Hobart Service Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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  1. Great career choice! Been here 10 years, working my way up.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Hobart Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Advancement opportunities. Loyal employees. You are treated like a true professional. The technology in the field now is awesome, new laptops and smart phones.

    Cons

    Some of the offices need updating. We need better support on certain competitive equipment.


  2. packer

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

    I have been working at Hobart Service

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

    Pros

    money and over time

    Cons

    people, hours, management, never know your hours for the week


  3. Misleading

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Troy, OH
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Troy, OH

    I worked at Hobart Service full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Hobart has a rich history in Troy, and had helped to make Troy the nice place it is to live and work.

    Cons

    Hobart Service seemed to be the "red-headed stepchild" of the organization. Management was inexperienced and made many inappropriate mistakes. Every developer in my department left within a 3-month period.


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  5. yrch

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Hobart Service

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

    Pros

    None none none none none of

    Cons

    worst management I have seen

    Advice to Management

    do not step on ployees morals


  6. Controlling with a capital C!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Hobart Service full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, but you get paid for putting up with a lot of insults. It also was to cover some of the poor benefits.

    Cons

    Over controlling, OCD to the max. The owner needs medication and therapy. The office atmosphere was suffocating. I dreaded going to work everyday. Life is too short to live like that.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that motivation isn't a kick in the gut.


  7. Unwelcoming to outsiders.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Professional in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Development Professional in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Hobart Service full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    9-5 job with 9-5 mentality. Office is a ghost town by 5:30pm. Hobart is the market leader but quickly losing share. Complacency is acceptable. Sometimes they even sell ground beef from the test labs in 5 lb. blocks.

    Cons

    There are many future pensioners that are extremely protectionist. New thinking is discouraged. Idealists, social entreprise leaders and recent graduates do NOT FIT in here. Hobart is weak in the global marketplace and has failed to adapt product line to emerging markets. They have been banking on their market leadership to take them through the next decade. Troy is not a place to attract an educated talent pool interested in diving into international competition.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity - you need this but it should be INCLUSION. Your managers are a homogeneous group and that is a weakness. Sustainability - This should not be on the website. Start by recycling paper in your offices. There is an index that tracks this for Dow stocks and you will not be able keep up. Website & Social media - Outdated and missing a lot of relevant information. Release more than 1 product in 5 years in every group or you will get crushed. End of life on legacy equipment-- its called planned obsolescence and it works. Cease supporting 20 year old products on the secondary market its a lost cause. Get a real orientation program and have it organized day one. Move out of Troy, OH it is not attractive to millennials. Don't have remote leadership. Learn to tap local universities for interns to handle cyclical workload increases. Train your managers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Overall a solid company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, OH

    I have been working at Hobart Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with. Generally a good work environment. Very flexible as far as vacation (though limited amounts each year) and personal time. Balanced work/life. Benefits package and wellness incentives get better each year. Safety is a common goal. Amazing name recognition in the industry. Consistent year over year growth. Overall a solid company.

    Cons

    Dated work location in Troy.


  9. Old Company Set In Its Ways

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobart Service full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, stability, good equipment, decent work hours

    Cons

    Poor communication across business units, not much upward mobility


  10. Helpful (1)

    Look elsewhere for personal satisfaction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobart Service full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    It's better than no job at all but it's sure not the place it used to be. Sign of the times I guess.

    Cons

    Under staffed. Senior management is inexperienced and rules through tyranny and fear. Unprofessional atmosphere. No chance for promotion. Stifling, depressing.

    Advice to Management

    Re-organize. Shake it up.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Engineering has gone stale

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer II in Troy, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer II in Troy, OH

    I worked at Hobart Service

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    A wide opportunity to develop and produce innovative products

    Cons

    The parent company ITW is cost cutting and reducing the opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Change the Engineering Director. Hire new software engineers.



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