Exide Technologies Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Robert Caruso
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Pros
  • Good Pay Very Challenging type of work (in 4 reviews)

  • There are a few good people to work with (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Second round of bankruptcy in less than 10 years (in 3 reviews)

  • lead/ acid rich, hot environment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Maintenance Mechanic Grade A

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Exide Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really good place to work and develop your skills with opportunities.Place where you can express your thoughts and some times build your ideas on projects.

    Cons

    They change the Maintenance Manager every 2 or 3 Years,probable they don"t Know what are they looking for or which way need to go.

    Advice to Management

    Some times is very difficult to Manage a Department just behind the desk,the Manager or Supervisor need to Understand process and equipment involve.


  2. MRO Buyer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Buyer in Frisco, TX

    I worked at Exide Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary plus so when you work OT you get paid for extra time. Good family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management does not care about the employees only the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Give up some bonuses and reduce the cost of health care.


  3. Working for Exide

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Exide Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exide does have great benefits.

    Cons

    Exide has poor leadership and upper management positions seem to be a revolving door. Employee compensations are extremely low and merits are highly unlikely. They carry too many upper management positions and not enough operations and manufacturing positions. The positions that do the work are too often the positions that are cut.

    Advice to Management

    Manage


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  5. Maintenance Tech

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Salina, KS
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Salina, KS

    I worked at Exide Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay , Good people

    Cons

    long hrs, hot in the summer and cold in the winter

    Advice to Management

    change the work hours to a 8 hour shift, fix the air flow in the plant for better cooling in the summertime


  6. forklift driver

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tennessee in Kingsport, TN
    Former Employee - Tennessee in Kingsport, TN

    I worked at Exide Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Like there work schedule and the people

    Cons

    The heat and the condition of the floor

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees


  7. Director of Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in North Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in North Aurora, IL

    I worked at Exide Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good hard working people in most departments.

    Cons

    Financially unstable and too many changes in senior management.


  8. Good atmosphere, and very professional

    Current Employee - Gridcaster in Salina, KS
    Current Employee - Gridcaster in Salina, KS

    I have been working at Exide Technologies

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, could work up to 60 hrs a wk, could have 3-4 days off

    Cons

    Extreme heat, long hours standing on concrete, alot of ot

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers needs


  9. lack of support from top management to really position company as competitor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Export in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Export in Miami, FL

    I worked at Exide Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding quality of products, right work-life balance, company values in place

    Cons

    Lack of resources to frontally compete with the other two major players of the market


  10. Helpful (1)

    This used to be a good place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Operations Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - District Operations Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Exide Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A few good people work here. They used to promote from within and I was able to take advantage of several opportunities during my 18 years with the company to move from driver to operations manager.

    Cons

    Low compensation, lack of culture, company in second bankruptcy in 10 years, recent restructuring has resulted in countless good people being let go with little to no severance. Others have been given opportunity to stay behind, but only if they take on more responsibility to cover for the departed and do it for less pay. Quality control has taken a drastic decline. There is no direction or leadership from the executive leadership team. It's a bad, bad situation for this company right now.

    Advice to Management

    As a mid level manager, my advice to my plus 1 and plus 2 managers would be to move on, because the axe is coming for you next. The company is in a hopeless situation and morale is indescribably bad. The disconnect between corporate and the branches is monumental. Three weeks after being laid off, I have customers calling me on my cell phone trying to place and order, AFTER they just got my personal cell phone number from the corporate office. They cannot get anyone on the phone at their local sales branch that actually still works there...but...they can't reach anyone on the phone because there is only 1 person left working there. Yes....ONE person, who had to take a pay cut for the privilege.


  11. Great Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exide Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great people to work with

    Cons

    It was a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing the great job



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