Elkay Manufacturing Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. Good People, hard to make changes

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Ladera Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Ladera Ranch, CA

    I worked at Elkay Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best management I have come across. Good benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Difficult to make changes in the companies processes.


  2. ok

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Elkay Manufacturing full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    learning cabinetry and fast paced

    Cons

    no room for advancement or high income

    Advice to Management

    less favoritism


  3. Great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at Elkay Manufacturing (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Hardworking and talented.

    Cons

    Too many competing priorities and projects.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Company!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Waconia, MN
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Waconia, MN

    I worked at Elkay Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people working here are great! There is a real sense of family throughout this organization that doesn't distract from getting your job done. People speak openly and honestly and work together as a team. The project environment I worked on at this company has been the best career experience to date.

    Cons

    High level objectives change rapidly causing some wasted efforts and rushed shifting of priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employees ideas for opportunity


  6. Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Elkay Manufacturing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment and opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Word is not always available and layoffs can happen


  7. sales rep

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Elkay Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    awesome company to work for

    Cons

    The company has no weakness.

    Advice to Management

    continue the growth


  8. Good Company

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

    I worked at Elkay Manufacturing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment and great people to work with. People tend stay a long time.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Put forth better effort to get your people developed and promoted.


  9. sales manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Elkay Manufacturing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    used to be a great place to work, not sure about today since most of the family members are no longer involved - great products

    Cons

    too small to create numerous growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    keep the family values that made it a great place to work


  10. Helpful (2)

    It all depends on who your immediate supervisor is...

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

    I have been working at Elkay Manufacturing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, most people at local levels are wonderful.

    Cons

    Many managers are too busy playing CYA, many long term knowledgeable employees are disappearing. New management talks the talk, but doesn't follow the core values. Brutal workload my manager in Oakbrook rarely put in an 8 hour day, but thought a 12 hour day should be the norm for me and my group.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of good people are being asked to retire or being let go and you really need to examine the 'new' management for dead weight.


  11. They make it sound great; don't be fooled. Run for your life.

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    Former Employee - Woodworker in New Ulm, MN
    Former Employee - Woodworker in New Ulm, MN

    I worked at Elkay Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The money is pretty good (but not enough for the price paid to work there)

    Cons

    This company seems to operate as pro-employee welfare, but that is all a bunch of fancy terms with no follow-through. The supervisors demand performance that is always beyond the employees' capacity. While they purport to be quality-focused, in truth they are quota freaks. A very physically brutal workplace, muscle stress plus mental stress equals chronic strain. Most importantly, based on their use of wellness terminology, they have no lack of information on what the stress they engender is doing to their employees. They know full well, they just do not care, that the way they keep their shift crews out of communication with each other, they way they crack the whip at the employees' heels on a regular basis, their lack of acknowledgement of work-caused injuries, etc., is absolutely horrible for morale, both team and individual.

    Advice to Management

    Use your obvious knowledge of best practice to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, and start valuing your employees as human beings. Industrial psychology is meant to benefit employees, not brainwash and mistreat them.

    Elkay Manufacturing Response

    Apr 1, 2015 – Corp Comm

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your experience working for Elkay was so personally dissatisfying. Like most employers, we work very hard to make the Elkay work experience ... More



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