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Helpful (1)

Former "long-timer"

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - WW Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - WW Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Graco full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Highly profitable company Challenging work Dedicated employees Great product Good benefits Overall Graco is a good place to work if you are a high skilled and experienced employee who has been "brought up" in the organization. Manufacturing is where the organizational power lies, not a bad thing

Cons

Siloed divisions that are extremely competitive for resources, which can be a good thing. However it stifles best practices. The company runs very lean and budge approvals can be laborious

Advice to Management

Train your people Remember that managers have as much responsibility in speaking the truth

Other Employee Reviews for Graco

  1. Helpful (2)

    OK if you are white, conservative, male engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Graco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are decent and there are a lot of really dedicated people. Graco is a leader in many of its markets. The company is dedicated to delivering quality products.

    Cons

    Very political. The CEO and VPs are old school and it takes a great deal of time to convince them that new technology can help their sales, marketing and support staffs deliver better results for the company. The organization is so lean as to be unable to accomplish tasks in a timely manner. The only people to receive promotions are those that fit in with the (very) old-boy network. Some women have been actively discouraged from even trying to move up in the heirarchy. Many talented women and minorities are leaving. Your future at Graco is totally dependent on who your supervisor is and if he (almost always a he) has the cajones to stand up for you.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the 20th Century. Promote some women and minorities. Tell the CEO to STOP his barely veiled pro Republican remarks.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not the most exciting place to work, but the pay is decent.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was decent, work-life balance was usually ok.

    Cons

    Not very challenging as far as engineering goes. No room for advancement as an engineer -- seemed like people either moved into management or left the company.


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