Butler Manufacturing Reviews

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  1.  

    Good experience with all coworkers, learned a great deal about metal buildings

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician  in  San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in San Marcos, TX

    I have been working at Butler Manufacturing

    Pros

    Nice Employees, good work atmosphere, good company

    Cons

    was hard to move to a different position within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep treating your employes well

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Degrading to any design professional not in management.

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    Current Employee - Designer I/II  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Designer I/II in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Butler Manufacturing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None if you're not in sales except casual dress is allowed - in that the dress code is not really enforced.

    Cons

    Sales driven organization. Sales staff are highly rewarded for bringing no value to the process while design is repeatedly required to polish turds. Design staff is not well trained nor mentored - the business prefers to hire new college graduates, burn them out, then hire new ones instead of investing in the new hires. Corporate has decided to pour all the resources into ineffective "homemade" software that removes all influence designers have over the product in an attempt to marginalize the input of design professional. Designers (engineers) are seen as a necessary evil to sales and management are are compensated accordingly. Management/sales lack the accountability that design/engineering has and thus repeatedly demand designers to perform in ways that are morally and ethically suspect.

    Management is not professional. Employees are praised in private and punished publicly. There is little regard for a work-life balance. There is a fundamental lack of respect for people as professionals or even respect for people as people.

    HR is asleep at the wheel. Personnel issues are swept under the rug and not addressed. Those who do not "drink the Kool-Aid" flavor of the month are treated as though they are the problem instead of any doubts or blame cast upon management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pointless - those in power are content with status quo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was great as long as you didn't let the stupidity of management rub of on yourself.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX

    I worked at Butler Manufacturing

    Pros

    Pay scale is more than reasonable
    Benefits
    Friendly co-workers
    safety program
    bonuses
    lenient supervisors

    Cons

    spineless management
    incompetent management
    too many chiefs and not enough indians
    information meetings are an absolute joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some management with actual cerebral function.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Once Bluescope bought the company the Butler culture was gone forever.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales
    Former Employee - Inside Sales

    I worked at Butler Manufacturing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The spent allot of money on the facilities and the furniture lol.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership at the middle level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a good place to start with, salary is not high.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Butler Manufacturing

    Pros

    Very good knowledge resources; Managers are nice; Do a project independly in a short time

    Cons

    Salary is not high; Some of the project managers are not professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should find some more professional project managers.

  7.  

    Butler is not the place it used to be.

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    Former Employee - Dealer Support Services Coordinator
    Former Employee - Dealer Support Services Coordinator

    I worked at Butler Manufacturing

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, to a point.

    Cons

    Detached management structure that has no idea what the employees are doing.
    A caustic environment of distrust between empoyees and management, once the job market comes back there will be a mass exodus of employees with skill and knowledge of how things operate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its a lost cause, too far gone, look for employment elsewhere like I did, I work for a company that appreciates me and my hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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