried to make a difference, and they still have some very capable scientists, but many of their best are gone.

    Cons

    Wow, this could go on for awhile. Bottom line is that the senior management id totally inept. The do not understand the business, customers, products, and they think they can achieve their goals by strong-arming the employees. This place has turned away from a proactive friendly and responsive culture to one of fear and incompetence. It is sad to see how a few people could drag this organization down so effectively. Too bad the BOD won't act on what they KNOW are problems.

    Advice to Management

    resign immediately


  5. "Growing"

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

    I have been working at Restek full-time

    Pros

    Employee owned (ESOP), Good benefits including flexible schedules, family friendly. Amazing new wellness center.

    Cons

    Some growing pains, increasing turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on alignment of priorities to drive revenue but don't forget the people.


  6. "Great intentions, growing pains cause frustration."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great focus on individuals. Advancement opportunities are great. All of my supervisors are very supportive of growth. Great people.

    Cons

    Communication can be bad. Different departments value employees differently, some not so good, I have never personally had a problem, but have witnessed others. Inconsistent treatment of problems. Skewed focus on what is important in business. Culture gets in the way of action.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions and stick with them. Become more proactive. Intelligent people, listen to them instead of worrying about hurt feelings. Some need to brave the saying "it's lonely at the top". There is a reason this is true. Leave personal feelings out of business decisions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Recent Downturn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Restek full-time

    Pros

    -Very good health care and 401k matching benefits

    -Flexible hours and vacation, good work / life balance

    -Slightly above average salary for the area

    Cons

    -Middle and upper management is crippled by indecision, infighting, and politics

    -Little opportunity for meaningful advancement, highly monotonous work

    -Majority of management has a poor understanding of the organization's target markets and core technologies

    -Emphasis has shifted from innovative technology and value generation to cost cutting

    -"Core Values" only apply when it is convenient

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Management!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Bellefonte, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Bellefonte, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Childcare Reimbursement up to 5,000 per year

    Bonus Plan base off of Monthly Goals

    Fitness Facility on Site

    Wellness Incentive Program

    Cons

    Micromanagement

    Too many mid level Managers

    No growth

    No Mutual Trust and Respect

    Advice to Management

    Live the core values instead of preaching them!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Clueless leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellefonte, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellefonte, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people to work with.

    Semi-decent facilities.

    Cons

    Absolutely clueless leadership.

    Know nothing and care less about target markets and customers.

    Have strayed far away from original core values.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep employees, stop telling them "you're either me or against me" in company meetings.

    Stop trying to be an LC company when you are best at GC.


  10. "Scientist"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and wellness program

    Cons

    The management structure is too complex


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