Sales and Service Representative (Former Employee) – Amherst OH – January 11, 2018
Original core businesses are being allowed to wither on the vine with no investment or plan for growth. New highly profitable purchased business account for all growth and investment. Original core businesses are solid markets, but highly competitive requiring indepth knowledge of businesses and long term management team, Too focused on reporting to wall street for next quarter to have solid long term plan for growth over 5-10 years. New management structure recently hired may fix these issues. Sealant Equipment manager is the only manager of the old regime with the right qualities to be successful over the long term.
Sub par pay, high level of frustration among the worker bees
Team member (Former Employee) – Swainsboro, GA – March 6, 2018
Had a lot of issues working here for two years. Favoritism is a big issue. The company as a whole was great to work for. Good profit sharing. Management made it hard. Lots of employee functions. High turn over rate.
Racist Leads/Supervisors, extreme favoritism, toxic work environment
First Shift Assembler (Current Employee) – Swainsboro, GA – February 26, 2018
My line lead is racist against white people, has had several reports filled to HR and not a single reprimand has ever been done. The job atmosphere is toxic as other employees will gossip and spread rumors about people they don't like. There is only job advancement opportunities if you happen to be one of the select few who are favorited at the company. Raises are not given fairly and you are not guaranteed to get any percentage raise.
The Nordson management style breeds mediocrity and prevents innovation
Staff Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) – Carlsbad, CA – January 11, 2018
Exceeding one's performance expectations is not rewarded. Often, the path taken is the one of least resistance and least reward. A large value is placed on employee "happiness" and not business, performance, advancement, etc. Ultimately, management views and treats the workforce as a captive audience like you would find in a small mid-west town with a single primary employer.
Supplies, equipment, and outside training provided with little resistance. Job security regardless of performance.
They treat employees like a mid-west company. Job security regardless of performance.
I had the ability to get along with many coworkers and managers. I learned if you give 100% on most days this creates a great relationship with most. The management is very kind. The atmosphere is comfortable and clean. When I was employed at Nordson the benefits were great. The hours were great. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with some great people.
The hours were great, breaks were very reasonable
I do not not have anything negative to say about Nordson
Assembler (Former Employee) – Amherst, OH – November 3, 2017
The Typical day at Nordson was simple but quick passed. While I was there I made liquid pumps that were used for automotive companies like Ford and Tesla. When I was there I learned how to be better equipped with tools and how to read plans off of an engineer note guide. The management was helpful and more of a teacher than anything else. They taught me important skills when making decisions and what it took to run a business. This includes steps required to keep a happy environment for the workers and push out products on time. The workplace was a happy atmosphere where I was never dreary on coming into work everyday. The hardest part of the job was picking up the work of other workers in order to fully complete an order due. The most enjoyable part was the work experience that I obtained and the relationships with the workers whom I am still in contact with.
Mechanical Engineering Manager (Former Employee) – Monterey, CA – September 18, 2017
A typical day at work involved interacting with at least a dozen other people from designers to assembly personnel. The managers were fairly hands-on and available to talk to. Advancement was steady. The division I worked at was closed and I didn't want to relocate, so was offered a separation package.
Project Engineer (Former Employee) – Duluth, GA – September 14, 2017
Nordson is focused on making money at all costs. A typical management policy is to lay off older experienced workers and replace them with young college graduates. Another example of poor upper and middle management is to provide very low raises and promotions to their employees. Upper and middle management do not provide adequate support to their employees. Human resources at Nordson is a joke and are aligned with management in their plan to lay off older experienced workers with young low paid college graduates.
Intern (Former Employee) – Amherst, OH – May 22, 2017
Nordson is a great place to go and learn about the industry of manufacturing. There is a reason this company has been around for so long. They pay their interns well. Supervisors and production employees are always eager to help if I had a question. It is a very laid back work environment.