Clopay Reviews

Updated June 21, 2014
Updated June 21, 2014
11 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company, good management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clopay full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good company, good management. The company has consolidated its operations in Ohio. Seasoned senior team that works together well. Fair pay.

    Cons

    I do not really have twenty words of "cons" to say. This is a solid company. Pay fair, benefits OK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look for opportunities to grow & to innovate. Very solid at doing what they do: now, can you do something else? Where are the growth opportunities?

  2.  

    Beware parent company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clopay

    Pros

    Well-established business partnerships, innovative product ideas and research, great growth potential, solid business model.

    Cons

    Micro-managed by corporate execs in NY who rule by intimidation, second guess every decision, and make it nearly impossible to move ahead on anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    nice while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Clopay full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good base pay. bonus (if a manager) excellent. contractors were NOT treated as second class citizens (as is common elsewhere).

    Cons

    personal agendas & politics frequently trumped rational decision making. average IT contractor was expected to work 60 hrs/wk -- more when things went FUBAR. favoritism & cronyism rampant at all levels, in every department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop attempting to manage the stock price! manage for max profits & the stock WILL rise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Upper Management is out of tune

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH

    I worked at Clopay full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Headquarters in Mason is in a good location

    Cons

    Easy to get fired by saying the wrong thing to the wrong person
    Have to do exactly what upper management wants - or else
    Very unprofessional management and staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all of your employees - not just a select few
    Need to allow new ideas and new ways of doing things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    In love with themselves and money

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Coordinator
    Former Employee - Warehouse Coordinator

    I worked at Clopay full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice working atmosphere and co-workers

    Cons

    The management and corporation of Clopay care little about you and the hard work performed by all in the office. You need to work twice as hard with no little to no raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Be prepared for stressful times.

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    Former Employee - Consumer Services  in  Troy, OH
    Former Employee - Consumer Services in Troy, OH

    I worked at Clopay

    Pros

    Typical employees are well chosen, hard working and a pleasure to work with the office setting. Benefits are very good. Also it is nice that the company does recognize the holidays.

    Cons

    Management is completely out of touch with the common employee. You can expect to have your seats rearranged every time the numbers are not going well. I'm not sure what the point of that is but it adds stress to an already stressful situation. You can also expect to be short staffed. During my time with Clopay departments were dissolved and jobs that used to be performed by many were consolidated to one. Also if you know what new hires are being paid it can be disheartening when they tell you that raises have been frozen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have good people working for you. Listen to them. Although most are afraid to tell the truth because in the past their advice has been ignored.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    OK.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Clopay

    Pros

    Vacations of the best you have.

    Cons

    Lack of executive leadership don't seem to care.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    depends what your looking for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Clopay

    Pros

    highly reputable company. fast paced modern it department. great place to start. tuition reimbursement also a plus. offer autonomy to employees

    Cons

    upper management far too concerned with "instant coffee" results. Tend too shift gears too quick, not giving quality ideas time to prove themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you believe in a team or idea, give it time to succeed. show patience in letting planted seeds grow.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    hard to move up the ladder

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    Current Employee - Dealer Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Dealer Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    leader in market place.
    Systems are up to date
    401k program
    strong financially

    Cons

    management-need change
    brand thinks too much of itself vs competition.
    limited opportunities
    same increases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open to new ideas and people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    clopay sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clopay

    Pros

    good co-workers, travel opportunities, products-quality built doors both residential and commerical. laptop provided for home office, quick expense processing and company car-nice.

    Cons

    management listening, opportunity for advancement, marketing idea's are never considered seriously poor leadership, hard time looking outside of the box and wanting to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees and keep a fresh approach to new opportunities. make marketing management changes if existing marketing leadership doesn't help growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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