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YKK AP America Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "One of the better manufacturing jobs I've had."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Assistant Engineer/Autocad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Customer Service Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Estimator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Extrusion Lead Operator 3rd Shift Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Extrusion Lead Operator/Third Shift Supervisor in Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Extrusion Lead Operator/Third Shift Supervisor in Macon, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The Japanese are very respectful and friendly.

    Cons

    The American management creates a toxic environment for its workforce. I have heard employees use terms like' under appreciated" and "slaves". The management retaliates and openly humiliates employees in front of their fellow workers.


  9. "Old School - Nothing up to date here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YKK AP America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits - vacation earned quickly - holidays are the common expected ones. There is a lot of structure here - set up like you'd expect from a Japanese company. The benefits are closer to competitive than the salary.

    Cons

    Very rigid place to work - it is the opposite of a modern environment. There is no such thing a a merit raise. Get what you need when you hire, because that's all you'll ever get. They have tried to set up a development program but it is difficult to work with and not sure if it really makes sense as to how to make someone make more money salry.The management treats workers like school teachers treat their students - you feel like you need a hall pass.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of your offices and meet the people that work for you. Ask the newer, younger workers what they think - they may have some good ideas. And the Americans are watching how the Japanese treat the junior Japanese .

    YKK AP America Response

    Nov 30, 2015 – Sr Vice President

    It was certainly disappointing to hear that you did not have as positive of an experience as we would have hoped. We will take all of your feedback in to future consideration.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "saw operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at YKK AP America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits have good holidays off

    Cons

    poor raises don't care about the employees who work hard and come to work faithfully

    Advice to Management

    You need to evaluate your employees more because everyone doesn't deserve the same pay


  11. "Growing Worldwide company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CAD Operator in Dublin, GA
    Former Employee - CAD Operator in Dublin, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Worldwide organization with very intellegent management, Very solid company with loyal clients, Self sufficient organization with room and ideas to expand with target markets

    Cons

    Company doesn't seem to properly value its employees and doesn't seem to care or take enough of an initiative to boost the moral of its employees..

    YKK AP America Response

    Nov 30, 2015 – Sr Vice President

    Thank you for the constructive criticism. We take your feedback seriously and appreciate you taking the time to write the review.



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