Bergstrom

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Bergstrom Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Its a ok company to work for if you need a job or need to learn a new one.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Assembler in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Team Assembler in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at Bergstrom

    Pros

    good training for a new job

    Cons

    good heath Insurance also good time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is no advice to become a Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall very disappointing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Joliet, IL

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

    Pros

    Consider only as temporary employment not a company for long term employment.

    Cons

    Treatment of hourly and front line management boarders on abuse, considered as tools to be used until broken then simply replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bergstrom ownership/management, please consider a full operational review of the Joliet operations. A full review of how temporary, hourly and salaried employees are treated by customer and plant management needs to be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good JOB to have. Decent benefits, But dont expect a carreer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Assembler in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Team Assembler in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at Bergstrom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are mostly decent, very stable job. They will go out of thier way to accommodate any time off you need most of the time.

    Cons

    Pay raises are not performance based, they are a small percentage across the entire company (2%-3%) per year. (not even cost of living). 50 hours per week at a min in most positions. Usually more, which in my opinion is too much. Not much room for advancement. The largest single raise you will getis through thier "mastery program" ($1.50 hr)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should stop treating people like children in there policies and disciplinary actions. Oh and base they pay on performance, then folks might acctually do what you want them too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a Place to Stay for too long.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Assembler in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at Bergstrom

    Pros

    Insurance, very steady work. lots of overtime available (but it is mostly mandatory 50 hour weeks).
    If you are familiar with tools and you can put together your new TV stand you can do this job.

    Cons

    At the Joliet Locations we are "Sub-Contractors" for Caterpillar. which is a fancy way of saying that Caterpillar Does not want to pay Union Workers. Basically a Large Long Term Temp service for Cat.
    Bergstrom Doesnt Own anything in the building except the people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to be More Clear, Direct, and Available More Offten. Also, A happy workforce is a more productive workforce, and money makes me HAPPY!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great experience.

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

    I have been working at Bergstrom

    Pros

    Upper management and owers truely do care. When they say there is an open-door policy, it is true. Owners come around the dealership and shake hands with employees and Thank them for all that they do !! Fair pay and good benifits. All around good place to work.

    Cons

    there are not a lot of downsides, maybe the long hours that could be required if working in central accounting/warranty. We have a corporate office that would be nice if some of them showed up at the dealerships occasionally.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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