Interlake Mecalux Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. No organization

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conroe, TX

    I have been working at Interlake Mecalux full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good salary for 6 months anyway

    Cons

    The communication is terrible noone is on the same page and the software they use came out the same year as back to the future its terrible

    Advice to Management

    Get sap as400 is a nightmare


  2. Production welder/assembler

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    Current Employee - Welder/Assembler in Pontiac, IL
    Current Employee - Welder/Assembler in Pontiac, IL

    I have been working at Interlake Mecalux full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people that work there are great! I work at a position that I love doing. The three weeks vacation and the medical benefits are great. The company is a leading manufacturer of steel frames.

    Cons

    Have to go through a temp service. Paid 1350 an hour. Which is sub par for a welder. Paint line makes barely above minimum wage. It is a dangerous environment. Safety is overlooked for the sake of making profits. Management does not have the ability to fix issues with safety. There is far too many accidents. This should be a place that is hard to get into. There is no integretity with dealing with the workers that make the company money and have record breaking profits.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your skilled workers what they are worth and change the climate of being a starter job to one that people want to make a career out of. Fix safety issues! Get ride of the 401k and offer a real retirement package.


  3. Helpful (1)

    No future

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

    I worked at Interlake Mecalux full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good stepping stone for you to find something better in the future.

    Cons

    Was lied to from the beginning. When I was hired, I was told that their "greatest benefit was they promote from within". After some time, I was told I would have opportunity to move up in the near future. I asked about a year later and was told the company is flat and everyone is known by their departments and don't care about titles. Company went through several managers throughout my employment. Management is completely unfair and judgmental, HR stares at you and make comments when you walk by, low pay, and turnover is embarrassing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be like Spain and develop your own culture.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    inside sales

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Melrose Park, IL

    I worked at Interlake Mecalux full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    coworkers were great. I had that he pleasure of meeting some smart and interesting people from other departments. Good place start for a few months and then leave as other opportunities that come will be available. Hint: learn the ins and outs of the manufacturing and distribution world. use that knowledge to leave.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, terrible ceo, and cut throat management. open office was the worst as you get micromanaged constantly. Take away the computers and it is no different than a third world sweat shop. you get suspended for being a second late. Lazy supervisors who will throw you under the bus if they get a chance.

    Advice to Management

    treat your workers like human beings and not like second class citizens and everything will fall into place.


  6. Helpful (1)

    production lead

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    Current Employee - Production Lead in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Production Lead in Melrose Park, IL

    I have been working at Interlake Mecalux full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The vacation time that ypu earn after being there half of a year is excellent. The employees are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    The pay sucks. No reviews or raises ever. Fire at will company that makes you sign somwthing saying youll give 2 weeka notice if quitting

    Advice to Management

    Get ypur heads out of your butts and get some real workers and pay them what they are worth. Quit being so cheap


  7. Helpful (3)

    Very disappointed.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Melrose Park, IL

    I worked at Interlake Mecalux full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees. Floating holidays. I can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Low pay...No raises. Very weird open office space... like a grammar school classroom. If you are late three times in a given period you are fired... they are very strict on that. A lot of micromanaging. Management makes you stay late during the last week of the month to out through orders.

    Advice to Management

    Rearrange the office space and give workers some privacy, it is a workplace not a prison. Increase wages. Give your employees reviews.


  8. Helpful (4)

    This has been a TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE. I had to rate but this company desire NO STARS

    Current Employee - Logistic Coordinator in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Logistic Coordinator in Melrose Park, IL

    I have been working at Interlake Mecalux

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

    Pros

    No likes. About this company. I'm a logistic coordinator and that's what I enjoy doing

    Cons

    Must be Mexican and you must be willing to work for low pay. They have no skills at all.. Because they don't want to pay experience workers

    Advice to Management

    Races.. Company.. Need new HR personal fast .. Because HR is so RACES. No advance growth with the company . Most employee are fire ls if they don't like you


  9. Helpful (8)

    Worst company for ANY position(sales)

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Interlake Mecalux

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

    Pros

    Work from home Company laptop Best lead times(if it can actually ship on time) Best pricing Design software works pretty well

    Cons

    Zero sales support tools Constantly misses lead times and wants you to lie to customers about it Focused on who's fault at was rather than fixing the problem Zero trust from upper management All employees are expendable Corporate office staff turns over every month or so. Engineer department turned over 4 times in one year so don't expect to get a simple project back for weeks Sales quotas are a joke. Expect HR and management to lie about territory sales numbers during the recruitment process(by at least a 1/2 a million dollars) so they can justify the joke of a salary. Make a sale in March, don't expect to get your commission until June or July. Sales aren't sales for you until the customer pays. Good luck taking vacation. You compete against everyone in the company particularly those in the Dallas office or with national distributors. Need freight rates? You will get them from corporate after a week or so. Training is a joke Want you to build distributor relationships but makes you go direct all the time cutting them out. Antiquated system so there is no way to track your sales and commissions. Raises are unheard of. No consistency in pricing floors(I mean it is steel) and management doesn't not share the information. If you have 10yrs of sales experience, expect to be talked down to and treated like a child. Every is ready to throw another coworker under the bus because anything gets you fired. Run for your life. I stuck it out for a while but nothing changed. Lose senior sales managers and account executives to competition regularly. Habitual OSHA violations in the most common areas for death and dismemberment in a factory. They would rather pay the fines than fix the problems.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate and quit being so cheap. Invest in your employees. The mfg plants and racking are not your greatest assets. There is no corporate culture. Bring pay into 2014 standards.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Run away!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Melrose Park, IL

    I worked at Interlake Mecalux full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The benefits were okay, 15 PTO days, a good amount of my coworkers were great to work with on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Where do I even start? You weren't allowed to ever actually use the PTO days. Absolutely no support from management. They shrink your territory down after you have been there a few months and then complain that you aren't hitting your numbers. They have ruined the relationships with distributors and expect you to fix them even though its almost impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Fire them all and start from scratch.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Realistic review from current employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose Park, IL

    I have been working at Interlake Mecalux full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for growth fast paced/ever changing environment Successful company I am a current employee and believe Interlake Mecalux is a great company to begin your career. They offer great benefits including BCBS insurance, a 401K plan with employee matching, and over 3 weeks paid vacation time. There is tremendous room for growth in all areas as the company is growing each year. I have worked in multiple departments and moved up through the company in my time employed here. They promote from within if possible.

    Cons

    Open-office environment is not ideal for everyone



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