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Volex Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "OK But..."

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

    I have been working at Volex full-time

    Pros

    Been here for 5 many years so it is not bad at all. Opportunities to grow professionally are there. Very active and dynamic company.

    Cons

    Too much turnaround. Management team seems to have lost direction and it shows, employees seem unmotivated and insecure because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Get your game together, get a plan that actually works.


  2. "Badly mis-managed company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customers that are patient, tolerant, helpful and tops in the markets

    Cons

    Chase good employees away
    Multiple ineffective CEO, CFO and Operations hires
    Quality problems

  3. "Reasonable"

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

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

    Pros

    Presence in USA, Europe and Asia. Good Customer base.

    Cons

    Declining sales. Lack of clear strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Publicize clear strategy. Communicate more with staff.


  4. "Wonderful place to work."

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    Former Employee - Global Commodity Team in Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Global Commodity Team in Hickory, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volex full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They were very easy to work for they were always supportive in everyway.

    Cons

    Can not think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  5. "Small company, small minds"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company, very dynamic, open to initiatives, re-building and re-branding itself, constantly changing, strong sourcing and presence in exploding business areas.

    Cons

    Small company mindset, short-term focus, management with no people-oriented leadership, unsustainable demand on scarce resources, legacy IT systems and processes


  6. "Volex, a shrinking organization in the USA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People in Hickory were helpful and friendly, The insurance coverage became effective immediately and provided good coverage with reasonable premium costs.

    Cons

    Open office enviroment with short cubicles. No privacy to talk unless you go to a conference room. BPCS mrp system is a dinosaur to deal with. Jobs have been moved out of the US from the Hickory office to Europe and Mexico.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to do more with less people. The quallity of the work has decreased and more production problems are created.


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volex full-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience. Career growth

    Cons

    No cons to tell. Good

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  8. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment , easy job

    Cons

    low payment, poor mentality from board director made changes without think about them, people with more that 20 years in managed the company and not CEO, they hired people that worked before and left the company sunk.


  9. "Decent Place"

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

    I worked at Volex full-time

    Pros

    The degree of freedom and lack of control make up for a good combination if you are the typical hustler results oriented type of person.

    Opportunities to learn
    Opportunities for career advancement
    Flexibility
    Truly global

    Cons

    Extremely volatile environment
    No defined structure
    Lack of consistent policies across the company
    Lack of support from managers. You are "on your own".
    Negative culture
    No leadership

    Advice to Management

    The culture is being significantly underestimated. The company morale across the entire organization is very low. Leaders are practically non-existent.


  10. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volex (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company with simple hierarchy

    Cons

    Pay, low increment & bonus

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable


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