Hollingsworth And Vose

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Hollingsworth And Vose Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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Val Hollingsworth III
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for. Always a challenge.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time

    Pros

    Good flexibility unless having problems. Constant challenges. You never get bored on the job. Great benefits (health insurance, 401k, pension plan, etc.).

    Cons

    Always on call. Sometimes very long days / weeks. Not enough local IT and process engineering and process control engineering technical support on the site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to local mill resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Your putting your health at risk working here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Millworker in Easton, NY
    Current Employee - Millworker in Easton, NY

    I have been working at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Ok benefits
    401K contribution

    Cons

    Respiratory problems and lung disease is a serious threat working in areas of this organization. Many workers suffer from a chronic cough, deterioration of immune health, many have retired and shortly there after have died of lung cancer or Silicosis. Even into today's age, H&V doesn't do much for a cleaner environment, instead, they allegedly manipulate air quality data and lie that the glass dust and the melting plastic fumes are not a threat. Their final line of defense is handing out respirators to fulfill their duties to OSHA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge there is a severe health threat within the mills and rather spend the time and effort denying and work around, actually fix the bad air quality and health risks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    worse job I have ever had

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time

    Pros

    not too many...some nice people

    Cons

    Managers not aligned properly. Want to act like a big company but unwilling to actually make the hard changes needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carry a stick and make some real changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Top management is not qualified from an experience standpoint.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Groton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Groton, MA

    I worked at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Where do we begin? Management does not have the necessary skill sets to manage and motivate people. They do not treat people equally. Numerous cliques throughout the company. Management genuinely does not care about their employees. Safety issues not addressed, just use a band-aid approach. Moral within the union is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people who KNOW how to run a mill. Hiring people with an Ivy League education does not guarantee success. Have an open mind. Change top management!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    adventure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollingsworth And Vose

    Pros

    focused more on my work

    Cons

    none to report at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i'm a loyal hard worker willing to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Family Owned Company w/ GE-like Mgrs: Struggling Sales = Layoffs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollingsworth And Vose

    Pros

    Very old company with long-term track record

    Cons

    * Feast or Famine Cycles
    * Unstable Niche Markets
    * Leading Edge of Trailing Technology
    * Layoff due to Sales Decline: People w/ 20-30 years experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A private owned US company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Business model is simple and straight, and have technical advantage in the area they are in. Working relationship is fairly simple and easy, good for some people without big ambitious.

    Cons

    Small business and limited growth potential. Being in same nich market segment for long years, difficult to move into new area while facing quite big potential threats in the existing market segment. Limited resource to support expansion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A close-knit small company with big company bureaucracy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are knowledgeable, hard-working and helpful. The company is stable and conservatively managed. Throughout the economic downturn, H & V continued to hire new employees.

    Cons

    The organization is fairly flat and there is little room for advancement which is especially concerning given the influx of new hires. However, people will be brought in from the outside to fill newly created positions. VP approval is required for any travel and seemingly small expenditures. Bureaucracy and red tape has increased tremendously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as assets instead of liabilities.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lookout if you are over 40 and a downturn comes!

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

    I worked at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to cut your teeth in your 20's and 30's
    Competitive pay package and benefits for all
    Can get involved in many areas of the business
    Has a pension plan with a 401K plan
    Great safety records at most facilities

    Cons

    Uses downturns to get eliminate the longer term and higher payed salaried people at each position.
    Always the long term people go at each position and never hired back. Just a way to reduce the higher payed employees and pensions.
    Demanding on family with long hours
    Management clicks
    Bounces from one good idea to the next with lots of selective data to feel good about themselves but hasnt moved forward for all the money and effort spent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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