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Flexco Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great team environment with new challenges everyday

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL

    I have been working at Flexco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    As part of the engineering group I like the team environment the best, where open dialogue between the group helps solve the problem. In addition, no day is ever the same. As a division designing custom equipment, every project is different with unique challenges. Benefits are also great. I pay around $500/mo for 90/10 coverage from BCBSIL medical, dental and vision. Three weeks of vacation with three personal days are given up front to new professional employees, with a fourth week coming after five years. There's also a 401K with match and an awesome pension, which you are fully vested in after five years.

    Cons

    The organizational chart is relatively flat, which is good for knowing the higher ups in the business but can be poor for career growth as there aren't a lot of positions to move up into. They are working on a professional growth strategy (rather than managerial) but it hasn't been released yet.
    As a division that works with bulk materials (coal, grain, ores, etc...) the industry is highly dependent on economic conditions and thus capital expenditures, which can make sales like a roller coaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales needs to be more accountable for revenue and sales margins, which drive profits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall I am very satisfied working at Flexco.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at Flexco full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is very good and the people are generally good to work with. Amount of paid vacation time is above par compared to any other company I've been at. Company is experiencing some tighter times with the reduction of coal use within the US but is continually looking at ways to diversify its product offerings and moving into new markets to grow profits and gain market share. This is a great place if you are looking to stay in one place for a long time and actually get to know the people you work with on a day to day basis. Your not just a number here like at bigger corporations.

    Cons

    Many employees tend to resist change as they've been doing things the same way for a long time. Although changes are happening it often takes time to get them done. This isn't the company for someone looking to climb the corporate ladder quickly. At times people are not held accountable for issues to the extent that they should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue looking at ways to grow the business. Hire more young ambitious employees to help infuse the business with new ideas as the aging workforce nears retirement. I think it would be a great idea to develop a rotational development program for young professional's hired on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not all is as it appears...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    compensation above market, benefits are solid, strong financially, job security if you're willing to shut your brain off, training is solid but little unfocused, current with IT.

    Cons

    personal growth for a select few, management decisions sometimes based on rumor, hearsay and innuendo not actual facts, when speaking the truth beware you may be terminated, very experienced long tenured people are leaving voluntarily and some not so voluntarily, sales numbers are moving in the wrong direction, key members in management are incapable of leading/inspiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the following books - The Carrot Principle, Drive, The Why of Work, Working with Emotional Intelligence, Credibility, Ten Steps to a Learning Organization.
    People don't quit their job, they quit their manager. Anytime an associate leaves, voluntarily or not, it's because management isn't doing the right things to keep them involved and motivated. Being in an environment that belittles and threatens will demotivate anyone over time. Consider these comments when choosing your managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent pay, good benefits, not for go getters

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

    I worked at Flexco

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Calm atmosphere. Not good for motivated people who are looking to do great things with their career.

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

    Worked here for a little while - good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Production in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Flexco full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Job for life (if you want it). Everyone stays here forever and builds loyalty. Lot of great employee perks. Free breakfast if answer favorably in company polls (best place to work in Illinois,etc). Not a bad insurance plan and they pay you if you walk with a pedometer.

    Cons

    Everyone stays forever. While this is a plus, there are a lot of times you hear the phrase - because we always do it that way. Still, not too bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company. May need to upgrade the building soon - it is a little cramped. Good chance to grow globally. Thanks for the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Best Company to Work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Professional - Exempt in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Business Professional - Exempt in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    People, Culture, Pay and Benefits, Education ops, Flexible hours

    Cons

    Maybe some stale and outdated practices and some employees set in their ways due to being there so long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    20+ years and still loving it!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at Flexco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexco has a great culture that has evolved over it's 106 year history. Servicing the customer is the top priority, while management genuinely appreciates, supports and respects employees. A highly respected brand name, a supportive and caring culture, and the opportunity to associate with passionate and dedicated employees make it an ideal workplace.

    Cons

    Mature industry with stable but moderate growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it fun and don't lose the strong people-feeling within the culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great overall company with strong leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Exempt Business Professional in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Exempt Business Professional in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Great executive team and company culture. Flexco is a rare place to work where employees are truly valued and their input matters. Many policies and practices are in place to attract, retain, motivate and develop employees. Everyone in the entire U.S. gets a bonus every year based on company profits and individual performance. There are fun activities to recognize achievements and keep employees engaged and motivated. Company is profitable and has a strong history. They've been profitable every year they've been in business and have never had a true layoff. Room for growth and advancement in certain departments. The CEO is a great guy who actually walks around, smiles at people, cares about employees, and engages them in conversation. Great compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Some aspects of old-fashioned practices (such as a 30-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks for office professionals). Some resistance to change from employees who had been at Flexco their entire career. Some employees who had been there a long time had a sense of entitlement. At times it was hard to get things done when members of management were out of the country on business travel for weeks at a time. Expectation that almost everyone should take on global responsibilities without extra pay, training, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A positively different place to work with great people and great benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at Flexco

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation Time, Bonuses, Travel Opportunities, Willingness to Share Financial Info with Employees, Great people, Family Atmosphere, Years in Business.

    Cons

    Not all employees are treated equally.

    Recommends
  11.  

    a very open and nice company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager

    I have been working at Flexco

    Pros

    a samll honourable company wiht rapid growing pace to worldwild market

    Cons

    lack of some basic process which screw up the business progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nice, open and easy going management style

    Recommends

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