Accurate Brazing: What's it like to work here?

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2 reviews from employees


kununu Score: 2.9Recommendation: 50%
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2 employees rated this employer with an average of 2.9 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

One of those employees recommended the employer in his or her review.

Small, yet Growing in areas with a focus on the "Big Picture"


4.1
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked in Administration at Accurate Brazing in Greenville.

What I like

The interaction that is available to both internal as well as external customers.

What I dislike

1) Even though the company offers a 401K plan, the company does not contribute anything; 2) there is not a Human Resources department should one feel that something needs to be addressed.

Suggestions for improvement

Communication and more consideration on including specific personnel when decisions are being made that can potentially affect a role that one plays within their assigned job.

Company Culture

Accurate Brazing (AB) looks out for its employees; however, the main objective is to support its customers and to take care of their needs. They are the reason we have purpose in the job place. Making your customers happy leads to the "Bread and Butter" that feeds you!

Internal Communication

I find that "Communication" is an important factor that gets overlooked in many situations. If communication is not shared properly or not shared at all, then this tends to start the process of a "breakdown" in the system.

Teamwork

For the most part, I found that the majority of my coworkers were willing to assist others in a time of need.

Work-Life Balance

Accurate Brazing encourages its employees to maintain a healthy balance between ones personal life and their work life. However, because AB is a small company and cross training is limited, there have been rare occasions in accommodating that balance.

Support from management

Depending on the uniqueness of individual situations, management tended to be very supportive.

Freedom to work independently

Accurate Brazing is very good about trusting the employees to work independently or within a team atmosphere without micromanaging.

Inclusive / Diverse

Accurate Brazing tends to be inclusive of hiring a variety of people; however, one might perceive that the treatment/handling of certain people would be handled totally different than others.

Gender Equality

No comment

Attitude towards older colleagues

I have found that overall, the company and former coworkers had a positive/neutral attitude towards older colleagues. And, if something needed to be addressed with an older colleague (positive or negative), they would have been dealt with just as fairly/equally as anyone else would have been.

Office / Work Environment

In general, the office/work environment was comfortable and easy to work in.

Environmental Friendliness

Even though chemicals, gases, etc. are used within the workplace, steps are taken by following OSHA guidelines, which aids in making it a more environmentally friendly atmosphere.

Handicapped Accessibility

Although there was handicap parking available along with ramps, I feel that height availability regarding countertops for a wheelchair-bound person could be a potential area for improvement.

Workplace Safety

Identifying safety labels and signs are used within the workplace to warn others of a potential hazard. Also, as stated above, steps are in place to follow OSHA guidelines regarding safety.

Overall compensation for your work

Good

Job Security

The company provided continued job security even though there had been a recent decline within the industry.

Company Image

Accurate Brazing has the unique expertise, capacity and equipment to support the needs of its customers.

Career Development

I feel that this is an area that will get better as the company continues to grow.

Challenging Work

I loved that my job kept me challenged by knowing that there was plenty of work to keep me busy on a day-to-day basis. And, when gaining new customers from different walks of life, it would be a challenging process by having to learn their specific requirements.


Not for a long term job if at all


1.8
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Accurate Brazing in Manchester, CT until 2016.

Company Culture

Feels like a family at first but turns into a high school-like atmosphere.

Internal Communication

You need to stay on your toes and know what you're doing or they will throw tasks and information at you and expect to follow. On top of that they will change a tasks instruction three different times within an hour even if you've already started one way you have to start all over

Teamwork

There is a severe lack of teamwork. Everyone acts as though they are there to help, however it isn't ever done as specified. People talk nasty about others and drama runs rampant.

Work-Life Balance

Expect mandatory overtime three out of four saturdays a month and during the week (without notice)

Support from management

Very unrealistic expectations. As a growing company you'd think that they would try their hardest to administer work smoothly and accurately to not only keep older employees into the growth, but also to maintain a smooth transition.

Freedom to work independently

Very strict on time for everything. For instance: No using the bathroom five min before or five min after break.

Inclusive / Diverse

Their way or no way usually. Try not to voice your opinion too much or you'll be told you're "stirring the pot"

Office / Work Environment

Very cramped brazing quarters. Floor has enough room as of right now until they get more furnaces. "Supposed to" be expanding but have been saying that for a very long time.

Environmental Friendliness

No ventilation anywhere in the building except for an open garage door which is not enough for that type of facility. People collect bottles sometimes and bring them home but otherwise no recycling program. Chemicals from trash get thrown in with all the rest-safety hazard.

Overall compensation for your work

Lacking compensation. Definitely start you out way too low for the work you end up doing and then do minimal increases MAYBE every year if you're lucky

Challenging Work

Not extremely challenging however you need to pay attention and have good hand eye coordination to complete most tasks.


Gender Equality

Attitude towards older colleagues

Handicapped Accessibility

Workplace Safety

Job Security

Company Image

Career Development