Proofreader (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 20, 2017
Proofreading testing material was enjoyable to me. My typical day at work was finding material from one of several states (California, Texas, Florida, Tennessee) and proofreading items across all subjects. I performed end-of-line and word-for-word editing.
Warehouse Acoustic Material Coordinator & Welder (Former Employee) – Cedar Park, TX – September 26, 2017
Oversaw operations of 3 production units, tool room and maintenance department – up to 20 employees on first shift. Scheduled work, optimizing efficient use of personnel and production materials, identified need for temporary workers; directed their training and scheduling. Resolved employee conflicts and ensured productive work environment.
Quality Assurance Technician (Former Employee) – Cedar Park, TX – September 18, 2017
I loved the diversity of my job, and everyday was overall fun and interesting, but that's the kinda guy I am, happy-go-lucky.
Although I was laid-off after 16 years of loyal service, I did find that there are much more interesting, better paying, and educational jobs in and around the area. So, I'm pretty-much grateful they did lay me off. There are much better places to work, trust me.
"Filter Assembly" (Former Employee) – Cedar Park, TX – May 5, 2017
The job I applied and interviewed for and the job I ended up at were two extremely different positions. The filter assembly manager Lorena tried to sell me on the idea that I would "move up" to the position I had interviewed for if I did a few weeks of back breaking work that tore up my hands and put stress on the rest of my body, and after a week of doing this back breaking work I found out that there were no plans to move me "up" at all, and that Lorena had told the other guy that was hired with me the SAME LIE. They weren't even hiring for the position I interviewed for. I asked HR what their plans were about it and they wanted to blame the temp agency for me being "mislead" (Solomon Page, another horrible temp agency). After talking to HR I got a call from my horribly incompetent temp agent and he said that they had decided to let me go. I didn't get paid for my work until almost a month later because Solomon Page and ETS Lindgren kept saying the other was responsible to pay me. Even my supervisor in the department said he was looking for an "exit strategy". What a horrible experience. I'll never use a temp agency again and I would never recommend anybody to work for ETS Lindgren. I would give this place ZERO stars if it were possible!
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Minocqua, WI – February 23, 2017
A company full of educated and dedicated people who like what they do. The culture had become more challenging as management appeared to be more focused on shareholder appeasement than fostering the development of the people who provide the nervous system and musculature of the company.
The work / life balance is heavily skewed towards work. Salaries do not favorably compare to other companies that offer professional, para professional, and labor careers.
Dispatcher (Current Employee) – Everett, WA – February 1, 2017
I appreciated that there was no micromanaging, but at the same time the training was poor because there are limited employees in the office. Drivers didn't want to talk to me because I was new. For the first month and a half I had few responsibilities and little information told me in regards to my job and felt useless. Management was very nice in pleasantries, but didn't enforce rules due to lack of qualified drivers. Drivers did not like management and only a few drivers would help when asked. Drivers very skeptical of anyone new and unwilling to do more than their bids. Drivers only occasionally willing when there is an incentive and get upset when they don't get their way and in turn call out excessively and don't get in trouble.
Most of the time laid back environment, paid straight through 8-10 hours or more
Working straight through 8-10 hrs or more a day without directed breaks, upper management seemed stingy and did not show care for the drivers
Installation Technician (Current Employee) – Wood Dale, IL – January 26, 2017
My job right now consist of traveling to the job via car or plane. Then its usually a 2 man crew . We unload a truck with our material and stage them in an appointed area. We have different types of enclosures which are prepped accordingly. Enclosures can range from one week to several months.
Very amazing place to work. I learned alot and I enjoyed working there.
Typist (Former Employee) – South Windsor, CT – December 2, 2016
A typical day at work would start at 8 and end around 4 . I would have work ready for me to do for the day and my goal was to finish it or get as much as I could done so by Friday we would have an easy day. My coworkers and I all worked together as unit to get things done in a timely manner. I really enjoyed it because I learned a lot about legally terminology and probate/real estate.
Team Member (Former Employee) – Cedar Park, TX – August 22, 2016
On daily basis out team leader provides us with instructions for new job and deadline for it. Most products are shipped out of state, so time and team work makes it get done faster. We build acoustic to help to detect, measure, shield and control this energy.
anonymous (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 2, 2016
This company was amazing. Great owners, great people, great culture. Unfortunately, the company was sold twice. They are no longer in business as they split into two companies and ETS was sold to another company and the other 1/2 became Australian Gold which is still thriving in their industry.
sales (Former Employee) – Glendale Heights, IL – March 1, 2015
The company was a well respected player and innovator in the RF and magnetic shielding world. The company was run on rampant nepotism, and if you were not part of the "club", you were marginalized at best. There were a few straight shooters, but for the most part, I trusted few of the upper managers or their superiors over at ESCO. Luckily I had some friends who were "plugged in" into the HR department and gave me a good heads up prior to my layoff.
Unfortunately I have way too many negative stories related to this work experience. I wish I had fewer, but after the first couple of weeks at the facility in Glendale Heights, IL, I quickly realized what I was in for that the Old Boys Club culture was deeply engrained in the organization. Additionally, the ESCO purchase and the subsequent merging of ETS and Lindgren RF Enclosures created a really weird vibe. It quickly became quite apparent that the ETS side of the equation was dominant and they ruled the roost.
The one good thing is that I traveled the world on their dime and gained a wealth of experience.
In all fairness, I have been gone for some time now and the company has morphed quite a bit into different products in the T&M and wireless market spaces. I hope that things have eventually come together in a better over all fashion. There are still some real nice folks in the ETS-Lindgren organization who are quite intelligent.
Even though my experience was overall a negative one, I still wish them well. I met some nice people who were very kind to me and who became close friends.