Hoffmaster Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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  1. Pricing Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hoffmaster

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

    Pros

    Good environment. Respectful coworkers and managers.

    Cons

    Outdated office. Location. Slow to adapt in terms of technology.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees.


  2. Company good union not.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay, strong hold in the market place. Management is nice to work with. Leadership is always willing to stop and talk to people.

    Cons

    Union runs the company, do not cross the union or your safety can be put on the line. They Union will squeeze the hard workers out by any means necessary. The union creates a unhappy work place.

    Advice to Management

    Get the union out and the organization will be able to keep the better, hard working employees. The ambitious employees are harassed so bad they leave the company. The union will not stop until they bleed the company dry of employees who want to work. The organization itself is a good organization to work there but the union is the cause of low production numbers and those numbers will never improve with the involved. I would have no issues working for them again but not as a union member.


  3. Good company to work for but sold often and expect long hours out of salary employees.

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Oshkosh, WI

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

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working at Hoffmaster was the people. They are good, hardworking individuals for the most part. The benefits were good and salary average for the area. Overall a positive place to work and grow.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of working here were the work-life balance. They also were not flexible with hours and not the best company for women raising a family. They were not as forward thinking as many companies for this time.


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  5. Once a great place....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were great! I really enjoyed the day to day interaction with everyone.

    Cons

    There are way too many levels between the guy who runs the machine and the guy who runs the company. With only 300+ employees, you shouldn't need 7 layers of management,.

    Advice to Management

    You should do a climate survey to get a sense of how the employees are feeling. Not the best environment ... people do not feel they are a valued asset to the organization.


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    Hoffmaster has a history of collusion between long term employees who view new employees as a threat.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Hoffmaster

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Opportunities for making a solid impact on profit are abundant. Unfortunately that is because skills and work methods at Hoffmaster are far behind the times. One must tread very carefully and involve key long term managers and gain their support before making suggestions or taking action to try new methods or teach new skills.

    Cons

    Long term employees are threatened by new employees with new knowledge and skills. They have a history of colluding to get rid of any new employee who, by attempting to improve results, might expose the lack of knowledge and failure to use modern work methods that many long term employees possess.

    Advice to Management

    The owners of the company should hire an outside consulting firm to investigate the quality of the decisions and the culture at Hoffmaster in Oshkosh. Complete confidentiality must be assured to employees to extract the facts. Tenure of new (professional) employees should be investigated.



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