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A difficult place to work, company is not employee-oriented

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Former Employee - Quality in Willimantic, CT
Former Employee - Quality in Willimantic, CT

I worked at General Cable

Pros

- Pay is above industry average
- Internal training offered for Lean/5S/Six Sigma

Cons

- Expectation to perform two or three job functions in one role and a lack of understanding when this proves to be impossible at times
- Management inability to see the issues that keep plant under-performing (such as managers/supervisors hiding the issues instead of bringing them to light and correcting them once and for all).
- Promotion tracks based on company politics. If you upset the 'apple cart', you are doomed to your position no matter how well you perform nor how qualified you are.
- Company is more likely to hire from outside than to consider internal promotion for hard-working, well qualified employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a hard look at the expectations that are given to your employees and stop overworking them. The lack of internal promotions for people who have struggled for YEARS in GCC is what drives the better employees away (I was one). Give back to your employees and they will return it ten-fold!

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    Great Place, too bad it ended

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Suffern, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Suffern, NY

    I worked at General Cable

    Pros

    The pro's were the people in the group. They were very helpfull, and they encouraged you to go for it more in terms of finishing projects.

    Cons

    Upper Managment didn't have the company very stable. It lead to the office being shut down. The cons was that the company laied off a lot of workers due to the move from Suffern, NY to Highland Heights, KY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to haveto have better upper management so that you don't kill the chemistry of the groups.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Operations Management doesn't have a clue.

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    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY

    I have been working at General Cable

    Pros

    Very good coworkers that are understanding to your role within the company. Also, the cafeteria has been remodeled and is nice.

    Cons

    The Operations VP's are not respected within the organization which creates a tense working environment. Also, you must be a member of their club if you want to feel as if you are contributing to the organization. Generally, there is an overall negative vibe in the office and the culture is very rigid. The Jeans days have been taken away and the company does very little for its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to engage and colloborate with your coworkers.

    No opinion of CEO
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