Howard Industries

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Howard Industries Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Hard workin

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Howard Industries

    Pros

    The money is decent and u get ur hours in the summer

    Cons

    Bad management at times and lots of weekend work. It's not so much the job it's the people that make it hard at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never get rid of a fairly good worker

  2.  

    Stay Away!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Howard Industries

    Pros

    provide relatively decent base salary

    Cons

    Do Not Care About Employees
    This is a highly micromanaging company, they actually count your hotel receipts per week to make sure you have a minimum of 2.5 avg per week. The end of every week has 4 required redundant reports to fill out that takes most the day.
    -The home-brewed CRM program is basically worthless being no help to reps in the field.
    -The expense reporting process is something from the early 90's relying on the rep to find creative ways to submit them.
    -There is no training program, just following people around.
    -Capped commissions like we still live in the 90's
    -Horrible work life balance, don't take this job with a family at home.
    -mileage reimbursement and daily per diem for food is laughable compared to other reputable companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to embrace modern technology/reporting/expensing practices. Remove commission caps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad. Got to collage and stay away dead end job.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ellisville, MS
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ellisville, MS

    I have been working at Howard Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing. You learn nothing. If you want a paycheck for a while then this is the place for you

    Cons

    Very poor management, Medical is 3 years behind on their medical carts and does not work right. They cannot keep good employees. Why
    1. Low pay 2. No raise. 3. The good knowable employees either leave or arelaid off. What is left is low paid and uneducated employees. 4. Insurance for family is 700.00 per month. I was there 6 years no raise.
    So much waste

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your good employees and lay off the low end employees. Pay better.
    You have employees who have been arrested multiple times in management positions
    Benefits are to high.
    Need Howard family to regain control of this company.
     Your Medical VP needs to retire.
    Your VP of engineering is a micro-manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Where do I start

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

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent. I had the opportunity to learn more about recruitment and hiring procedures when I started with this company.

    Cons

    Upper management are not experienced and make poor decisions at the expense of lower level employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you don't want to go to college, this will change your mind.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler in Laurel, MS
    Former Employee - Assembler in Laurel, MS

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You have to be desperate or have a family to truthfully desire to work here.

    Cons

    Everything. Restrooms, break area,and cafeteria were the worst along with poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Convince the owner to sell to someone who cares about the company and the workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Poorly run group of companies where a select few see any benefit. The current work environment is poisonous.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conklin, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conklin, NY

    I have been working at Howard Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun and rapidly changing industry

    Cons

    PTO time has been removed without warning including all current balances, very high turnover, new health insurance is unaffordable for the pay they offer. Sales force is allowed to run rampant with every rule or procedure being disregarded along the way. HR has made it clear that she would not like to be bothered. The list goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show your employees the light at the end of the tunnel, positive reinforcement, back fill the massive void left by firings and people leaving. Head of manufacturing is very new at his role and anytime something goes wrong he talks down to people, sends blame everywhere beside s where it belongs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

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

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company will hire anyone whose willing to work, so if you have had trouble in the pass this company will give you a chance to work.

    Cons

    This company does not have a great benefits package and little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with some better rewards programs so that you will give you workers something to work towards.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ellisville Substation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Technician in Ellisville, MS
    Former Employee - Electrical Technician in Ellisville, MS

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid every week
    Can leave during lunch break
    Moderate benefits

    Cons

    Work can become slow often
    poor Management to lower levels communication
    Poor Teamwork environment
    Stressful environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication to employees about the company and what is going on.
    Better planning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of training, lack of lead tracking

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellisville, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellisville, MS

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Prestigious reputation within the community

    Cons

    There was no motivation---management by fear of punitive measures created an environment of low morale. Sales and account management credit was given when it was not due. No ability to track the sales leads created by lower level inside sales consultants, only "rock star" outside salepeople.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand outside sales force, create relationships and raise morale within the company by creating sales teams and compensating them commensurate with the team's sales accomplishments. Encourage and train new people. Set attainable goals, monitor progress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Troubling, with occasional bright spots

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Ellisville, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Ellisville, MS

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large Technology firm in the deep south, provides to the community, open door policy

    Cons

    irreconcilable and divergent project goals, informal power structure carries more weight than formal power structure, extremely conservative culture both politically and organizationally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The nepotism that is rampant through the organization has made it impossible for senior management to respond to current needs in the company. An outside auditor and/or consultant would be beneficial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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