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Ingersoll-Rand Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
369 Reviews
3.2
369 Reviews
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Ingersoll-Rand Chairman, President, and CEO Michael W. Lamach
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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.  

    It's all about numbers and not the people.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary and good benefits. Can't say much else for the company or management.

    Cons

    Work life balance doesn't exist. The people do not matter, the supervisors and managers are forced to implement policies and procedures which hide data from auditors and investigative people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to school and remember what it's like to be a worker bee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Thermo King

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Bloomington, MN

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

    Pros

    People were very nice, I liked who I worked with.

    Cons

    Management does not have a clue, they think they compete with GM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not as big as you think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Miserable company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Design Engineering
    Current Employee - Design Engineering

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

    Pros

    Great environment 2000 to 2009 (Trane). I loved working for Trane.

    Cons

    Control freaks. Micromanagers. Management thinks we are all idiots and treats us like dirt. They hate engineers and would love nothing more than to outsource all design engineering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the huge bulge in the middle. Get rid of all the bureaucracy/red tape. Stop promoting weasels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Trane La Crosse

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in La Crosse, WI

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    decent pay and benefits. Company is relatively stable and HQ is investing in this location. Most of the regular workforce are friendly enough.

    Cons

    There is a very bad company culture at this location. There is a general lack of appreciation and respect for employees. Constant finger pointing. management is clueless and reactive to latest crisis of the day, rather than long term priorities. Aging workforce that is just putting in their time and waiting to retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    top management and HR should be replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run Forrest Run

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    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    You get a pay-check as long as you follow senior management's aproach

    Cons

    For the past 10 years when it rains outside...it rains just as hard inside the plant, most plant restrooms are never functional (restroom sewers constantly not available overflowing or backed-up), hourly employee parking lot is a disaster (so non-maintained that walking in the lot to the plant entrances is a sever hazard), dead or almost dead 3" roach carcasses are always laying around administrative hallways & offices, senior management talks down to Team Leaders to establich superiority by using a passive aggressive approach to acquire information and assign non-realistic task due dates just to appear that they are involved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Real, look in the mirror and you will see the problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Liar, liar pants on fire

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    Former Employee - Chief Technology Officer  in  Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Davidson, NC

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

    Pros

    None at all. Worst place ever.

    Cons

    They lie., and they lie some more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Outsourcing and layoffs

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Located in Colorado Springs, CO

    Cons

    Constant outsourcing to China (poor quality Mfg) and India (engineering)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schlage was the most profitable brand in the portfolio. Why do you cost cut it to death ?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Club Car has the lowest morale of anywhere I've ever worked in my life

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Augusta, GA

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Club Car Pros: If you want to live in Augusta GA, you can work for Club Car instead of making the move to Atlanta. While there, you will appreciate the positive leadership you saw from senior managers at many of the other places you've worked before. You will also appreciate the work life balance you enjoyed before you started working mandatory Saturdays at Club Car.

    Cons

    Having to watch a once-proud company after it's been nickel-&-dimed" to the point of death.
    Hourly workers are sent home frequently w/out pay.
    Salaried workers are consistently working unpaid overtime because they don't have the tools or the resources to do their jobs well.
    The only thing that gets done in meetings is back-stabbing and blame-game sabotage.
    People are scared of senior managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on making the product cheaper - it's only resulted in more and more customer complaints and added headaches as staff attempts to react without spending any money to fix problems. Don't just ask your team what needs to change. Listen to them and give some thought to doing what they're telling you needs to be done. These are folks that are seeing the effects of your leadership in an up front and very personal manner. Take then company back to it's heyday - when Club Car made the best golf cart in the world. Profits and employee engagement will follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company that has the potential to be a good workplace, but which falls short in so many ways.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Davidson, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davidson, NC

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand

    Pros

    Employees are good to work with, compent and friendly.

    Cons

    Poor management performance - bad follow through of promises to team members, totally inconsiderate treatment of employees - management says employees are highly valued, but actions tell a very different story.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as valued resources,act with integrity and stand behind your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Hostile and combative.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mocksville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mocksville, NC

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand

    Pros

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand in Mocksville, NC. I would say the pro would to be to work at a different location like Davidson. The colleagues in Davidson were mature and professionals.

    Cons

    The downside to working in Mocksville, NC is the hostile and combative nature in which staff management leads the facility. If you speak up with another opinion, then you are surely questioning authority. The culture at the facility is extremely biased toward women and does not do much in the presence of complaints. "Good ole boy network" Supervisors are often patted on the back for intimidation and fear among the hourly and salary workers. Quantity is number one while Quality takes a backseat to hitting numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having meetings to discuss meetings when top management comes to visit. I assume this is to cover up and get on the same page; it is the same type of bad behavior that almost demolished Ford until Molally came on to represent a better standard in culture. If the plant manager would stop talking about all he has done and actually listen maybe he would see certain areas of opportunities. The promotion of a classism existence is present in the plant; there is only a "metaphorically speaking open door policy". If you speak up you are shunned and not looked at for promotion. If you are an agreeable manager/employee you are promoted. Sometimes it is those who are disagreeable that make the huge leaps in higher standards for Quality. Quality is just something to check off a list of to-do's for the facility and they do not take it with consideration to hitting numbers. I believe that this facility does not look at secondary metrics as a way of tracking against earned hours, but looks at scrap amounts that say nothing in a culture that promotes a "black belt mentality." No customer return metrics, no warranty metrics and the Quality Manager is a yes man that is sleeping behind the wheel. What organization would ever put the Quality Manager reporting directly to the Plant Manager??? Lean six sigma is a fad at the facility. I believe that staff management sees the lean, because they are production oriented and that is what lean is for, but what happened to the six sigma portion of the equation, you need both. I don't eve believe that the management truly knows Quality at all and cares nothing about it. The way that the facility churns the management through gives no support to sustaining good practices or accountability for when things are done to purely show numbers. FYI... stop taking the visual boards down when top management leaves and putting them back when they are there, most employees think RIEs are a joke and are losing confidence in a program that I am sure IR as a whole has invested quite a lot of money in. Also, what are the strategic plans? I was at the facility for 3 years and when strategic plans were dropped into our employee profiles, most managers had no understanding of how to align their employees with the vision/ strategic plans coming from corporate, most manager's didn't know how to implement strategic plans on a ground level and never sought opportunity to make any directive's known for front line management. It was a very confusing process of "guessing" what your manager wanted from you. I do believe that there are quite a few managers that could learn something from taking a communications class and maybe a few seminars on how to make productive employees. In a nut shell when supervisors are cussing and yelling at employees, belittling, it makes most people including myself feel as though the management represents people who are uneducated and unarticulated. So inarticulate that they know no other way but to be mean and aggressive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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