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Sun Hydraulics Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company!!! Great opportunity for young engineers.

    Cons

    Better be prepared to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting us millennial.


  2. "Lack of reward for good talent"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Hydraulics as an intern

    Pros

    yGood engineers and floor technicians. Very knowledgable and friendly.

    Cons

    Management is unwilling or unable to award their interns and entry level engineers appropriately. If you have a batch of interns assembling hydraulic valves, they don't learn much about fluid power. I wasn't challenged once during that internship, and was a waste of a summer.

  3. "going down hill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL

    I worked at Sun Hydraulics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    benefits, work schedule, easy job

    Cons

    management keeps all the peeks and money for themselves, they discriminate against older folks

    Advice to Management

    stop discriminating


  4. "A great company to relax in and not work all day."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sun Hydraulics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can wear headphones, play with your smartphones, play video games on company office terminals and help yourself to all the coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cream you want all day and not get anything done. There's a full time masseuse to give everyone a massage on company time. It's a very very extremely laid back environment. Oh, it's a dream literally, yes really, dreams... because we all take naps all day at work.

    Cons

    This company is losing money fast and long time employees do not want to hustle and get those orders out. Their operating budget is greater than what they're making in profit margin after revenues. This company is set to go bankrupt soon.

    Advice to Management

    The companies I've worked for have a employee policy in place. If those earphones and/or cellphones come out, if you play on company terminals on desk, if you don't do your job and hustle or if you're ever caught napping on the job, your employment will terminate immediately without delay. Rightly so because all those time wasters is what they are: A waste of company time and manpower resources, which is a crime on the accounting books alone.

    There should be no free coffee, tea, cream and hot chocolate at all. It's a very expensive company perk. That's irresponsible company operating expense.

    If employees gets massages from work on their shift: THAT'S COMPANY TIME to everyone looking in. Fooling around, getting soft on the job, and not getting anything done cannot to be tolerated if you want to survive in this hard economic times.

    Good luck.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Just a word to the wise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits
    Overtime
    Consistent
    In house nurse and massage therapist

    Cons

    Bosses are horrible
    No talking whatsoever
    Raises are not good at all


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Hydraulics as an intern

    Pros

    Great company, good people, give their interns some great opportunities, offer a hydraulics course for interns

    Cons

    Some interns have to work on the shop floor


  7. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent career choice!! Great internship program leading to fulltime employment.

    Cons

    So much to learn but you are given the resources and training to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to higher top notch young engineers.

  8. "Great people, interesting work"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Sarasota, FL
    Former Intern - Intern in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun Hydraulics as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sun takes the time to care for its employees
    People are extremely pleasant
    Sun hires very selectively, and only offers positions to employees that share their attitude and will fit in.
    Benefits are top notch.

    Cons

    Out-of-state intern pay is reasonable, however full time employment pay is just enough to remain competitive when weighed against the excellent benefits and employee culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building the strong company culture you all are developing. Definitely continue to invest in your intern programs. I would have never otherwise heard about Sun Hydraulics as a recent graduate.


  9. "Stable and stagnant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sun Hydraulics full-time

    Pros

    Sharp design engineering, friendly coworkers, open offices, nice environment

    Cons

    Good old boy management, buddies get promotions

    Advice to Management

    Nurture young talent don't just let it come and go over and over


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Hydraulics full-time

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to work on what you find interesting.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from and communication from leadership makes it difficult to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear and specific objectives, and communicate them.