Franklin Electric

Franklin Electric Reviews

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    Nice place to work.

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    Former Employee - Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Employee in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Franklin Electric full-time (more than 8 years)


    The people are friendly and helpful. Depending on whom you are working for, there is flexibility to handle things you need to do as they come up. Overall positive experience. Good quality products you can be proud of.


    Some of the mid-level managers are disconnected from the people who end up doing the actual implementation of their desires/requirements. They still think too much like engineers and not enough like marketers. They have been slow to embrace new technology. No one wants to take ownership of their product line and be responsible for its representation to the public, even though the public is B2B.

    The new computerized skills assessment can do you in if you don't pay close attention.

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    Embrace the internet and current technologies. Pay attention to your marketing folks.

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Franklin Electric Interviews

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014

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    Product Manager - Vertical Pumps Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bluffton, IN
    Anonymous Employee in Bluffton, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Franklin Electric in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    There were three preliminary phone interviews, two with the hiring manager, then one with the HR Director. A plant visit, on my dime, was scheduled. Upon arrival, meeting with the hiring manager was OK, as the first hour was pretty much meet and greet, which was expected. From then on, I felt like I was dropped unexpectedly on employee after employee for the next five hours. The BIG meeting with the resident VP was not what anyone would mistake as pleasant or inviting. No focused objective questions were asked for at least an hour long interview. I guess he thought I looked like someone who owed him money.

    Back to the hiring manager, who was a friendly, competent person anyone would be happy to work for. Unfortunately, he told me during our last 1/2 hour that he was on contract and leaving at the end of it! WOW! A day I will never get back.

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Franklin Electric Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
Best Companies to Work for in Latin America, Great Place to Work Institute, 2009
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Headquarters Bluffton, IN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1944
Type Company - Public (FELE)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Danaher, Pentair, ITT Corp

Franklin Electric would do Old Ben proud. The company keeps things flowing by making and distributing submersible and specialty electric motors, electronic drives and controls, and related items. Its fueling system products include electronic tank monitoring equipment, fittings, flexible piping, nozzles, and vapor recovery systems. Franklin Electric's products are used primarily by OEMs that incorporate them in underground petroleum pumping systems, sewage pumps, vacuum pumping systems, and freshwater pumping systems. The US makes up nearly half of sales.

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