ITW Building Components Group

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Very Good

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Former Employee - Operations Manager
Former Employee - Operations Manager

I worked at ITW Building Components Group

Pros

Good benefits and opportunity for advancement

Cons

Company is all about profit, does not care about humanbeign

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat workers better

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    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Software Developer in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at ITW Building Components Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    worked there for bat 14 years, great work environment

    Cons

    pay structure is a little less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase benefits to vale add employees

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    Some very hard working coworkers, management is clueless and lost, executive team even more so.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ITW Building Components Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ITW has a tremendous amount of resources backing it. Great benefits, decent pay. Raises NEVER occur. "Cost of living increases" are what they consider raises and THOSE are rare. This company has the potential to be the industry leader, but upper management doesn't know how to get the job done. There are some really great product development opportunities, but history does not bode well for these.

    Ground level individuals seem to really care. From software development teams, customer service reps, sales reps, etc these people really care. They work hard and WANT to do a good job. They have passion.

    Anonymity might be one benefit. If you keep your head down & keep quiet, no one will notice you. You might even get promoted! In a weird way, George Costanza would do well. Several managers have emulated him, and done very well, though (much like George) no one can understand why.

    Cons

    Too many Chefs, not enough cooks. From middle management to executive level, most decision makers are out of touch and clueless about this industry. They have tons of books smarts, their credentials may look good on paper, but NO understanding of the people who make up this industry. Management makes knee-jerk decisions, not well thought out, then pursue those decisions for half of the project. Then the newest executive on the block changes the direction 180 degrees. No follow through. Upper executives seem to only be concerned about achieving their contractual obligations, then "retire" or "pursue personal endeavours", which just means they left because they had enough. Then they fade away, many being paid a "consultant fee" for several years. The corporate structure is only concerned about profit share.

    You can expect to work far too many hours, sacrifice personal time, have your supervisor impose on your family time with this company, for little or no financial or personal reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relationships are what this industry is built on. Relationships with customers. Relationships with employees. Those relationships are crucial. Know your customers. Make an effort to know them. Personally. Customers can be very loyal, but a company can't take advantage of that. In NO environment does it make sense to notify customers via letter, that they are too small for you to do business with. Especially when your market share doesn't warrant that falsely condescending mentality. Relationships with your employees are also key. If you want the indians to follow the chiefs, it helps if the chief actually tries to KNOW the indians. Know your employees personally. They are the ones that do the work. They are the ones who are in front of the customers the most.

    While this industry is about customer relationships, we also survive on programming and technology. Invest in the things that you survive on. Get rid of the self promoters who try to sell a sow's ear, alter the top heavy corporate environment, and hire qualified candidates who have the technological skills and understanding of our industry, to grow the software.

    In a construction industry, maybe a construction analogy is in order. Plumbing runs down hill, so that all the excrement will also run downhill. Your corporate environment can be much the same. If Executives treat management well, those managers should also treat their employees well. But, if executives treat everyone like pooh, middle management will also treat everyone like pooh. The little indians at the bottom, the ones actually doing the leg work, they get treated like pooh. How does this then translate to customer service? Continuing the analogy, the plumbing at the top seems to be full of methane.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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