Regional Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – April 10, 2018
Instron is an awesome company if your single or love to travel. Excessive traveling required. Everywhere you go, your gear travels with you which can be very stressful. Sometimes your gear will show up at your customers location and sometimes they won''t. In those situations you're stuck tracking your gear which halts work and irritates your customers.
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) – Norwood, MA – June 21, 2018
It is essential that a Supervisor or Manager be fair in the distribution of work hours for hourly workers. All too often, due to some unknown intrinsic motivation, those in the position of authority abuse their authority. It is my view that it is akin to "economic castration" when a leader denies work hours to hourly employees they do not like, while diverting the " lions share" of work hours to those hourly employees they do like. Perhaps due to cultural conditioning, a culture of intrinsic bias exists without anyone asking the hard question of "Why?".
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) – Norwood, MA – March 23, 2018
Self directed working environment however available work was extremely sporadic. The management were not supportive of subordinates needs and development. There really isn't "leadership" at Instron. The managers are focused soley on revenue generation and are often unethical in there business practices.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Norwood, MA – February 7, 2018
A fast paced work environment that keeps you moving and makes the work day fly by. Plenty of room for advancement and opportunity for growth. Supportive management which welcomes employee impute and suggestions.
Collections Analyst (Current Employee) – Norwood, MA – July 21, 2017
I can only speak on the AR side. Very stressful due to a lack of communication within department in order to solve complex issues with customers. Immediate supervisor has no credit skills and does not have the maturity for the position
Manager Compliance & Logistics (Current Employee) – Norwood, MA – April 2, 2017
The company has really matured over the last decade or so. The ITW Board of Directors has done a lot to improve the company's performance over the last few years. This has trickled down to the business unit level. I find the environment to be casual and one where everyone is treated equally. Some efficiency improvements are needed. I'm confident they will happen over the next couple of years. Company's operating system just upgraded a couple of years ago. In need of more IT support to take full advantage of the new ERP.
Occasional free lunches, team building events, summer soccer and volleyball
Has been an excellent place to work for the past 11+ years.
Quality Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Grove City, PA – November 24, 2016
Instron has been an excellent place to work. I learned much about the testing industry as it relates to hydraulic and electro-mechanical testing equipment and machines. I've gained a tremendous amount of experience with the operation, troubleshooting, and corrective action of this equipment. I would not be leaving Instron, except the company has decided to re-locate the plant in Massachusetts.
Excellent 401K, and vacation plans. Flex time work schedule.
Purchasing Coordinator (Current Employee) – Grove City, PA – March 17, 2016
My daily duties are to place Purchase Orders to different suppliers. Once the Purchase Orders have been placed, I am to follow up to make sure that these Purchase Orders have been received by the Supplier & that they are able to meet my delivery requirements.
It is a fun place work. I get along with everyone that I work with, including the Suppliers that I deal with on a day to day basis.
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – March 5, 2016
I enjoyed working for Instron as a Field Service Engineer. You are able to work from home, you are given the use of a company vehicle, you are able to go somewhere different everyday, and you are trained all the latest material testing technology. The office staff at the main office are very friendly and helpful.
Engineering (Former Employee) – Norwood, MA – January 16, 2016
I do not recomend working here. Many long timers go thru thier day pushing thier imaginary F it button. Then joke about it being a button pressing day with the other long timers they chat with.This attitude comes from how they get treated by managment. Very top heavy with many layers of managers.
Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) – Colorado – July 10, 2015
I like working on the equipment and visiting the customers in their lab and there is a lot to learn about the industry. I enjoy working with my co-workers when they come out to my territory and work with me. The hardest part of my job is not having enough time in the day to complete the work required on the equipment and traveling to and from the customer and having to do all the admin work.
Professional Services Coordinator (Current Employee) – Norwood, MA – May 18, 2015
Very busy, fast paced environment. I've learned how to complete field service quotes and phone system. Management is always there to support and encourage. Co-workers are great team players. Answering phones while completed a field service quote. Helping service engineers.
great place to work.would recommend to anyone looking for a job there.
Electrical Assembler (Former Employee) – Grove City,Pa. – May 11, 2015
Instron is a great place to work and I certainly enjoyed my time there.I was a temp for as long as they needed me and I would recommend to anyone looking to get hired there.I only wish they had a full time opening so I could have stayed.
relaxed atmosphere and very nice people
human resources personnel is needed at this company and not just at the mother corp.