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Good Job - Lots of Driving
Delivery Technician - Spokane (Current Employee) –  Valley, WADecember 3, 2015
I like the job overall - relaxed and very flexible.
They give you a lot of hours most weeks but keep you part time.
No benefits.
Only one work truck - causes problems sometimes.
Lots of driving around - so that's cool if you like that.
Pros
Good Hours
Cons
Part time, No benefits
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Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PANovember 16, 2015
Great work environment. I was able to work as part of a team, while maintaining a high level of independence. I learned how to keep an efficient and successful filing system, as well as using big name company software, such as SAP. The hardest part of my job was knowing it was most likely not going to be a long term position. I enjoyed this job because it did not feel like work. I was good at it and enjoyed working with everyone there.
Pros
Extremely proffesional and enjoyable work enviroment
Cons
Not easy to obtain long term full time work
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Decent salary, poor management...
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAAugust 27, 2015
Worked as a contracted financial analyst to run reports sales & customers. Given a very short description of what they wanted and expected to know the entire organization and all the departmental nuances. Management seemed too concerned with where they were going to lunch or what they were going to do for the weekend to be very helpful. It was a cube environment, rather dark, co-workers were nice but kept very much to themselves.
Pros
decent salary, parking lease, convenient location
Cons
shady management, very little direction, tiny lunchroom
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Great managers
Driver (Current Employee) –  Hammond, LAJuly 27, 2015
They Do An Excellent job training they're Managers, So That There more than capable of training employees to be successful at their job
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Matthews International...
Utility Employee (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJune 17, 2015
Nothing special about working at a place that no one want to be.
go someplace else if you can. Very unhappy employees from top to bottom. very sad work environment.
Pros
Work a lot of over time
Cons
its a job
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great place to work
Technical Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Apopka, FLJune 7, 2015
not much to it. the company is still growing management needs to better prepare itself but dose not want to pay the cost associated with that. boss is nice everyone works well together, but the company is short handed and puts a lot of stress on some of its employees
Pros
great place to work. everyone is friendly, great benefits, quarterly linches
Cons
not much room for growth.
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No idea what they are doing themselves.
Graphics (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh/St. Louis/Atlanta/Appleton/BostonJune 6, 2015
Company has no direction. Acquisition of sgk just made it a bigger mess. Too many levels of unqualified management that didn't communicate with each other and little to no communication with employees. "Smart sourcing" was just sending work to China. My advice is if someone takes a job there get paid well and keep the job search going. The employees there were knowledgeable and worked hard to exceed customer demands. Didn't matter to corporate, they would discard those employees and make bad decisions to get their bonuses. Worked there for a long time and got out. Almost any employee I knew or met within the company hated it and was fed up with the company.
Pros
Co-workers
Cons
Corporate / high level executives and management. Shareholders.
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Fast paced and often rewarded with free lunch.
Rough/Finish Grinder / Repairman on caskets (Former Employee) –  Richmond, INMay 29, 2015
I enjoyed this company because of the fast paced setting. They often rewarded us with free lunch for safety regulations being met. However never knew when my shift ended.
Pros
Fast paced, first shift, good benefits, fair pay.
Cons
Unknown when shift ended, poor communication between managment and employees, unorganized health savings account.
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good place to work
Systems Administrator/Production Manager/Graphics (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOFebruary 18, 2015
Employees worked very hard. and customers were great to work with.

Management let employees make decisions on how work was performed and interact with customers.
Pros
busy all day
Cons
no advancement
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Ok Job
Technical Manager (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MADecember 30, 2014
Pros
Good benefits and job security

Cons
Long hours, hard to have a life outside of work
Seems like there is a new management team ever 6 months.
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Good leadership in the managment area
Driver/Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Hammond, LADecember 8, 2014
matthews has strong leaders in there DC's its a nice relaxing place to work no one is over baring allows you work in even pace great work establishment
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Growing Company
Manager, Product Marketing and Innovation (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMarch 24, 2014
Matthews is a old company that is growing into a large corporation. There are challenges and opportunities for it's employees to address in most functional areas.

The category (memorialization) can be challenging. Also there is frequently resistance to change.

I do enjoy leveraging my creative problem solving in many of the business challenges.
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Great People
Traffic Manager (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PADecember 31, 2013
Everyone who works there is good at what they do. The company allows you to work independently and together in small teams to make your day flow and overcome any obstacles that arise.
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Great place to work
Marketing specialist - Lead Generation (Former Employee) –  Gentry, ARDecember 6, 2013
Enjoyed working at Matthews , nothing negative to report

The Marketing Manager was a great boss very knowledgeable and helpful
Pros
it department for any problems
Cons
dental started as free, but switched to employee contribution
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Boring
Graphic Design Intern (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PASeptember 16, 2013
Very boring
Rarely talk with coworkers
Sat at a computer all day
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Good work environment with good people
SAP Implementation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 31, 2013
It was an overall good place to work - very diversified businesses all under one roof. Unfortunately they decided to outsource the SAP support to IBM and primarily their off shore team in India.
Pros
the people i worked with
Cons
the companies continued policy to keep sending work out of the us.
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Loved the people that i got to work with
Order Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  Kingwood WVJuly 28, 2013
We would enter orders for a large customer base all over the united states, this is a company that make head stones for the deseased.
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No integrity of management
Shipping and receiving clerk (Former Employee) –  Tualatin, OregonJuly 16, 2013
Found the company not relating or rewarding employees for working hard. The internal system for improving used as a tool to get rid of employees. Management is not open to input.
Pros
some employees are exceptional
Cons
the company focus is benefit for upper management only.
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Contracted artist for Matthews International
Graphic Designer & Imagery Assistant (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMay 18, 2013
Working a regular 8-5 Monday through Friday full time job through Matthews International. Matthews International is one of the leading companies in statuary, memorials, casket and mausoleum products. I work with the art director and four other designers to create an intimidating amount of photography touch-ups or create photorealistic mock ups of memorials to be used for their memorial design website being launched in June.

I am given a set list of memorials to complete within a time frame, and normally while working on that project new priorities would arise that would taken care of immediately. A large part of the job was time management and learning how to shift from one project to a totally different project at the drop of a hat. It has been very fast-paced work but each image created is extremely detailed and accurately made using original line art or old photography.
Pros
many different tasks, great coworkers, detail oriented work
Cons
contract work, unforseeable date of job end
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A nice place to work. Great Boss.
Delivery Driver/Warehouse (Former Employee) –  Lewiston, MEMay 7, 2013
Enjoyed driving through Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Seeing different places. Meeting people.
Pros
autonomy. i could handle this.
Cons
being per-diem.
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