Cascade Engineering

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Cascade Engineering Reviews

Updated July 4, 2014
Updated July 4, 2014
7 Reviews
3.8
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cascade Engineering full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vision and diversification withing the family of companies makes Cascade strong for future growth and to weather downturns in different industry segments as they occur.
    Fred Keller is an excellent leader.

    Cons

    Pay and bonus sometimes not competitive.
    Stratefic directions in some business units needs better definition.
    Career opportunities in some business units are very limited for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Common practice amongst business units would help in regards to overall strategic alignment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Outstanding mission and vision. Average execution.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Cascade Engineering

    Pros

    A very fulfilling vision and mission for the company. The owner is serious about the commitment to sustainability. Great culture. A genuinely fun place to work where you know you are valued.

    Cons

    A lot of firefighting. Probably too diverse for the size of the business - which leads to under-capitalization of all business lines. Management is average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive about making necessary personnel changes. Streamline the business lines to reduce unnecessary overhead and drive more profitability.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started strong, ended weak

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Cascade Engineering

    Pros

    There is a good balance between work and the personal life - overtime is little or none. I'm given free reign to complete my work with little management intervention.

    Cons

    Senior Management is poor - leading to lousy project management and cost overruns. Over-emphasis on diversity instead of concentrating on making the best product for the customer. Professional development in my department has been nil, causing general dissatisfaction - there is nowhere to grow or go unless you are part of the favored management team. Basically cronyism runs rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to the diverse collection of experience you have instead of the same voices over and over. Pull back on the new business division creation until the others have settled down. The constant stream of new projects damages the core businesses which could be making more money if given more time.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    designer

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Cascade Engineering

    Pros

    great people to work with. diverse products help with sustainabilty during tough economic times. pay is on the high end along with benefits offered.

    Cons

    economy in manufacturing in US has pushed the company to many layoffs & restructuring. the global economy makes it difficult for co's to survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, i was quite happy with the co. none, i was quite happy with the co. and management. none, i was quite happy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Company to Be Proud of

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Cascade Engineering

    Pros

    Cascade Engineering is an awesome employer. They do so much for the community. I'm really proud to be associated with them. They also are very committed to employees. And it's a great place to grow you're career, if that's what you're interested in. Because Cascade's such a great place to work, there are a lot of people there who are passionate about their work and willing to do whatever it takes, not just to make a buck, but because they want to contribute to the company's success.

    Cons

    Things can be a little disorganized sometime. Leadership always has some great new idea, it's hard to get focused. Plus, manufacturing in Michigan is tough right now, and Cascade Engineering has a good chunk of automotive business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick something to work on and stick to it. You'll be more successful in the long run. And trust your organization. There are some great people who work in all areas of this company that could create some significant opportunities, if given the chance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Calibration of industrial instrument

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    Former Employee - Instrumentation and Control Engineering in Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - Instrumentation and Control Engineering in Port Harcourt (Nigeria)

    I worked at Cascade Engineering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Enhancing technical skills and intermittent outstation jobs

    Cons

    Poor salary and not attending to challanges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good communication make for improvement

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

    working with cascade was fulfilling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cascade Engineering

    Pros

    Working with cascade was fulfilling and worked with you to get you placed within your discipline

    Cons

    Sometimes working offsite with clients was hard and found it that their clients were hard to please and very needy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest that management work more with the clients to get

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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