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Compassionate Company Culture
Assembler (Current Employee) –  Pullman, WA11 January 2018
You get a sense of the company's exemplary culture as soon as you begin orientation. The level of respect that they have for their customers and employees creates a very welcoming work environment.
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Clear future, fun to work but the town is boring
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Pullman, WA1 January 2018
You have 9 to 5 work day schedule, there are always works so you will always be challenged. Jobs are secured as long as you keep learning. The town is pretty boring. Great for raising family but for me (used to live in big city), Pullman seems not fit well.
Pros
Free Friday lunch, gym, clinic
Cons
Tiny bonus, low pay
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Excelente lugar de trabajo
Practicas Profesionales (Former Employee) –  San Luis Potosí, S. L. P.20 December 2017
Es un ambiente laboral excelente, ideal para poder desarrollarte
Pros
Cafe gratis Comedor riquisimo
Cons
No cuentan con transporte para personal administrativo
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Great culture of people
Assembler/Equipment Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Pullman, WA14 December 2017
Schweitzer Engineering labs is arguably one of the best companies to work for in the entire area and beyond. I have nothing but positive things to say of my experience there
Pros
The open communication the upper management had with its employees
Cons
Middle management seemed to show favoritism
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Productive and engaging place to work
NPI Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Pullman, WA5 December 2017
Schweitzer is a dynamic place to work. They build almost exclusively in the USA and the products are used in the power industry by many companies. Their products are superior.
Working closely with other engineering groups as well as manufacturing and quality allows an excellent exchange of ideas and product information.
Pros
Good management great products
Cons
Lots of OT due to an expanding product base
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ok place to work
Assembler (Current Employee) –  Lewiston, ID29 November 2017
great place to work, easy, repetitive. different hours to fit everyone's needs. management work well with you, very family oriented. Great starter career many places to grow
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Family place , fun , quality , fun , learning place
Regional Manager Sales, Operation & Services (Former Employee) –  Pullman, WA & Saudi Arabia15 November 2017
I've learned a a lot, built my personality, learned many things in sales, technical, management, customer services...etc

friendly work place , treat you as a family member .

teach you how to be effective, get the work done short time with very high quality.

customer service is number one.

Healthy work environment

I've enjoyed really there and spent a very nice years of my life..
Pros
Friday Lunch, health care, friendly
Cons
N/a
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Good place - smart people
ES (Current Employee) –  various18 October 2017
This is a good place to work. They have okay benefits and the values of the company are good. Sometimes it feels like it is still managed like a small company but it is very innovative
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Technically driven company. Brilliant product portfolio.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Melbourne Eastern Suburbs VIC5 September 2017
Challenging and enjoyable environment.
Driven by desire to provide the industry with technically brilliant, reliable product, forming complete solutions for the power industry.
Pros
Enjoyable and challenging environment with a customer focused outlook
Cons
Challenging conditions for efficient communication with USA management
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Lots of OT
Asembler (Current Employee) –  Lewiston, ID18 July 2017
It is a very boring job. You can bring your phone on the floor with headphones so that will ease your pain and allow you to escape reality.
Path to your future is a joke
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A great place to work but the management was lacking
Engineering Intern - Protection (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NC6 July 2017
Schweitzer Engineering Labs is by the leader in power system protection with their relay technology compared to their competitors. That alone makes this company worth working for. The only quarrels I had with SEL is that the management seemed to be ran poorly at times and there was sometimes not much charisma within the office. Other than that, the projects were always exciting and the engineers were always willing to teach you many lessons.
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Challenging yet fun place to work
Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  Pullman, WA27 June 2017
Everyone that I worked with seemed to enjoy working at SEL. They didn't have a lot of work for interns to participate it which was rather unfortunate.
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A very good place to work
Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Pullman, WA26 June 2017
An employee owned company. Gives value to the customers and the employees. Friendly environment. Great co-workers. Easy to work with the team. Positive vibes.
Pros
Friday Lunch
Cons
Deadlines
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A semi positive experience
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Pullman, WA6 June 2017
I love my co workers and my manager. SEL does a lot for the local community and the benefits are great. However, as an hourly employee, I was made aware that my position was not really valued and that I could be very easily replaced. Which was a real disappointment after having consistently received excellent reviews from my supervisor. This was also in direct conflict with the value system aggressively promoted by the company. Also, the work / life balance is horrible. The number one thing people complained about is that their personal lives were suffering due to the impossible work loads. Obviously, some departments were worse than others in this respect.
Overall, it's a worthwhile company to look at for a career as they provide great training, it's employee owned and the benefits package is a good one. If you don't mind a strenuous work load, this is the place for you!
Pros
Free Friday lunch, benefits package
Cons
Didn't feel valued, Overwhelming work load
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Un Excelente lugar para trabajar
Gerente Sr. de Unidad Productiva de Casetas (Former Employee) –  San Luis Potosí, S. L. P.15 May 2017
Una empresa que te dá excelentes opciones de crecimiento
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No longer a great place to work
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Pullman, WA14 May 2017
After 12 years I have watched the working enviroment deteriorate to downright unfriendly. And the call this an employee owed company. It's more like a slave ship now. The workers in the trenches see whats going on and how to improve things but no one wants to listen. Management is strictly top down and a large portion of the middle managers are either incompetant or thier ego's are in the way of making things work better. Not to mention the nepatism problem. To many family members are put into management just because they are Schweitzer's or related. Also management makes huge changes without thinking them out only to have to go back to the old way causing total chaos in the interim resulting in constant manditory overtime. Family life??? forget it. My last 3 manager were downright hostile.
Pros
decent wages and benefits
Cons
hostile working conditions
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Good company that promoted a community of teamwork.
Senior Assembler (Former Employee) –  Pullman, WA1 April 2017
A typical day at work involved testing built units to ensure that they met the quality that our company was known for. The culture of the company is that they are all working together to give the consumer the best product they could receive and to make it so every individual would feel like they could be proud of their company.
Pros
A lot of learning to promote growth of employees
Cons
Human Resources feels like it isn't there to help the employees.
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A productive and active company that values their employees
Hardware Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Pullman, WA1 April 2017
SEL is a company that strongly values their employees. The management made their employee's happiness a priority through training, plenty of time off, and profit sharing, which improves productivity.
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Hardware engineer
Hardware test engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Pullman, WA30 March 2017
Good place to work, fun people, very professional. Learned about embedded systems, firmware, and testing. have a lot of fun events.
over all, good place to work.
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Safe productive work
Product Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Pullman, WA 9916322 March 2017
SEL is a great company for those that want a stable job. SEL provides great benefits and above average pay for the industry in which it resides. Mostly indoor work.
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