Howard Industries Reviews

Updated February 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Only a small paycheck

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    Former Employee - Welder in Laurel, MS
    Former Employee - Welder in Laurel, MS

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime. They also supply welders with most of the PPE needed

    Cons

    Lack of support from management. Little to no cross training. No room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    re-invent your system. You need more focus on employees

  2. Helpful (2)

    Entry Level Sales

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Howard Industries

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

    Pros

    Good Place to learn, good benefits

    Cons

    management was terrible, office culture

    Advice to Management

    Manage your employees.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Poor Corporate Culture

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    Former Employee - Sales in Ellisville, MS
    Former Employee - Sales in Ellisville, MS

    I worked at Howard Industries

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

    Pros

    Top tier cart company. Product was well engineered and made. After sales support from operations is very good.

    Cons

    No work life balance with an awful company culture. Employees and managers are not valued by upper management, executives and the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Stay Away!

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

    I have been working at Howard Industries

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

    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 Management

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

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good lord...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellisville, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellisville, MS

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

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for if you are a college-grad looking to build your resume.

    Cons

    Compensation /// Management & Leadership /// Constant distractions, i.e. internal server errors /// Little, if any, advantage over competitors /// ETC.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are do. That should be a $15.00/hr position given the stress level. You have to SPEND money to MAKE money, and that doesn't stop at employee compensation. Give my ex-coworkers the tools they need to succeed.

    P.S. Please please please renovate the inside of that building. It looks like my grandmother's house, not the headquarters of a technology company.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Where do I start

    • Comp & Benefits
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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)

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

    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.

  8. Helpful (3)

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

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    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)

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

    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 Management

    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

  9. Helpful (2)

    Terrible,HORRIBLE, soul sucking work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Ellisville, MS
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Ellisville, MS

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    None. The pay is a joke and the management treats employees like grade school children. You are constantly lied to and given false hope. Expectations are very high but you aren't given the proper tools or training to succeed. Morale is very low among the employees and many people feel they are "stuck" there.

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate
    Very low pay
    Lack of organization and structure
    Strong presence of nepotism and favortism
    Constant micromanagement

    Advice to Management

    Learn to analyze and listen to the concerns of employees instead of "covering things up"
    Stop your megalomanical and egotiscal mircomangement

  10. Helpful (2)

    Well packaged, destructive from the inside out.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in Ellisville, MS
    Former Employee - N/A in Ellisville, MS

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package and mostly enjoyable atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management>employees & management>owners. If someone doesn't like you, they'll force you out. Management is not truly interested in growing the Govenment/B2B Sector.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key. If you don't allow employees to actively grow the department, it will stay in the negative just as it has for the last 10+ years.

  11. Helpful (4)

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

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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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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

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