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A company struggling to find its place in the modern world.
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee), Boulder, CONovember 25, 2014
Pros: two-week paid holiday at the end of each year
Cons: healthcare
VT Miltope is a company full of bright people with great ideas who make great products when not interfered with by bad business decisions. Lots of hands-on opportunities not available at larger companies. Plenty of life lessons to be learned as well.
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Great people to work with, good benefits
Assembler (Current Employee), Hope Hull, ALNovember 17, 2014
Pros: two weeks off paid christmas break
Cons: no room for advancement, small pay raises
A typical work day is not always steady, sometimes work is at a halt due to lack of parts. I have learned various computer skills and how to function better in a team environment and most of my fellow co-workers are a pleasure and joy to work with. The hardest part of my job is working for small pay raises and no room for advancement. The most enjoyable part of the job are the relationships have established during my time with the company.
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A great engineering group but a poorly managed and run company.
Mechanical Engineer Laptop Group (Current Employee), Montgomery, ALOctober 22, 2014
Pros: friendly and smart coworkers, every other friday off, interesting and challenging engineering problems
Cons: location, long hours, poor management, didn't receive proper training on new software, no real direction within the company, wasteful, outsourcing
Miltope is a rather small DOD contractor that specializes in ultra rugged electronic systems for the military that has about 125 employees. Typical day at Miltope is 7:30 to 5:30 with an hour lunch break. The work schedule is 5 days one week, 4 days the next with a 3 day weekend every other week. The work atmosphere is somewhat light hearted (only b/c the engineering group gets along very well). The company as a whole has poor management and survives largely on the relationships that have been built with the government in order to get contracts for the company. The products that Miltope designs prove to be challenging for the engineer which actually a big plus! As an engineer at Miltope you have to wear many hats and possess a knowledge of materials, thermal sciences, chemistry, computers and electronics in general. Money is not used wisely within the company though which is a big drawback. There is a lot of waste with very little reinvested in the engineering group and R&D. The company also outsourcers entirely too much. The location of the company (Hope Hull, AL) is not ideal either.

Overall the "company" gets a poor rating. However, the relationships you build and engineering challenges make it worthwhile while you are there.
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A Learning Experience
Network Administrator - (Intern) (Former Employee), Montgomery, ALSeptember 13, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: long commute
This is a position that I volunteered for. I gained some valuable connections here. Not to mention my very first actual experience as a network administrator!
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Manufacturing Company with Loyal Employees
Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee), Hope Hull, ALJuly 10, 2014
Pros: very kind and open employees
Cons: need upgrade in some areas (technology, company culture, and facility)
VT Miltope is a great company to gain relevant experience within the manufacturing industry.
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Organize Khaos
Product Support Coordinator (Current Employee), Hope Hull, ALJune 7, 2014
Pros: getting the work done one time and before time.
Cons: not being able to take lunch because of fear of getting behind.
A typical work day begins slow but around 10:00 am everything becomes urgent and everyone needs everything right away. What I've learned about working under pressure is prioritization. Everything is not important some people just want things right away. Therefore I have to decipher the urgent matter from the I need this right away matters. My manager have always pushed prioritization every thing is not urgent some people just want things right away.

My co-workers are great especially the ones you can work well with as a team but the others not so well as a team you begin to accept that everyone is not going to feel the same as you on a daily basis. Not being able to work closely with a team member who is moody is the hardest part of my job. They allow feelings to stand in the way of our ultimate goal and thats good customer service and revenue.

The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to meet all demands and deadlines without any complications.
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Teaching the Basics
Vice President, Program Management (Current Employee), Hope Hull, ALJune 1, 2014
Pros: good product and customers
Cons: negative atmosphere
Joined the Miltope team during a transitional period. The program team was not performing and the culture was one of functional silos and distrust.

After many months of work and training, the program team is now performing at a level that is benefitting the overall team. Collaboration, while not complete, is vastly improved.

My team has responded well to the challenge of leading the various product teams within their respective portfolios. I have been pleased with their renewed energy and dedication.

Like anything, change is the most difficult aspect of any job. Developing a culture of empowerment and trust has been difficult but the success realized and watching team members grow has made it worth the arduous road.

