Henkels & McCoy

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Henkels & McCoy Reviews

Updated June 20, 2014
Updated June 20, 2014
27 Reviews
3.0
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Assist on construction projects, cost controls, write proposals and tender responses

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager  in  Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Pomona, CA

    I worked at Henkels & McCoy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Project Management courses
    Hired me for first job
    Some very good people
    Good mentoring programs

    Cons

    No raises in pay
    Travel and long hours
    Better treatment for employees who are connected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch useless processes and keep efficient ones

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the Worst Job Experiences I've Ever Had

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    I have been working at Henkels & McCoy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large organization with long standing customers. Good at the traditional areas such as electrical, pipeline, etc. Very good benefits. Seem to appreciate a good work-life balance. Safety focused.

    Cons

    Pay is below market. Management is detached. Very 1960's management style. Rules by fear and intimidation which shows in the employees having no enpowerment and being fearful they will be fired if they do the wrong thing and cringing because they are afraid of management "exploding" at them. Lack of management field experience shows in policies that are very unfriendly to field employees and source of great frustration. Company is solely focused on the dollars and the budget for this quarter dominates the direction of the company. Therefore, the company doesn't invest with reasonsible expectations for time to positive return. My advice to an employee is to stick solely to mainline, established business units in established jobs. Don't try anything new because if it doesn't pay off quickly (in often unreasonably short timeframe) you are just anotehr expense item to be eliminated. They talk about being a family oriented environment but the only family they are truely interested in is the primary stockholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get into the new century with employee relations. There's a difference between being a old line establish company with tradition vs. being a company that is stale with employment practices that were out of date 40 years ago. Lastly, make sure you hear what the employees are really thinking rather than them saying what they think you want to hear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you're white, male, Christian, straight and have been there 10 years or more, you exist.

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Henkels & McCoy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good safety culture, adequate pay and benefits, merit-based promotions come mainly from the field.

    Cons

    Only the "in crowd" gets anywhere here. That means being white, male, Christian, straight and with the company 10 years or more. If you've worked your way into management from the field, you have a job for the rest of your life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some female and minority executives, since there are none to promote from within. Diversity is actually profitable. View the college-educated Superintendent or PM as a benefit rather than a threat. Encourage independent though - blind obedience is not an asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Field Engineer  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Blue Bell, PA

    I have been working at Henkels & McCoy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Project Management Courses Offered via Online Course System

    Cons

    Work Hours, Compensation, Chaotic Environment & Entitle Departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice place to work if you are white.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Blue Bell, PA

    I have been working at Henkels & McCoy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Having a weekly paycheck is nice

    Cons

    If you are a minority expect to make 5 to 15 percent less than your white counterparts.
    Very much still a good old boys company with the CEO as head good ole boy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not changing for the better...

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    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager  in  Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Norman, OK

    I have been working at Henkels & McCoy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only pros in this department are the colleagues. There are some very knowledgeable people working for this company and they are willing to help those of us who are not receiving proper training by the upper management.

    Cons

    Very high turnover. The new management in pipeline division is struggling to acquire jobs. They do not care about their employees and it is not a "family oriented environment" like they pride themselves to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your people. Show a genuine interest in them and their lives. When you come to their office locations, at least stick your head in and say hello and see how they are doing. This will foster trust and a better sense of "team". The chemistry in this company (at least in pipeline division) is next to zero. Everyone is scared they are going to get fired and the attitude is one of "I better look out for myself and no one else, screw the company." This is no lie...you've been warned.

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

    A nice change.

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Henkels & McCoy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large company strengths, small company feel.

    Cons

    Corporate tends to get involved in odd and inconsistent ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on current path

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good starting company to grow with

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    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager  in  Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Pomona, CA

    I have been working at Henkels & McCoy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with. Some management are great to work with. Company is trying to go in a great direction and get with the times.

    Cons

    Not always structured the best. Work-life balance could use some attention. "Re-inventing the wheel" isn't necessary. Apathy is a big problem.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great beginnings that never panned out

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    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager  in  Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Pomona, CA

    I have been working at Henkels & McCoy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Heavy on overhead for project assistance, reasonable management buy-in on new ideas, there were a good amount of talented employees I was surrounded by, willing to train green employees and bring them up to speed, albeit sometimes through direct immersion in new jobs and tasks, while traveling and moving sucked, I had a lot of fun in many ways doing it and got to see some cool areas.

    Cons

    Heavy on overhead, top heavy company, if you're not in the "in crowd" you're going to fight hard to advance at the same pace as those that are, be prepared to travel at a moments notice to follow the work, they're big on you putting in your time before given reasonable jobs unless they're in desperate need and you get thrown into a position that may be over your head, salaries were pretty low until people started leaving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on your promises when hiring people or explain why things changed if you can't. When the rest of the company is supposed to be pinching pennies, don't go on needless trips and rack up big bills on expense accounts. You need to trim the fat on upper management to be able to win jobs it looks like. Support the up and coming APMs and field engineers when times get rough, they will be the future of your company...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Have worked for this company for over 20 years, and like working their and the people are nice.

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    Current Employee - Laborer  in  Cliffwood, NJ
    Current Employee - Laborer in Cliffwood, NJ

    I have been working at Henkels & McCoy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are understanding and listen to what you have to say relating to the job at hand.

    Cons

    Nothing I really like working for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for the management for me they are doing just fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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