Fuchs Lubricants Reviews

Updated April 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.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fuchs Lubricants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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!!!!!!!!

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

    I worked at Fuchs Lubricants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    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 (1)

    Company only cares about the bottom line

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harvey, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harvey, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 (1)

    Technical Sales and Supporter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  8. Helpful (2)

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

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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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    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

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

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

    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

    I worked at Fuchs Lubricants full-time

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

    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 (4)

    The "mighty 5" will stab you in the back to cover their bad decisions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some great people, with lots of knowledge and expertize. Good products.

    Cons

    Pay barely above average. Benefits are horrible compare to other companies of similar sizes and in the same industry. Management is more interested in your bringing in the doe then rewarding you. Looking for only "Yes" people. Do not like anyone to challenge management thoughts or ideas. If you do, the "mighty five" as they are known, will collude to get you fired, even making up stories about your performance or behavior within the company. The "mighty 5" do not value you as an employee or your effort. Deceitful towards their employees and their customers as well. Work/life balance is non existent. You get reprimanded for little details like arriving to the office 5 min late even if you end up leaving an hour past your quitting time. During my 2 years at Fuchs I witnessed people getting fired for insane reasons (one of them was fired because he had to go get his car towed as it died in between morning and lunch hours and needed a new alternator. Another was fired because one of the "mighty five" did not like that person and no other reason. No potential for career opportunities. Hypocritical environment. Would definitely not recommend. The worst company I have ever worked for in my 25 year long career.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people, and encourage them to speak rather than shutting them down. Stop treating people like disposable wipes. Enhance your benefits as they are way below standards.



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