Software Test and Validation Engineer (Former Employee), Skaneateles Falls, NY – March 13, 2014
Pros: team work
I was placed into the testing team and working with my team everyday for a year was a great experience. It really opened me up to group work. Management for the most part kept us busy with tasks, but when there were no official tasks to be done, we performed adhoc testing or lab maintenance. The culture was pretty relaxed, but still demanded you to – more... complete work in an appropriate amount of time. Overall, it was a very good experience. – less
Technician III / Department Maint. Coord. (Former Employee), San Diego, CA , Skaneateles Falls, NY. – February 28, 2014
Pros: new gym & lunch room. nice bonus at the end of the year. supports education.
Cons: moving to many jobs to mexico.
Attended daily department morning market meeting. Prioritize work schedules and assign task. Performed daily Calibration and Preventive Maintenance on department equipment. Maintained and updated master spread sheet for PM's, Conducted evaluations, repairs, and overhauls on customer’s equipment and automated testers to ensure proper operation. Covered – more... as Supervisor when needed. – less
Manufacturing Operator II (Former Employee), Skaneateles Falls, NY – January 29, 2014
Pros: benefits, enjoyed the job
Cons: need to move away from manufacturing and go to administrative and they do not have part time work
I assembled medical products, packaged them, shipped them, trained Kelly Service And CPS employees to do the jobs I was proficient in. I helped with Kaizens and engineer builds. I interacted with process changes and help pass FDA audits. I was successful at Quality and effective in time management. I illustrated great communication skills and am a flexible – more... co-worker. – less
For a reputable company like Welch Allyn, they are one of the lowest paying entry level factory jobs around. They work with employment agencies and you can only work 11 month stretches at a time then must take a mandatory 3 month lay off. However, most of us don't make it 11 months before a layoff occurs.
Top officials do not forecast the future very – more... well. We were told how we were going to have job security and overtime opportunities for the next three months and two weeks later, we were told the future was grim and layoffs were likely to occur soon. And they did.
When you are a production worker at Welch Allyn, you are subjected to wearing a "blue coat". All non-production workers do not wear a coat. At breaktime, we go to the same cafeteria and stand in the same line to order food. The "no-coats" ignore the coat-wearing workers, budge in line, and treat them like they do not exist.
The work, itself, came in varying levels of difficulty. Either it was 8 hours of putting three screws in a bag and sealing it, or running one of the positions on the line that took days/weeks to learn and master. Some supervisors expected unreasonable amounts of output.
There is a lot of back-stabbing that takes place among the factory workers. There is a definite disconnect between the temp workers and the WA employees. It's cut-throat to save your job. Everyone is related to someone, it's best you don't speak at all to anyone. I have not felt so low about myself and my place of employment in my entire life. It is worse than being in an over-managed high school full of rules, ridiculous regulations, and video surveillance. – less
Welch Allyn is a well respected company in the global medical industry
Director, Employee Relations (Former Employee), Skaneateles, New York – July 23, 2013
Pros: positive employee relations environment and a dedicated work force
The Company is privately held and strives to maintain the personal touch while recognizing the challenges of competing in a rapidly changing industry. The Company is fortunate to have a dedicated work force who will assure the company will be successful in the coming years
manufaturing (Former Employee), Skaneateles, NY – March 12, 2013
got boring sitting in one place for 8 hours straight, but have wounderful co-workers made it more exciting to go to work. very clean. the most hardest part of the job was to make sure the machine was at the lright messurement. the most enjoyable part of work was doing the accual work i was assigned to