G & W Electric Company

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G & W Electric Company Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
15 Reviews
3.4
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fantastic internship opportunities for electrical engineers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Bolingbrook, IL

    I worked at G & W Electric Company as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Tremendous growth. This company's main issue is expanding to meet order demands.
    Competitive intern wages.
    As a result, profit sharing bonuses are extremely high.
    Professional looking and clean office and shop
    Family atmosphere
    The CEO takes the time to learn everybody's name and as a summer intern you have at least three opportunities to talk with him and other senior executives at length.
    Plenty of restaurant choices in the area.
    Flex time for all office employees
    Extensive intern training courses

    Cons

    High stress, incredibly demanding customer lead times, and long hours for full-time employees that can bleed negative vibes onto interns.
    Some interns say that they have nothing to do, which depends on the manager. Other interns barely have time to leave their desks.
    Some of the training courses are incredibly boring and last all day.
    Some managers are bad seeds and the shop employees seem to have low morale and wage/benefits complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spending multiple summers as an intern, there is great growth and improvement in professionalism. The family atmosphere is fading with growth so work needs to be done to keep that. Make morale a main priority and help reduce the culture of stress, then orders will get out on time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company with potential to get better

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

    I worked at G & W Electric Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing company with innovative products. Provides good benefits and generous compensation. Brand new location with great office and manufacturing environment

    Cons

    Too much office politics. Not a clear customer support focus. Aging sales force with little transition strategy. Product development is following competition rather than being innovative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Tight knit family

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

    I have been working at G & W Electric Company

    Pros

    Co workers, atmosphere, bonuses, and benifits

    First company that I have worked for, that I don't mind going in, show up happy and leave happy 99 percent of the time.

    Cons

    Communication, no real inventory method

    My cons are more like challenges presented, that would take more than a week to rectify

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a super fast growing company, try to keep your composure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive, respectful, growing environment that I enjoy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Bolingbrook, IL

    I have been working at G & W Electric Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is growing huge. The building is very new and has great ac and heat for the manufacturing floor which is very surprising and greatly appreciated. The 401k, health, dental, vision benefits are decent. In my opinion the best thing here is the people I work with. Coworkers are positive, smart, helpful, and caring. We are all here to better ourselves and finding mutual ground in that is easy.
    Another great benefit is the profit sharing most people are pretty happy with how great that is increasing!

    Cons

    In any working environment there's problems and here communication can be problematic.
    Communication with shift changes is either little or non existent occasionally.
    G and W has been implementing changes to improve upon this but more needs to be done

    Parking can also be very difficult on shift changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to understand and respond to problems in a more effective and more respectful manor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Micro Managed Family Owned Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at G & W Electric Company

    Pros

    Great profit sharing and growing company

    Cons

    The management don't honor the benefit what they state in the job offer later, lot of politics and micro managing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the workplace stress free

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Assembler in Bolingbrook, IL

    I have been working at G & W Electric Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The profit sharing is great, they are focused on safety, vision and dental, opportunities to grow if you want them, caring management, John Mueller is awesome!

    Cons

    Some politics, as you would get anywhere, the building is huge so everything is far away, traffic can be horrible since its right off 55.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate trainers better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Revolving door. Quality department scared of there manager very sad.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Calibration Specialist in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Calibration Specialist in Bolingbrook, IL

    I worked at G & W Electric Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food. There are a handful of nice people. Parking is great.

    Cons

    No communication they act like they are very nice but they aren't and don't go to human resources because they won't be helpful when they see you coming they look away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have faith in your wor
    kers. Just because someone gets sick they turn there backs.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great atmosphere to work in.

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

    I worked at G & W Electric Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly helpful place to work. If you need help easy to obtain it from management. New climate controlled facility.

    Cons

    Lower wages, however they do profit sharing so it makes up for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The benefits and the working environment are ok and most of the co-workers are very friendly and helpful.

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

    I have been working at G & W Electric Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and good Working Experience

    Cons

    Salaries are very low, needs new management, and employee morale is real low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the wages and the morale will grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great small company that values all employees

    Former Intern - Intern in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Bolingbrook, IL

    I worked at G & W Electric Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great people from hourly employees to CEO
    -Friendly work environment
    -Climate controlled manufacturing facility
    -They are completely invested in you
    -Good customer loyalty

    Cons

    Monotonous types of work, some of the workers are very difficult to adapting to changes in processes that are trying to be implemented

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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