General Cable

www.generalcable.com
Employer Engaged

General Cable Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
54 Reviews
2.9
54 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
General Cable President, CEO, and Director Gregory B. Kenny
Gregory B. Kenny
26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good benefits and nice peoples to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • The job offers great benefits and the senior staff are incredibly nice and polite (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Unless you are a favorite of upper management, be ready to stay at your current employment level forever (in 4 reviews)

  • Lack of a centralized IT department causes complete dysfunction in IT operations (in 3 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Such a great experience working with this Fortune 500 Company - would not think of leaving!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Highland Heights, KY
    Current Employee - Associate in Highland Heights, KY

    I have been working at General Cable full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    General Cable has always been kind to me and given me many opportunities to learn and grow within the company. The company has invested thousands of dollars in my development with industry training. They just instituted an awesome vacation purchasing program where we can buy up to an additional week of vacation and the medical, dental and life insurance benefits are fantastic!

    Cons

    In every company there are politics the higher up the ranks you go. One of the biggest challenges is the company's matrix organization where you may report directly to a manager but have several dotted line managers. Everyone has their own agenda and none of the managers talk to each other, so you can be pulled in a lot of direction. To be successful, you really have to be flexible and patient. But the work is engaging and keeps you challenged every single day. Every day is a learning experience!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication to all levels of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at General Cable full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and job opportunities

    Cons

    No downsides that I saw

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    very professional folks - great environment - positive, professional attitudes, contemporary philosophies, practices

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Highland Heights, KY
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Highland Heights, KY

    I have been working at General Cable as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    top notch people, methodologies...relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    haven't really found any as yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    excellent company for interns

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at General Cable as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -laid back, friendly environment
    -generous benefits for management employees

    Cons

    -disorganization in management
    -unfriendly operators
    -no support to make decisions

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at General Cable full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, you set your own break schedule, was given the freedom and resources to implement your own ideas, family atmosphere, people were great, highly rewarded for safety.

    Cons

    Company closed facility,hourly pay could have been better.

  7.  

    Great Place, too bad it ended

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Suffern, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Suffern, NY

    I worked at General Cable

    Pros

    The pro's were the people in the group. They were very helpfull, and they encouraged you to go for it more in terms of finishing projects.

    Cons

    Upper Managment didn't have the company very stable. It lead to the office being shut down. The cons was that the company laied off a lot of workers due to the move from Suffern, NY to Highland Heights, KY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to haveto have better upper management so that you don't kill the chemistry of the groups.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    challange

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

    I have been working at General Cable

    Pros

    i have all day challange to reach out money

    Cons

    this industry has a small margin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    vry clear

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good environment to intern, poor planning of projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Franklin, MA
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Franklin, MA

    I worked at General Cable as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, everyone willing to help teach the fundamentals of the job
    Allowed freedom to create projects as an intern

    Cons

    Not always support on projects, for various reasons:
    -Not enough manpower to spare people for support
    -Tight production schedule, unable to stop to make adjustments
    -New methods met with resistance as workers had grown accustom to current methods

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better plan for co-ops, actually create project teams instead of talking about it

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best place for creative and happy minds

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at General Cable full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open culture, lot of opportunities for creativity and innovation. In real world many times brilliant and ambitious people don’t get chances to prove their ability, even in many top companies. If you are talented, hungry to innovate, have ideas for cost management, want to see your dream as commercial product, come here and have fun. I have come across few passionate tech's at early 20's, enjoying the technology learnings here. Work - life balance: Working hours 8 to 4.30, rest all your time, honestly human cannot work 8hrs
    continuously, so have coffee, lunch, chat and work...

    Cons

    Very competitive business, much depend on market dynamics and environments, as like all other typical manufacturing industries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Had a great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Financial Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Intern - Financial Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at General Cable as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly and helpful employees, good company values, nice facility

    Cons

    different departments don't seem to work together

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

Work at General Cable? Share Your Experiences

General Cable

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.