Banner Engineering Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. An Excellent Company - A Great Career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineering Technician/Certified Quality Auditor in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineering Technician/Certified Quality Auditor in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Banner Engineering full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Banner is like a giant family. People tend to stay there for many years; we had frequent 20, 25, even 30 year celebrations.

    Cons

    I am only sorry I had to leave, but it was unavoidable.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep on doing what you're doing. A little less emphasis on education credentials would allow some of your stars to shine brighter.


  2. Easy job, great pay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Huron, SD
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Huron, SD

    I have been working at Banner Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is pretty decent. Lots of nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be very busy and hard to handle, and pay could be better.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Lacking in Communication and Training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banner Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some flexible hours to take care of family issues. Some good quality people although many that I know are looking to leave.

    Cons

    Wasted time spent as a result of not sharing important information to employees. Others have said it before, there is NO training on systems, products... Very frustrating and another waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Please, invest in your people. Give them the tools they need to do their job. Pay close attention to what is going on within the ranks. Some directors paint a pretty picture and tell you what you want to hear when reality is much different.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Chaos company compared to other organizations.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer

    I worked at Banner Engineering

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

    Pros

    Above average benefits and low pressure.

    Cons

    Disorganized engineering with low overall technical competence. Low level of challenge, "follower" technology strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in real research and compete with technology or move to China and compete with cost. Get out of the "no man's land" where companies fade away.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Poor management, no leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Associate in Plymouth, MN

    I have been working at Banner Engineering full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People are very easy to work with until you hit HR or director level management and above.

    Cons

    Directors and higher level executives lack vision and focus. They are very concerned about what others think of them personally rather than doing what is best for the company. HR is ego driven and also writes glowing reviews for this site. "Growing Company with Many Opportunities" review is 100% HR.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so insecure about your company that you have to write fake reviews. Treat the business like a business. Make difficult decisions that may not be popular but will yield you positive results.


  7. Growing Company with Many Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banner Engineering full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are willing to work hard, there are many opportunities to grow professionally. Getting access to key decision makers is easy and all of the Company Officers are very approachable.

    Cons

    Some decisions/approvals should be pushed down to empower supervisors/managers/directors more.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate that Banner is investing in and training its employees.


  8. Good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Banner Engineering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, privately held, employee oriented.

    Cons

    None I can think of at current.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Boys club for management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banner Engineering

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, lower level management is fair and will fight for you to the boys club, well some will. Good benefits.

    Cons

    If you have an idea and you pitch it to upper management, good idea or not, it's only good if it comes from them and three months later it will. The human resource department is a joke, lack of privacy, judge you, and don't work for you. The harder you work the more you are taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your HR department. Take a look around at who is really getting things done, get rid of dead weight!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Company. Needs to transform to an Global Enterprise

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Banner Engineering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Generous benefits. Good access to decision makers which enables you to be more nimble Open to training and development.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities. Functions like a small company. All decisions need to be reviewed by an officer. Immature polices and procedures. Little turnover in management which equals little change.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate authority. Develop standard global procedures and processes to solve business problems


  11. Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Banner Engineering full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Everything is made at Banner, from R&D to manufacturing and assembly. - We build great products. - Privately owned company.

    Cons

    - The weather can be terrible in winter!



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