Fleetwood Enterprises

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Fleetwood Enterprises Reviews

8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company with very good products.

    Great compensation package.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Fleetwood Enterprises full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quality product. Good work environment

    Cons

    Company destroyed by bad executive management. They leveraged the company and drove it into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are too old (+65). Need to bring in some younger talent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of people that are going no where, with no pay raise in sight

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dealer Tech Support in Decatur, IN
    Former Employee - Dealer Tech Support in Decatur, IN

    I worked at Fleetwood Enterprises full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people are good.

    Cons

    Back stabbing, Good ole boys club. Promotion is not logical. Insurance is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some people with degrees. Clean house on the supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a dream job in a friends and family connection industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Designer in Decatur, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Product Designer in Decatur, IN

    I worked at Fleetwood Enterprises

    Pros

    Fleetwood gave each individual an opportunity and the President and CEO knew your name personally...and cared about you.

    Cons

    The company was caught up in the 2008-09 worldwide economic downturn and had to file for chapter 11.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your associates like those leaders of the past and share your vision...people will work hard.

    Recommends
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    management

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    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Fleetwood Enterprises

    Pros

    One of the best employers in the inland empire

    Cons

    Benefits are good but could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should review past history of the company

    Recommends
  6.  

    Downhill Slide

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fleetwood Enterprises

    Pros

    The people, product, and the pay structure were all great at one time. It is a great industry to work in as it is a life changing product and one that is a dream purchase for many.

    Cons

    Sink or swim, either you survive or not. There was very little training for anything and if results weren't created there were layoffs and firings. As a publicly held company pressure was from everywhere to produce...produce the best product, produce themost efficient systems, produce the highest sales, etc. It was great when money flowed and meetings were in Vegas and entertainment could include nice dinners and such, but since the bad investments that lost hundreds of millions of cash reserves and increased debt...the company will now fold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late, chapter 7 is just around the corner

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Once good company falls on hard times

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at Fleetwood Enterprises

    Pros

    Earning potential is good when the company was profitable. Years ago, each location's management team had a great deal of autonomy and bonuses were calculated based on the performance of the location. There are still many excellent people with a great deal of knowledge at Fleetwood. It is fun to work with recreational vehicles, particularly expensive motor homes. The RV industry is somewhat like a family and many people I have known through Fleetwood have gone on to other companies within the industry. There used to be a great deal of opportunity for advancement as long as one was willing to relocate. Unfortunately, the opportunity is far less today.

    Cons

    Poor planning and below average execution. The RV industry is extremely competitive and Fleetwood has been losing the battle over the past several years. Many upper management changes and a lack of contiuity in philosophy. Company doesn't seem to have any core values anymore. The RV market is very bad right now but many of Fleetwoods problems are self-inflicted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dramatically reduce corporate overheads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fleetwood is a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburndale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburndale, FL

    I have been working at Fleetwood Enterprises

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good pay, good benefits, good hours. Career opportunities are available for those who want to climb the corporate ladder. Most of the people who work for Fleetwood started out in the lower ranks of employment. Employees are kept informed of corporate information. The compensation is acceptable, and benefits, although acceptable, were better in past years. Employee morale is good, even with the plant closures. Recognition is given for a job well done. Senior leadership is well accepted. Employees are treated with respect and dignity.

    Cons

    The plant is closing, due to the current nature of the economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fighting for survival! Fleetwood has been a good company to work for.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good employer, but lacking long-term potential

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fleetwood Enterprises

    Pros

    Good work environment and challenging atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor future economic potential, high debt, lowered credit rating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, but be conservative.

    Approves of CEO

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