C.H. Guenther & Son

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Pleasan Place to Work, but Deep Family Background

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

I have been working at C.H. Guenther & Son

Pros

Most of the leadership has a lot of experience outside the company. Very respectful of their employees, compensation is good, benefits OK. San Antonio is a very pleasant city, and much bigger than most realize.

Cons

Deep family background that can make realtionships more important than getting things done, causes frequent frustration. Some in upper management and leadership positions have little experience outside the company which limits their mgt skils and ability to think out of the box.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand what the business does well, and make those core competencies. Challenge everything else that is being done, employees find it difficult to bring new ideas forward.Get your leaders out of details and have them trust and empower their employees!

Recommends
Approves of CEO

6 Other Employee Reviews for C.H. Guenther & Son (View Most Recent)

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    The company has been in business for over 100 years, but do not treat their employees very well.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C.H. Guenther & Son full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No worries about company stability. The company offers an outstanding 401K program that is rare in todays economy. Good benefits with a salary range that is competitive with similar facilities in same market, yet newly acquired businesses are extremely slow to "catch up" with sister plants.

    Cons

    The company operates strictly "by the book" with little to no personal employer-employee relationships. Upper management operates in their own world with no respect for the lower class worker. Team accomplishments are greatly talked about, but rarely proven. Talk is cheap. Definitely NOT a team oriented organization. They will push - push - push their management staff to an unhealthy work load and drive the need to contribute even more. An employee will never give quite enough to be considered "excellent" and they will use the technical aspects of rules and company law to protect themselves. They seem to spend a lot of time and resources protecting themselves from potential lawsuits; if they ran a good business there wouldn't be such a demand to focus on this area of business. Makes you wonder????

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I won't waste my time giving advice to Management as it will not matter anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    First job in the industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C.H. Guenther & Son

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were competitive. New corporate office is very nice and offers a fitness center and massage therapy. Good products. A lot of great people work there. Friendly culture. San Antonio is a good place to live.

    Cons

    Poor communication flow. Those who had ties to the family or board members seemed to be given preferential treatment. Senior leadership had high tenure which can be good, but also resulted in a very narrow way of thinking. Limited career advancement opportunities. CEO spoke down to people and was not visible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication between departments and make yourselves more visible to employees. Eliminate preferential treatment to those tied to the Board or family. Hold people accountable vs. tolerating mediocre performance of highly tenured employees/leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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