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Valcor Engineering Corporation Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work with goid people who train and support employees"

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Inspector/Non-Destructive Examiner Technician in Springfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Quality Control Inspector/Non-Destructive Examiner Technician in Springfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Valcor Engineering Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management team. Never felt pressure as an employee and gave a sense of empowerment and responsibility.

    Cons

    Commuting through many towbs to reach the job located on a highway. Parking was often scarce.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Unhappiest Workers Ever"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Electro-Mechanical Technical Contractor in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Former Contractor - Senior Electro-Mechanical Technical Contractor in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valcor Engineering Corporation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work was interesting.

    Cons

    The list is long. Management creates a back stabbing mentality. The largest amount of unhappy people I ever saw. All are consumed with work problems and personalities. All fostered by management that is very High School like. Pay is very low for the work.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house on your management team. Never saw anything like it.

  3. "nice"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Litchfield Park, AZ
    Former Employee - Machinist in Litchfield Park, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valcor Engineering Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benafits nice people clean working area friendly coworkers great engineering dept smart manufacturing no bull just facts good place

    Cons

    no cons no cons no cons what so ever a very good place to work and nice people to work for


  4. Helpful (4)

    "This family owned company is an inverted Mom and Pop operation trying to look like G.E. and has lost it's vision."

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    Former Employee - Office in Springfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Office in Springfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the lower level people are very dedicated and talented if only they were allowed to do the job they were hired to do. It is one of the few remaining "manufacturing" companies in the state of New Jersey that actually makes something. Tom Iervolino, the previous CEO has been replaced.

    Cons

    Some talented people who's success is being hindered by the out-of-touch buffoons who call themselves the Executive Staff. There are so many individuals with a "Kingdom" mentality that it is very difficult to get a straight answer even internally between fellow employees. If you are an outsider or heaven forbid, a customer, it is not unusual to be told exagerations or just plain fabrications of some form of the truths. So much so that they even start to believe their own fiction. Honesty, is not in this company's vocabulary. The "new" senior staff is no better than the previous senior staff because it still retains some of the former members who drove the bus in the wrong direction for their tenure and are now continuing to follow along the same path under the direction of those staff members who were retained. Human Resources is a joke in this company and if you raise a concern, you are told to shut-up or find the door. This has been the case regarding numerous personnel safety issues and deiverable products. Management makes production commitments from beginning to end without allowcating the necesary resources to allow you and your co-workers to be successful and then point their collective fingers at you for not meeting an impossible objective. If you do happen to meet an objective the success is then shared only at the top in the form of a bonus or possibly other form of compensation, let's call it a "commission." 4 times a year you are "required" to listen to a management presentation and you get a donut and coffee for your 3 months of time.

    Advice to Management

    In order for an open-door policy to work the employees can not be openly humiliated or told to leave when they express themselves, as has been the case on numerous occassions. When you say you want to conduct an open and honest evaluation, do so without trying to manipulate the facts to suit your own preceived and desired predrawn conclussions. Update your vacation policy from 10 years of service for that third week of vacation. Don't base saleried employee's raises on the ineffective and largely ignored union's contract. When you promote people over others, do so based on their ability not their B.S., past friendships, and whose behind they have kissed. It's about respect and that is earned by example not simply your pay grade.


  5. "Great company with a bright future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valcor Engineering Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Small company that treats there employees like family. Very few employees leave, and many work well past retirement eligibility because it never feels like a job.

    Cons

    Rate of pay can improve, if not for the always available overtime earning are weak at best.

    Advice to Management

    Recognized and take care of your go to employees. They deserve to be treated with the respect, and not taken advantage of.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Full steam ahead at first then road blocked and beat down on the way out the door."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Majority of great co workers to make friends with. Yep. That's all.

    Cons

    All efforts and ideas are highly encouraged, just don't talk about them. The only way to move up these corrupt ranks are by working to the point of no outside life and by being connected by family and family friends. Striving hard is not acknowledged. Any weekly overtime, working through lunches and break, is strictly ignored by the fact that you were not in that Saturday. The management that is young and without any education or experience belittles everyone who they feel threatened by.
    Management also tried to prove they were a lead man because they would get work done…after hours without any support. Aka, faked results and shipped. If the valve did work it was completley out of spec.
    The work place is unsafe and issues, even after medical visits, are NOT addressed. This place is a giant lawsuit.
    HR gives no exit interviews, unless you are a chosen one or sheep who never spoke up, and never solved problems because what you say is taken as offense that an employee would question the rules made and changed frequently by management.
    10 weeks gets you your third week of vacation. I suppose that is more of thank you week for sticking out up to 10 years.
    Any success and hard work rewards was given to the management or made up positions with made up salaries.
    Completely unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Admit you know nothing and never had. Magement does not mean "now I really get to do nothing" as you spin in your leather chair. Try giving incentives and praise. Not threats and your backs. The company needs a comlplete makeover or to close its doors.