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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
Productive and fun place to work with smiling faces, multi-culture workfore
Process Technician (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – October 8, 2015
A typical day at work was being productive. What I learned for the day is manufacture the best product Knowing management give me the best opportunity to do my job. Knowing my co-workers was willing to give 100%. The hardest part of my job was the language barrier with the difference multi-culture workforce. The most enjoyable part of the job was manufacturing a quality product.
Working for AVX the ten years i was there, was one of the more positive experiences of my working history. Supervisors and management were VERY suportive and brought out the best of all employees working within the company.Working at AVX was like working with family, we all worked together and helped each other, didn't matter if you were Department Manager or machine operator.
Great company, managers, supervisors best i worked with (my 35yrs exp.)
Process Engineer (Former Employee) – Fountain Inn, SC – June 17, 2015
Very gloomy atmosphere, no real prospect for advancement, not recommended for new grads. Management is too hands off. Typical work day is secluded and routine, with a lot of isolated equipment maintenance issues. The most enjoyable park would be sort of hands off atmosphere which also doubles as the worst part.
Working at AVX Corporation, was actually, the best job that I ever had. The employees were very happy, and once you were there, you stayed.
Electronics Technician, I (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – January 5, 2015
AVX Corporation, was the place that workers would come to work, and decide to retire from there. Every body liked their jobs, there was plenty of room for advancement, and the workers were happy. I enjoyed going to work, every day. My life has not been the same, since they were forced to lay-off, due to the slump in the electronics market, before the cell phone boom. I have not been able to find that level of employment, anywhere since.
Everything about working there, was the best.
I can not think of a single thing, about being employed there, that I did not like. They are Awesome.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – January 4, 2015
Company pays below market salaries, provides no support for training or professional development, uses antiquated technology, is significantly understaffed. Dramatic increase in turnover following the relocation to Greenville. Every day spent working for AVX is a wasted day of your professional life.
Senior Programmer/Analyst (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – May 9, 2012
I worked here for about 4 years. The number one rule at this place is that they will do anything to save a buck. Don't expect to make much money. Highly political environment. When I worked there, seemed to be a lot of shady stuff going on. How you do in your job really doesn't matter, it's all based on politics. They also won't hesitate to cut people that don't "fit in".
they don't micro manage, and made a lot of friends there
rather not say (Former Employee) – Greenville, SC – December 17, 2012
If you are on your last buck, then do it. Otherwise, stay away. Most political environment I have ever worked. Senior management is clueless and only wants to pad their bank accounts before they retire. Pay and benefits are not competitive. Systems are ancient. Office supplies are scarce. Be prepared to steal pens and paper from hotels when traveling.
they don't make you supply your own toilet paper
bad management, lousy benefits, low pay, no advancement
Only if you are desperate for a job. No training, highly stressful, poor management, low wages, poor working environment, employees are not valued. Turnover is like a revolving door. No incentive to perform. Merit reviews are a joke and predetermined. Very good employees receive low rating to keep raise very low. Out of date systems and don't expect a clean safe work environment. Company will do anything to save a penny. No work/life balance.
Low wages, lousy benefits, Sr mngmt is disconnected
Electronic Assembler (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – December 25, 2012
Worked in a clean room and performed various tests on electronic circuit cards and equipment. Electronic assembler assembling interface devices requiring wire wrapping and soldering. Electronic cables requiring splicing, crimping wires and connectors. Review and understand sediments protocols and the relationship of procedures to agency guidelines. -Testing, micro-soldering, and assembling breaker boards, electronic circuit cards and equipment. -Great communication skills with external and internal customers.
Screen And Midas Operator (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – July 19, 2013
My typical day at work was given a clean smocks every morning because, we worked in an area that was considered a clean room where we made and punched the computer chips. Through the three year's that I've worked there I learned to become better skilled as both Screen and Midas Operator's. Management was good and my co-workers and I were always laughing and cracking jokes just to past the time at work. The hardest part of the job was having to leave because, my husband and I were leaving for Germany. The enjoyable part was having pot-lucks.
Chemical Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – January 27, 2014
AVX was a nice corporation to work for, before its closure. The company moved its business overseas about a year after a massive lay-off, which I was included in. The environment was very laid back and everyone had their own assignments to complete, which determined how long or short your day would be.
Executive Secretary (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – August 9, 2013
Typical day was to organize meetings, itineraries, minutes, booklets, answer phones, all equipment, etc... I learned so much I cant even begin to write it all down. Deligation and patience. Very competivie co-workers, they all wanted my job, second to the very top. Hardest part of the job was always striving for perfection. Most enjoyable, knowing I was working for the best of the best.
Attrition rate was high, lay-off fear constant, otherwise good conditions
Research Technician (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – October 22, 2013
Although the work place was an excellent environment to work within, the stress of the every day threat of lay-off was monumental, and it was evident everywhere you looked. In my estimation, it lead to poor efforts in the work force, hampered the precise work that was necessary in that type of work and at times affected poor results in achieving a good product. At times when good results were gained, the product and it's formulation was sent to Japan for final production. It was a slap in the face for those who developed the product. Their reward was a possible lay- off. Out sourcing the demise of the American work force..