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WIKA Instrument Reviews

Updated January 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Manufacturing environment doesn't get any better than this (in 2 reviews)

  • I was exposed to various hands-on training, KAIZEN principles, and manufacturing processes at my there (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • So when upper management terminated the problems still exist (in 7 reviews)

  • No Cons I can think of, except typical "growing pains" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Quality Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineering Manager in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineering Manager in Cumming, GA

    I have been working at WIKA Instrument (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to feel valued as an individual rather than an employee number.

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Feb 27, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. As a member of the quality team, you can understand how much we value continuous improvement in all areas of our business at WIKA, and your comments - both pro and con ... More


  2. "project team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Designer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at WIKA Instrument (More than a year)

    Pros

    very good working environment, nice relationship

    Cons

    no cons i can think up

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Dec 25, 2016 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. If you ever have other feedback or suggestions, please don't hesitate to present them to your manager, HR or anyone else on the management team. We truly value your input! ... More


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Continuous Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at WIKA Instrument (More than a year)

    Pros

    Connected with WIKA Georgia that understands how to create a lean manufacturing environment.

    Cons

    Is part of 2 organizations prior that don't know how to spell "Lean" and management that is completely inflexible to change.

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Apr 13, 2016 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate the chance to hear feedback from both our current employees as well as those who no longer work for us, and use that feedback as a way to improve. As an ... More


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  5. "Current Working Atmosphere - 01/12/16"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    With a couple of key personnel changes, the Gayesco-Wika USA, LP location in Pasadena, Texas is now a very good place to work. Although the Wika culture was gradually being blended with the Gayesco culture (Wika bought Gayesco in December 2012), the current Upper Management has been absolutely great in accelerating and encouraging this process. I think anyone in this industry would be very happy with their decision in joining the Gayesco-Wika team.

    Cons

    I can think of no "cons".

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work in blending the two previous cultures together. Over the last 1/2 year or so, a tremendous amount of progress has been made.

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Jan 15, 2016 – Director, Human Resources

    We really appreciate the positive feedback and hope to continue moving GAYESCO-WIKA - and its culture - in a positive direction. If at anytime you have any concerns, both good or bad, please don't ... More


  6. "nice company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy working for this company you get plenty vacation time and benefits

    Cons

    I have no complaints

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Tough Economy Location Moving in Positive Direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WIKA Instrument full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management has really gotten their act together over the last year, even in the phase of hurtles and challenges. Really great people working at our sight now. Benefits are really good here, company absorbed the increase in health care costs.

    Cons

    As much as the two cultures have merged there are still some employees who fall back on old habits when the environment turns stressful (gossip, rumors, overly dramatic behavior).

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees, address problems immediately and continue to promote a culture of communication.

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Dec 16, 2015 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your positive feedback! We are really excited about the direction in which GAYESCO WIKA is currently moving, and happy to have you on board as we continue to make positive changes ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Company is sliding backwards....need to listen to employees."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winder, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winder, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WIKA Instrument full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay.....fast pace environment......steady work

    Cons

    No adherence/enforcement to written policies. Certain policies are forced upon some employees but not others. You can't go to HR or Safety anonymously without fear of them going an repeating what you may report about someone to that person. Management does not listen to employee concerns or just brushes them off with a "Let the system work" approach. Lots of work needs to be done with management. No communication, at all, in between departments or from one shift to the other.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Follow up on issues/concerns in a prompt time frame. Don't take advantage of strong, hard working employees to over compensate weaker, under performing employees.

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Dec 14, 2015 – Senior Learning & Employee Relations Specialist

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience here at WIKA. We want you to know that we do take confidentiality and equity very seriously, so if you have concerns ... More


  9. "Global Instrumentation Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President of Process Instrumentation in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President of Process Instrumentation in Lawrenceville, GA

    I have been working at WIKA Instrument full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global Company with a very strong vision and strategy to increase revenue consistently across multiple Market Segments

    Cons

    Necessary change to accommodate the aggressive sales and marketing strategy.

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Dec 14, 2015 – Senior Learning & Employee Relations Specialist

    Thank you for your great feedback! We are excited about the direction WIKA is moving in to take us to the next level, and happy to have you on board to help take us there!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Back to the Future?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WIKA Instrument full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong German mother-ship that provides the most important guidelines (lean culture/ kaizen, brand and technology) and finances expansion projects, invests into buildings, infrastructure and production.

    Cons

    Local management tries to do their own thing and in important positions a friends & family culture seems to prevail- first a wave of Germans (previous president was from Germany), than a wave of people from UPS, and now the Canadiens are coming (new president is from Canada).

    Advice to Management

    Don't surround yourself by the people/ culture you (think) know/ you can handle- but by people who challenge you and let them challenge you- in order to truly find what is best for the business.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Lilburn, GA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Lilburn, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WIKA Instrument (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for. Great culture and environment. Best people around to work with

    Cons

    Recent changes in management has employees morale decrease significantly. Laying off people and hiring for same position in couple months is not same as "your position has been eliminated due to slow sales"

    Advice to Management

    Better communication to all on where company is headed and what management is doing to get there. Long term and Short term plan needs to be communicated to all for effecient execution


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