Ingersoll-Rand

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Ingersoll-Rand Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
370 Reviews
3.2
370 Reviews
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Ingersoll-Rand Chairman, President, and CEO Michael W. Lamach
Michael W. Lamach
137 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • As a huge company the benefits are decent and there is a fair work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • good benefits and the time off policies are pretty fair (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be difficult, depending on the assignment (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior management does not have a clear vision for the future, earning distrust from the employees (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Davidson, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Davidson, NC

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is strong calling card for the company.

    Cons

    Slow decision making process at tactical level. Risk adver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a more tier approach to vacation. Takes way too long to reach 4 week threshold.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Trane. Learned a lot, but not much direction

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    Former Employee - Operations Intern  in  Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I actually worked at Trane which is owned by Ingersoll Rand. Flexible schedule. It was pretty lenient. I could come in at 6 or 8:30 or really whenever as long as it wasn't outrageous hours. As long as I worked 40 hours a week I could basically choose my hours. There's also a lot of overtime if you would like that. I gained a lot of experience. People are generally friendly and love helping you out. It has a pretty relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work on Saturdays because the line is working then too. They don't have a lot of direction. As an intern you have to go find your own work to do and ask around if anyone has work for them. There's also a whole blame game going on too. Managers will blame other departments for problems and its just a huge circle where everyone blames each other. Theres also no accountability so it is hard to get things done sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a good environment

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    Former Employee - Materials Manager  in  La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in La Crosse, WI

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Nice people at the local level

    Cons

    Corporates created a massive overhead structure and sucked resources out of operations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, Good product

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand full-time

    Pros

    People are great, work hard-play hard mentality

    Cons

    Long hours for entry levels but that is to be expected anywhere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid leadership and diverse set of businesses. Struggles to figure out how to grow.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand

    Pros

    Career opportunities for those that are willing to be stretched.

    Cons

    IR is looking for the perfect organization to unleash growth. Growth starts with outside-in mindset...IR needs to lead with the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delayer!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    not a good company to work for

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

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time

    Pros

    no pros to the facility in mocksville

    Cons

    Hostile environment, place in no win situation, constant conflict, unsupported by upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support,

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

    Very Corporate, but Fair

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Hastings, NE
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Hastings, NE

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive Compensation
    Interesting Work
    Good People at the Local Facilities

    Cons

    Inept Middle Management
    Glacially Slow at Change
    Hire and Promote for Wrong Reasons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to hold on to top talent
    Stop working the plow horses so much

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Product Development churn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ability to see work that ends up in finished product. Company compensation was fair for industry.

    Cons

    Endless cycles of product development. Lots of globalized vendors, heavy night hours were frequent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Value-oriented company adverse to risk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, health oriented, invested in its people, progressive

    Cons

    Not welcoming to outside points of view and resistant to challenges that could make it a better company. Risk-averse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to leverage the strengths of your internal workforce, especially newcomers who come with fresh ideas and perspectives. You spend millions of dollars on consultants when you have the capabilities in-house that you can leverage and achieve better results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    OK place to gain experience, but no career path whatsoever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great product, leader in the industry. Not much else to be honest.

    Cons

    Training is awful; people are training you who haven't done the job themselves in years. Company doesn't value lower level employees, even middle-level management is not respected. The top of IR runs everything, albeit not very effectively - rate of retention should be given more attention. There is no guidance given for how you can work your way up - no clear guidelines for what you have to do to get a promotion, raises are ambiguous, performance reviews are arbitrary. Work-life balance is fine, but good luck ever moving up in this company. It's all about the cronies at the top and who they're connected with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employee contribution from ALL LEVELS of the company. Better tactics for promoting from within besides who knows who.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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