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UFP Technologies Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Saw operator"

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay. Hire on bonus and benefits. Weekends off.

    Cons

    There is no over time.


  2. "Mis-Directed Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UFP Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Corporate management (Not Grand Rapids) is capable and talented.

    Cons

    The Grand Rapids facility sales is dropping rapidly. Massive losses taken each month. Current plant management continues to attempt to implement systems designed for a stable production environment. No clue how to manage the decline. A sales force that blindly believes they guide customer and production facility.

    Advice to Management

    Remove all sales as it exists, remove current plant management, grow capable product lines, make direct operations stakeholders, create customer agreements as partners, communicate with customers outside of quality channels, define acceptable communication to customers with direct operations, run the business unit as a benefit to your customer not as an adversary. These few items would be a good start.


  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Clinton, IA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Clinton, IA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, and co workers, very caring management, they will work with you in most situations to accommodate your needs for the job

    Cons

    Factory work, very warm in summer months, very chills in the winter months. There really isn't anything bad to say


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  5. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Newburyport, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Newburyport, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UFP Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company, Great People, Great custom solutions, Incredible work environment

    Cons

    None to talk about at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep building this great company!


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    "Exceptional HQ support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UFP Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The Corporate HR and IT groups that support the plants are exceptional.

    Cons

    The environment and culture at each plant is totally dependent on the leadership at that site. Some are excellent, some are terrible.


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    "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fellow Employees are helpful and interactive

    Cons

    Salaries and benefits are not good

    Advice to Management

    Play attention to ineffective management


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    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Office in Georgetown, MA
    Current Employee - Office in Georgetown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are treated well and the work is challenging

    Cons

    A lot of competing initiatives and not enough people or time

    Advice to Management

    Set priorities better


  9. "customer service"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Belle Mead, NJ
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Belle Mead, NJ

    I have been working at UFP Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good company -nice people. Going thru a transition wit a move.

    Cons

    use employees until they are done with them,


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    "Freedom to run"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at UFP Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership expected that sales people be entrepreneurs. If a project, market, or opportunity made fiscal sense, you were given the freedom to pursue & develop it. Decisions were generally made quickly as to whether a project made sense.

    Cons

    There wasn't a lot of clear direction as to what types of projects to pursue, as UFP focuses on custom solutions. You may feel like an outsider if you aren't part of the "in" product line. They may have changed the comp plan, but when I was there commissions were very heavily weighted on new account development, rather than exploiting existing accounts.
    Limited opportunity for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Consider restructuring compensation plan to better leverage existing account relationships. Clarify who UFP & communicate wants to be in the marketplace. There were multiple markets that UFP played in, but were only really successful in a few. Consider following the Jack Welch model - if you aren't #1 or #2 in the space, get out.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Material cutter/saw operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Georgetown, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Georgetown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    work conditions are fair with room for improvement , which they a willing to advance the conditions

    Cons

    Communication could be improved , because of language barriers

    Advice to Management

    with expanding growth ....consistency need to be worked on , it a work in progress



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