Franke Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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  1. Excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franke

    Pros

    Excellent company. Love my job. Great boss.

    Cons

    Don't have anything I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Where is my hard work going?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN

    I have been working at Franke

    Pros

    The only reasons I can possibly think to work here are "a job's a job" and that the coworkers on the bottom are all incredibly nice people, they talk to you like family. Also there is onsite medical and a swanky gym.

    Cons

    There is nonexistent training and a complete lack of professionalism or personality in the management aspect, you won't get promoted no matter how long you toil away for the close-minded managers, they only seem to care about this month's budget, not long-term solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up.
    Speak up.
    Treat your employees like actual people.
    Maybe go through and see just how hard the pickers, packers, and put-away teams are working, then still blame them and not yourselves? Wow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franke

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great People, Family Eviroment

    Cons

    It is very hard to move up in this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    No Growth Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN

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

    Pros

    Family environment, all of the 'lower-level' employees are very friendly and we all get along. I've made several friends here. Franke does hire good people down here at the bottom. Pay is decent. We've gotten a 2.5% cost of living pay increase each of the 5 years I've been here. Facility is nice, has a decent gym, on-site health care. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Basically, you will stay in the position you get hired for. You may move one rung up the ladder, but only if the person at that rung leaves. You do not get pay raises unless your position changes. Training (or lack thereof) is a joke. They fired 16 tenured people at the drop of hat with no notice. Terminated an entire department and put all of that department's responsibilities on other employees, with no additional pay for those employees. The benefits when I started were great, though each year they slowly get worse. Deductibles DOUBLED from 2014, specialist co-pay went from $30 to $50. Pay (for the positions I've been in) are at the LOWEST range as compared to regional average for the same positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some actual, good training developed. Stop wasting time on goals that are contrived and uninspired when departments are understaffed and struggling to meet DAILY requirements as it is.

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franke full-time

    Pros

    people are fair to work for

    Cons

    limited opportunities regardless the time with them

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

    Very different place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN

    I worked at Franke full-time

    Pros

    Great insurance and benefits were very nice

    Cons

    Company has virtually no training programs. Everything is based on what they call "tribal knowledge". It would seem that management has a fear of sharing information.
    Communication between manager and employees is non existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management needs to look closely at the the fairness issues based at this facility. There are a few members of the upper management that protect the mid managers. Most have been promoted to the point of incompitance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Has changed for the worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, but they are being replaced quickly. If you don't like the current management team, just try and hold on for a couple of years and you will get a new one.

    Cons

    Current leadership and poor treatment of employees. Benefits constantly being eroded away. Long time employees (some with 20 years) being terminated with no notice or even chance to say goodbye. One review above mentioned the great people in PA, but the they all lost their jobs. Same is happening to other locations as they centralize all operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current management is more focused on short term achievement of their individual goals. Long term success, growth, and customer satisfaction is not even an interest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Franke USA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franke

    Pros

    Good products, good staff in PA

    Cons

    Weak staff in LA location and zero support from HQ in Switzerland

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your US leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    stressfull

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN

    I have been working at Franke

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Clinic On site
    Fair pay
    coworkers are nice

    Cons

    Supervisors doesnt know how to do their job. Human resources is not help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the supervisors.

    Franke Response

    Sep 9, 2014HRBP

    It is unfortunate that you are unhappy with your supervisor's performance and feeling stressed in your current position. We certainly don't want that for our employees and strive to have a positive ... More

  11. Franke-Faber at Fabriano, Italy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fabriano (Italy)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fabriano (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Great R&D (n.1in its sector - cooker hoods -, well ahead of competition, smart team well organized and with outstanding product knowledge), good manufacturing (a top 3 appliances company's purchasing director told me, during a plant tour, that one of our plant was among the top 3 he visited in his entire career), average salaries, good middle management

    Cons

    Remote location, not so much growth possibilities, improvable HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve growth possibilities, improve (international) job rotation possibilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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