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Starting in 2011, ITT has gone down the tube due to senior management decisions

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Current Employee - Senior Product Specialist  in  Morton Grove, IL
Current Employee - Senior Product Specialist in Morton Grove, IL

I have been working at Xylem

Pros

I like the middle managers and all the people I work with on a daily basis. A semi-flexible work schedule is alsos nice.

Cons

Lack of direction behalf of management. The current management team all come from sales backgrounds and don't care about tying out with the middle managers and only care about what they can do to improve their short term bonus before they move to their next job. Too many high-level managers and too few workers with extreme shortages. In recent proposals there is a proposed 80+ jobs for marketing and engineering, but they recently laid off 9 engineers and currently have a hiring freeze, current total numbers around 55 and I suspect 2 dozen people looking for new careers.

The expectations to be a world class company and the funding behind the employees are mismatched significantly. If management believed we are only in a "hold" mode as opposed to a "grow" mode, it would be believeable. However, releasing numerous engineers to make quarterly numbers is not a tactic for those who are forward thinking.

Work hours are ridiculous. Of my immediate counterparts, 75% are working 60+ (and many 70+) hour weeks and continue to fall behind.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let middle management make the decisions for the day-to-day operations and get feedback from middle management before making radical decisions in change of company direction. Product managers knowtheir sales and the sales forecast should be driven bottom-up, not top down.

Salesmen should not be the VP of anything except for sales.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Xylem

  1.  

    Good, needs some updating

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Morton Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Morton Grove, IL

    I worked at Xylem

    Pros

    Great people, well managed at the lower levels.

    Cons

    Old building, relatively older employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some new resources.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    ITT is a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Xylem

    Pros

    Retirement and benifets as well as working enviroment

    Cons

    too much oversite from coorp. to many get better programs prevent focus on real problems we need to address - too many reports and charts with no admin help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in admin program managers to collect data and help keep charts etc accurate so managers can do thier jobs - as lean is lean and we are out of time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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