Franklin Electric Reviews

Updated June 3, 2015
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  1. just a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Franklin Electric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the people at this facility are great. many of them are long time employees and no one knows their jobs better than they do

    Cons

    they are closing the plant but never made an announcement to the plant. They have simply moved one piece after another and stayed below the minimum federal required amount of people layed off that would force them to make an announcement.

    Advice to Management

    come clean early on and don't make the entire organization worry for years about the future of the plant. make the announcement, pick the people you want to stay till the end and offer them bonuses if they do. let everyone else trickle off, we have pride in our work so the products would still be good.


  2. OK place with room for improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilburton, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilburton, OK

    I have been working at Franklin Electric

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. very dedicated and hard-working people on the production floor, including supervisors 2. most office people are reasonable 3. one of the few companies in Wilburton providing benefit

    Cons

    1. plant manager gets erratic and many people are confused 2. some new-hires are dumb and arrogant 3. the facility is extremely hot in summer

    Advice to Management

    Don't waste people's time on the useless things.


  3. Product Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Electric full-time

    Pros

    There are very nice people at Franklin.

    Cons

    Franklin has a lot of silos.


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  5. Nice place to work.

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    Former Employee - Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Employee in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Franklin Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The people are friendly and helpful. Depending on whom you are working for, there is flexibility to handle things you need to do as they come up. Overall positive experience. Good quality products you can be proud of.

    Cons

    Some of the mid-level managers are disconnected from the people who end up doing the actual implementation of their desires/requirements. They still think too much like engineers and not enough like marketers. They have been slow to embrace new technology. No one wants to take ownership of their product line and be responsible for its representation to the public, even though the public is B2B. The new computerized skills assessment can do you in if you don't pay close attention.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the internet and current technologies. Pay attention to your marketing folks.


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    Review of Franklin Control Systems division

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Electric

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

    Pros

    -Great mentorship -Great culture -Lots of growth potential -Work life balance is good

    Cons

    One of the motto's is "mediocrity is not tolerated" but I've seen a lot of mediocrity and worse being tolerated. Many cross department issues that hinder collaboration are overlooked and tolerated.


  7. Franklin Electric

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, IN

    I worked at Franklin Electric full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with and it was fairly easy work.

    Cons

    They don't pay enough and don't really give raises.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay


  8. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding and full of experiences.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    A new company when I started on 2005, New challenges every time to convey organization and employees to keep growing in labor experiences. Good Budget to invest on Technology where we need technology.

    Cons

    There are not to much to say about COns becuase Franklin Electric Keeps a Top companies top ten rate in the last 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Slow decisions takers to move forward on important projects to affect directly growth of the company.


  9. I really enjoyed working on the paintline.

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    Former Employee - Unhanger On Paintline in Wilburton, OK
    Former Employee - Unhanger On Paintline in Wilburton, OK

    I worked at Franklin Electric

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If a person is looking for fulltime work with excellent benefits, Franklin is the place to be. There are many learning opportunities within the factory for growth. The staff where I worked was very helpful, kind and considerate.

    Cons

    There was not enough air conditioning in the department where I worked or the factory. It was very hot there in the summer time, especially on the paintline. The fans provided helped but, needs to be cooler. Wider rubber mats would also be helpful on the paintline floor.

    Advice to Management

    The management has an excellent team of professionals that keep the company running smoothly. The incredible teamwork of all the workers and supervisors is what makes this Franklin Electric such a wonderful place to work.



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