AAF-McQUAY

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First 70 of the 90 years is the prime time of AAF, can we come back?

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

I have been working at AAF-McQUAY

Pros

People are very friendly to work with. There is a fair amount of veterans of the company who has been with the company for 20 to 40 years. They really knows the business. However they are all retiring soon.

Cons

From marketing to R&D, the company need to invest much more to compete with others. If look at the AAF history prior to 90s, you know why the company is successful then. We are the leader for innovation, massive marketing department, best industry knowledge of know how. These days, it is all eliminating products can't sale without adding new product into product line fast enough. The brand name is still strong, however we need strong leadership. Some of the senior management team is not knowledge enough to lead the company, divisions, or groups.
HR department need to spend a little more to find the best people in the industry or train its own young team member.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend more on training employee. Bring them to conference, industry association, trade show. Push harder in emerging market.

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    The 90's were good, should we stay there?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN

    I have been working at AAF-McQUAY

    Pros

    The people are good to work with, and things are fairly laid back on a day to day basis. There is an overall good atmosphere to work in, with the bad things usually are nothing more than petty office politics that seldom rise above the "annoyance" level.
    Individual people really care that what they do actually helps and supports the customer.

    Cons

    McQuay has a top notch product, but there is little drive to improve the office to match what is the real world product output of the equipment. A large number of people have been there 20+ years and while the factories produce, the management seems content to coast when it comes to the support of that product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Daikin bought McQuay and they have clearly made improvements to the factories and products to among the best in the industry. However there seems to be a fear to look at the management of the headquarters. There is a real need to step up what is done to support their customers after the initial sale. This is a lost opportunity that is given away to their competitors who kept up with communications better than McQuay.
    Change the focus to what is best for the customers, not what is easy for the office. There are improvements in computers and technology that they need to learn to use in the office, not just talk about- as what McQuay has works, but it is highly fragmented.

    Recommends
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    A company caught unwilling to move out of the "90". HR runs the show don't forget that.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at AAF-McQUAY

    Pros

    The people are great. Although the majority have been there for 20+ years, they are good people.

    Cons

    Growth is a dream. It does not happen but to a few. The companies growth plan is a dream. Many competitors will continue to take market share. Don't plan on a bonus or a decent raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Takagi is the silent Japanese leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
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