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SAFT Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2019

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2.7
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34%
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41%
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John Searle
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "good pay awesome benefits, nice facilities(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, forward-thinking, caring leadership(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor management, lack of vision/roadmap, and not a learning organization(in 4 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Formation Operator in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAFT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment and experience

    Cons

    no word to describe .. nothing was bad was always manageable

    Advice to Management

    keep the good work

    SAFT2019-05-23
  2. "It is what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cockeysville, MD

    I have been working at SAFT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging work and free coffee.

    Cons

    No compensation for salaried employees working more than 40 hours in a week, even within the 2-week accounting period.

    Advice to Management

    Talk less, listen more, praise often. Commit time and budget to a mentor program.

    SAFT2019-04-13
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Immature Company with Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, facility, minimal environmental impact.

    Cons

    No processes, procedures, clear direction, or management support.

    SAFT2019-04-02
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Products for the World but Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAFT full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of vision/roadmap, and not a learning organization

    SAFT2019-04-03
  5. "Better culture"

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    Current Employee - Battery Assembly Technician in Cockeysville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAFT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Acceptable salary to keep the job for now. Morning schedule

    Cons

    Contract to hire Point system on production employees Culture

    Advice to Management

    Keep the people who makes the company better and not the favorites.

    SAFT2019-03-17
  6. "Poor leadership & culture / Completely inefficient operations"

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

    I have been working at SAFT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits (read also cons)

    Cons

    Culture (silos, corporate bullying, lack of accountability, politics leading to success) No vision (the management and the leadership have absolutely no clear vision) Lack of appropriate tools using today's technologies (not the one from 2000) No innovation whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Do not reward lack of accountability/responsibility and ability to play politics. Reward results linked to job function nothing else.

    SAFT2019-04-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting"

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    Current Employee - Test in Valdosta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. 7% 401k match. A lot of very nice people work here. If you like busy work, this can get very busy and challenging. For Valdosta, pay is competitive. Have a pretty cool break area where you can buy drinks, snacks, and food.

    Cons

    Certain work departments are overworked and management over looks that. I'm not sure if supervisors are told what to say, but I hear, "I'm working on it" constantly and rarely see results. Very shorthanded where I work and when I tried to talk to HR, I was accused of trying to get more money and having negative thinking, so I better stop. This place is already a ticking time bomb with their employment base mostly 55 or...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Stop being influenced by money alone, and think about your customers. Stop lying to your employees. "Shut up and color" is not an answer to concerns.

    SAFT2019-03-17
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Company elsewhere very good. JAX location thoroughly broken."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAFT

    Pros

    Florida weather. Thats it !!!

    Cons

    Don’t know what to share. Some employees have had more than twice the number more bosses than the years employed at Saft-JAX. So say goodbye to growth plan, skills enhancement, honest performance evaluations. Majority of Engineering Employees are either unskilled or lazy or both. Information sharing is minimal. Managers don’t care about properly documenting designs. Promotion opportunities minimal. Company would...

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    Advice to Management

    There is nothing that can be shared with management which they will act upon. Its too late now..

    SAFT2019-03-22
  9. "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and flexible hours

    Cons

    Upper management did not work well

    SAFT2019-02-15
  10. "The worst company ever. Beware .."

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    Former Employee - PMO in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k matching contribution is better than average, but must work 5 years to get it.

    Cons

    Bad culture, lack of leadership and dominance of the French resources over the US employees. The moving/relocation package is a trap. Beware.. Read the terms and conditions very closely. The Jacksonville plant is losing money for years. Probably due to be closed soon to save money after the government tax incentives are over. The company has not future in Jacksonville FL.

    Advice to Management

    Treat US employees as equal and plan better. Culture is very bad at the working level

    SAFT2019-03-06
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