Fuchs Lubricants Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Fuchs my view

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fuchs Lubricants full-time

    Pros

    Nice people in many of the departments, often understanding of work-life balance. If you are in with the right executive, will create position to fit your circumstances.

    Cons

    Hap-hazard management. Will create rules, then ignore the rules the next day. Often will get "that is not my job".

    Advice to Management

    Offering ongoing training would motivate the workforce.


  2. Management is not at a professional level yet - too political.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours not bad. 40-45 hrs/wk. Vacation is reasonable. Company is starting to sober up to fact that it must change in order to remain competitive.

    Cons

    Growing pains. Small company thinking is starting to hinder growth. Communication with employees who actually perform the work and those in upper level management is terrible at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication or suffer the consequences.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Fun while it lasted

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fuchs Lubricants full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Earning potential was theoretically unlimited in sales. In my division, the team approach and support was strong. Product development was superior.

    Cons

    The new leadership is now less people-oriented and more high pressure performance driven. Loyalty is not rewarded. No real opportunities for advancement. As they are in a "restructuring" phase, opportunities for advancement are being eliminated.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Management was an absolute joke. The warehouse was filthy and disgusting.. The longer you worked their the bigger the bull's-eye. They make promises that they do not live up too. .


  6. Helpful (2)

    Company only cares about the bottom line

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harvey, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harvey, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fuchs Lubricants full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good coworkers and benefits. Get paid weekly.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. Does not promote within. Safety is not a priority. OSHA would have a field day here. Dirty plant, only gets cleaned when the head guy comes in from Germany. Does not listen to suggestions from staff.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees.


  7. Helpful (3)

    It's all about the people.......yeah right!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harvey, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harvey, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fuchs Lubricants full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are loyal and good people.

    Cons

    Management talks and talks about creating a fun culture and promoting corporate values. All of this is window dressing, as their focus is solely on the bottom line. In their mind, all employees are expendable, make too much money, and are replaceable. Experience and tenure are neither respected nor rewarded. Salaried employees are expected to work any and all hours required, when the reality is that the company is under-staffed. Unless you are one of the favored executives, your job is never safe.

    Advice to Management

    Give back some of your six figure bonuses and invest in your employees. We keep hearing how much money you guys spent on investments, but you don't add people. Happy employees work harder and do better and will generate more profits.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Technical Sales and Supporter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Houston, TX

    I worked at Fuchs Lubricants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hi-end products, Well-known products and supply to special industries such as : Food, pharmaceutical, beverage

    Cons

    New market invader, low marketing fund

    Advice to Management

    Support and invest more for long term development


  9. Helpful (4)

    Lab managed poorly, poor benefits package, low salaries

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Control Chemist in Harvey, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Control Chemist in Harvey, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fuchs Lubricants full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, which was the only plus to working here

    Cons

    Salaries, benefits, bad management. Management spent more time micromanaging what time a clock was punched to avoid overtime and less time actually caring about their jobs. Lab managers had no knowledge of how to even run the tests their employees were running.

    Advice to Management

    Culture needs major improvement. Consider putting qualified people in management positions. If everyone who works under someone is miserable, you should look into why that is.


  10. sa

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fuchs Lubricants full-time

    Pros

    Specialize hi-end lubricants for Automotive and industrial uses

    Cons

    Stock available is limited to support to the customers

    Advice to Management

    More flexible negotiation to develop B2B and B2C


  11. Helpful (3)

    Employees are just numbers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Representative, Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Representative, Territory Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to pay well, before salaries were slashed

    Cons

    Slashed salaries of sales force without notice while having one of their best years ever

    Advice to Management

    What goes around comes around. Your sales staff made Fuchs what they are today, you have taken that away. Only direction from the top is down. Family life is important for moral, moral you feel the staff does not require.



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