Allsteel Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
20 Reviews

3.3
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Member Culture is key

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Muscatine, IA

    I worked at Allsteel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great staff, very positive. Complex problem solving. Always looking for ways to improve and are accepting of new ideas. There are ample opportunities for leadership and career advancement. There is lots of access to management in terms of reporting and working on management driven projects.

    Cons

    The complexity of continuous improvement can at times seem daunting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work.

    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer  in  Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Muscatine, IA

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

    Pros

    Very busy/fast paced. A lot to learn.

    Cons

    Location is less than desirable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Political Cesspool

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    Current Employee - Business Development
    Current Employee - Business Development

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

    Pros

    Good healthcare benefits, profit sharing/retirement

    Cons

    low compensation, no motivation for sales due to "team compensation", too political and too many power players too much brown nosing. creates good product, then lets it just sit there and never improves on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop spending so much time praying to the shareholders, and spend a little more time taking care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience, learned a lot.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA

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

    Pros

    The open office space is warm and inviting. The opportunity to move into other positions is encouraged. The employees are friendly and willing to help new hires. Always looking to improve tools to make work flow better.

    Cons

    Compensation packages for non-management employees need to be increased. Overall the company lacks diversity. Small town atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Design Intern

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    Current Employee - Design Intern  in  Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Design Intern in Muscatine, IA

    I have been working at Allsteel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They have a lot of people in the internship program and the group gets very close. The work is meaningful and the options to diversify your experience exist

    Cons

    Being an intern in general can be hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Psycho management

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Muscatine, IA

    I worked at Allsteel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Able to acquire a professional position with experience rather than the exact degree.
    Production workers have a good attitude.
    I made life long friends here.

    Cons

    Middle and upper management are clinically narcissistic or sociopaths. Projects and presentations are not about doing your best but rather putting on a show of bulletproof confidence and always having an answer for the attacks from management. It's not about making you better, it's really not about anything but them trying to maintain a look of superiority. Management's feedback is passive aggressive, they will make loose connections between what you are doing and some other unrelated work, department, or aspect in order to suggest in people's minds that you have failed to do something. Forget about being judged on the quality of your work, you simply have to become a better politician if you want to hang with the big boys.

    You are expected to live your career. Zero work/life balance.

    They're not going to train you. They want you to be under-qualified, that way it's harder to be able to leave.

    Pay increases for you and your peers are a flat percentage regardless of performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly it's too far gone. This company is in a small dirty town and is not likely to attract talent anyway so it is what it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to learn a lot in a short time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allsteel

    Pros

    lots of career opportunities, easy to move around company and learn a lot very quickly. People are generally friendly to work with.

    Cons

    a lot of turnover. People expect you to leave your position before you might be even considering leaving.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very conservative company with stagnant company culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA

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

    Pros

    Beautiful office space and great product.

    Cons

    Change happens very slowly. Culture is very old school. Management styles are very oppressive and tend to micromanage. No opportunity for telecommuting or flexible work arrangements unless you are in sales. People with fresh ideas and enthusiasm are quickly frustrated and leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of talent at Allsteel that is being missed. Give your management staff training on how to be a good leaders not just the basics of managing people. Teach them how to identify and take advantage of employee talents not just what is in their job description. Become an improvement culture of nurture not blame.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Competitive pay, poor location, profiting well

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Muscatine, IA

    I worked at Allsteel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great company for gaining experience
    -Good exposure to manufacturing technologies and common terminology in similar industries
    -Has adopted Japanese/Toyota manufacturing culture
    -Relatively enjoyable people to work with
    -Competitive pay

    Cons

    -Poorly located. Muscatine is a small town with not much to offer.
    -Long hours. They will expect many long nights and weekends from their salaried members who will of course never receive additional pay for overtime.
    -Very stressful work environment due to inadequate members who have achieved management positions
    -Management is very out of touch and burdens lots of unnecessary stress onto the company's engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend they hire in some new management (VPs mostly) either from within or outside the company. There are some really remarkable and intelligent people working at this company who have been stifled and would flourish very well in a management role (unlike the current state people in some of these positions).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Specialist
    Current Employee - Sales Account Specialist

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

    Pros

    Excellent company, good opportunity to advance and transfer within the company.

    Cons

    Muscatine is a crappy town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. You're the man Jeff!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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