Ingersoll-Rand

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Ingersoll-Rand Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
388 Reviews
3.1
388 Reviews
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Ingersoll-Rand Chairman, President, and CEO Michael W. Lamach
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They provides a certain amount of flexibility in terms of work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • good benefits and the time off policies are pretty fair (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is fine, but good luck ever moving up in this company (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Product Development churn

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time (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
  2.  

    Great opportunities for growth!!

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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 Ingersoll-Rand full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for career growth throughout the company. The company cares a great deal about their employees and long term growth and retention. Health conscience culture.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult, depending on the assignment. IT organization could use improvement, as tools offered to do business are not best in class.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They treat their employees very well and will work with you if you need to relocate. They try to hold on to their employees. They have engagement surveys and employee appreciation days. Also, the benefits are great. You get a health savings account that they put money into if you perform certain tasks, The 401k plan is also really great and competitive.

    Cons

    They do not reprimand people who don't work as hard as others. One person in my department is constantly under where he/she should be, but nothing happens. She literally does less than half the work of most people on the team. I'd like to see them crack down more on people who aren't pulling their weight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the metrics off your employees directly effect their salary. I have a feeling we all get pretty much around the same percentage for the annual raise. People who under-perform should not get raises. People who over preform and keep their numbers up should get a higher raise. You're sending a message where people think it's okay to slack off and let everyone else do the work because they don't have any consequences. The people who work hard realize this and feel they can't do anything about it because it will sound like complaining. It's a slippery slope, but nothing is done about it because our "team" metrics look good.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Middle Management Dysfunction in Memphis

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company has wonderful benefits and opportunities. The VP's are focused on improving systems and really care about the company's future. The tone at the top is positive.

    Cons

    Middle management has free reign over their employees; Micromanaging, incompetent, and ineffective. It's the luck of the draw as to whether you are supervised by an effective and qualified one. Upper management is remote and has little interaction with employees. Complaints to HR are ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vet middle managers more effectively. Interact with subordinates and gauge their perspective on whether they are being utilized effectively. Supervise middle managers on qualifications and take warnings to HR more seriously when complaints are voiced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 (more than an 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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    Great learning experience, but I'm glad I'm no longer there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Working at Trane/ Ingersoll Rand was a great learning experience. I learned a lot during my time there, and I'm grateful for that. I had a wonderful relationship with just everyone that worked there. Most of the people were so good to work with.

    Cons

    The other 5% were not so good. Kind of ruined the experience for me dealing with some of the management as well as some of the hourly associates. That is what ultimately made me to decide to leave. I still miss a great deal of people there... But I'm glad I'm gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within your organization to promote. Truly appreciate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very fast paced, nice people, and good for people who are either just starting like I was, or mid-career level.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Bindery Clerk in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Bindery Clerk in Brea, CA

    I worked at Ingersoll-Rand as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everything was very organized, and the person who trained me was very friendly. This was only a temporary position for me, and I had a easy time learning the ins and outs of the company.

    Cons

    The warehouse was almost too big, with way too many employees for a receptions to keep track of in just a temporary position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The training was great and I learned a lot from working at this company. I was in my very early twenties, and looking back, I learned quite a bit to get me ready for future employment.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to call home

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davidson, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davidson, NC

    I have been working at Ingersoll-Rand full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ethics and Values are not just words, the great majority of people seem to be living by them. Pay and benefits are good. There is an effort to give employees a chance to succeed. Many locations to choose from and a variety of work options.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not understood. To excel, you rarely can actually leave work behind for a day or week (or even night). There is this extreme focus on headcount versus achieving goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the "what's right" angel on your shoulder. She/He is doing a good job of keeping you on the right path. Be open to breaking down "the way we have always done it". Take some risks to be a different kind of company. We have the horsepower to make it happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great restructuring experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment, great leaders, good tools, opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Turnover in management made it difficult to build long-term relationships and manage my own career. Ingersoll Rand Europe VERY different from IR US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some European Executives need to understand the American concept of managing teams. A lot of micromanagement over there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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