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Average Talent...Internally focused

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Management in Milwaukee, WI
Current Employee - Senior Management in Milwaukee, WI

I have been working at Actuant

Pros

Access to projects you never dreamed you'd work on, just because you were in the right meeting or expressed interest. Unfortunately, most projects go to people who, like you, have no experience and do a mediocre job. Open door policy results in easy access to any executive.

Cons

The only leaders with Fortune 500 experience are gone...too different? Seem to prefer middle of the road educational credentials, so my colleagues aren't too intellectually inspiring. COO and CEO need to LISTEN and accept what info walks in their doors. Corporate Coach is a former broker, serves as the messenger between executives.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Drop the Coach; LISTEN to feedback and input; hire people NOT like yourselves to inspire change, growth and challenge! Benefits are among the worst for this size company.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mid-Senior Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Actuant

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits... good people at the working level

    Cons

    corporate politics have created a culture of mistrust and paranoia.
    Too many rumors about closing plant and moving to China or Mexico.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support employees to focus on their work, instead of worrying about what the score is.
    A lot of inefficiencies are caused by people feeling aprehensive to stick their neck out on an issue, especially if it will cost $$$... regardless if it is needed or not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Look out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Engineering in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Actuant

    Pros

    good befefits as far as the health insurence and company 401 k are concerned also good expense coverage for long term care

    Cons

    poor management team at the top of the with the need for many changes to the execution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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