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Excellent place to work with great co-workers
Design Drafter (Former Employee) –  Walla Walla, WADecember 5, 2016
I learned a lot about working with Stainless Steel sheet metal. During some hard times the CEO didn't hide when he had to lay people off. The managers and coworkers are supportive and help you learn before you make mistakes and help you recover from any mistakes. There are plenty off activities outside of work that they sponsor and they try to promote a healthy lifestyle.
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Financial team dictates over production needs
Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Walla Walla, WAMay 8, 2016
This is a great company to work for with lots of technological exposure in a smaller community. However, there is a lot of micro management by accounting/ finance teams without truly knowu=ing what it takes to achieve what is asked of the production teams and plant. Due to this disconnect there is often stops in production to change direction instead of a smooth transition production flow.
Pros
Lots of technology
Cons
a lot of micromanagement
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An okay Job
Welder 1 (Current Employee) –  Walla Walla, WANovember 23, 2015
refreshed in what I already knew but ready to move forward with a different company. I enjoy working with my co workers but there is no room for advancement with this company and the pay is low grade compared to what the skill set it.
Pros
Family events, very relaxed work environmetn
Cons
Low pay, no room for advancement, lack of communication
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Very Educational
Mechanical Engineering Design Drafter III (Former Employee) –  Walla Walla WashingtonMarch 16, 2015
The Department closed after company re-structure. Drafting education was great. I loved CAD drafting and the designing aspects of the position
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Contributor (Current Employee) –  Walla Walla, WAFebruary 23, 2015
The company is a good company that is going through some major changes. Diversity is needed and processes are changing. The management is working hard to create a road map of the future but often it comes at a steep price. The hardest part of the job is conflict management. Hard times press others for real solutions but funding is an issue. The most enjoyable part of the job is the customers but the most frustrating is the culture.
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Poor management
Welder (Former Employee) –  Walla WallaFebruary 12, 2015
They treat employees on the shop floor ever poor. It's not a good place to work if you are a Skilled tradesmen. The management constantly over looks the problems. I would say it's just not the company it used to be.
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Design Engineer
Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  Walla Walla, WADecember 31, 2014
Overall 9 years of experience in design and product development of Industrial Products.
Worked extensively in concept creation, creating 3D models, assembly creation, manufacturing and installation drawings and design calculations.
Exposure to concept design, Reverse engineering and product development of vibratory automation equipment’s.
Exposure in various technology areas like conveyors, hoppers, supporting structures, Sorting Machines, Layouts & GA drawings and Manufacturing drawings.
In depth experience of various stages of Complete Product Development cycle right from Requirement Study and Layout Concept generation to Post-commissioning support.
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good place to work with health and activity centers
Production Assembly (Former Employee) –  Walla Walla, WADecember 29, 2014
reading of blueprints for assembly of machines. co-workers and management were pleasant to work with. the hardest part would be meeting the deadlines because of unforeseen obstacles. the most enjoyable were the people.
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Not a good place to work anymore
Shipping (Current Employee) –  Walla wallaOctober 7, 2014
They have wage freezes and just had a 4% wage decrease. They tell you something one day and then change there mind.
Pros
Nice place
Cons
Poor wages
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Very productive company
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IlJuly 1, 2014
I travelled to many plants to conduct training, installation, troubleshooting and whatever the customer required of me.
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great place to work
Student Intern (Current Employee) –  Walla Walla, WAOctober 28, 2013
Key Technology was a great place to work, I got to work on something new everyday. I learned a lot about what goes into manufacturing a product from sales to shipping. The management at Key was great, they were understanding and would also listen. My co-workers were extremely nice, they would help you at the drop of a hat and had a positive attitude.
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Great work environment.
PAYROLL SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Medford, ORJuly 22, 2013
Team oriented environment no matter what department. Everyone including management helpful and approachable.
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Nice people but lacking leadership and shop floor knowledge.
Fabrication (Former Employee) –  Walla Walla, WAJune 27, 2013
Okay place to work.
going thru a period of change do to relaxed and stagnet managers. Co workers are nice and willing to help but don't expect technical training.
Pros
Lots of overtime
Cons
Poor training, Lack of improvement, good ol' boy club, nepatisum, out of my area not my problem
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Soft company in the industry, employment goes up and down.
Global EHS Compliance Officer (Former Employee) –  Walla Walla, WAJune 22, 2013
Key Technology, is an employer that their employment goes up and down. They change executives almost monthly...you never know who is in charge. They change management often also.

Working conditions are good if you don't have to work in the welding shop. The welding shop has a high amount of fumes.

A lot of back stabbers.
Pros
Nice building, nice yard.
Cons
You never know when it is your turn to go...
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Good skilled workers, Bad management
Worker (Former Employee) –  walla walla waApril 23, 2013
Work begins on time at your station. It looks bad that the workers are on time and management shows up whenever they want to! 10 hr shifts for 4 days a week. They hire way too much management than they need. Management never tells you the truth about what is going on. Parts are never on time so you can't beat the deadline therefore late shipments. Bonuses and raises happen rarely except for management and executives. The length of time being employed there doesn't matter when it comes to layoffs. Co-workers always willing to help.
Pros
good co-workers
Cons
management
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very good place to work
Fabrication Technician (Former Employee) –  Walla Walla, WAMarch 29, 2013
very good place to work lots of room for advancement, job training and good life skills.
Pros
lots of hours if you like overtime.
Cons
management
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I enjoyed working for Key Technology
Fabrication Technician (Former Employee) –  Walla Walla, WASeptember 27, 2012
I really enjoyed working for Key Technology for the most part except a few of the employees that have worked there. They just made it hard for me to do my job because they wouldn't do there job
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Great Company with Great People
Electronics Tech III (Former Employee) –  Walla Walla, WASeptember 10, 2012
Great Company to work for in a small town. Learned a lot about the manufacturing business.
Management seemed to be concerned about their employees.
Co-workers were overall fun to work with.
Pros
great pay
Cons
nit picking supervisors
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