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Updated 9 Nov 2019

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3.1
63%
Recommend to a Friend
47%
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Vesuvius CEO Patrick Andre (no image)
Patrick Andre
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and advancement opportunities(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, learning opportunities, friendly atmosphere till 2017(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 4 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Data Analyst"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vesuvius

    Pros

    good atmosphere, good people, hard work

    Cons

    a lot of work, you should go in with that attitude

    Vesuvius2017-09-14
  2. "Good Employer! Great opportunity for growth!"

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

    I have been working at Vesuvius full-time

    Pros

    Good Compensation & Perks within Mobile Sales... Good Work-Life Balance... If you are a dynamic professional looking for growth and the opportunity for advancement, Vesuvius will meet expectations...

    Cons

    Some departments are understaffed... Management must invest in new technology and innovation across all product lines... Company resources must be more accessible..

    Advice to Management

    Trust and listen actively to the insight of ground level employees

    Vesuvius2019-10-25
  3. "Good Place to Make a Career if You're Willing to Work Hard"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vesuvius full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities if you don't squander them by being lazy or unassertive.

    Cons

    Collaboration between different business units could stand to improve. Global company operates as decentralized units; not a lot of worldwide collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    People at all levels want to understand the rationale/big picture when major organizational changes take place.

    Vesuvius2019-08-26
  4. "Good but old style"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vesuvius full-time

    Pros

    Good contacts with colleagues and management.

    Cons

    Rigid old style work environment.

    Vesuvius2019-08-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place for innovative minds"

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Dillon, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vesuvius full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Freedom to get things done

    Cons

    Space and facility constrains hamper fast project implementation

    Advice to Management

    Keep this place open!!! This is a great place!!!

    Vesuvius2019-03-18
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Too focused on shareholders and not the people!"

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vesuvius full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Big company with unlimited resources.

    Cons

    No focus, easy for unproductive people too hide, management is not truthful with employees. They will tell you want you want to hear to get you to accept the job and then it's all downhill.

    Advice to Management

    It wouldn't matter, they wouldnt listen because they are too disconnected from the employees.

    Vesuvius2019-04-14
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Was great till 2017"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Champaign, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vesuvius full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, learning opportunities, friendly atmosphere till 2017.

    Cons

    Seems new managements intends to just fire everybody, no communications between management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that not having motivated employees is having very adverse effect on productivity and morale.

    Vesuvius2019-03-01
  8. Helpful (12)

    "Good until 2018"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vesuvius

    Pros

    Colleagues were great to work with. Challenging and interesting work was plentiful.

    Cons

    Company is currently being led by a greedy and selfish management. They have been systematically trying to cut their way to profitability thru shortsighted and damaging moves to bolster stock value and line their own pockets. All the while, dedicated and hardworking staff are shown the door. In some cases, they go out of their way to make positions misersble, hoping that people will just quit. The... remaining work is simply handed over to the unfortunate remaining staff who are expected to just get more done with less. This of course is favored to avoid severance payouts and labor expense. The days of optimism and hope for this company have sadly passed. Avoid this company if you care about your career and future.

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    Advice to Management

    Quit and let actual leaders have a hand running the company. The corporate board should be ashamed of how they are allowing both shareholders and employees to be fleeced while management enriches themselves. Current management has no business running this company or any other.

    Vesuvius2019-02-11
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Ok company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vesuvius full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work independently, middle management and floor employees are wonderful.

    Cons

    Low moral at facilities. Uncertain future.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees and not the just the profits.

    Vesuvius2018-10-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vesuvius full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work to work and grow technically. So wonderful colleagues.

    Cons

    CEO is taking the company down the hill.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CEO.

    Vesuvius2018-09-05
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