Welder (Current Employee) – Austintown, OH – August 9, 2018
I started working for Nordson in 2017. That was probably the best time to get hired on because they were sending employees down to Virginia to learn from the old-timers. Nordson paid for our rental cars, our hotels, gave a us a nice weekly per diem, and paid us a few extra dollars / hour. Day 1 benefits, it was awesome. We learned a lot from the guys down there and took home as much knowledge as we could. Most people work between 40-60 hours a week. Depends on the department. It's definitely a machine shop atmosphere, so working as a welder, I can't tell you many specifics. But as an employee.. I can tell you Nordson is a great place to work. Bosses, co-workers, HR... 98% of the people are awesome.
Great oppertunity to learn and advance yourself, good pay and benefits, paid lunch and breaks, new air conditioned building
This is a fast passed repetitive job. I liked the work but we work so very hard for the barest pay. You do not get much for benefits and no advancements . No bereavement pay or sick time either( unless you have vacation time to put in you will get points for this and possibly lose the job. You are very disposable and the gossip is HIGH Manager was very nice and co-workers ( most) were very helpful. It's a good first job to have to learn about hard work. Pay us only good for someone if there's more than 1 Bill payer at home. Don't count on a raise any time.
Very great workplace, would stay if it was closer to home
Assembler (Current Employee) – Swainsboro, GA – June 12, 2018
A normal day would be to clock in at 6 am, stock the shelves then release an order. Begin getting your parts and organizing them in your work station to be able to use them. You’ll begin building. As soon as your finished you’ll test the unit over night and start on another one.
You get two breaks and people are pretty much laid back
You get burned and the glue is extremely aggravating to clean up
Software Test Technician (Current Employee) – Duluth, GA – June 11, 2018
On average a typical day at Nordson is stress free and depending on what department you work in its very little supervision and no micro managing. The part that is scary at times it can be really slow which makes you wonder and then it can be really busy all of a sudden. That is just the nature of the beast.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Duluth, GA – May 31, 2018
Limited upward mobility, however company is stable and benefits are great. Company closes for Christmas and open after New Year's. You start with 15 PTO days that must be used before the end of the year. You gain 5 more days every five years (max is 35 days). We had team building outings and they provided lunch for the team often.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Duluth, GA – March 23, 2018
the most enjoyable part was the people that ii worked with. learned a lot regarding customer service, SAP and many training courses. it was a good place to work and did not want to leav. there were 14 co-workers that got laid off that day
I had such great experience at Nordson because they taught me so much. I started working with out knowing much, the manager is so nice and helpful. They always insured the worker is okay and confident before putting them in a hard position. Since i was pregnant I had such great support system. If I didn't have no job i will definitely go back to Nordson.
Team member (Former Employee) – Swainsboro, GA – March 6, 2018
Had a lot of issues working here for two years. Favoritism is a big issue. The company as a whole was great to work for. Good profit sharing. Management made it hard. Lots of employee functions. High turn over rate.
Racist Leads/Supervisors, extreme favoritism, toxic work environment
First Shift Assembler (Current Employee) – Swainsboro, GA – February 26, 2018
My line lead is racist against white people, has had several reports filled to HR and not a single reprimand has ever been done. The job atmosphere is toxic as other employees will gossip and spread rumors about people they don't like. There is only job advancement opportunities if you happen to be one of the select few who are favorited at the company. Raises are not given fairly and you are not guaranteed to get any percentage raise.
The Nordson management style breeds mediocrity and prevents innovation
Staff Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) – Carlsbad, CA – January 11, 2018
Exceeding one's performance expectations is not rewarded. Often, the path taken is the one of least resistance and least reward. A large value is placed on employee "happiness" and not business, performance, advancement, etc. Ultimately, management views and treats the workforce as a captive audience like you would find in a small mid-west town with a single primary employer.
Supplies, equipment, and outside training provided with little resistance. Job security regardless of performance.
They treat employees like a mid-west company. Job security regardless of performance.
Sales and Service Representative (Former Employee) – Amherst OH – January 11, 2018
Original core businesses are being allowed to wither on the vine with no investment or plan for growth. New highly profitable purchased business account for all growth and investment. Original core businesses are solid markets, but highly competitive requiring indepth knowledge of businesses and long term management team, Too focused on reporting to wall street for next quarter to have solid long term plan for growth over 5-10 years. New management structure recently hired may fix these issues. Sealant Equipment manager is the only manager of the old regime with the right qualities to be successful over the long term.
Sub par pay, high level of frustration among the worker bees
I had the ability to get along with many coworkers and managers. I learned if you give 100% on most days this creates a great relationship with most. The management is very kind. The atmosphere is comfortable and clean. When I was employed at Nordson the benefits were great. The hours were great. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with some great people.
The hours were great, breaks were very reasonable
I do not not have anything negative to say about Nordson
Assembler (Former Employee) – Amherst, OH – November 3, 2017
The Typical day at Nordson was simple but quick passed. While I was there I made liquid pumps that were used for automotive companies like Ford and Tesla. When I was there I learned how to be better equipped with tools and how to read plans off of an engineer note guide. The management was helpful and more of a teacher than anything else. They taught me important skills when making decisions and what it took to run a business. This includes steps required to keep a happy environment for the workers and push out products on time. The workplace was a happy atmosphere where I was never dreary on coming into work everyday. The hardest part of the job was picking up the work of other workers in order to fully complete an order due. The most enjoyable part was the work experience that I obtained and the relationships with the workers whom I am still in contact with.