Actuant

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2 people found this helpful  

Very frustrating and unrewarding.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Product Manager in Broadview, IL
Former Employee - Product Manager in Broadview, IL

I worked at Actuant

Pros

Actuant offers good benefits, coworkers are very supportive and the products produced are good quality and have a high level of brand recognition in the industrial marketplace.

Cons

The senior management is so focused on the the bottom line that they forget about the people that are working to make things happen. Very little effort is put into training and promoting people. They are very quick to buy companies absorb and close down businesses and move them offshore. If you are a company that is purchased by Actuant watch out! Start looking for another job as soon as possible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management should take more notice of the people and the effort that is given to bring profit to the company. They need to take better care of their employees that have shown dedication and commitment to their jobs especially within companies that are small acquisition.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Average Talent...Internally focused

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 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
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