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Sun Hydraulics Reviews

Updated March 20, 2018
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  1. "Good place to start"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Sun Hydraulics as an intern

    Pros

    Good place to get your foot in the door

    Cons

    Not a lot of meaningful work sometimes. But working there full time wouldn't be bad!


  2. "Not the employer it once was."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great retirement/401k employer matched contributions, opportunity to purchase company shares. Very clean facility. Great vision and future goals.

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement and pay rises are determined by extreme favoritism-not skills, experience, performance or work ethic.
    Very poor communication and inability to make decisions from facility managers, relying on personal opinions of friends rather that facts. Infomation outside of chosen circles is largely ignored for months until the idea is regurgitated by the inner circle.
    Not enough workers to perform work forcing mandatory overtime. (Every saturday) which is unpaid for salaried workers, and ends up not being much for hourly as the amount changes the taxes.
    Poor moral among workers.

    Advice to Management

    A clean sweep of production managers and replacing with outsiders would be more effective in acheiving the vision of the CEO. The opportunity for success would be tremendous with experienced managers rather than those put in senior positions by friends.

  3. "Intern Review"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Sarasota, FL
    Former Intern - Intern in Sarasota, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great experience to work at Sun Hydraulics for the summer. The employees at Sun Hydraulics are all very upbeat and are happy to be there. There is a good amount of diversity within the company and there are opportunities for domestic/international traveling.

    Cons

    The managers and some employees are constantly in meetings which sometimes makes it hard for work to be completed in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    Sun Hydraulics provides a great opportunity for young engineers. Thank you!


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. 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


  9. "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


  10. "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.