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Work was fun, the co-workers were very nice.

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Current Employee - IT/Information Technology in Blue Island, IL
Current Employee - IT/Information Technology in Blue Island, IL

I have been working at G & W Electric Company

Pros

Flexibility, low stress, very thankful of your time

Cons

Work can become repetitive, but never really was an issue for me.

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    It's a good place to work in a very bad economy.

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    Current Employee - General Factory in Blue Island, IL
    Current Employee - General Factory in Blue Island, IL

    I have been working at G & W Electric Company

    Pros

    Steady employment with overtime available if wanted. Not a bad place to work. If you do your job and are to work on time management leaves you alone. Quarterly bonuses are something to look forward to.

    Cons

    1. Large Hispanic workforce. Very nice people to work with but they will speak Spanish every chance they get. It's very hard to learn a job from someone that has a poor command of the english language. Just from a safety standpoint management should make english the only language to be spoken in the factory.
    2. G&Ws starting pay is VERY low. The company is clearly taking advantage of the bad economy and the large unemployed workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please address number 1 and number 2 above. If the economy improves after the next presidential election (as I believe it will) you will lose a lot of good employees looking for better wages and benefits. Quarterly bonuses are nice but they don't make up for the low wages.

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    Mechanical engineers are data pushers

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Alsip, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Alsip, IL

    I worked at G & W Electric Company

    Pros

    Support from other engineers, when they find time (everyone is super busy)
    Database makes new designs a little simpler
    Reviews are done on every project to ensure nothing is missed
    drawing database organized and somewhat easy to access parts you need

    Cons

    Management is super cheap. They will paint rusty office furniture to keep from buying new stuff. They also took away award pizza lunches even though engineering staff gives dozens of free overtime every week. They also charge employees for coffee, which is unheard of from any company. Seriously, who doesn't supply that for their employees??
    your always behind on projects because engineer staff can't possibly keep up with workload
    Your expected to come in on saturdays at least once a month (no choice)
    Some of the senior staff on the shop floor know what they're doing, but there is a lot of unskilled labor that requires help from engineering staff on a regular basis when they should be spending time getting projects out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone needs to go into the bottom depths of day to day operations and realize the way they are going things doesn't work, and that most of the engineering staff is really unhappy (though it seems like everyone puts up with it rather than finding work elsewhere)

    Doesn't Recommend
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