Oppresive Work Environment with Antiquated Equipment
Backplane Test Technician (Former Employee) – Poway, CA – May 20, 2017
I worked at APW through a temp agency. As a backplane technician, I found the test equipment to be antiquated and insufficient for the newer technology coming through the production line. There were written test procedures or work instructions at the time of my hire. The testers had inadequate training as to maintaining standards for testing. In order to reduce customer returns, I worked in liaison with the testers and the test engineer. I initiated the need for test standards and work instructions to be written for each type of assembly. I trained the testers in the art of troubleshooting. These activities lead to the reduction of customer returns from over 8% to less than 2%. At the end of my tenure at APW, the majority of the customer returns were manufactured at the APW facility in the UK or the assemblies had customer damage. These types of returns were beyond the control of our facility.
Painter (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – December 29, 2014
I enjoyed this company the only problem I had was that the work ran out. The owner wanted to finish the job ASAP so hired more people then he could afford and got the job done quickly but wasn't able to use all of the employees after the job finished. He cut about 30+ employees and kept 6. So he hired and used people telling them its permanent and after the job there will be more, then cut everyone loose. So other then being laid-off it was a good place.