Goodman Manufacturing

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Goodman Manufacturing Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
66 Reviews
2.7
66 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
  • Upper management is cold and heartless toward the employees, even the floor supervisors (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just a paycheck

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    Current Employee - Hourly Employee  in  Fayetteville, TN
    Current Employee - Hourly Employee in Fayetteville, TN

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It's a paycheck and insurance in a time when both are scarce. Good people to work with out in the plant.

    Cons

    The plant is run like a prison. Upper management is cold and heartless toward the employees, even the floor supervisors. Mistakes result in firing. There is no communication at all there other than rumors. There is a huge turnover there. They hire large numbers in the spring and then lay them off in the fall. It takes years to gain enough seniority to escape this routine.

    Most of the equipment is old and some machines are unsafe. Overhead cranes behave erratically but are never inspected or repaired. There is a large hole in the side of the building where a large die fell through it - thank goodness no one was on the other side when it fell. The hole was made a couple of years ago and is still covered by a tarp. The maintenance folks are constantly patching breakdowns because management will not spend the money to fix things right. The parts we handle have huge burrs on the edges and we can easily get some pretty nasty cuts. If anything happens you'll take a drug test and will be fired if anything shows up. Then it's up to you to prove your innocence to an indifferent and uncaring management.

    The company was sold a few months ago and hopefully things will begin to change there. However, the same management is still there with the same hostility toward the employees. Nothing has changed so far, and most have lost hope for it too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It's just that simple.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growth and Possibilities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warranty Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Warranty Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The ability to work with other departments and learn their functions and how it affects your duties in the process. Always hire from within before moving to outsource is a plus!

    Cons

    The only thing that I found as a nuisance is that at times the job functions becomes monotonous if you let it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand behind your subordinates in time of need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I've ever worked for

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

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

    Pros

    -You get paid on time
    -Your job is secure (they can't fire anyone because the turnover is so great)
    -Most of the people (non-management) you work with are nice and helpful

    Cons

    -Non-competitive pay, no career advancement, no leadership from senior management
    -Not a people centered culture - it's all about getting work out the door and "value engineering" (nickel and diming the products to the point of poor quality.)
    -No incenitives for hard workers (no bonus, profit sharing, etc.) so people aren't invested in their work.
    -Constant turnover at all levels of organization - only mediocre "talent" remains, and it shows in the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    They are cheap and care nothing for their employees

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It is a job, but you earn your pay

    Cons

    Pay does not compensate for the work expected of you
    Supervisors and upper management show you no respect at all, some will cuss you
    Company has no interest in the community
    Expects you to work overtime at last minute without any warning
    Company has no respect for employee's family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the employees provide the means for your salary not the other way around...if we didn't bust our butts, then who would? Surely not you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    The Rich get Richer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Big company, so your job is relatively safe
    -Decent benefits
    -Good diversity
    -Casual Friday

    Cons

    -No bonuses unless you're upper management
    -Low compensation in comparison to other companies
    -Things are done one way, don't try to change them. You will be frowned upon.
    -They will promise you one thing, and if they give it to you (like they did me because it was the one thing I negotiated when I came on board, and it wasn't my compensation), don't be surprised if it is taken away shortly thereafter (like they did me)
    -They limit your internet time. They call it "quota time". You get (6) 10 minute intervals on the internet on non work related sites each day. Social networking sites, and many others, are completely disallowed.
    -Management will come and go as they please. I would constantly get there at 7, 7:30 or 8 and leave at 5 or later. The managers will get there at 8:30, 9 or later and leave no later than 5 every day.
    -Management will receive additional perks on top of bonuses, such as parking, trips/vacations, offices, unlimited quota time (see above), consistent raises, and promotions. Do not expect to receive any of this.
    -In the years I was there, I never received a bonus or raise, despite working hundreds of hours of overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more respect and appreciation for the non-management employees. Reward hard work and effort instead of assuming working for Goodman is enough of a reward. Instead of giving tens of millions of dollars to a few, already rich, people, divide some of it between the thousands that would appreciate a very small bonus more than you realize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    And I Gave My All and almost five years.

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    Former Employee - Worked Various Positions  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Worked Various Positions in Houston, TX

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The seem to be permanent but temporary pay!!!!!

    Cons

    I worked for this company for almost five years and gave everything I had to this company. One month and a few days from five years they decided to terminate me and use my absence (not technically a absence) as a excuse when I was being sent home due to the lack of work. They even had me working many positions from leak tester, coil repair, bender and the list goes on. They fired me and made me look bad instead of just owning up. You would think they would feel bad after letting you go but then they kick you in the butt with the lies. Five years and a bad reference. There is a man upstairs and this business won't get to far too long. I understand the economy went bad and making $17 a hour I was one of many they let go. It is no secret why but why lie. The sad thing is this company has no care for their employess, had they been concerned they would have thought about all the people they let go and their families. Please do not trust this company and think you can make career with them. They are hiring people and when they get to a certain pay they terminate and find someone else through the temp. agency.

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

    This have been the most positive and rewarding job experience I have had in recent years.

    Former Employee - Consumer Affairs  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consumer Affairs in Houston, TX

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The most important thing to remember is there is no excessive micromanaging there. Everyone is responsible for their work and the level of professionalism is outstanding.

    Cons

    I can only say that I wish it would have lasted longer.

  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A paycheck until you can find something else.

    Cons

    Oh my. Where to start? Executive team arrogant and incredibly greedy, only interested in achieving the plan to make their bonuses at any and all cost. No respect or appreciation for employees or customers. Unreasonable expectations. Every day is a fire drill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your mountain of money and quit destroying what used to be a good company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    This company doesn't care about its' employees and their employees hate working there - me included.

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    Current Employee - Production Worker  in  Dayton, TN
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Dayton, TN

    I have been working at Goodman Manufacturing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you want lots of overtime, this is the place for you.

    The work isn't hard.

    Coworkers are nice and helpful.

    Seems they care about safety.

    Cons

    This place doesn't care about its' employees. I have been there only a few days as a temp and have been told by 3 people that have worked there for a while that I won't want to work there. No coworker I've spoke with likes working for Goodman.

    The temp service lied to me about the number of hours and days of work to get me to work there (the shift I'm on works 7 10 hour shifts with no days off).

    The base pay isn't enough (Other companies in the area pay better).

    Its' hot. No AC in an AC production plant.

    The hours and days are long.

     They can't keep employees so they have a very high turnover and everybody is shorthanded.

    Some employees were temp employees for a very long time...years even. This is not fair, especially with how hard jobs are to come by these days, people need job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better. Maybe have profit-sharing or employee ownership via stock options. Get your employees involved in your company. Listen to your employees. Care about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Very Good Company to work with

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    Former Employee - Furnace  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Furnace in Houston, TX

    I worked at Goodman Manufacturing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people who are knowledgable int he industry

    Cons

    Micromanaged personal that did not enhance growthe

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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