Electrolux Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
61 Reviews

3.2
61 Reviews
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Electrolux CEO and Director Keith R. McLoughlin
Keith R. McLoughlin
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good people amongst colleagues, decent compensation, work/life balance ok (in 6 reviews)

  • The department I worked for; had good people and an excellent leader (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The structure of the company must be revised, too many levels and layers make effectiveness, communication and decision making inefficient (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    interesting, but slow for advancement

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    Current Employee - Designer  in  Springfield, TN
    Current Employee - Designer in Springfield, TN

    I have been working at Electrolux full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    detailed and comprehensive designs utilizing catia v5 and teamcenter

    Cons

    lack of direct involvement with design for manufacturability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow the real workers to shine and advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Learning experience

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    Current Employee - IT - Operations  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - IT - Operations in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Learn how to work under distress

    Cons

    A lot of distress. Everyone here seems to think they are high and mighty, and if you're in operations, it makes your life very difficult. There's no CIO, or CFO, it's only the NA CEO that calls all the shots. It makes it very difficult when you don't have a C level associate fighting for your cause. It makes it so the business can run all over you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create processes, and follow them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Do Not seek employment there..........

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Learn alot about consumer appliance business. Good people to work around. Very nice campus.

    Cons

    They over promise and under deliver in terms of compensation. They have continually lost market share and purposely shrunk the business in small appliances.
    They constantly restructure to save the careers of people in leadership positions that don't deserve to be in those positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better invest in the business or get out of it. Retailers and competitors do not consider the Eureka or Electroux brand a factor in the market place. Better change the leadership as it is very weak. If the only way you can make money is cut expenses(People) is this really a company someone wants to work for????

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Constructive

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    Former Employee - Financial Controller  in  Madrid, IA
    Former Employee - Financial Controller in Madrid, IA

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

    Pros

    Great multinational company with a nice workers abroad

    Cons

    A lot of polítical decisions and the reimbursement to employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Easy work, excellent pay

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    Former Employee - General Laborer  in  Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Saint Cloud, MN

    I worked at Electrolux full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the work was repetitive and would get boring

    Cons

    very warm during the summer months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    World leader in the sector of consumer goods

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Stable business in consumer goods area
    - Strong market positioning all around the world
    - Relatively high attention to the employees
    - The company is a big family: it makes you feel at home

    Cons

    - Sometimes weak in taking strong decisions
    - Weak marketing vision
    - Too much local decision driven in spite of being a global company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Make your big picture more clear to the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great People to Work With

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    Former Employee - JD Edwards Financial Support Analyst  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - JD Edwards Financial Support Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Electrolux as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The employees located at the company's US HQ in Charlotte NC were very helpful when I needed assistance to complete tasks.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I was working there on a 3 month contract and could not work there any longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very unaccomadating if you are not a straight, average sized, white person.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Cloud, MN

    I have been working at Electrolux full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great if you NEED an immediate job

    Cons

    Sexual harassment is a daily issue. People drink on the job. If you are physically incapable of doing a certain job- tough, you basically get your butt chewed. This place is a disgrace to the word professionalism. And it's anything but!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some leadership. Monitor your employees. Quit treating people like a number and be a BOSS!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of learning opportunities, little room for upward growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electrolux full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn how to conduct business in a global environment with a company doing business around the world. Great tuition reimbursement program and 401k match. "Small company" feel allows for exposure to all levels of management, up to the executive level.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic environment - many layers of middle management that can be micromanagers. Pay for similar positions (at least mine) is below the average in the area. Unless you are "hand picked" you will not easily move - be it lateral or horizontal. Lack of work/life balance makes a demanding job stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assess workers on their skills, educational level and work ethic for promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Electrolux has been an incredible learning experience for me in the field of mechanical engineering.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern  in  Springfield, TN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Springfield, TN

    I have been working at Electrolux as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Electrolux is a great company. As worldwide organization, it employs tens of thousands of people. The Springfield plant is bustling, and puts out 2.6 million ranges per year. The people here are friendly and hard-working.

    Cons

    Because it is such a big company, Electrolux is not exactly nimble. It is set in its ways and naturally cannot make rapid changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you implement a new way of doing things, give it a chance before you move on to the next big "push". Also, make use of all of the data your team gathers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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