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Engineer

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Hendrickson International full-time

Pros

The pay is OK. The medical benefits and wellness program are too.

Cons

Career advancement is difficult at best. Training is non-existent. There is an utter lack of leadership, and direction. I can see little rhyme or reason to titles and job responsibilities for each title. Job descriptions, where they exist, bear little or no resemblance to actual duties.

In my 20+ year career I have never worked with a company more resistant to change. Business processes are inefficient in the extreme, with very little value added. The only change that seems to be allowed actually make the processes more cumbersome and ineffective.

Employees are discouraged from thinking outside the box, and in many instances discouraged from thinking at all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Having the lion's share of the market doesn't necessarily mean you're doing things right. Take a serious look at your business processes, focus on the value added steps and work to eliminate the massive amounts of non-value added work that is done in the offices. Technology can help you.

Communication is a two-way street, give employees an opportunity to give feedback to their superiors and listen to what they have to say with an open mind. Roundtables are a good start, but only if people feel that what they say can make a difference and that they won't be punished for honesty. Employees need to understand the big picture. Letting them see only their piece of the puzzle doesn't allow them to grow and improve.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. Great company with spotty leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL

    I worked at Hendrickson International full-time

    Pros

    Solid financially; great products and solid engineering capability. Many good people at Hendrickson and solid benefits.

    Cons

    Most people are stressed out and overworked. A few people (very few) in key leadership positions aren't leaders. That is a recipe for failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your people - and only place leaders in leadership roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
  2. Continuous Improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL

    I have been working at Hendrickson International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great business partner, respected in the industry. Not afraid to spend money to develop product and people. Addresses issues with culture when they come up, listens to employees. GREAT employee activities like wellness, town halls, and luncheons.

    Cons

    Has some supervisors that they have to "keep on track" from a people management side, but they do a decent job of offering training for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your employees. We want to make this company even better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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