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YKK AP America Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  1. "Intangible compensation"

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

    I have been working at YKK AP America full-time

    Pros

    Company is built on an honorable philosophy with good core values that have recently been revived. The entrepreneur like atmosphere allows for creativity. In terms of compensation package, how do you put a value on culture, atmosphere, job security, opportunity for advancement monetarily..........?

    Cons

    Speed at which decisions are sometimes made are sluggish, typical of conservative culture. Need more emphasis/momentum on upgrading internal systems/processes to increase efficiency and enhance employees' daily experience.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at allowing budget to be allocated to increasing speed of inevitable changes especially as it relates to IT/MIS concerns.


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YKK AP America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn new things. Large company that feels like family. Make products that I can be proud of because of the quality and engineering. People are focused on the customer.

    Cons

    Could use more flexible work schedules. Management spends a lof time meeting with each other and information gets lost

    Advice to Management

    Keep your focus on quality. Cut some of your meetings and spend time on the floor

  3. "Entrepreneurial Spirit with great job security"

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

    I have been working at YKK AP America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not punished for taking chances, allowed to make decisions without fear of reprisal or sabotage from other departments. Company focused on always doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Some old school attitudes. Can get bogged down in our own history and culture instead of listening to the market trends.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving communication, benefits and work life balance. Involve more employees in customer interactions and community outreach

    YKK AP America Response

    Oct 30, 2017 – Sr Vice President

    Thank you for the comments and great suggestion. We very much appreciate you taking the time to submit a review!


  4. "Bracnch manager"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at YKK AP America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good management team that try grow company

    Cons

    The market is declining in USA

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  5. Helpful (1)

    "One of the better manufacturing jobs I've had."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fabricator in Dublin, GA
    Current Employee - Fabricator in Dublin, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YKK AP America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is easy to work with. Decent pay with plenty of hours to work.

    Cons

    Work space is a little congested. Sometimes the wrong person gets blamed for damaged or defective product.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give, because as i have seen with my own eyes, upper management tries to implement better strategies but some of the lower grade workers refuse to conform.


  6. "Chief Draftsman​  ​ and​  ​ CAD Designer  "

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Draftsman and CAD Designer in Princeton, TX
    Current Employee - Chief Draftsman and CAD Designer in Princeton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at YKK AP America (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for very nice people

    Cons

    There not getting in enough work and they have laid off 2 people as of now

    Advice to Management

    Charles Moran

    YKK AP America Response

    Jan 30, 2017 – Sr Vice President

    Thanks for your note. We do not employ any drafts people or designers at our locations in Texas nor have there been any lay offs. Perhaps the wrong company was selected for the review. Take care.


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Facilities Engineering and Maintenance Manager in Dublin, GA
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineering and Maintenance Manager in Dublin, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YKK AP America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and management is ok.

    Cons

    Old equipment and hard to interpret drawings and plc programs

  8. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YKK AP America full-time

    Pros

    Great company, benefits, culture, very structured and developed

    Cons

    Strangely low salary given the HUGE sales we do

    Advice to Management

    update.....it's 2016

    YKK AP America Response

    Nov 21, 2016 – Sr Vice President

    Thanks for your positive review and constructive feedback. As has been noted in yours and another recent review, we take pride in trying to meet the overall needs of our associates in terms of work... More


  9. "Assistant Engineer/Autocad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Engineer in Dexter, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Engineer in Dexter, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YKK AP America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very clean place to work

    Cons

    Big disconnect to work with Japanese and American workers, communication problems

    Advice to Management

    Learns to listen more to employees


  10. "Estimator"

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    Current Employee - Estimator
    Current Employee - Estimator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to work, management cares about the people. Good benefits

    Cons

    little room for advancement. salary is not competitive enough

    Advice to Management

    show clear path for growth

    YKK AP America Response

    Nov 21, 2016 – Sr Vice President

    Thanks for your review. We agree, although there is a fairly regular stream of internal promotions, these promotional opportunities are not well communicated (by the way, please be sure to check out... More


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