OK, after 10 years at Ametek let me let you how I perceive things. First, there are no layoffs right now – but, the company is big and you never know if there is a pocket that is cutting expenses right now. You’ll notice that…
Ametek is all about keeping the operating expenses as low as possible – that will include cutting human resources when needed. Also, if you expect them to pay you well that is not going to happen. They always lowball, so make sure you negotiate your incoming wage well – you will not be getting many increases.
So, you will work proabably 40 hours a week unless you are a manager, they can work less. Also, we acquire a lot so if you are acquired you will be trimmed down, let’s say 10% of your headcount will be let go.
There may be pay cuts, there may be other things that will help the company make better profits, they will not help you. So, nice! Paycuts & Layoffs…
Also, it’s super political – you will not be able to avoid that at Ametek – you will be playing politics. Your manager will be playing politics. Everyone has an agenda, and all agendas are hidden. So you need to figure out the game on your own, people will not help you navigate this.
Finally, on the development side you will suffer – Amtetek buys companies and we buy designs and IP and all other stuff needed. We do not develop things. So, if you are hoping that there will be creative work – think twice. You will not be doing it.
Finally, underline this: Ametek does not pay the market price for wages, they lowball and pay under!
This is only my experience so take it with a grain of salt. After 10 years here I feel I can tell you how it is. Godspeed!