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UFP Technologies Reviews

Updated May 24, 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. "NOT A CAREER, JUST A JOB"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UFP Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was desperate, needed to start somewhere ASAP, this job did the trick. The machines are easy to run, the paperwork is not hard.

    Cons

    No raises when you get hired from temp to perm, no bonuses, no profit sharing, fastest employee rotation I've ever come across so you are perpetually training helpers who don't speak English or are addicted and constantly on opiates, constant issues with material, quotas that are not possible, string of car break-ins and when management was notified they said security cameras were too expensive one week before bragging about making a million dollars over the projected numbers for the quarter, GM disrespects staff and berates them in front of the rest of the staff in "meetings" including insulting two grown women's mothers, their idea of handling issues is to parade you in front the rest of the staff in "meetings" and make you solve your own issues out loud causing entirely unnecessary conflicts between employees, for overtime leave at 11pm and have to be back in the door by 6am, overtime is mandatory, the day shift does little to no work and never cleans so you will spend around a third of your day cleaning up after them and restocking and doing things that should have been done and it doesn't matter how many times you complain to your supervisor or how many times she complains to the GM, they just plainly do not care about you or what goes on in your work day, they just want you to make the product and blame you for anything that goes wrong without asking what happened, they could care less, they just point fingers and move on. So ask yourself if you are desperate enough to work at this place before applying. Sickening and sad.

    Advice to Management

    Find a new career that makes you happy, go hug your family, take up a new hobby, meet an exciting new love interest, find a reason to care, because nobody respects you.

  3. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Beaverton, OR

    Pros

    11 U.S. Patents. ( as sole inventor). No group patents. I am an inventor.

    Cons

    3K miles from home. My girlfriend lives in CA. Dating could be an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Honesty.


  4. "UFP Technologies"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mfg Engineer in Georgetown, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Mfg Engineer in Georgetown, MA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice company, very innovative solutions, extremely talented automation / machine shop group. Long time knowledgeable employees.

    Cons

    Growing pains, need more Mfg. Eng. and higher level technicians to support new and established products,

    Advice to Management

    Bring in Six Sigma lean training, embrace a lean six sigma culture and take a top down driven approach.


  5. "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.


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    "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


  7. "Sales"

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    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!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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


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