Nothing is more gratifying than watching good plans come to fruition. Seeing the culture move from a strictly dictatorial atmosphere to one of collaboration and team work has been satisfying.
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Duties
HR Manager, Training and Recruiting (Current Employee), Hope Hull, ALApril 28, 2014
HR Generalist, Training and Recruiting for 200 employee computer manufacturing industry
Conducted investigations (i.e. harassment, employee complaints, discrimination issues)
Counseled employees (i.e. time and attendance, behavior, interpersonal relations)
Counseled and trained supervisors (i.e. leadership, communication, performance appraisals, etc...)
Planned and implemented training programs for employees and supervisors
Responsible for recruitment for all departments
Responsible for creating and establishing affirmative action plan
Creates and submits annual EEO-1 reports
Creates and submits VETS 100 reports
Completes employee information in e-verify
Worked with HR Director to establish and maintain outstanding company benefits programs
Interfaced on day-to-day basis with workforce
Responsible for terminating employees (when necessary; for cause and layoffs)
Established safety standards in accordance with FAA, OSHA, and corporate policies
PHR Certification
IPC Trainer certifications
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Can be a fun and challenging work environment.
Senior Electronic Technician (Current Employee), Hope Hull, AlJune 25, 2013
Can be a fun and challenging work environment. Hard to advance internally. Low end of competitive salary.At times work environment can be hurry up and wait.
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Good place to work.
Computer Assembler (Former Employee), Hope Hull, ALMay 22, 2013
Miltope was a good place to work. The climate controlled environment was comfortable. The employees were pleasant.
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Easy place to work, not well managed
Worker (Current Employee), Hope Hull, ALMay 7, 2013
Pros: 9/80 work schedule. easy going atmosphere.
Cons: bad part of town. mediocre pay. picking up others slack. break room smells bad.
VT Miltope is an easy place to work. The job is simple, and it is never stressful.

The 9/80 work schedule is the best part of working there. Management is quite bad at managing money and waste.
Most employees are dead weight, and if you work hard, people will notice. And give you more work to pick up the slack.
For a computer company, almost all processes are outdated.
Miltope wastes tons and tons of paper and resources.

Pay is alright, for the area. Most everyone who works there is a simple minded person, and everyone is nice.

Except the HR Manager-- the one with the mustache.
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very relaxing work environment
Product Support Electronic Technician (Former Employee), Montgomery, ALFebruary 8, 2013
Pros: very relaxing work and great clean environment
a typical day , working on computers systems ,cutomer relations , helping others,and engineering in ideas of quility improvment what ive learned here is communicate well,relax get equipement repaired at a timely fashion,co workers where helpful,great and reliable the hardest part of the job really wasnt just keeping the customer happy and the boss the most enjoyable part of the job was the work enjoyed it with a passion it was fun and challenaging and enjoyed helping cutomers with there problems with equipment coming up with ideas for better improvements.
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Good Company
HR Manager, Training and Recruiting (Current Employee), Hope Hull, ALAugust 29, 2012
Planned and implemented training and training programs for new and current employees, managers, supervisors. Training includes, solder certification, inspection requirements, drug and alcohol abuse, ESD, Root Cause analysis, Corrective Actions, Process control, Leadership Training. Responsible for recruiting qualified candidates to fill new vacancies opening within the organization. Reviewed resumes and applications and pre-screened candidates ensuring only the qualified individual was a company fit. Assisted in the continuous development, implementation and improvement of programs and processes and provided employees (staff and management) opportunities to regularly perform to the best of their abilities, to consistently achieve mutually agreed upon goals, and to continually improve performance results. Advise and coach managers and supervisors on ways to consistently and effectively role-model behaviors and communications that create a collaborative environment in which there prevails respectful behavior, trusting relationships, cooperative interactions, fair treatment, quality performance and positive morale. Provide information and coordinate activity related to established HR policies, procedures, or regulations (i.e., benefits, performance, EEO, safety, etc
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productive company
ASSEMBLER/SOFTWARE LOADER (Current Employee), hope hull alMay 11, 2012
Pros: rewards for jobs well done
Cons: no job advancement
daily morning meetings, assemble diffrent types of computers for the military, the most enjoyable part of the job is to sit in different work ares and build a complete unit, the hardest part is sitting down all. My coworkers work well together in a team to meet our deadlines.
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Technical sweat shop run by unprofessional executives
Title - Project Manager, New Product Development (Former Employee), Hope Hull, ALMarch 26, 2012
Cons: never enough to satisfy
For being in business for 3 decades you would think this company would know what it was doing by now - not so.

VT Miltope Salaries

Mechanical Engineer
$65,000 per year