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Worst place I ever worked!!!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - QMI Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
Current Employee - QMI Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

I have been working at Actuant full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Worked with some great peers. Did some great lean manufacturing projects.

Good fitness center, even though they charged a fee for it.

Free coffee.

Good bonus program for salary.

Cons

Terrible annual review system. Every engineer was ranked in the last 3 of 9 categories, even though we all earned over 200% of our bonus potential. This made for TERRIBLE moral. Over half the engineers eventually ended up working for Harley-Davidson and are still there.

ALL product drawings were way out of date and no resources were provided to update the drawings unless it was a new product.

All engineers for several business units were told by CEO at corporate wide meeting , "That I can get a engineer in India to design a product for $8000 per year and still build it in the US."

Company had constant layoffs and has now closed US manufacturing operations that I was involved in.

CEO showed off his car and travel trailer and horses.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Company is not just about the stock price and how much $$ the top 4 or 5 guys can make.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Future looks good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I have been working at Actuant full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is growing with new products

    Cons

    taking a little longer than needs too

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Same people on all the teams all the time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I have been working at Actuant

    Pros

    Benefits are good
    On site work out facility (with trainer) open 24 hours minimal cost
    Location right off the freeway

    Cons

    It is always the same people on the lead teams and these same people are the ones who always get the recognition and the promotions. Often make changes without getting feedback from everyone the change will affect and then instead of doing it right they just apply a bandaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a lot of talent within the company. Take a look at the people other than the same old players they have a lot to offer if you would just give them the chance

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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