Machine Operator 3 (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – November 9, 2017
I worked at AVX Corporation for over five years, most of them as a Machine Operator baking chemical paste onto ceramic capacitor (micro) chips. I was proud of my work and finished product. Management there was mostly caring and thoughtful. The Vancouver, Washington plant that I worked at closed in December, 2001, otherwise I'd still be working there.
Product Marketing Manager - North America Ceramics (Former Employee) – Fountain Inn, SC – September 3, 2017
Stable company, but very stressful environment. Not enough support to handle daily business responsibilities. Long hours required to keep up with daily activities, and 50%+ travel throughout North America and world wide.
Working at AVX is nothing but a stress-inducing eye-rolling mess. There is absolutely no leadership skill in any management. The management is virtually non-existent, and completely out of touch with the floor work force. They are completely lacking in common sense or problem solving abilities. Management has a tendency to ignore problem areas and departments until people start walking out or finding better employment, and then do a lackluster job of trying to address problems. The turnover rate is high, and they cannot retain good people, which means the workload gets pushed onto the people left. The pay is low, and there is no chance of advancement. On the upside, the benefits, specifically the health insurance, is very good, and your contribution to it is very low.
Production Mechanic (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – August 5, 2017
Day started with reviewing the pervious shift issues on the equipment if any make the necessary repairs to bring equipment up to operating standards. If equipment is operating proceed to rebuilt spare parts to equipment.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – July 30, 2017
This is the best job I ever had . The pay was wonderful. The teamwork was wonderful. The communication was on point. The management was on time with everything. Job security was great. I love that place.
It was a decent workplace. Although the pay kind of sucked.
Shipping Associate (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 19, 2017
I enjoyed most of my years workiing for this company. The other part of the time there was too much drama and favoritism. In the almost 10 years I was there I went from $9/hour to $12.50/hour so the pay raises were very slow.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – February 3, 2017
The best day at work was my last day. I worked a weekend shift - 12 hours days and that was a rough schedule being stuck in a manufacturing room with no windows. Plus I hated wearing the clean room uniforms. Most coworkers were closed minded.
AVX has (had) lot of great and talented people, they keep going away as a result of horible management
Engineer (Former Employee) – other – February 3, 2017
Working at AVX is definitely interesting, one can learn a lot. There are areas where the company develops and produces technology which is leading among competition. Given the low investment policy, low salary policy and bully type of management, one wonders how is this great circus still keeps running. There is a number of totally incompetent people working in the top management making decisions which lead to total collapse.
Over 17.5 years at AVX. The last 8 years I was there,I had no pay increase at all. None of the factory.employees had either. Theyre consolidating their manufacturing.lines,which.led to.my.being laid off.
Constant harassment and threats by coworkers protected by management. Extremely high turn over and no opportunities for advancement or incentives for efficient workers. Suffers from bootlicker syndrome if you do a good job coworkers will spread nasty rumors and create problems for you with a managment too lazy to look into the issue past the fact that someone is complaining. Several shot out windows from gunfire in the administration building visible from 385. Do not work here if you can help it plenty of other jobs In the area.
I worked there almost four years. Turnover is horrible. Pay is extremely bad. Management is completely out of touch. No room for advancement...they let hard working people go...and keep the slackers. Worst company I have ever worked for...Look somewhere else!!!