Goodman Manufacturing

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Goodman Manufacturing Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
78 Reviews
2.4
78 Reviews
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Charles A. Carroll
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Located in Houston TX; high growth city (in 3 reviews)

  • Good people to work with out in the plant (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • They seem to give you an impressions that you have to fear or be intimidated by upper management (in 6 reviews)

  • like all factories hot nasty and more drama (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The position is good for fresher to learn and practice web application skills. People here are happy to help each other.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing

    Pros

    Nice people, good environment, pay rate is not bad comparing other intern position.
    You will be paid even in the holidays.

    Cons

    Sometimes procedure is a little slow.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A profound lack of leadership and little knowledge of the skill set of their employees

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job in a recession proof industry

    Cons

    The Indians run the engineering and are much like a high school click where no one is allowed to come in. They are very protective of their own and will feel threatened by any one who seems to be more competent then they are. Upper management relies on them and they are the gold standard for salaries which are low. The tool & die shop works 7 days a week and anyone who takes a day off gets fired. There have been in the past years of no raises despite the fact that the upper management still got their bonus. Street parking with the chance of getting a parking ticket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like human beings and learn who your employees are rather than rely on the information from the Indian lower managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great anniversary, so far so good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Design Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    very challenging position, developing new product with limited resource, however, management (including both senior and direct manager) tries their best to support

    Cons

    company grows when transitioning from US company to international enterprise, sometime the direction and scope not too clear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hate it daily

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, TN

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is about all they have to offer

    Cons

    Management talks to you like a dog, very rude with foul language. Defend yourself and you are fired. No air conditioning. It is a job just to get up and go into work. Wish I could find something else with the same pay. Management gets their family time where in the summer we work every weekend and in the winter we are lucy to get 25 or 30 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat you people like you want to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, makes a ton of cash

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    Current Employee - Engineer Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The stability of the company is relieving.

    Cons

    With a seasonal production schedule it makes a Tough environment during peak months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's just a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, TN

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a job. The pay and benefits are decent, but that's about all there is there. People on the floor are good to work with and it's reasonably clean and cool for a factory.

    Cons

    Management is cold toward employees and mistakes result in firing, so nobody takes responsibility if they can avoid it. The union seems to only help their buddies who often deserved what they got anyway. The new plant manager is a numbers guy who apparently has no real world experience and if it's not on a spreadsheet it doesn't exist to him. There is no opportunity for growth in the company other than to a department supervisor level, and they're treated as bad as the rest of us. If they don't 'crack the whip' they won't last long.

    There is little to no job satisfaction there. You won't go home thinking of what you've accomplished that day - you'll just be glad its over. Most of the equipment is old and has been patched to death. Management won't spend money to fix things right or replace them so every day is an adventure in McGuivering. The consensus is the new Japanese owners bought a distribution network that happened to have some factories with it, and if that's true then there's little hope for improvements there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at how run down and patched together everything around you really is and do something about it. Treat employees with respect and listen to their suggestions. They deal with things all day long while you walk by. Give your maintenance people the resources they need to fix things right. Giving people an incentive and acknowledging their accomplishments will go much further than threats and intimidation ever could.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    everyday its a challenge

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, TN

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a job close to home

    Cons

    like all factories hot nasty and more drama

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people like they are helping the company not just a number

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing

    Pros

    Great opportunities and vision from the management

    Cons

    Difficult systems/old habits to break in order to make improvements

  10.  

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Warranty Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Warranty Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    People, flexible schedule, good communications between management and other personnel

    Cons

    Poor sick leave program, out of date software

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a company that aspires to have top of the line HVAC systems, the IT and software programs used are so out of date. Company is still using Microsoft from 2003 unless you are upper management. Rolled out new internal software programs with too many problems. Needs to ask the personnel that actually use these programs for advice prior to roll out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The absolute worst company I ever worked for!

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    Former Employee - Assembly Worker
    Former Employee - Assembly Worker

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros to talk about.

    Cons

    Poorly run company. 2nd shift there is a lot of prejudice towards white people from all the black people working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to show up unanounced during 2nd shift to see all the stuff that is going on. Everything runs fine until the 1st shift supervisors are all gone. There is so much favoratism, and relatives working on 2nd shift.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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