Atkore International

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Atkore International is a company committed to continuous improvement.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harvey, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harvey, IL

I worked at Atkore International full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

People at Atkore are great. It is one of the top producers of steel tubes in North America and has a very good reputation for innovative steel tube products.

Cons

This is a company that is undergoing significant change in preparation for an IPO planned for 2014 - 2015 time frame. 51 percent is owned by C.D.&R., 47% owned by Tyco International and the remainder is owned by select people within Atkore. Company objective is to add $100 million to the bottom line by the time of the IPO. It just recently implemented a 5 percent "RIF" program and more reductions are anticipated contingent on sales volume/profitability growth. One question being asked amongst the rank and file is will an IPO actually occur or will the Company be sold in bits and pieces. It is all dependent on growing the bottom line which is very much dependent on economic growth in the USA. Based on this....employee beware.

New management is attempting to modernize the Company attempting to formalize business systems, manufacturing processes etc. It is dealing with an "old school" contingency that is somewhat resistant to change, very secretive and not comfortable with certain performance appraisal programs that are being implemented. The Company is being transformed and you have to be willing to embrace the changes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The new members on the senior leadership team have a good vision on what needs to be done to ready the Company for whatever happens in 2014. Good luck!

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    Lean overhaul

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atkore International full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is descent and comparable to the geographical location. If one is good at identifying the key players and ego boosting, this is the place for you; that's how you'll move up.

    Cons

    Very old school management style. The environment is extremely corporate and political. The work style is frantic and does not address the root causes of systemic issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get up and do something tangible. Cut down the meetings. Hire project managers to streamline and consolidate efforts. Great focus on the production floor, but the Lean journey you've embarked on doesn't touch the rest of the building and that's what truly needs optimization. Give timely reviews.

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    Great company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atkore International

    Pros

    Great Comp with a very family oriented work force

    Cons

    No cons, as I had a great experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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