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The closer you are to MN HQ, the better off you are.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

Pros

Great products, excellent distributors, well educated engineering staff

Cons

Highly political environment to work in

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take more measured risk, learn to manage multi-site operations, and improve non-organic growth prospects.

Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Great Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN

    Pros

    Great pay & close to home
    Good benefits at low cost to the employee
    Good product, very competetive in its market
    Advancement opportunities
    Job security
    Educational benefits for employees and their families

    Cons

    Communication could be improved. Also it would be nice to see capable employees who have experience within the company get promoted from within regardless of whether or not they have a college degree. Experience should still count for something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the office and take the time to visit with the employees on the shop floor. It seems as though Graco management used to be promoted from the shop floor. Since it currently seems to promote more from within its sales and marketing staff, the communication between management and the factory workers has diminished. Getting people to work together begins with getting to know them and realizing they are no different than you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Designer  in  Rogers, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Rogers, MN

    Pros

    The products are interesting and many of the people are great. Stable company that offers good benefits. Plenty to learn and add to the resume.

    Cons

    Older company with ol' boy network. Advancement often based on who you know, not what you know. Wages have lagged and are now at or below the industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage those employees that show potential and reward those that respond. Offer more opportunities to those willing to take it on and make sure that their talents are utilized.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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