Hoffer Plastics Reviews

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  1. Learning and career developing.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hoffer Plastics

    Pros

    Hoffer is a quality minded company focused on customers' needs producing high quality goods & services.

    Cons

    Company is family owned this can be good but limits opportunity for long term career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Step aside, raise your children, you are wonderful people. You have a great company, trust great employees to run it.

  2. A caring company that values family and performance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contributor in South Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Contributor in South Elgin, IL

    I have been working at Hoffer Plastics full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The work environment is positive and healthy. All the factories are air conditioned and we get wellness checks each year.

    Cons

    People do not leave so promotions do not happen as quickly as they do in companies with higher turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to live, work and breath the family culture. We see our President walking around and checking in with us each day. I have even seen him on a Sunday night.

  3. Their website indicates a family run company that cares about employees, don't be fooled. They are a group of people th

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL

    I worked at Hoffer Plastics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation are above average.

    Cons

    Constantly watched, no value placed on you as a person. Will stab you in the back if it suits their purpose.

    Advice to Management

    Wouldn't matter, they don't take advice even if they pay for it.

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  5. Maintenance Position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance in South Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance in South Elgin, IL

    I worked at Hoffer Plastics

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

    Pros

    At one time, a very good family-run business. Very friendly, almost too much so for the work at hand. very generous with company equipment.

    Cons

    Hoffer was a great place to work but as the pressures of foreign competiton rose, it became a less desirable place. Maintenance manager was not receptive to any type of input from workers, much to the detriment of morale and efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a team atmosphere with good feedback.
    Don't be afraid to ask for excellence and compensate in return.

  6. Pass on this company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL

    I have been working at Hoffer Plastics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good and overtime is not required for salaried people.

    Cons

    Management is horrible since Robert Sr. passed away. William has no idea of how to run a company and is either hiring consultants or hiring people to manage the company for him. Good people are being let go and incompetents kept on who hate the company and bring morale down.
    The 3rd generation of the Hoffer family is now on board. They have a lot of power but work part time, just more reason for morale to be down.

    Advice to Management

    The general tone from management is that you should be happy you have a job. Start looking to make people happy, get rid of all the people who hate the place or stay because they've never had another job or don't want to drive more than 2 miles.

  7. Things could be much better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL

    I worked at Hoffer Plastics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Available overtime, company not afraid to spend money to improve facilities

    Cons

    Very poor communication in day-to day activities, management very closed-minded and set in their ways, poor level of expertise in management.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a significant culture change at Hoffer, one in which it truly is a "team effort" and not just a rubber stamp. Employee feedback should be nurtured and used at every level and expectations of employees should be much higher along with compensation to match. Most levels of management are far too ingrained in protecting their positions rather than doing what should be done.

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