AMETEK Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
42 Reviews
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42 Reviews
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  1.  

    My time at Ametek in NJ

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    Former Employee - Director of Procurement in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Procurement in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    I worked at AMETEK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ametek is a high tech company with a strong Acquisition growth model. They specialize in taking smaller high tech firms and turning them into cash cows with high powered channels to market. They keep the branding of the acquisitions typically. The company itself has a very high performance CAGR to reach with high expectations of all managers and engineers. While this is not a "cutting edge" technology firm it is focused on marketability of new tech to the business and academic sectors.

    Cons

    A lack of decentralized organic growth. With most of the focus on meeting acquisition synergy metrics organic growth can eventually fall by the wayside. This creates a feeling for the smaller newly acquired companies of being "gutted" over a few years/decade after the full synergies have been met and it is time for new investment into the business. This focus stifles these companies prematurely and can drive talent out of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers struggle with short term financial objectives driven from the senior management. There is not a huge focus on marketing and sector growth as much as there is interest in new acquisition potential to bolt on to existing businesses. While this model can be advantageous it has its negative impacts as well. I would recommend more consideration of organic growth in some specific instances to sustain talent as well and grow the individual BU's when possible. I will say that Managers are usually highly competent and technical and are strong leaders in this organization. There are a lot of hard working engineers and the work life balance is certainly slanted toward work. There is some good travel and global exposure in this company and it is a great place to grow an see true executive leadership at work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company. Great people. High turnover in certain key roles.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMETEK full-time

    Pros

    Top tier products and quality

    Cons

    Some business units are not on stable footing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Switch the focus from margin to market share.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Meh

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMETEK (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a decent work-life balance. Benefits are average as far as insurance and 401k contributions. A good company to learn your field of specialty.

    Cons

    Manufacturing environments can be very demanding with reactive instead of proactive approaches. Limited top down communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Customer Service Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMETEK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company offered an exciting learning experience that was fast paced. The pay and benefits package was satisfactory.

    Cons

    After the initial excitement, there was little training of product line to build confidence. With that it became difficult to get answers from certain outlets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simply define goals & roles. Incorporate a robust training method. Acknowledge good work & effort.

    No opinion of CEO
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    A company which offers no professional growth

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    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at AMETEK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good life
    Good work life balance
    Friendly environment
    Flexible timings

    Cons

    No professional growth
    You need to search for good work
    No proper support functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just hiring high quality people is not enough. You need to give the challenging work environment to use their skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Pleasant place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at AMETEK as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good management, great people and location.

    Cons

    I was a temp covering maternity. No positions open.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMETEK

    Pros

    there is a lot to learn at the job

    Cons

    the pay is not at industry standards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMETEK as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime as a contractor, ability to learn new equipment, exposure to Aerospace industry

    Cons

    Unorganized, too much management, constant change of directives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best Company I've Ever Worked For

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMETEK

    Pros

    Excellent growth opportunity, strong leadership development, competitive pay, strong support from management, educational assistance, drive for success. In working for Ametek, I received a promotion and have received strong support during my transition. There is a strong investment in personnel and development and I have been given many opportunities to receive training when I needed it; internally and externally. The company places an emphasis on recognizing talent and developing that talent. I would say that one is given many opportunities to grow and thrive within the organization - the truly limiting factor is yourself. Overall as an organization, new ideas, processes, and systems are implemented specifically to make us a stronger, more profitable business. We are encouraged to participate and help develop those ideas, processes and systems; to be a contributor and enjoy our success.

    Cons

    I have experienced some communication gaps, but nothing major. Within each function, it would be nice to have a "roadmap" with names, responsibilities, and contact information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start out.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA (US)

    I worked at AMETEK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is accessible and you are free to ask questions. The other engineers are helpful and the technicians love to work with the engineers to fix problems. There is always something to do so you do not get bored.

    Cons

    Tight budget from corporate to get things fixed. I wish the company offered training to help improve the employees skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some more group activities to try and raise morale in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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