Troubled division that is not headed in positive direction
Product Marketing Manager, Sidney, NY - July 20, 2015
Overall the Amphenol Corporation has been met with tremendous success. This particular $250M division Amphenol Aerospace located in a remote location in upstate NY has not fared well with the downturn in defense spending / new programs and commoditization of its MIL-STD-38999 circular connector products from numerous competitors. This division has an archaic business model that is ran on a cycle of 30 days with no forward planning or thinking to address the underlying issues that are affecting its performance.
There is a large focus and a lot talk about "new products" to replace the languishing commodity product, but it is mostly all over hyped and over promoted with very little to show for it and very little execution. So the battle is being lost. With high levels of management dysfunction, disorganized factories, and shipping product between NY and Mexico it is a recipe for a slow gradual decline. Over the past 5-10 years hundreds of manufacturing jobs and equipment have been moved to Mexico from this location resulting in product cost improvements to remain competitive in the market but have caused massive quality, delivery, and coordination issues that are causing this division to lose its place in the market regardless of price being offered to direct customers or distributors.
All in all unless you absolutely need a job and need to live or want to commute to Sidney NY you should avoid this organization at all costs. A pro is that there is a brand new facility and building to work in but don't be roped in by that, you will find that it is demoralizing less than 50% populated with empty spots all around. It is a highly disorganized and fractured company with little upward mobility and hardly any signs of intelligent life forms. Layoffs are a regular occurrence.
The benefits are the bare minimum basic that can be offered. Employees are expected to do everything they can to save this division and maintain high sales numbers without any rewards other than getting to keep your job.