SimplexGrinnell
2.2 of 5 108 reviews
www.simplexgrinnell.com Boca Raton, FL 5000+ Employees

SimplexGrinnell Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2014
SimplexGrinnell – Sacramento – “Our Fire Truck”

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SimplexGrinnell President Robert F. (Bob) Chauvin

Robert F. (Bob) Chauvin

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22% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowth opportunities - investment in employees - culture of pay-for-performance

    Conschanging direction at times - sometimes goals change mid-year - many upward mobility requires relocation.

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

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    I enjoyed every aspect of the job - except leaving.

    Programmer (Former Employee)
    Secaucus, NJ

    ProsManagement was clear about requirements of the job.
    Users were clear about what they needed, and bout their capabilities.

    ConsI was only a one-month consultant. It was hinted that there was more work, but I never had the opportunity to look at it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome!

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you are a hard worker, if you are self motivated and if you value education and training this company is wonderful. Yes it is a job so you will always find things to complain about but take it from me, a current employee who has been with the company for 5 years, it is a great company, stable and offers its good employees lots of potential to grow and move up. They value the customer in a sense that whatever was sold will get done regardless, the company values quality and prides itself to provide the best products, best value and best service in the industry. Yes again it can do better but, Simplexgrinnell seems to recognize that and they are always looking for ways to improve, whatever feedback customers give is taken seriously and used to force needed changes. The competition "Nationally" does not match or even come close to what SG offers. Please note that at any given time a certian office (they have about 150) may be struggling to find good local leadership and employees so, from time to time you will come across an office that needs some help, dont let that bet the tell tale of the company as a whole. Overall the company is awesome!!!!

    ConsSize, becuase the company is large and covers all of the US and most of Canada plus, it is a tyco company i have worked on projects where customers, consultants, Architects General Contractors or end-user customers have a pre-determined philosopy on the company, usually when or if it is a negative one, as i dig deep to find out what the issue was, i kid you not they tell me a story about something that happened 20 years ago and SG has long since rectified the sitiuation and made things right still, they remember that one bad experience, when the company has been in business for over 100 years some people only remember the bad.

    Also, the Company Cars, i live in an area where we get snow and ice, we do work on mines and i need at the least a all wheel drive car or SUV but, they only give us cars, they use a fleet company and it is nice to have a Company car also for personal use but, now to save costs they have been trying to give us base model cars (try taking someone to lunch in a small compact car) :) try driving in the snow or on a mine in one, it is a dumb move and they need to fix it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time in the field with customer, practice what you preach, i would like to see a manager make 2 or 3 sales a year, i would like to see managers visit customers more and also visit with manufacturers reps to see new fire and security products also to get a good feel for what is going on on the market.

    Give the sales reps good all wheel drive nice vehicles, even if it costs us a bit more on our end we would prefer to have a nice safe vehicle to take our customers out in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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