Machine Operator I (Former Employee) – Orchard Park, NY – April 16, 2018
To be honest, the engineers who work here should be fired due to their lack of effort and efficiency. There were many problems before I left, and all engineering was concerned with was production over quality. The team I worked with was great, the management are nice people, but over all the company merged and reduced our benefits, increased production, and did all that they could to reduce cost on our end, which was leading to more poor quality parts and more work for us. Most of the workers there are good at their job. Engineering and management should step up their game. They should also compensate their workers for the minimum wage increase. You can work at Burger King for $13.75 now, I started at Integer in 2017 at $13...it shows how much you are appreciated as a worker in a skilled labor field.
paid breaks and lunch, PTO and benefits (when hired)
healthcare is terrible since the merger with Greatbatch
Rough place to work, but I learned a lot about QMS standards
Generalist (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 30, 2018
The branch I worked for closed in 2004. The best summary I can give is that it was like management was playing a chess game against everyone else.
There often weren't enough chairs on the production lines to support the people required to be there for mandatory overtime. The folks on the floor would squabble with each other over needing items to do their jobs, and not notice for a while that the situation was created by management.
On the plus side, I learned about validation of ISO 13485-compliant workspaces, and was given PowerPoint training, both of which helped me in my next job somewhere else.
Place to learn things
awful place to work much of the time - bad culture
Facilities Administrator (Former Employee) – Collegeville, PA – March 14, 2018
I worked in a fast-paced environment in a large manufacturing plant. I enjoyed working in this environment. I respected my peers and have learned many skills that have given me the tools to move forward in my career.
Associate (Former Employee) – Brooklyn Park, MN – October 9, 2017
machines are old, worn out, and most are not capable of meeting production goals. Paperwork is signed off on without any oversight. the culture is petty and childish. management usually manages their seat cushions pretty well.
Was bought out not too long ago changing the company from privately held to a large corporation. While both can have their pros and cons, before the upper management cared about their workers and now the corporate overlords do not. all they care about is the revenue number at the end of the quarter. safety, quality, ergonomics, on-time delivery customer satisfaction, all take a back seat to the revenue number. and while there are still some good people trying to make things better, all too often they get walked out to reduce headcount. And headcount is determined by a formula based on revenue not the actual work that needs done, so they will be understaffed in perpetuity
good benefits package, lots of available overtime, decent to good pay
poor management culture, under staffed at all levels, sub par proceedures and training system
Machinist 4 (Current Employee) – Orchard Park, NY – September 26, 2017
If you put in the effort you will be rewarded. A typical workday can be stressful. there are many opportunities to learn several different aspects of the company and its operations if you are willing to take them.
CNC Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Wheeling, IL – August 27, 2017
I was under the agency and when my background came, they discharge me. It's my mistake not telling them upfront. The HR representative told me to come back after 12 months once my record cleared within the States of Illinois. I like the company and the work environment.