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SimplexGrinnell Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
SimplexGrinnell – Sacramento – “Our Fire Truck”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.2 109 reviews

20% Approve of the CEO

SimplexGrinnell President Robert F. (Bob) Chauvin

Robert F. (Bob) Chauvin

(56 ratings)

23% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company vehicle, gas card, company cell phone, decent starting pay(in 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits, fantastic training opportunites, many great people(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • The current upper management and leader is running this company into the ground(in 10 reviews)

  • But I really hope they replace you and your fellow bean counters with this merger(in 10 reviews)

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    Had excellent experience working with great people.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery high quality standards and very professional associates at all levels and in all areas of the business. Great training and great advancement opportunities.

    ConsToo much emphasis on short term profits. Not enough attention to long term growth. Too much accounting, not enough marketing and product development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management need more contact with the market place.. At the district office and customer level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lovely Operation, but should work on Process Improvement

    Warehouse (Former Employee) Lithia Springs, GA

    ProsGreat Benefits, Insurance, and Retirement Plan

    ConsThe distribution center is still young and should look at training instead of removing associates from the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand what you want to be in the next 5 years

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Manager (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsBeing able to interact with people and solve problems.

    ConsHaving to handle disgruntle customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    educational and diversified

    Electronic Systems Sales Representative (Former Employee) Harahan, LA

    Prosname recognition, customer satisfaction, professional employees

    Consat times upper management loses track of branch level duties

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    Great experience, worked with relatively new PMO office, huge focus on process improvement

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Richardson, TX

    ProsPMO and Change Management structures continually improving, it is a good environment for detailed PMO processes

    ConsIT not the main business of the company, does not always get the proper amount of focus

    Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve in the processes and standards being implemented by IT

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company Ok Management. Run very lean.

    Sprinkler Systems Sales (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsBenefits, Advancement Potential, Training, Plenty of opportunities.

    ConsRun by accountants - financial reporting - short term thinking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in labor, avoid running districts so lean on staff that opportunities go unquoted. You can't win work (contract) if it isn't quoted. If staff that quotes work is also tasked with project management you will end up quoting less work. Don't run too lean. It has unintended consequences.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Current Fire Alarm Tech Representative

    Fire Alarm Tech Representative (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVehicles, tools, and training is great. Fire alarm products are easy to master if you have good technical skills. Pay is really good because of the union, and there is always overtime here and there if you want to put the hours in.

    ConsGPS installed in vehicles which supposedly was done to make dispatching easy, but it is really used to track people. If you are good at what you are do you will never get promoted because of the fear of who will replace you. Minorities are no where to be seen in management positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a way to add career advancement. Reward good workers!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall - good

    Service Technician (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosthe people of simplexgrinnell are hard working and love what they do

    Constoo many reports and spreadsheets

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your head

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    Over Wonderful

    Service Sales Representative (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsPay, Company Car, Benefits, Friendly environment..

    ConsCommunity Rep, Service and Installation concerns.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers are too open and disclosing issues within the office about employees person life's. Managers need to be more private but at the same time have an open door policy. What is said behind closed doors needs to stay within management's offices.

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    ok

    Tech (Current Employee) Rochester, NY

    Prosleader in fire and security industry

    Conspay more attention to the individual

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the people in the field

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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