Gates Corporation
2.7 of 5 58 reviews
www.gates.com Denver, CO 5000+ Employees

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Poor global management makes terrible local inefficiencies

Intern Engineer (Former Employee)

ProsGreat people to work with (locally), good benefits

ConsPoor management all around, my supervisor was recently "promoted" prior to I working there which ended up meaning he took on the role of two positions at the salary and potential time of one. This meant I was rarely kept busy when I could have been assisting with other things but he never had the time to assign them to me. Other things I noticed were extreme corner cutting at the expense of worker safety, the plant I worked in had two fires within a single month of I working there, and the management knew it would eventually happen but didn't want to shut down the line to prevent it. This is extreme negligence that not only put their employees at high risk in a plant full of flammable and explosive chemicals, it is pure irony due to the fact that it ended up costing nearly ten times the amount to recoup from the fire than it would have to prevent it. A formerly family owned business bought by international corner cutters who only want to line their pockets= bad business. If I was a betting man I would give them less than a decade of further operations at this current rate of stupidity

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your local management, don't put employees lives at risk to save money

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company continues to change for the worse, executive management only focused on short term gains and selling the company

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    I worked at Gates Corporation full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Benefits and salary still competitive for the most part. Some jobs are much better than others, just be… Cons: Management style is thru intimidation and fear, of course this may vary by location. Lay offs and attrition over the last few years has… Advice to Senior Management: Show some compassion & respect for your employees. Put your money where your mouth… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    It was a great company - but is today not as good a corporation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Gates Corporation full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: some very fine people still there who really do care… Cons: field sales spread very thin, unrealistic expectations - customers feel neglected too many managers, directors, VPs… Advice to Senior Management: it shouldn't be about just a small group of people's… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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