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Maintenance Position

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Former Employee - Maintenance in South Elgin, IL
Former Employee - Maintenance in South Elgin, IL

I worked at Hoffer Plastics

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

At one time, a very good family-run business. Very friendly, almost too much so for the work at hand. very generous with company equipment.

Cons

Hoffer was a great place to work but as the pressures of foreign competiton rose, it became a less desirable place. Maintenance manager was not receptive to any type of input from workers, much to the detriment of morale and efficiency.

Advice to Management

Adopt a team atmosphere with good feedback.
Don't be afraid to ask for excellence and compensate in return.

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  1. Pass on this company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL

    I have been working at Hoffer Plastics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good and overtime is not required for salaried people.

    Cons

    Management is horrible since Robert Sr. passed away. William has no idea of how to run a company and is either hiring consultants or hiring people to manage the company for him. Good people are being let go and incompetents kept on who hate the company and bring morale down.
    The 3rd generation of the Hoffer family is now on board. They have a lot of power but work part time, just more reason for morale to be down.

    Advice to Management

    The general tone from management is that you should be happy you have a job. Start looking to make people happy, get rid of all the people who hate the place or stay because they've never had another job or don't want to drive more than 2 miles.

  2. Things could be much better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL

    I worked at Hoffer Plastics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Available overtime, company not afraid to spend money to improve facilities

    Cons

    Very poor communication in day-to day activities, management very closed-minded and set in their ways, poor level of expertise in management.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a significant culture change at Hoffer, one in which it truly is a "team effort" and not just a rubber stamp. Employee feedback should be nurtured and used at every level and expectations of employees should be much higher along with compensation to match. Most levels of management are far too ingrained in protecting their positions rather than doing what should be done.

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