Gates Corporation

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A solid 100 year old company with fading family values.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Administrator in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Administrator in Denver, CO

I have been working at Gates Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits (group health insurance, excellent 401(k) contribution plan etc.), vibrant history, great people and a globally diverse workforce.

Cons

Being a large company, it is nearly impossible to be agile. There is resistance to change at all levels of the organization. Disparate systems globally make for an expensive mess of technology. It can be frustrating to move projects forward because of the company structure. Slow to innovate, and very set in their ways.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be afraid to take chances. Adopt new technology and accept the culture shift happening in business. There is a lot of knowledgeable and talented people who have great ideas for moving this organization forward but they can't be restricted by not having a way to vocalize their ideas and/or being shut down because it "isn't how we have done it before."

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Lots of Change . . . .

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Gates Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people in the trenches and in middle management
    High quality expectations of their products
    Excellent technical/engineering people
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Upheaval from the ownership structure and impending IPO
    Changes due to re-organization's lately distract from servicing the customer
    Don't manufacture enough of their products in-house
    Slow in product development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a strategy and stick with it longer than just a few months

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Plant manager was a back stabbing jerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gates Corporation (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    learned alot about what not to do if you want to keep employees happy

    Cons

    Upper management direction and bad decisons made.
    Hired a new VP who hired a new plant manager (egotistical jerk) who let go of good people and left after 6 months. The people he hired as replacements aslo left within 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running off the the good managers that are left!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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