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Ingersoll-Rand Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
368 Reviews
3.2
368 Reviews
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Ingersoll-Rand Chairman, President, and CEO Michael W. Lamach
Michael W. Lamach
137 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • As a huge company the benefits are decent and there is a fair work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • good benefits and the time off policies are pretty fair (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be difficult, depending on the assignment (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior management does not have a clear vision for the future, earning distrust from the employees (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not a good environment

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    Former Employee - Materials Manager  in  La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in La Crosse, WI

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Nice people at the local level

    Cons

    Corporates created a massive overhead structure and sucked resources out of operations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    OK place to gain experience, but no career path whatsoever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great product, leader in the industry. Not much else to be honest.

    Cons

    Training is awful; people are training you who haven't done the job themselves in years. Company doesn't value lower level employees, even middle-level management is not respected. The top of IR runs everything, albeit not very effectively - rate of retention should be given more attention. There is no guidance given for how you can work your way up - no clear guidelines for what you have to do to get a promotion, raises are ambiguous, performance reviews are arbitrary. Work-life balance is fine, but good luck ever moving up in this company. It's all about the cronies at the top and who they're connected with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employee contribution from ALL LEVELS of the company. Better tactics for promoting from within besides who knows who.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Pension Analyst  in  Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Pension Analyst in Davidson, NC

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits at low cost to employees

    Cons

    HR Services, Very poorly managed, limited advancement and ineffective processes. A lot of dead weight. Management not open to new processes or suggestions for improvement. That's the way we have always done it attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, look for their strengths and give them the tools and training they need to succeed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IR is Great. Sub's are NOT- Cash Machines. IR will sell you if you don't make them money.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Appear to be employee oriented. State of the art.

    Cons

    At local level IR doesn't care what or who the plant managers are or what quality they ship. As long as it can be invoiced "let it go". It's a shame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better educated or move on at plant levels. Senior levels need too look at the low and high subs. Ask the 5 why's. Talk to people on the floor. Middle management was threatened with our jobs if we told the truth. I left on my own accord because the moral fortitude necessary to keep the job wasn't worth it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Too Much Management

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits, some good training programs

    Cons

    Not much of a future if you don't have a degree or if you're getting to middle age

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the people who have helped build the company, drop a couple of levels of management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The last seven years have been full of mismanagement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, decent pay for the geographical area.

    Cons

    The wrong people are in most supervisor and management roles, even at a corporate level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiate employee progression programs, there are none for hourly associates. Promote people from within the company, all new engineers and managers come from outside IR.

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

    Decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand

    Pros

    The benefits. Pay is below average but not terrible

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance. Rather than removing poor employees, they are moved to other groups in the organization at the same level. So ambitious employees have no room for growth. They hire employees for roles they have experience in, no matter how poorly they've performed previously, rather than giving highly motivated individuals a chance.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Trane was a good company until they were purchased by Ingersoll Rand.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people that I worked with.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization. Senior management does not have a clear vision for the future, earning distrust from the employees. Employees are constantly waiting for the next shoe to fall; a toxic place to work. Decisions are made without all the necessary information; check the box to just get it done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You say employees are your most value asset, yet you don't treat them that way; walk the talk. Get a clue . . . employees have no confidence or trust in your leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Corp Supply Chain - difficult and stressfull environment

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    Former Employee - Commodity Management  in  Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Commodity Management in Davidson, NC

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good cadre of conscientious people who have been there for a while who care about the product and the customer experience. Profitable company

    Cons

    Emphasis on price reductions compromises quality and credibility with suppliers and has sharply increased warranty issues. Have to have come from GE to get ahead. Prefer yes men over experienced professionals. Most decisions based on what's good for this quarter, with no consideration for long term impact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your customers and suppliers. They feel the effect of "management to targets, no matter what the consequences"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great pay poor experience

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Sphere  in  Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Sphere in Davidson, NC

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Profitable company, flexible work at home when needed, many nice people.

    Cons

    Make money in spite of themselves. Major lack in standard policies and procedures, numerous functional silos and opposing goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people in the mid levels, invest in common sense, respect opinions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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