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Updated September 7, 2017
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  1. "It's all about the people and culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at X-Rite full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people and culture at X-Rite are great. The focus on continuous improvement and problem solving provides the opportunity for employees to really make a positive difference. Good work/life balance where we are encouraged to "disconnect" on evenings, weekends and vacations.

    Cons

    Occasional high stress. Positive atmosphere is inconsistent.


  2. "Lab Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Muskegon, MI
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Muskegon, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at X-Rite full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Benefits are good. HR seems to do alot to keep employees happy (life isn't all about work after all).

    Cons

    Boring position. Not advertised by HR properly. Slow training process.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust training schedule per employee.

    X-Rite Response

    Aug 15, 2017

    Thank you for the 4-star review!
    We encourage all associates to keep their manager informed of specific training needs and progress during weekly and/or monthly 1:1 meetings. We also suggest... More

  3. "Great company, great team"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at X-Rite full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment. I've worked at 8 different companies during a 30 year career, and X-Rite has been the best. The vast majority of the people across the company care deeply about their customers and the company. There is a lot of focus on continuous improvement that is employee led (as opposed to a pushed down from the top). Management really believes in the company's mission, vision and values.

    Cons

    Communication between teams in the company has gotten better over the years, but can still be improved.

    X-Rite Response

    Jul 20, 2017 – VP HR

    Thanks for the review!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at X-Rite full-time

    Pros

    Easy going Sales Reps!
    Cafeteria!
    Interesting "industry"

    Cons

    Too many "clock watching" employees.
    People in management/leadership positions lacking experience.
    Lack of training, devlopment and mentorship.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest cleaning house and hiring people who are qualified, but also hiring management/supervisory staff with previous management experience. I would also recommend providing your employees with reviews (30, 60, and 90 days) to see their progress, and find areas to work on/improve.

    X-Rite Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – VP HR

    Hi - thanks for the feedback, I'd like to understand more of the specifics behind your comments if you would like to share, please email HR.

    In our associate engagement survey, people give high... More


  5. Helpful (3)

    "I like it here right now"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at X-Rite full-time

    Pros

    The people I work with.

    Cons

    None right now to mention

    X-Rite Response

    Mar 13, 2017 – VP HR

    Thank you for posting!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No Work/life balance, and cliquish groups"

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

    I have been working at X-Rite full-time

    Pros

    It's a salary and a job.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, and not enough hours in the day to get it all done. I worked 10+ hours and weekends yet it wasn't enough or appreciated. Upper management was highly demanding however the metrics their tracking are not achievable. Company is all about the $, not people. A good tip, keep to yourself as the company culture is very unstable with throwing people under the bus, and slander to HR. This seemed to be the norm to involve HR, and I was told by several that had been in the company for years - don't trust anyone as there are no real friends there. X-Rite is not who they used to be years back 10 years ago. You will notice cliquish groups gossiping and not working however this is very normal to X-Rite however unprofessional and misguided.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work/life balance, company culture, treat people as more than just how much you can get out of them.

    X-Rite Response

    Mar 28, 2017 – VP HR

    We're a hard working organization, but the continuous improvement culture is one that focuses on finding ways to improve processes which means that we're usually looking for ways to work smarter, not... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Ex employee after 17.5 years."

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    Former Employee - Service Technician in Greenville, MI
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Greenville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at X-Rite (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for before the Danaher merger. Most people were good to work with and for.

    Cons

    All employees being treated as a number. If you have a high income be prepared to be laid off. Only the people in there 20's are being promoted to higher positions. Management not willing to do mentor ships to advance with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating people as people with dignity and respect. If someone is willing to move up in the company there needs to be a formal training plan for this to happen.

    X-Rite Response

    Sep 14, 2016 – VP HR

    Not quite sure how to respond to this one, this just isn't factual. I encourage candidates to apply and check us out for yourself.

    Being part of Danaher allows us to have exceptional career... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Post Danaher"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at X-Rite full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very focused, strong management, deep pockets. After struggling after two major acquisitions both finanancially and operationally being purchased by Danaher has helped the company in many ways

    Cons

    The con of the Danaher acquisition is its all about DBS their distinct implementation of the Toyota way. Unfortunately this doesn't always work so smoothly.

    X-Rite Response

    Apr 11, 2016 – VP HR

    Continuously improving our skills in DBS is key to using it more smoothly. We've made great progress in the past 3 years of being a Danaher company. For others reading this, you can see a brief... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly and nice people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at X-Rite full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company based in Grand Rapids has some of the nicest people you will ever meet that work there. Coworkers are very loyal and there is a good work ethic with management.

    Cons

    As the company got larger there were a lot of chiefs and not a lot of people that could make things happen with out going through a lot of bureaucracy. Slow moving not able to shift on a dime.

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings where nothing is accomplished and more doing!

    X-Rite Response

    Apr 11, 2016 – VP HR

    Thanks for the review. The collaborative, problem solving culture helps us work together to make things happen. Continually working on make sure that people have input and involvement in... More


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Kentwood Engineering"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Kentwood, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Kentwood, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is technically challenging and can provide you with some great satisfaction in making some pretty cool products, You can choose to work your tail off for this company or you can simply coast through you career there. And you'll be rewarded with exactly the same advancement opportunities and mediocre raises either way!

    Cons

    Front line management doesn't have the ability to initiate or make necessary changes or enforce current rules. Most managers above that level don't have the time or concern to help. Just make the Danaher-initiated numbers; it's a common theme. But when we made the numbers, the company didn't share (enough) with the employees. I took a greater than 20% raise to go to my new company and perform almost the same tasks as X-Rite was unwilling to pay me for.

    Advice to Management

    Stop posting that , "it's a high performance culture that pays for performance," and actually reward the employees who put forth the extraordinary efforts. Pay a competitive wage and get rid of the driftwood. They're the ones floating with the stream. ;) There were so many rounds of layoffs over the past seven years that had me shaking my head and frequently asking, "How did (s)he make it when they let go of <_____>?" Notice that I said "they" as it never felt like (as a producer in this company) I was a member of the collective team; that's sad.

    X-Rite Response

    Jan 5, 2016 – VP HR

    Congratulations on your new opportunity. Without knowing the specifics of your situation it's hard to comment, but overall it really is a high performance culture with rewards that correlate with... More


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