Good place to work, but lacks vision
Valve Technician (Current Employee) – Ipswich, MA – February 22, 2018
Great employees, and culture. Quality has been degrading over the years though as they try to cut costs. This can put an enormous strain on the business and workforce, not to mention unhappy customers as deadlines are missed over and over again. Some management decisions are questionable, but overall the production team is coming together after a major setback in 2012 following the acquisition of another plants product line. The company could stand to be more self reliant. There's room for expansion, but they lack the willingness to do so. It's certainly the type of business that looks as your degree as a price point, rather than what you bring to the table. Either way, they're in a much better place then they were some years back and hopefully that trend continues. If they focus more on quality and on-time delivery, they could be a real contender in their respective market.
Friendly employees, challenging projects, employee appreciation (i.e. summer outtings, ice cream socials, luncheons, etc)
Communication between departments. Treatment of some integral employees during deadlines.