MetalTek International Employee Reviews

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Sign your life away
Grinder/Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Waukesha, WIFebruary 25, 2019
Working every Saturday and management seems to have no idea what is going on. Lots of micro-management going on. Very dirty work environment and they go way overboard on safety
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Ot
Cons
managament, Micro-management
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Nurturing Culture and Development, Compensation Needs Improvement
Field Sales Engineer (Current Employee) –  Waukesha, WIJanuary 8, 2019
MetalTek has a great company culture that has been strongly developed over the last five years. A focus on safety is a must in that industry, and that culture encourages considering safety first above all. MetalTek really does care for its employees and truly great people are employed there. The markets served are unique and highly technical, and all individuals get to feel apart of something great with the work that they do. There is a large emphasis on a team environment due so much cross-functional interaction on a day-to-day basis. However, the company is certainly one that has been around for a while and it shows in the management group's deliberation in making any large decision. Additionally, there is some belief that once someone is employed at MetalTek, that they are staying for a career. These opportunities are certainly available, but are not catered to a young college graduate seeking alternative compensation and career advancement.
Pros
Great benefits, great group of people, no micromanaging
Cons
Daily travel distance, lack of compensation for field work, no clear routes for advancement
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Poor work place
Grinder (Current Employee) –  Pevely, MODecember 11, 2018
Poor work place. They don’t care for the employees and or the employees families. They are more concerned about there customers or there selves. .....
Pros
Hours
Cons
Short lunch and no other breaks
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Machinist
3rd Shift Lead / Machinist (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WIOctober 22, 2018
Really strong company and will train someone new to the field. Benefits and wages were very competitive. Very much enjoyed my time their and would still work their if I didn't relocate.
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not a bad place
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN (Current Employee) –  Waukesha, WIJuly 25, 2018
metaltek international is a a bonded place with their values of employee togetherness and events for the employees. i have no complaints working there at all. the place is a dirty place to work if your working maintenance because it is a foundary but other then that its a good place in my eyes
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Everything is great but need a lot of improvement and upgrade with equipments in Chem lab
Lab Technician, Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Waukesha, WIMay 15, 2018
Just need to upgrade the chem lab. Everything are aged and overused. Spent too much time on maintenance and ensuring it is working. Company does has the money but might like they are cheap about the chem lab or don't see it as a problem.
Pros
well paid
Cons
fast pace and can be too much
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If you have a life this job aint for you
General Factory Worker (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WIMay 9, 2018
It was a good company at first when i started. But i the last 5 years i was there things change alot. You work every saturday even on holidays. Things would break and they won't fix. You have to deal with it.. one mistake you can lose your job. The turn over rate is high
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Work to much and family doesnt matter to them
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Good place to work
Shipping Manager (Current Employee) –  Waukesha, WIFebruary 27, 2018
Good place to work. They have always been fair and honest to myself and anyone willing to work hard. Good training programs for anyone in a trades career.
Pros
Good work, good pay
Cons
Vacation
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Somewhat political
Third Shift Maintenance Lead (Former Employee) –  Pevely, MOFebruary 25, 2018
I miss working there.
There isn't a lot for to say. After working there 11 years as a team lead - I didn't expected to get sold down the road like that.
I was 57 and enjoyed very much working for MT.
I was one of many that got let go. It is a good place to work depending on ones desires.
Pros
close to home
Cons
Management
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Productive, fast paced, and a really dirty job
Assembly Line Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Pevely, MOFebruary 23, 2018
It was an okay place to work if you need money and they were nice to their employees buy the grinding going to be hard on the hands and a lot of smoke and black suet
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The Company
No bake mold (Former Employee) –  Pevely, MOJanuary 30, 2018
Though it seems like a good place to work, they will lie straight to your face. they promised job security and will fire you the next day. This place needs a complete renovation of management bc they have no loyalty to workers or anyone else. Don't work here. Don't put your family in a situation to where everything is great then they fire you the next day bc the price of gas falls.
Pros
Safety
Cons
Short breaks
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OK Place to Work
Centralized Storeroom Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Waukesha WINovember 28, 2017
Maintenance Dept is not organized, others are ran smoothly. Hours are good, overtime is frequent and weekends are 3/4 per month - required. Safety is 100% the top priority throughout the company.
Pros
Paid Lunches
Cons
Management
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typical work day
Employee (Current Employee) –  Sandusky, OHOctober 25, 2017
The typical day here is spent trying to figure out what games the upper management is playing with the employees. They preach one thing and show the employees something entirely different.
Pros
pay
Cons
poor management makes you feel insecure about your job
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It changed hands 3 times by being bought out
Shipping and Receiving Manager (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WIOctober 2, 2017
It was a great place to work. Than Atlantic Richfield bought them out and brought in new people with little or no knowledge of operations. Salaries were renegotiated and there was no one on one with management.
Pros
Pleasant place to work with good employees i my deoartment
Cons
Management changeed
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Good
Purchasing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WISeptember 28, 2017
This was a temp. position. Great place to work. Staff if very willing and helpful for training. Not much to say because it was just a temporary position.
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Make good products, but the politics is beyond reasonable.
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WISeptember 16, 2017
I learned that politics is more important than knowledge and doing your job. Very irritating and unfair that management consistently let some "favored" employees routinely skip over details of work they were supposed to do and speed on to other work with no consequences, and then for some reason the very time consuming mop-up work fell into your workload.
Cons
Politics of having to fix lazy co-workers' intentional oversights.
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overworked and underpaid
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WISeptember 13, 2017
Not a complementary system to growth or recognition. Just do it my way and keep your mouth shut mentality. Stress six sigma but don't practice what they preach.
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Foundry work
Operator II (Former Employee) –  Auburn, INAugust 2, 2017
This job paid very well. The work is for athletic people mostly. You have to swing a four pound hammer for hours at a time constantly. The metal is very hot and dangerous.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Dangerous work
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productive and hot work environment
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJuly 7, 2017
A work day was always hot. you had no idea what you would be doing you had to know each job there was, witch i liked about the company. you never stood, always busy
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Productive, hot and smoky job.
MELT SHOP ATTENDANT (Former Employee) –  Pevely, MOJune 22, 2017
Good management, great coworkers. Good safety program. Very hot in summer time and very cold in the winter time. Very busy half the year and 40 hrs only during first part of the year.
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