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Tough industry, good benefits, poor strategy

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Former Employee - Field Service Representative II  in  Duffield, VA
Former Employee - Field Service Representative II in Duffield, VA

I worked at Joy Global full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Always advancing technology
Good pay *(see cons)
Some really great people to work with (depends on level)

Company vehicle with full personal use
Great benefits

Cons

When times get tough, corporate heads get shifted around and promoted, while the people that make the company tick get laid off.

No regards for the employee's personal life (triple shifts are not uncommon due to "lean" workforce)
If the customer wants it, the customer gets it, with the extra load placed on the employee.

*As field service, you troubleshoot and fix problems that the customer should be able to fix at a rate much lower than if you worked for the customer. (avg underground electrician makes $100k+)

Energy industry, specifically the coal industry depends heavily on the federal gov't, and Obama has stated he will bankrupt the industry! It WILL get worse in the USA.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Back up your employees. Don't cut the spokes off the wheel.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Pay is good, management is not

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    Current Employee - Information Technology  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Joy Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They pay very well, benefits and time off is good

    Cons

    Management in certain areas seems to have no idea what they are doing. They don't think further ahead than the current situation and in some areas, actively work to undermine each other. In certain departments, direction is seriously lacking. Employees don't know what they are working towards or what the overarching goals for the organization are. Many employees have been hired for a specific job, and when they come in, they find that the job duties they were promised are different from the ones they end up doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people to management because they were good at their previous job. Take a good look at areas and make changes to put good, strong leaders into management positions, or nothing will get better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poorly Managed Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Joy Global full-time

    Pros

    You can move up the ladder with the right dedication
    Good benefits and pay

    Cons

    HR dictates the company, they are not there for the employee but the company. All areas are poorly run, while there is room to move up, employees are not given proper training at most times and have to learn for themselves until it blows up in their face. Jobs are never on time or of high quality leaving you feel like there is nothing accomplished.

    A lot of water cooler talk, especially from supposed managers through all the ranks. Backstabbing and gossip runs rampant. Very negative place to go home to.

    They will let you go citing "just cause" as the reason, with no explanation as to why. There is no job security and you are afraid to bring anything up with the fear of being fired. Random drug tests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to listen to your employees, and respect long term employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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