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Hussmann Reviews

Updated June 29, 2014
Updated June 29, 2014
22 Reviews

2.7
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company to work for. Just need improvement in a few areas.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great holiday pay and decent amount of days off for vacation.

    Cons

    Sad that they cut our sick days from 6 days to 3 days. Also we have too many managers/supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have too many managers/supervisors. When a problem arises everything just get forward on to one manager to the next. We don't see instant action but a whole lot of waiting around for a solution or an answer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It really was an okay place to be. No major issues. Helps not to be a life sucking employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collection Analyst  in  Bridgeton, MO
    Former Employee - Collection Analyst in Bridgeton, MO

    Pros

    I worked in the finance area and even had a young new manager and he was a okay to work for no complaints. Fair managers all doing the best they could.

    Cons

    Looking back the only con was the mice in the building. But worked next to a dump so you have to expect it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing negative to say. Everyone was doing what they were suppose to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse  in  Chino, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Chino, CA

    Pros

    Stable employment nice workers. Employees receive physical work outs before each sift

    Cons

    Need to understand people better. Company does not allow employees time of to see doctor or an emergency with out punishment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with people, that against them.

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

    I worked there for a number of years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Bolingbrook, IL

    Pros

    I enjoyed the team environment at our plants location. Also, the manager were always challenging use with special projects.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement at the plant level. It was hard to advance other than moving to the corporate headquarters, but their was laterally group within the plants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should list other opportunities at other plant locations in a come area or website location. It was very difficult to hear about other open positions at other plant locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Working for Hussmans

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice company to work for. Employees were friendly as well as management. Open to suggestions at all times.

    Cons

    Was not able to be hired at the time I was only a Temp to Hire employee.

  7.  

    Learned a lot, but too many 'all powerful' chiefs, not enough indians.

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

    Pros

    Best - good pay, lots of different systems increases knowledge/experience, great co-workers, tuition reimbursement. Some managers are flexible with hours (such as letting you come in late if you have an early appointment). Others are very strictly 8-5 with assigned, unchangeable lunches, etc.

    Cons

    Worst - management is unresponsive to employees, lots of different systems that don't work together, management focuses on numbers, rather than customers, little chance for advancement. It's all about the money and hitting goals regardless of how this affects employees and/or service. Time-off policies are not consistent. VERY POLITICAL.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to you employees, to your customers, to your suppliers. Reward those who go the extra mile to get things done. Quit cutting personnel to barely functional teams. Take a chance and try adopting new ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of challenges

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bridgeton, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeton, MO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are usually quite competitive. The work atmosphere is generally friendly and relaxed. Senior leaders are approachable.

    Cons

    The company is highly functionalized / siloed. Many people want to stay in their swim lane. Cross functional work seems to congregate to a few people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. If you want people to break down silos, stop being so defensive of your functional turf.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Average at Best

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

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive. New partial ownership which is a hopeful prospect after a decade under IR control and being blamed for their failing strategies.

    Cons

    This company is half the size it was 10 years ago with weak leadership that has been running the place the whole time. Very siloed and change resistant culture. Home office is a metaphorical dump that is across the street from an actual garbage dump.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To CEO, retire. You haven't made your numbers in 10 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work, good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer Lead  in  Bridgeton, MO
    Current Employee - Engineer Lead in Bridgeton, MO

    Pros

    Company allows you to think for yourself. The top management are very good people, and they fire the bad seeds. Everyone treats you with respect, and communication is pretty good.

    Cons

    office is near stinky dump. Too many chiefs, not enough indians
    sending new products to Mexico, when Mexico can't build the products they already make very well; difficult to promote

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sheckels you save sending new product line to Mexico will be lost in warranty, missed ship dates and all around poor assembly of the product

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Opportunity for many hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Center Contact Person  in  Bridgeton, MO
    Current Employee - Call Center Contact Person in Bridgeton, MO

    Pros

    It is good pay for being a temp job. If you get hired on, you make really good pay, benefits, vacation, etc. They allow you to take days off when sick (unpaid). Not very strict. Sit-down office job.

    Cons

    It is only temporary for peak seasons. It takes years to be hired as a permanent employee. Training takes a month or more. A lot to remember.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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