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Very pleasant and insightful experience

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Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Northbrook, IL
Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Northbrook, IL

I worked at Old World Industries

Pros

Big company with a small company feel. They take good care of their workers and its a very casual environment.

Cons

Not a big fan of cubicles.

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Keep doing what you're doing!

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    Stable but behind the times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Old World Industries

    Pros

    Old World is a stable company with a good business model. Emphasis is on product development and marketing; non-core competencies are outsourced, which enables considerable market presense while requiring minimal infrastructure.

    Cons

    Upper-management and bonused stake-holders (senior positions receive bonus/profit-sharing incentives) are incredibly secretive, almost to a fault. The company culture is resistant to change and training and development are behind the times, which has created a company that is operationally and culturally behind the times and lacking innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower and develop employees; the majority of workers want to do a good job, and by developing them, giving them the information required to do their jobs, and allowing them to act in the companies best interest, it becomes unnecassary to micromange and efforts can be redirected into strategy and innovation.

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  2. Great company

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    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Old World Industries

    Pros

    An absolutely fantastic business model inasmuch as they are focused on marketing their products rather than the actual manufacture, warehousing or distribution.

    Cons

    A typical privately held firm where the key managers have the majority of information and seldom convey it to the masses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in your employees and include them in all of the product information so they are better able to understand and participate.

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