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Foundering Management, No Direction and Loss of Market Share. Big potential but no ability to execute

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Apex Tool Group full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Some great individuals, global company, good manufacturing experience. Strong products but lacking the ability to get them out the door.

Cons

Horrible Leadership, useless ABS system, endless Kaizens with no real results. Terrible operations leadership leading to high inventory and loss of market share

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of your existing talent, make real investments in people, technology and tools to drive innovation, ditch the flawed religion of ABS.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    warehouse assembly

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Worker  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Worker in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Apex Tool Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    assembled-sack rulers, packaging and shipping

    Cons

    they send my job to mexico

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they download employer and got layoff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work Overload = Burned Out Workers

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    Current Employee - Operations  in  Apex, NC
    Current Employee - Operations in Apex, NC

    I have been working at Apex Tool Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is in line with standard industry wages. Benefits meet the minimal employee expectations, similar to other "lean" operations. The company has invested in current versions of computer applications.

    Cons

    Extremely lean workforce. An overload of work and unrealistic expectations places the burden of accomplishment on too few people. All departments work lots of overtime but some are working 7 days/week plus holidays and while on vacation. Chaos, stress, continuous mistakes, and procedural inconsistencies characterize the typical day-to-day work experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's likely that either Bain Capital or Apex Tool Group's management has a purpose for working employees this hard, beyond reasonable expectations, while being "thrifty" with bringing in additional qualified help. We know you realize our situation. Is the intent to further reduce the staff and restructure the business model? We look forward to your disclosure so that we have a better understanding of why we're working ourselves to exhaustion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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