Blast Operator (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – September 4, 2018
Some days were rather stressful and other days were pleasant. You learn new things almost every day. Management can be rather difficult at times but all and all they are always fair. The hardest part of the job is getting the parts in spec and keeping them there. Most enjoyable part of the job is working and talking to the people.
Machine Operator Manpower Research Triangle Park (Former Employee) – Research Triangle Park, NC – September 2, 2018
There Was A 8 to 9 hour Work Day And Some Weekend. I Learned To Clean Parts That Would Have A Special Coating Placed On Them To Protected It In Race Cars. Management Was Good Group Of People To Work Under. The Work Place Was Very Relaxing. Sometimes The Hardest Part Of The Job I Did Was Trying To Keep Up With The Demanding Work Load Working Alone. The Enjoyable Part of The Job For Me Was the Work Hours And The Employees.
Warehouse Clerk (Former Employee) – Rock Hill, SC – August 11, 2018
No people skill, managerial skill. Management don't care about the people. Especially the hard working ones. They don't have meeting with the employee. Management. They don't have the time. Lead person don't have people skill, but he do show favortism to certain employee.
The first job that I have had that I feel appreciated. Even though we are getting ready to move into our brand new green facility safety, quality and professionalism stands as top priorities. Great job team!
Good PTO and benefits, technology, tools, equipment, team members and top management cares.
Incoming Operator (Current Employee) – Rock Hill, SC – May 25, 2018
This company has excellent benefits however the hours are changing constantly without much notice and pay is a little low for the work load. There are some instances of favoritism between employees and the opportunity for advancement is slim to nonexsistent. The work itself is intriguing and interesting and fast paced. Attention to detail is crucial. This company has no "training" curriculum. Everything is hands on and you are expected to learn through repetition. You may be hired for one position however they do expect for you to cross train and learn other departments. This works well in ensuring job security however be aware as you could find yourself stuck somewhere you didn't want to be. Overall its excellent for current college students or high school students as they WILL NOT accommodate your schedule for anything else.
Its a job that may pay your bills when you get OT.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Dayton, OH – May 6, 2018
Opportunities are luck based. Depending on managements mood on that day determines how you are treated and what rules they wish to enforce. The worse you do at a job the more likely you will be promoted.
Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) – Westbury, NY – April 5, 2018
Cut Throat and back stabbing cultured. Senior management had no clue concerning operation.... Management took advantage of liberal PTO Management would give excuse they were working from home. Benefits were excellent. Compensation was low. No teamwork or trust. Although they always promoted safety, no one cared about it....
Assistant Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Dayton, OH – March 7, 2018
I had a great time working at Oerlikon. I learned a lot about being a good leader and how to be better with time and prioritizing my tasks. It ended up not working out in the end. I had my responsibilities nearly doubled and I had to stay at the same title and pay grade. I went back to Ernst Metal Technologies to work for a little less money, but a lot less responsibility.
Service Engineer (Former Employee) – Wixom, MI – March 6, 2018
The company claims that they are Best in Class but the higher management don't know anything about management. Workers and engineers there are like slaves. The workplace is like WWII Work Camps or concentration camps. Good work has no meaning for them. There is no value for employees at OERLIKON. If you make one mistake even if it wasn't your mistake totally you will be accused. You can't even use your vacations. 247 on call no vacation, no rest, no sleep. The worst place to work.
Culture is a bit old-school, but interesting company w/great boss
MANAGER, FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS (Current Employee) – Westbury, NY 11590 – February 23, 2018
Manufacturing environment new to me, nice to learn new business practices and procedures. I'm a contract person, the term has expired, and boss is keeping me indefinitely. I do desire permanent, however.
Tool Coating Technician (Current Employee) – Agawam, MA – January 9, 2018
Benefits are fantastic, but the corporate side of the company rubs in how little you make compared to what your branch earns in profit. management is a mess and employees that aren't good workers get recognized the same amount as the employees that work hard.
Recieving Associate (Former Employee) – Lake Orion, MI – December 12, 2017
Management cares about dollars - huge separation and unbalanced standard some wander around spending half their day in breaks never addressed when the few who carry the place are pushed to keep giving more. Customers suffer while the company is getting bilked out of hours not really spent working. All the good employees leave due to this. Yearly reviews are a joke only give pennies after you go above and beyond. Get your money when your hired or you won't get it but they'll keep adding to your responsibilities though. Corporate needs to get involved, high turnover rate. Temps even leave.
Production Lead (Current Employee) – Dayton, OH – October 31, 2017
Oerlikon metco dayton ohio is one of the best places I've worked. The company values great employees. There are plenty of opportunities if you apply your talents. In less than 2 years I've been promoted twice. I like that they are always looking for ways to improve processes in order to make sure that the job can be done in an effective way. I highly recommend anyone in the manufacturing field to apply for work at Oerlikon.