Alot of work without much reward
Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – November 10, 2015
A company very much stuck in the past, and struggling to adapt to an evolving work landscape. While starting salaries are competitive and they try to remain competitive while you're there with salary, don't expect to learn much from your reviews. The company is very strict on both hourly and salary employees. There is little room for advancement as the company has no middle management to speak of and knows this and uses it for its advantage. Employees cycle out after 2-3 years of experience when the economy is good, and the company replenishes with new employees.
The company does try to ahead of its competitors by developing new products, but they are far and few between. These projects are reserved for the privileged few, so don't get your hopes up unless you have the "good ol boy" attitude. Most of the time you will be stuck working on the same projects ad nauseum
Every group is different and you may have a positive experience working there, but the common factor is upper management micromanages way more than is required. There are good young managers who are aware of the problems, but seem handcuffed by their superiors.
For benefits, the health coverage is good but not much room for variety, dental coverage is good, and some vision assistance is provided. 401(k) matching is below average compared to the competitors and no bonuses are provided. There are no other added benefits unless you are management, and they are very strict on work hours. You're expected to work late and on weekends with a smile on your face and not reap any rewards.
Good place to start your career, friendly people, good facilities
No room for advancement, benefits are average for below average work enviroment