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Review averages

  • 7 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    14.285714285714%
    Satisfactory (4)
    57.142857142857%
    Subpar (2)
    28.571428571429%
    2.37
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Kemet Electronics Corporation

Reviews - What employees say

2.37 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 14.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Biased

2.22
Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Kemet Electronics Corporation
  • City
    Simpsonville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 30.Sep 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

The CEO, has created a culture which stifles innovation. Anyone which tells him no is reassigned or forced out. One cannot tell him he is wrong. He's privileged and is very old school management. The board is in his pocket. Penney's board fired their CEO for losing money. He had the company bleeding money for years and still got a bonus.

Support from management

CEO does not believe market numbers. Growth is 2-3 percent. He expects 10 - 15 percent. No cash for capital to even come close to growing lines at that level.

Teamwork

Most of the worker bees do work fairly well together. We didn't always "row" in the same direction.

Freedom to work independently

I was able to do what I needed to do in the field.

Internal Communication

This was lacking. We did have quarterly reviews. General communication was poor.

Gender Equality

Doubtful in my estimation

Attitude towards older colleagues

Not afraid to hire experience, but tend to be on the cheap. Some members are appreciated, others not. Per needs to like them.

Career Development

Training really non-existent. Company fairly lean, so career advancement difficult unless someone retires or leaves above you.

Overall compensation for your work

On the lower end of things. 401K match excellent. $ for $ first 6%. Best part of Kemet comp.

Office / Work Environment

This was OK.

Environmental Friendliness

A recycle program was put in place, but the custodians empty cans in same bins, so its just for show. Probably was a cost cutting measure.

Work-Life Balance

Everyone in the field was pressured to do more with less. Worked more than 50 hours per week plus travel, nights away.

Company Image

Not especially, which is why I left. Couldn't work for CEO any longer. Not inspiring at all. Quite the opposite.

Job Security

CEO's strategy would be to correct at each quarter end. Most of us worried as each quarter closed. Seemed to have stabilized lately. Limited hiring.

Handicapped Accessibility

Just the minimums required.

Workplace Safety

To the best of my knowledge, they do.

Challenging Work

Didn't have time to do anything innovative or advantageous. Always new applications.

Inclusive / Diverse

Absolutely not. CEO doesn't want ideas. Only his opinions matter. Its too bad because there are some good people still around.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Listen to your employees. Don't punish them when they don't agree.

What I like about the company

The company had a good reputation in the field. There is good name recognition. Easier to get in front of customers.

What I dislike about the company

Lack of cash reserves created a problem of capital investment. Poor investment choices almost bankrupted company.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kemet Electronics Corporation
  • City
    Simpsonville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 30.Sep 2016
  • Employee

Review

2.28

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management needs to be replaced. Look at the quarterly earnings reports...

What I like about the company

Nothing

What I dislike about the company

Management

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kemet Electronics Corporation
  • City
    Simpsonville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 7 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    14.285714285714%
    Satisfactory (4)
    57.142857142857%
    Subpar (2)
    28.571428571429%
    2.37
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Kemet Electronics Corporation
2.37
7 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Electronics)
3.28
46,182 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,676,000 reviews