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McWane Reviews

3 Reviews
2.3
3 Reviews

Recommend to a friend
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G. Ruffner Page Jr.
2 Ratings
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    Profits over people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salaried in Coshocton, OH
    Former Employee - Salaried in Coshocton, OH

    I worked at McWane full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Stable industries and diversified to take down years and slow downs.
    - Put capital money back into the business.
    - Safety has improved. Have invested huge sums of money into changing environmental and safety programs due to huge fines, lawsuits, and jail sentences for management.

    Just the facts - Search McWane Frontline, Atlantic States, Tyler Pipe, and/or Pacific States to find out why they started to slowly do the right thing.

    Cons

    - You can feel very much like a number to them.
    - Have union and non-union location and try to treat them the same.
    - Hire external people rather than promote or develop internal employees.
    - Very poor communication from corporate office out to locations.
    - Old Boys Club in upper level management especially at corporate. Mountain Brook boys makes the rules. Very few if any women, blacks, asians or hispanics in leadership roles at corporate or out in locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and care about the people who make you money. Wouldn't give hourly employees decent raises but kept things like company cars. Some employees who worked there 10+ years had pension slashed wih no notice but older employees kept everything. Raised medical with no notice or care to the lower paid salaried employees. As long as executives get paid and cash in big at the end of the year they don't care about anything else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

McWane Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.mcwane.com
Headquarters Birmingham, AL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1975
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

As a manufacturer of fire hydrants, McWane is a friend to both firefighters and dogs. Orchestrated through five product groups, McWane's subsidiaries make a line of water distribution solutions including fire hydrants, cast-iron water and sewer pipes, fittings, and compressed air tanks. Its Amerex subsidiary is one of the world's largest makers of fire extinguishers. Subsidiary Manchester Tank makes pressure vessels, from huge propane cylinders to handheld torches. M&H Valve Co., a maker of industrial valves for wastewater equipment and fire hydrants, has operated since... More

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