Greenlee Textron
3.1 of 5 18 reviews
www.greenlee.textron.com Rockford, IL 500 to 999 Employees

Greenlee Textron Reviews in Rockford, IL

Updated Apr 8, 2014

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Greenlee Textron President Scott Hall

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    Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Rockford, IL

    ProsGreat pay, Family/ friendly feeling in the office

    ConsIts in Rockford IL. Not that many places to find good living

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You'll get great training, but you probably won't stay long

    Sourcing (Former Employee)
    Rockford, IL

    ProsHighly structured organization. It is very obvious that Greenlee is part of a Fortune 500 company (Textron). If you love metrics, goals, objectives, individual performance plans, then this is your place to work. Goals are cascaded down really well into dept objectives so you'll know exactly what your dept is trying to achieve. If you are a type A personality you will like it here. There are a lot of training opportunities, especially for LEAN and Six Sigma.

    ConsHigh turnover and unstable work environment. Greenlee covets college grads for their leadership training program and also has a rotational Black Belt program. Downside is this promotes frequent change in personnel, responsibilities and/or outright turnover. This also promotes a lot of "flavor of the month" projects that usually don't last. There is not a lot of recognition for non-Managerial employees. If you are not a Manager or Black Belt, you really do feel like just a number to Senior Leadership. Employees get their training at Greenlee and then move on to other Textron Business units, especially Bell Helicopter. Others simply grow tired and leave the company to utilize some of the very training and experience that they got at Greenlee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFresh talent is very important to any organization, but value the current employees you already have. Loosen the belt a little on the Green/Black belt requirements and initiatives. There is a saying that people don't leave companies, they leave Managers. Keep this in mind, and it starts at the very top.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company Solid Senior Management

    Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Rockford, IL

    ProsFamily atmosphere. Great co-workers, strong products brands and manufacturing!

    ConsToo much work given for the time allowed. Too many competing priorities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMiddle management has too much power. Many do not "walk the talk". Scott Hall is doing a great job!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not the worst place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Rockford, IL

    ProsI thought the pay was fair to the market. Although your money will go a lot further in Rockford, IL

    Greenlee uses current business software like SAP.

    Since most departments are under staffed because of the last layoffs, you get alot of experience doing alot of different things. Although you'll also have more work.

    ConsThe first thing that comes to my mind is the diversity is terrible there. I would say 60% of the employees are from the rockford area. A lot of the staff have been in Rockford their whole lives. This isn't a huge deal, although it would be nice if you got to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds

    Greenlee's career opportunity from a location standpoint are poor. You really only have Rockford, IL if your not in the manufacturing field. Because there is the headquarters in Rockford, IL then 3 manufacturing centers in Memphis, TN, Louisville, KY and Genoa, IL, But if your not in manufacturing/engineering the only place for you is Rockford

    I personally have never experience this, although I have seen it a lot . Greenlee employees are quick to throw each other under the bus. Not sure if they fear job security or the wrath from upper management. You'll see the emails people wright to each other CCing in the upper management and think was this necessary.

    Greenlee is a yearly goals always make you scratch your head, basically...Spend less, but get better quality, with less resources

    Advice to Senior ManagementA thank you once in a while would be nice...o and less emails in all caps clearly screaming at people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company with friendly employees

    Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
    Rockford, IL

    ProsFlex-time and casual Fridays
    President and CEO are awesome and limit the bureaucracy of Greenlee

    ConsStuck at a desk most of the time
    Repetitive projects

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being great to your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company going through tough times

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Rockford, IL

    ProsGreat employees, good family admosphere

    ConsThey are really struggling in this econom, business is tough

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to have better communication. Need to recognize high level performers. Otherwise I think they are doing a good job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stock price tells all

    Plant Manager (Former Employee)
    Rockford, IL

    ProsThere was room for advancement and strong drive to LEAN/Six Sigma. Excellent industry with market share in key areas. Very stable workforce, with excellent work ethics.

    ConsCorporate (Textron) mismanagement. Should let each business run independently. Greenlee lost the small/agile ability to adapt and change, when Textron got involved in the business. Look what happend to the fastener divisions after Textron took over - very similar path for Greenlee. Textron will chase the low dollar labor and has hurt them in many of thier companies. Barclay Olson created a World Class environment and Greenlee was the company to beat - now they are struggling to compete in many key areas - including retail.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire good people and take care of them. Too many good people left to go to competitors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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