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Swagelok Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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  • No work life balance, crazy amount of mandatory overtime (in 7 reviews)

  • Management team is shifty, unable to take lead, ownership and responsibility, will push decision making around (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Swagelok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swagelok full-time

    Pros

    salary, always was busy, benefits, retirement benefits

    Cons

    There is always too much overtime


  2. "Great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and people are friendly and helpful. This is a great place to work. The company focuses on development and training for everyone.

    Cons

    The only con that I had about working at Swagelok was trying to advance higher than a supervisor. It was difficult to get into a management position.

  3. "Director of Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product, people and culture and how they adhere to the rules

    Cons

    pressure and ability to get management to listen

    Advice to Management

    Listen more


  4. "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broad working experiences available, plenty of lateral movement across organization. Great experience to build upon, respectable company with good local representation.

    Cons

    Very old school, limited diversity at all levels, especially at exec level, desire to be innovative, but lack of diversity hinders their vision

    Advice to Management

    Advocate for your proven assets (your people) !


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Assembler technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler Technician in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Assembler Technician in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swagelok full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    free coffee and okay

    Cons

    Very strict work environment. They constantly remind you that you are replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    At least try to understand what's going on with your workers.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swagelok (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Get to use computer skills along with hands on and technical skills.

    Cons

    High pressure, low reward in this position


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Assembler in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swagelok (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many chances to advance with company

    Cons

    Many questions go unanswered or are passed off

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the little guy

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Titanic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had I written this review 5 years ago it would have been glowing. But this place has gone downhill very fast. Nothing positive left to say ... unless you are one of the protected good old boys. It's a sad state of affairs.
    The Titanic sailed well under calm seas, with the proletariat bragging about how well she was built, until ... rough seas caused the leadership team to panic and start pushing people aside so they could save themselves on the lifeboats.

    Cons

    Over 400 strong (threatening) people let go in past year. But they continue to insist they have a "No layoff" approach. Really?
    Experience pre-Swagelok is not valued ("sorry, not applicable here."). Unless you started here 15 years ago, don't bother applying. Check your brain at the door.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eyes open for the unionization (which is forming) and stop wondering why you can't draw talent from the outside. Your reputation is preceding you ...


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Too many chiefs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work force, people genuinely care.

    Cons

    Too many managers, not enough staff. Management is a roadblock to getting things done. They are so afraid to do anything that nothing gets done.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and respect your employees. Say yes more, and no less often.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Went downhill after Fred died"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forge Operator in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Forge Operator in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swagelok (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    When Fred was alive, lots of benefits he took care of his people. Pay was good

    Cons

    Where I worked at forging division too many changes all the time. It's like a revolving door there it's a shame that place could be awesome

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! Remember take care of your people and they will take care of you! Fred Lennon!


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