Actuant
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www.actuant.com Menomonee Falls, WI 5000+ Employees

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67% Approve of the CEO

Actuant Chairman, President, and CEO Bob Arzbaecher

Bob Arzbaecher

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good learning experience in a process centric organization

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Menomonee Falls, WI

I have been working at Actuant full-time for more than a year

ProsProcess centric, really try to support continuous improvement
Improvement events are part of the culture
Good pay and benefits
Acquisitions allow for interesting integration process

ConsConstant restructuring in my segment
Lack of fun, very clinical atmosphere
Overall sense of larger purpose is lacking
Quick to LCC source and close facilities in the US

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to simplify and be more agile
Deselecting is critical but not part of the culture

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Don't trust HR

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Menomonee Falls, WI

I worked at Actuant full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCo-workers are great. HR is not.

ConsHR Managers are very untrustworthy. Don't believe recruiters. Ask to speak with future co-workers regarding management, especially if you plan to work with. Trust is very important in supporting user engagement. No wonder engagement is low. Don't be fooled. Talk to current employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementReview exit interviews. There are some serious issues with HR Management, however they are the ones who do the exit interviews. Unethical behavior is supported and encouraged. Hard for upper management to see that there is an issue if the reviewers are the problem. Hire independent investigators to look at high talent turnover in the last 2 years. It is NOT because of the economy. How much talent must leave before this is addressed? They are ruining what could be a great organization but nobody is aware. Internal Audit or 3rd party investigation is recommended.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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They don't care about there employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Menomonee Falls, WI

I have been working at Actuant full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAreas of growth within the company
Bonus Program
Continous Improvement

ConsWork hard and not compenstated enough
Dishonesty in upper managment
Could care less about there employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Disappointing

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Menomonee Falls, WI

I worked at Actuant full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere are still some talented employees.

ConsLong meetings and rewards for "face time."

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better or you will not be able to find quality employees when the labor market improves.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pay/Benefits Good - Culture is Employee Unfriendly

Actuant Corporate (Current Employee)
Menomonee Falls, WI

I have been working at Actuant full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Pay, Enjoyable Work and opportunities to move around

ConsCompany Culture doesn't know what it wants to be. I sat in a meeting yesterday where the director said to not talk with co-workers unless it's work related. Very bad for moral and made people want to work less, not more.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of old school style directors. You spend corporate time and money building teams that effectively work together yet your directors are clammoring that relationship building is just wasting company time and money. What do you want to be?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Future looks good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Menomonee Falls, WI

I have been working at Actuant full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCompany is growing with new products

Constaking a little longer than needs too

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

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Same people on all the teams all the time.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Menomonee Falls, WI

I have been working at Actuant

ProsBenefits are good
On site work out facility (with trainer) open 24 hours minimal cost
Location right off the freeway

ConsIt is always the same people on the lead teams and these same people are the ones who always get the recognition and the promotions. Often make changes without getting feedback from everyone the change will affect and then instead of doing it right they just apply a bandaid.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have a lot of talent within the company. Take a look at the people other than the same old players they have a lot to offer if you would just give them the chance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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This can be a challenge but it offerers little oppertuntiy for growth.

Customer Service (Current Employee)
Menomonee Falls, WI

I have been working at Actuant

ProsActuant allows you to get involved with a lot of projects and you can learn a lot during your time here.

ConsActuant works their employees too hard for the least amount of pay. You are involved with so much and are expected to do so much with little resources. They do not pay well and is not a good company for women to grow women.

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