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Updated January 9, 2018
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Pros
  • This company has great benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • As any, it has its ups and downs, but in general great place to work (in 3 reviews)

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

  • manufacturing, kind of old boys club (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. As any, it has its ups and downs, but in general great place to work. Coworkers help one another, top management is involved and the owner is very employee oriented. Great benefits and in general friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Those are usually related to businesses cycles and strategy. As things change, sometimes direction is not clear to everyone.

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Jan 2, 2018 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for the positive feedback! If you ever have concerns or other input on how we can continue to improve, please don't hesitate to contact a management team member. Your input is valuable to... More


  2. "OKAY company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some managers are pretty cool

    Cons

    People talk about each other too much.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Jan 15, 2018 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to review WIKA Instrument, LP. Unfortunately, negative gossip has a way of hurting a company's culture, and we are working hard to stem the gossip "brush fires" that... More

  3. "Decent company to work for. Flexible."

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be a fun place to work. Flexible with time off and schedule. Caring and community- oriented president.

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunity. Lower management not very caring for subordinates.

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Dec 18, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback about GAYESCO-WIKA. We are working to develop a leadership training program with the specific intent to develop all levels of our management... More


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    local manufacturer with both manufacturing and office jobs

    Cons

    management strategy is not clearly communicated
    struggle to deliver on vision

    Advice to Management

    Running the business and doing major transformation projects at the same time with all the same people causes stress and rushed delivery. Need a stronger delivery model.

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your input.
    As a current employee, management values - and relies upon - your opinion of how things are going, AND to tell us how we can improve for the future.
    This year's... More


  5. "Customer Return Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Return Specialist in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Return Specialist in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lively environment, Diverse, Fast Paced.

    Cons

    Current ERP system feel under developed.

    Advice to Management

    Focus a bit on quality and not so much 100% on production.

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Aug 27, 2017 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your review! As a long-term employee, you are aware of WIKA's history of striving to always improve in everything we do. The implementation of a new ERP system is no different, and... More


  6. "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


  7. "project team"

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    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

  8. "Company headed in right direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company to work for with great potential for growth and opportunity

    Cons

    No Cons I can think of, except typical "growing pains".

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your people.

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Dec 25, 2016 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to review our company. If you ever have any other thoughts or suggestions on how we can continue to improve, please don't hesitate to contact someone in our company... More


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Former Employee at Lawrenceville."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WIKA Instrument full-time

    Pros

    This is a hard one.
    I liked my job there and hated to resign for this reason only. The company is very culture diverse . It was great working with people from all over the world.

    Cons

    There's not a future there. Aside from the current sales drop and layoffs the managers are not team focused. Their vision is looking down their noses and pointing fingers. To them factory problems are people problems and they like to terminate. While there I saw Supervisors and Senior employees terminated that had been with the company for many years. So that told me loyalty meant nothing to upper management. So when upper management terminated the problems still exist. Why? Because they are not looking in the mirror!
    They like to paint a picture that they are "employee focused" but are far from it. They are like your neighbors that keep their house and yard so neat and clean but have a dis functional turmoil family living inside.
    It is so political driven between managers that the animosity spills out on every level. I resigned because of how I saw people spoken to and how I was treated as a team member. Team work was preached but never practiced.
     All places of employment have issues, but they just don't get it there. "You change people by leadership not intimidation."
    Will it change one day? That depends on if they replace all the broken mirrors and start looking into them.

    WIKA Instrument Response

    Apr 5, 2016 – Senior Learning & Employee Relations Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this valuable feedback. We are always looking to improve our organization from the top down, so it is helpful to read your perspective. We care deeply about... More


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Continuous Improvement"

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    • Career Opportunities
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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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