Fun, you can earn your experience here and get certified,
Production Assembler (Former Employee) – Milikan, Beaverton – February 2, 2018
You would be assigned to a different group and supervisor every now and then. Each group has a different product to produce. Each morning we do exercises before we start work. You would be asked by the Supervisor which part of the production you would enjoy doing most. That's why we enjoyed working for this company.
Cafeteria was large, free coffee, can play pingpong, or use the computer.
Watch out for the big Pop whenever their was a boo-boo.
Material Coordinator / Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – 10000 wehrle – January 12, 2017
Greatbatch was a good place to work, I learned many new things and many new lessons about life. Yes I was let go do to a job termination, but they gave me a good package when I left. Now it's time for a new beginning.
Associate (Former Employee) – Alden, NY – September 29, 2016
Used to work for greatbatch, few months shy of 25 yrs ,when I first started was an awesome place to work, now not so much,, don't care how people treat each other, too many bosses not enough workers, people used to b nice ,and friendly, now they just want to stab u in the back,, getting worse all the time ,, couldn't deal with it anymore 😔just quit to save my sanity!!! Benefits stink too!!!
Worker (Current Employee) – Alden, NY – March 29, 2016
What started out as a nice friendly place to work has begun going downhill. All the fun things we did for morale are gone or slowly disappearing. Communication is severely lacking, some supervisors think it's beneath them. Better to spend millions on new machines that sit for years unused instead of making the employees feel welcomed or better paid. Severe favoritism from supervisors. If you're not a boss's friend, never expect to advance. I doubt there will be improvement with our buying Lake Region Medical, but who knows. Most think the place will move to Mexico in a few years.
4 week PTO, profit bonus, shutdowns
Favoritism, drama queens, lack of communication, no advancement
i like the company but not my co-workers because they speak their own language.They always talk their language even while wor
Medical Assembler (Current Employee) – Plymouth, MN – June 15, 2015
-I really like working in greatbatch,I don't easily get tired cause I was sitting the whole day with the microscope.The supervisor is so cool and nice. - as I've said,Greatbatch i a great company but not my co-workers,they talk a lot. -they will relocate soon tha't why I'm looking for a new job
Second most money ever of career, worst company ever of career
Journeyman (Former Employee) – Clarence, NY Barton RD – January 21, 2015
Greatbatch has always been one of the best companies in western new York. Until it went public. The new management, along with the "old school" knowledge of the good old boys working over 20 years made GB the worst experience of my career. A typical day at GB was being pressured to complete a task in the same amount of time as the worker next to you, that has been doing it for 20 years. Not faster!! Or they will get you. Not slower! Or bad review/raise. Do not offer ideas about better methods/faster production times/quality... or they WILL attack you. Raise time? Department managers are given a budget! Unheard of? Seniority will get double what newers will accept. The least, at 2% or so I think. The real management cannot know what is going on, or I believe they would stop it. The honest people at GB just need be asked. It is no secret. Hopefully the move out of NYS will come sooner than later.
Interesting products, flexible work scheduling, Vacation time. Communication meetings (tongue in cheek)
Future in NYS, Management, Culture, Hr, health insurance
Material Handler (Current Employee) – Beaverton Or – December 1, 2014
Company is leaving in 2015. They give a lot of time off but only if your a full time employee. Not the greatest place to work for and they never promote from within. You get about 30 days of vacation a year but the benifits are the minimum for the state. They do occasionally give out prizes and rewards.
Growing company yet struggling with people and financial issues.
Sr. Manager, Corporate Strategic Procurement (Former Employee) – Clarence, NY – November 7, 2012
Greatbatch is a growing company. A typical day consists of supervising the negotiation of contracts, attending meetings, planning system and process improvemenst, and resolving legal and engineering issues as part of contract management. Greatbatch is too lean in terms of people. This has resulted in low morale and people leaving the company. My staff is too lean to accomplish G&Os by at least two people, thus I an searching for a new position (similar role) with a different company.
highly educated people. solid brand name.
too lean in terms of people; too focused on immediate quarter's earnings.
Medical component Inspector B (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – May 27, 2012
I enojoyed working at this facility, I enjoyed working with my co workers. The owner interact with his employees he made us feel like family, health benefit were great. The job was secured unit we merged and the owner took sick now the company is in Mexico. I also enjoyed work with the microscopes and thw components that went inside pace makers. I have to say I really miss working for this company. I have not worked for another company like this since