Employee (Former Employee) – Mayfield Heights, OH – August 17, 2018
The culture is shifting at Materion and morale was extremely low when I left. New management direction is taking hold but at a large cost to employee satisfaction. Management has little concern or care as long as the company is performing. I am hopeful they strike a balance soon.
Career advancement is extremely limited in most departments (except finance) and employees are never moved to other functions. ALWAYS hire from outside regardless of what they say. Promotions are very thin and you are compensated (bonus and raise) with everyone else regardless of performance and value delivered. Good place if you want to do one thing the rest of your career but if you want to grow your options are extremely limited.
Pay is market. 401k match is market. 15 days vacation until you have worked there for 20yrs then you get 17 vacation days. If you are sick then it does NOT count against your vacation. Health care costs are exorbitant, $420 per month for a high deductible family plan and they are climbing.
HR policies around reviews and career growth are very antiquated, no succession planning (again, hire from outside). HR has a long way to go.
Corporate office has a gym, which is really nice.
I would recommend for career maintain people, not recommend for people who want to grow their career.
Employees, Building, Location, Flex Schedule
Limited Career Advancement, Healthcare costs, Toxic Culture, Vacation Policy
A Operator Roller (Current Employee) – Elmore, OH – August 1, 2018
Going to work and making sure that my partner and myself stay safe wear the proper PPE. That the machine stays running it's a good day! The hardest part about the job is when we don't have coils to roll, don't like not working. The challenge of getting a perfect flat coil out is the most enjoyable part of my job!
Senior Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Mayfield Hts, OH – July 26, 2018
Management change and new direction taken. Typical day was monitoring previous days work and backups. Working with help desk to clear up any issues. New equipment was brought in, and new technology learned. The most enjoyable part was the people I worked with.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Shoemakersville, PA – June 21, 2018
Poor Management, they don't care about there employees, and there is strong favoritism toward certain individuals. All employees are not treated equal. You can get terminated at anytime without just cause, or because someone else wants you to get fired and has connections with upper management. Overall awful place to work!
Shipping and Receiving (Current Employee) – NY – June 17, 2018
For recent grads this place offers low but decent pay for areas in chemistry, management and other business related degrees. Upper management is the only area in this company that seems to pay well while the workers who make everything happen get paid next to nothing to work very hard daily.
Not a bad place to work despite the many safety precautions. The pay is generally good and the benefits are okay but getting worse. I have a great boss which is the reason I have stuck around for so long. He understands work life balance.
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Lincoln, RI – May 30, 2018
Company was a really good fit for the majority of my time there. Career advancement was excellent but due to personal reasons, including a difference in opinion with management, I felt it was time to move on.
Financial Analyst / Senior Accountant (Former Employee) – Brewster, NY – May 16, 2018
for the 3 years that i worked at Materion I enjoyed the people that I worked with and worked for i learned allot. The culture was great, i enjoyed my commute daily which was 50 miles from the city, one thing about Materion they made home
Lathe Operator (Current Employee) – Brewster NY – April 9, 2018
Management does not care about employees. Will do whatever it takes to get responsible off their shoulders and pass it off to the next person. There is no accountability between managers and the equipment is 15+ years old. Management and sales do not spend a second on the floor and have no idea what it takes to run and support the technicians/engineers and operators. Safety features on machines broken.
If you want to make a few bucks more than minimum wage for unfair work conditions, this is your place.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Lincoln, RI – April 6, 2018
A typical day includes either working on your assigned task on the floor or plugging away in a cubicle or a mixture of the two, Management is decent, no complaints. The hardest part of the job is being trapped inside all day (except for lunch.)
Coating Technician II (Former Employee) – Westford, MA – February 22, 2018
Horribly stressful place to work. You'll always be on edge, layoffs every 2 months, even when the company is doing well, making money. It's always the technicians the get the boot. 1 laid off tech = 5 new hire managers.... Was running 7 tanks a day before I left.