Exide Technologies

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Exide Technologies Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
52 Reviews
2.6
52 Reviews
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Robert Caruso
9 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    From great to good

    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Exide Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I used to work for Exide, It was a good company with me.

    Cons

    Things changed in 2 years. New managers, new titles, new procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As with customers, it is important that management listen their people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exide Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Professional Job, I love this company!

    Cons

    I have no complaints. Overall I love it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Going through tough times, but getting better

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exide Technologies

    Pros

    Great people. Job loyalty. Challenging, but rewarding. Employees have worked at organization for a long time. Great sign that people like the company and the work.

    Cons

    Change in management and working through chapter 11 makes daily work difficult. Conditions are getting better and the company seems to be stable. Hopefully, things will continue to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finance have limited hiring new personnel to fill the gaps left by people leaving (voluntary or not). Still, need to add more quality and dynamic people to push status quo.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad and Depressing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance

    I have been working at Exide Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a few good people to work with.

    Cons

    Company is financially insolvent, leadership does not care about those underneath them, many people do as they please with no repurcussions and the pay is weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the company is going to survive it will require major change from the top down to the bottom, in the offices and in the plants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible....just terrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Bristol, VA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Bristol, VA

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

    Pros

    Employees were the driving force and were awesome people to work and share a second home with!!

    Cons

    In one word...MANAGEMENT. They lacked the ablility to understand human mistakes and abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a different job. This is obviosly not the job you were cut out for!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job with a sub-par company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Exide Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, schedule, advancement potential,

    Cons

    Bankruptcy twice, poor leadership, hazardous environment, tons of overtime, minimal 401K match

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There has to be a way to keep from losing money, right? Greater focus more on employee and environmental safety.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Some great coworkers, but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Exide Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Corporate office is friendly. No real expectations

    Cons

    Two bankruptcies in ten years should say enough. CEO's often have vision, but often don't understand the market they're in. Top heavy. Caught in the cycle of needing more customers but not having the capacity to meet standing demand, often due to policies that have a negative effect on cash flow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a plan, establish a company identity, cut small retailers who can't pay, minimize underperforming lines, work harder at obtaining aftermarket accounts that produce rewards on the back end, not just OE accounts that generate little return

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was fairly a good work experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Very good people to work me. The salary was competitive during that time.

    Cons

    Management often had unrealistic expectation.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible leadership that devalues employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Milton, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Milton, GA

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

    Pros

    It's always nice to be employed given the current economic environment.

    Cons

    They pay very little and treat their employees like serfs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit paying yourself and invest in your employoees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor senior management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exide Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Offered respectable salary but with bankruptcy in place salaries will be frozen for quite some time. With so many cars, trucks and recreation vehicles you would think the product line would creat a stable demand for product line yet they keep losing market share.

    Cons

    Policies and procedures are archaic often with duplication of efforts. High turnover rate across the board so the problem is systemic. Salaries employees expected to work obscene amount of hours so there is no work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jetison the distribution network by outsourcing and become strictly an OEM until you can get your act together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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