Goodman Manufacturing Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. little to no training

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing

    Pros

    Decent pay & benefits, people in the branch office were friendly and helpful as much as possible although their ability to help was hindered by the fact that everyone is extremely busy with their own work.

    Cons

    If you are already in the industry and understand the complexities of HVAC sales and service you will be fine and potentially do well. If not, there is a very steep learning curve to get. You will need to learn to swim because you are thrown into the pool.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't choose Goodman to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The dept I work for is small and I have a good manager. Salary is average for my field.

    Cons

    I've been here 10 years and bottom line they just care about profits. There are some good managers but they are few in number. New positions in a dept just pop out of nowhere, there is no postings for them to let current employees who want to advance in the company to apply. Alot of work and no extra help to get work completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New health benefit options for employees. Consider giving yearly bonuses to all employees and not just to upper level mgmt. Put some money into employee training and job advancement programs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Inside sales rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing

    Pros

    Good pay good people to work with

    Cons

    More work more work and more work with less people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen please

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. It's just a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, TN

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a job. The pay and benefits are decent, but that's about all there is there. People on the floor are good to work with and it's reasonably clean and cool for a factory.

    Cons

    Management is cold toward employees and mistakes result in firing, so nobody takes responsibility if they can avoid it. The union seems to only help their buddies who often deserved what they got anyway. The new plant manager is a numbers guy who apparently has no real world experience and if it's not on a spreadsheet it doesn't exist to him. There is no opportunity for growth in the company other than to a department supervisor level, and they're treated as bad as the rest of us. If they don't 'crack the whip' they won't last long.

    There is little to no job satisfaction there. You won't go home thinking of what you've accomplished that day - you'll just be glad its over. Most of the equipment is old and has been patched to death. Management won't spend money to fix things right or replace them so every day is an adventure in McGuivering. The consensus is the new Japanese owners bought a distribution network that happened to have some factories with it, and if that's true then there's little hope for improvements there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at how run down and patched together everything around you really is and do something about it. Treat employees with respect and listen to their suggestions. They deal with things all day long while you walk by. Give your maintenance people the resources they need to fix things right. Giving people an incentive and acknowledging their accomplishments will go much further than threats and intimidation ever could.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    The absolute worst company I ever worked for!

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    Former Employee - Assembly Worker
    Former Employee - Assembly Worker

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros to talk about.

    Cons

    Poorly run company. 2nd shift there is a lot of prejudice towards white people from all the black people working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to show up unanounced during 2nd shift to see all the stuff that is going on. Everything runs fine until the 1st shift supervisors are all gone. There is so much favoratism, and relatives working on 2nd shift.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom when it comes to hours worked. Your manager does not micro manage as long work is getting done.

    Cons

    Most of the customers are incompetent jerks. For the most part hourly employees do their jobs, but mostly bare minimums. Who could blame them? The company has nothing in place to develop hourly employees, and is not good about promoting from within.

    Corporate is extremely out of touch with what goes on outside of Houston, TX. The training program within this company is nonexistent and they take little to no time to develop their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Decent

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the poeple are nice to work with

    Cons

    moving within the company is not easy

  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Working for Goodman was not a good experience

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    quality products at competitive prices

    Cons

    most employees are not happy, RSM clueless, disorganized, very little support and horrible IT help desk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure RSMs have sales experience and can help TSMs be successful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Just a paycheck

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    Current Employee - Hourly Employee in Fayetteville, TN
    Current Employee - Hourly Employee in Fayetteville, TN

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a paycheck and insurance in a time when both are scarce. Good people to work with out in the plant.

    Cons

    The plant is run like a prison. Upper management is cold and heartless toward the employees, even the floor supervisors. Mistakes result in firing. There is no communication at all there other than rumors. There is a huge turnover there. They hire large numbers in the spring and then lay them off in the fall. It takes years to gain enough seniority to escape this routine.

    Most of the equipment is old and some machines are unsafe. Overhead cranes behave erratically but are never inspected or repaired. There is a large hole in the side of the building where a large die fell through it - thank goodness no one was on the other side when it fell. The hole was made a couple of years ago and is still covered by a tarp. The maintenance folks are constantly patching breakdowns because management will not spend the money to fix things right. The parts we handle have huge burrs on the edges and we can easily get some pretty nasty cuts. If anything happens you'll take a drug test and will be fired if anything shows up. Then it's up to you to prove your innocence to an indifferent and uncaring management.

    The company was sold a few months ago and hopefully things will begin to change there. However, the same management is still there with the same hostility toward the employees. Nothing has changed so far, and most have lost hope for it too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It's just that simple.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    The Rich get Richer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Big company, so your job is relatively safe
    -Decent benefits
    -Good diversity
    -Casual Friday

    Cons

    -No bonuses unless you're upper management
    -Low compensation in comparison to other companies
    -Things are done one way, don't try to change them. You will be frowned upon.
    -They will promise you one thing, and if they give it to you (like they did me because it was the one thing I negotiated when I came on board, and it wasn't my compensation), don't be surprised if it is taken away shortly thereafter (like they did me)
    -They limit your internet time. They call it "quota time". You get (6) 10 minute intervals on the internet on non work related sites each day. Social networking sites, and many others, are completely disallowed.
    -Management will come and go as they please. I would constantly get there at 7, 7:30 or 8 and leave at 5 or later. The managers will get there at 8:30, 9 or later and leave no later than 5 every day.
    -Management will receive additional perks on top of bonuses, such as parking, trips/vacations, offices, unlimited quota time (see above), consistent raises, and promotions. Do not expect to receive any of this.
    -In the years I was there, I never received a bonus or raise, despite working hundreds of hours of overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more respect and appreciation for the non-management employees. Reward hard work and effort instead of assuming working for Goodman is enough of a reward. Instead of giving tens of millions of dollars to a few, already rich, people, divide some of it between the thousands that would appreciate a very small bonus more than you realize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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