Greenlee Textron Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Great Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenlee Textron full-time

    Pros

    Very high base salary for a sales position, possibility to make great commissions, very friendly people. good benefits/matching

    Cons

    Lots of traveling, medium amount of turnover

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. Started great, ended with disappointment.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Greenlee Textron part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    As an intern here, I thought the pay was very good. I received very challenging and rewarding opportunities that helped develop my career during my first few months. People were generally nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Work became very boring and tedious over time. Poor communication throughout all levels of the organization. Many lateral moves occurring internally and externally. It became clear after about 6 months here that I did not want to work here full time. Management seemed to think that bringing in inexperienced college graduates from top schools would solve their problems.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good employees and give them incentives to stay. It's also important to realize that experience and training can go a long way for developing your employees.


  3. Greenlee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Greenlee Textron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Paid well, good benefits. Good place to start a career if you get into a rotational program.

    Cons

    Really negative culture. Constant turn over in plant leadership and a very entitled corporate office where if you had worked forty hours in any week, you could take half a day Friday (or use four hours vacation and take the whole day off), Executive leadership also prone to very bad project decisions.

    The Genoa plant unionized last year after six years with no wage increases.

    Advice to Management

    Top leadership is not capable of reflection so I have no advice to share.


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  5. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenlee Textron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The employees went the extra mile and worked well together toward common goals..Pleasant work experience. Kind hearted and generous group. Good benefits including healthcare and retirement plans.

    Cons

    Management methodology suffers from rotating upper level positions within corporate. Employees lose direction and are frequently redirected, hurting overall efficiency and productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Allow sufficient time for plans and project directions that are started to be completed before directions are changed by new management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    A Company Figuring out Who it Is

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    Current Employee - Management in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Vista, CA

    I have been working at Greenlee Textron full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of work to go around, so you definitely feel like you can have an impact on the company. It is based in San Diego too, which is always a plus. Also the manufacturing is all in the same building, so you really get a feel of being part of an organization that is creating good jobs when almost every competitor we have builds offshore.

    The company is in the process of reinventing itself, or at least trying.

    Cons

    The company has holdovers from the early 90's and still runs the organization like we are working for Lumbergh out of Office Space... no talking and higher walls on the cubicles. Doesn't want to spend money on employee salaries or updating the building which is very rundown, complete with ratty carpet and early 90's decor.
     In an increasingly competitive jobs market, the company will have a very difficult time attracting talent when so many other companies are investing in their people, rather than pinching every penny to maximize profit.

    I would say if you are young and out of college, this is a great place to spend three years and then bounce, as your income will never grow beyond 3% a year with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Growing Salaries = Growing Morale. Flat Salaries = declining morale.

    Institute an anonymous climate survey to see what the employees think about the work environment and what can be improved in the company. There is a lot, and with a few crucial changes, this could be a great place to work.


  7. small company with fairly good pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenlee Textron

    Pros

    good work life balance, don't need to work overtime.

    Cons

    small company with limited promotion within department


  8. It's a career, not a job. Grow with this company.

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Greenlee Textron full-time

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

    Pros

    Every voice seems to be heard. Sales People have strong salaries. Company Vehicle. No micro-management as long as you do your job. Home office for sales. You can have a conversation with anyone in upper management without any fear. Great development program if you're right out of college

    Cons

    Commission structure is really weak. It does not reflect the size of the territory nor the efforts that went into it. The hours can be long, because sometimes you have to work on weekends, in the evenings, or not see your family for a few days.

    Advice to Management

    People that are in sales are there for a reason - TO MAKE MONEY. Commission caps and the confusing percentages that go into calculating it are very sad. You have to show salespeople the path to make big $.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Time for a change!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenlee Textron full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    there are no pros its just a place to show up to for now.

    Cons

    your hard work is not rewarded and you can be sure that if a person is worthless they will advance because it is easier to do that then fire them for not performing.

    Advice to Management

    i have none they need a top down restructuring and all the top management needs to go they need people in those seats that can do a better job at a laying out the future of the company and people who see value in the people that work there.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place for developement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenlee Textron full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lean focussed, develops people in skills

    Cons

    Salary alright!
    small company so several hats on a single person

    Advice to Management

    People who work hard need to be valued more


  11. Stressful, but with opportunities to grow and advance professionally

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenlee Textron full-time

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

    Pros

    Compensation, if compared to industry average in IL; opportunities for growth and movement vertically and horizontally; access to career opportunities with other Textron subsidiaries; mostly friendly people with cooperative mindset

    Cons

    Location: Rockford is not a thriving place and lacks everything that is needed to attract young and striving talent; while some departments are over-staffed and clearly can take advantage of flexible hours, trainings, online participation / suggestions and the networking necessary to become visible within the company, other departments are utterly understaffed, employees are burned out, changes in direction and staff are frequent (it seems people can't stay too long before wanting to get out of there!)... all that amongst little support from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Imbalance of employees' satisfaction among departments reflects the good or bad management of resources and talent by upper staff.
    There have been some good initiatives to give voice to employees, but hey, people who are extremely overworked do not have time to spare with "cutsy" ideas. What about paying attention to the obvious signs and leveling the playing field so people from all departments can be successful in their roles?



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