What is it like working as a Mechanical Designer?
Mechanical Designer in Seattle:
"CATIA Mechanical Designer."
Pros: Can work early mornings from 6 to 3:30 which helps to beat the rush hour traffic.
Cons: Management is very stressful on every worker, co-workers have cussing habits, co-workers have sexual misconduct habits, blaming others. They watch you at work and make you work hard all day, but don't appreciate your knowledge in how you make them money, while they talk about everything but their work most of the time. President makes you feel small and hates that you have certifications or any kind of education. The President makes fun of the strongest, most productive at work, but rewards those who do nothing.
I wore many hats there... MRO Buyer, CATIA Designer, Data Control and they still wanted me to learn other positions so that others did not have to work any. When people left from there, they would not hire anyone, you have to take on their position also. There is not much I can say good about this company.
Mechanical Designer in Menomonee Falls:
"Great Engineering Group, Flexibility, Low Stress Level."
Pros: I love being involved with new product development of medical devices and products that are used to help people. I help oversee the upkeep of our line of Exam tables, clinician's seating, and OEM pads and surfaces. The engineering group are a great bunch on a personal and professional level. The company is very flexible when outside personal needs arise. The company also supports and encourages those who seek to continue their education.
Cons: The communication between departments is not smooth (between Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing, Quality Control, etc...). This is because different departments do not share the same priorities. This often results in simple projects exceeding deadlines and budgeted hours.
Mechanical Designer in Milwaukee:
"Detailed, Challenging, Calculating, Fast Paced, Stressful."
Pros: Problem solving, creative, interesting.
Cons: Lack of information from sales personnel that is required to create the work.