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Micro-management with cigar smoke included.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN

I worked at MOCON full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Good overall benifit packages. Good location in relation to access to freeways/commute. Growth industry. New Technolgies and R and D.

Cons

Silo mentality of other departments, getting help that isn't patronising, very specialised products that no one has really spent the right amount of time to design. Documentation, products, manufacturing is basically "getto rigging" and hot wiring to get it done so you have to spend considerable time trying to figure out why in the hell they did it that way back in the 50s. The pay blows for the job assigned. NO COOPERATION.

Human Resources has "Hall Monitor" syndrom.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop reminding people your a genius and listen more.

Doesn't Recommend
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Disapproves of CEO
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  1. A family like culture with great prospects - world leader plans to stay on top

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN

    I have been working at MOCON full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, even the executive team is approachable. Seeing some smart and much needed internal changes which makes me feel very positive about MOCON's future.
    Serious longevity here as well(40, 30 -25 yrs)- people like to stick around for a reason.

    Cons

    Sometimes the longevity creates change resistance and a sense of entitlement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shore up your management team and listen to those with prior manufacturing experience. Time to take of the "MOCON blinders" a bit more to expedite some efficiencies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    I approve of CEO.
    Likable CEO, sadly doesn't really know who's leading so e of his divisions

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    Former Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at MOCON full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Got the right ideas and strong financials to support company

    Cons

    Outdated and fearful team leaders (either too old to try it or too inexperienced) that don't want to explore market opportunities in order to fit into boys club right away and keep job or no interference with their retirement plan. Go for the easiest and less painful route, no risk whatsoever!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Out of hundreds of employees, you have one Oriental, one African American, one Latino, one "Russian". And most important jobs held by men, white men. It's 2014. Even if discharge of an employee, allow for an exit interview - so you don't expose these suggestions to the world. You have the right intentions, but have to look under table more often and most, please, spend time with your customer. You'll learn so much more!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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