General Cable Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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General Cable President, CEO, and Director Gregory B. Kenny
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Pros
  • Great benefits and job opportunities (in 3 reviews)

  • The company is not "Lean" and is not "Wired as One", but both phrases look real nice on paper (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Unless you are a favorite of upper management, be ready to stay at your current employment level forever (in 4 reviews)

  • Lack of a centralized IT department causes complete dysfunction in IT operations (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Salary Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Cable full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great salary for someone coming out of college who has little to no work experience. It is a nice opportunity to expand and grow in the business if you know the right people and willing to network.

    Cons

    Management is shaky and could be better (executive leadership). Hopefully with the additional of the new CEO, the company can work on getting back on the good foot and offer their employees more.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees...their making continuous improvements which was very needed so I can't really say anymore than that.


  2. General Cable, Latin America

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at General Cable (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice and try hard to keep up with the demands

    Cons

    Executive management needs to update management style. Most people are gone or in the process of leaving.


  3. Maintenance Mechanic

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Manchester, NH

    I worked at General Cable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Slow paste. Easy work specially off shift. No pressure to employees. Equipment not to complicated. Good place to start

    Cons

    Poor safety measures and practices. Don,t get hurt it isn't wort. Takes long to get some or any help. Machinery old no investments.


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  5. Solid company but needs to find a way to elevate itself in such a mature market.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Cable full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very hands on training programs.

    Cons

    The work culture is a bit stiff here.

    Advice to Management

    If you say you want to live in a paperless world, you should act on it.


  6. Good company with challenging management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY

    I worked at General Cable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Aggressive style and management challenges your performance. Fair benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Matrix organization can set departments against each other

    Advice to Management

    Continued focus on developing internal talent


  7. Good company to work for but internal politics can be an issue.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willimantic, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willimantic, CT

    I have been working at General Cable full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, chances to cross train in other departments, management treats you very well.

    Cons

    No accountability so if if your coworkers don't do their jobs it gets passed off on you, it's a union job so they defend lazy slackers just as much as hard workers. Everything comes down to money in the last couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Make people accountable for their work and remind them that they work for you not the other way around.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good Company to work for, good benefits and well treated.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Cable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gain good experience, relatively stable company

    Cons

    Too much favoritism. Only a small portion of the employees get a promotion and are placed on fast tracked for promotion.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great potential - all depends on your boss

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Cable full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of global opportunities, opportunities to be promoted if you have a good boss.

    Cons

    Poor boss can hinder possibiltities - all depends on which region you are in. North america, well run. Latam - poorly run. Europe - very political (like NA)

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to compensate well and keep high potential employees advancing. Too many good people leave because they arent promoted as they deserve.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Inner circle focused

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Highland Heights, KY
    Current Employee - Manager in Highland Heights, KY

    I have been working at General Cable full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees to work with

    Cons

    -Upper management promotions are decided from above and not on fairness basis -Low pay compared with competitors and other companies, unless you are in upper management -Career advancements are limited in middle management positions -Not transparent when it come to salary levels.

    Advice to Management

    Open up the floor to all candidates to compete for a specific job.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Typical Corporate America

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Highland Heights, KY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Highland Heights, KY

    I worked at General Cable full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great training for Sales Professionals - Nice Gym - Nice cafeteria and dietary selection - Good career growth potential for business professionals and engineers mainly (other professionals are less respected and lacking growth potential)

    Cons

    - Lack of growth potential for non-business or engineering professionals - Growth opportunities are consistent with typical corporate politics - Many employee's endorse symptoms of burnout due high work volume

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employee's to reduce the stress of high work volume; Provide more opportunity for educational advancements outside of the "business only" typecast that will ultimately bring diverse utility and functional growth to the organization - other corporations with a "world wide footprint" do this and thrive for a reason.



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