Carlisle IT

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Carlisle IT Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Carlisle IT

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere with quality personnel ensuring goals are met. Continuous improvement is a huge part of carlisle and it shows.

    Cons

    Some of the top level personnel are ridiculous. They seem to think they are untouchable and the only way to do things is their way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    There's far more worse places out there to work at!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Floor Associate in Saint Augustine, FL
    Current Employee - Production Floor Associate in Saint Augustine, FL

    I have been working at Carlisle IT

    Pros

    It's conveniently located close to where I live. (Not a long commute). You get rewarded for showing up for work on time & not being late!

    Cons

    Rate of pay could be more!
    Not rewarded enough (such as a pay increase) for proving your ability to do more than expected & more than other employees day in & day out!
    Can only advance up the ladder so much, more like you have to be "liked" very much or "know" someone in upper management to climb the ladder! Seems to be some Favoritizm involved!
    Understandable that the off shifts make a shift differential, but unfair that you know you're working way harder & actually do more production (proved by production reports) than some ppl on the off shifts, yet you make less! So not right when you see it everyday & nothing's done about it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of good potential ideas & suggestions are in place or brought up, but lacks seeing things through to improve in the processes, slow in improving problems!
    Too many upper management ppl not following through to better some of the procedures!
    Reward the senior employees more that know a lot more & that have to "train" the new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Getting better eith potential to be great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Kent, WA

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

    Pros

    Our real DO is back and he is employee focused! Has made some moves to remove wrong people from power but he should go further. He truly makes employees feel appreciated for their hard work. Decent benefits and awesome incentives!

    Cons

    HR is non existent and unapproachable. They leave you wondering what they are there for. The workforce is spoiled and somewhat uncaring, but can rally and deliver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house! Those who are in positions without the experience is hurting the company (Sr.HR and upper Management). The people are loyal but to retain the talent further change needs to happen

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

    Good place to work.

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

    I have been working at Carlisle IT

    Pros

    Decent benefits, so so pay, great people. Somewhat easy going vibe. Great plant manager, he comes around every few days to say Hi and see how things are going.

    Cons

    Some say lots of overtime, so so pay, somewhat decent benefits, only 2 shifts. Lots of different languages sometimes hard to understand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Old worn equipment, poor management, and unrealistic expectations.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Carlisle IT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my job as far as the labor involved. 3 shifts to choose from which leaves plenty of personal time before or after work. Most employees there are great to work with. Employees like to have regular pot-lucks for lunch with great homemade food(all provided by employees). They finally put in a new bigger lunch room that has A/C. A lot of good humor between employees which makes it bearable.

    Cons

    No a/c in production area(You get a wet shamwow for your neck when its hot). There is some nepotism there with some of the management. Family looks after each other. Management ignores safety issues brought up by employees, they act only after an injury or if they're directed to with policy change. There are also many promises management makes that they don't keep. It is also difficult to get pay raises and title advancement for most employees. They seem to like the fact that most employees there are timid and don't speak up about those issues. Some people there are still labeled "in training" after 8+ yrs of being there(and they clearly can do their jobs, but earn just a little over minimum wage). Management expects employees to step up and take ownership with their departments and helping to manage but wont back up those employees when management is inconvenienced. As far as production, they are trying to work with a "kiazen" program. "Kaizen" made many changes to the production process which actually ended up hurting production in some areas making things more difficult for employees. Most machines are 30+ years old and worn out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This facility desperatly needs new management. HR needs to pay attention to whats going on in Riverside. Employees need better incentives. The employees working there are the ones keeping that facility running.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Dunning Kruger effect

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Saint Augustine, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Saint Augustine, FL

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salaried positions are based on job title rather than abilities or job responsibilities.

    Cons

    I have never worked for a company with as many people who will go out of their way to hold others back or try and get them to fail. No foresight: including managers up to the plant manager level, all activities are reactionary to issues rather than pro active to prevent issues. Large issues reoccour frequently due to lack of knowledge on how to fix them combined with no effort to apply lessons learned. "Continuous Improvement" efforts are isolated from the floor and tend to over estimate their effectiveness when reporting results. (Show savings on scrap by calling it something else instead or actually eliminating a problem)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some qualified people instead of hiring friends or others who have no idea how to manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Management treats employees at all levels like dirt

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Carlisle IT full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well, it is a paycheck. Good for a first or second job out of college, until you get some good hands-on experience. Then either move up in the company or move out to another one.

    Cons

    Departments are in silos. Department managers do not like suggestions from outside. Managers do not treat their workers very well at any level of the company. Lots of tension, lots of problems, management doesn't want to hear solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people at all levels with the respect you want from them. Employees want to do a good job and make good product. Listen to us and they will help you to fix problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work.

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

    I have been working at Carlisle IT full-time

    Pros

    Most of the comradery that exists between employees is about their resentment for poor management.

    Cons

    The DO has a dominant personality and isn't interested in listening to employees. The company management culture thrives in pointing out the failures of the employees. Management is under intense pressure to report KPI improvements. The pressure results in reports that hide true problems and metrics that don't help solve actual real world problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a consistent focus on where you want your employees to go. Give realistic timeframes to work projects and then stick with projects to ensure their sustained success. Don't just check the box and say a project is complete and then forget about it. Stop relying so heavily on metrics.

    Ask yourself, is my attitude preventing employees from approaching me about bad news?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company but not employee focused

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

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

    Pros

    Focus on Safety
    Some opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Lack of care for the employees
    Poor benefits; too expensive for low wage earners
    Mean managers who are not held accountable for harming morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be kinder to employees
    Improve benefits and the cost to lower wage earners
    When interviewing, be open to different kinds of people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great for the go getter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Tech in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Quality Tech in Kent, WA

    I have been working at Carlisle IT full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you want to advance and you aim for it and make yourself known as someone people can depend on to get the job done advancement can be easy.

    Cons

    It can seem chaotic and stressful and month end can stress out even the most cool character. Carlisle is a high performing fast paced manufacturing facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of very valuable employees can come from within it is always best to hire from within first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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