Interplex Industries Reviews

Updated January 4, 2015
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  1. Management lacks necessary qualities to make this place as great as it could be.

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Franklin Park, IL
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Franklin Park, IL

    I worked at Interplex Industries full-time

    Pros

    There are many nice people trying to make a living in manaufacturing.
    Company spends money on technology although select few receive formal training.
    Wages are somewhat comparable to other manufacturing facilities in Illinois.

    Cons

    Management is frequently put in positions that they are not qualified for and it makes it difficult to get things accomplished. Because of this, the planning is poor and the result is the constant micromanagement that causes frustration among the managers and lead people that have to answer to employees that get treated unfairly. Changes in policy happen very frequently and are not communicated to employees or managers regularly.Because of the company's commitment requiring a 24/7 operation, forced weekend work paid at straight wages is the norm. Use of temporary employment and turnover add to the chaos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to understand and treat people in a manner that they deserve.
    Realize that your employees can make or break your business and that skilled workers aren't that easily replaced. When temporary employees are given more consideration than long term permanent employees, there is a problem. Listen to employees as they know what is going on in the company and can help resolve issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Interplex Automation Division.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Attleboro, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Attleboro, MA

    I worked at Interplex Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good hands on experience and able to see automation machines come to life. Machine shop on site enabled quick turn round time.

    Cons

    Inadequate management which led to poor interaction with customers and employees. Little to no promotion or raise structure. Not well organized and no drive or real plan to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to put people who have the experience, training, and tools available to succeed in a management role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1950 ish

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Franklin Park, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Franklin Park, IL

    I have been working at Interplex Industries full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very loose management style due to the lack of a real vision

    Cons

    Motto: Work more, work harder, and work longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A husband / wife team that are oppressive in their management style. Cameras everywhere due to the distrust of the employees of the management and vis-a-versa.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Has Potential but it will never be realized.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interplex Industries full-time

    Pros

    There is no shortage of work to be done. Have the ability to bring in quantity of business.

    Cons

    Communication can be poor between management and workers. Very slow to make any changes especially if it will cost ANY money. They love to collect data without taking it into consideration when making decisions. Poor root cause analysis causing an large amount of waste and loss of profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Big talk will never bring results. Take a real look at the supervisors that you have in charge based on "accomplishments" without names next to them and I can bet that you would be dissatisfied with the results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. So much wasted potential. The new owners will probably liquidate most of the corporation simply because it can't perform

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    Current Employee - TOOLMAKER in Tamarac, FL
    Current Employee - TOOLMAKER in Tamarac, FL

    I have been working at Interplex Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay checks don't bounce, new air conditioning units, aside from that there isn't anything else to be said. Gives you a good idea of what the bottom of the barrel looks like.

    Cons

    More than I can list. Management seems to have no clue, nepotism for miles, employees are treated with disrespect, upper management is sexist, Customers are complaining at an increasing rate, such comments as "there is a systemic issue in the interplex corporation." More emphasis is placed on buying new office furniture than on maintaining the borderline decrepit machines. Employees get no compensation or notice for going above and beyond. Management is cheap, they will not pay you what your current market value is just try to undercut you by up to half. President and most upper management are vindictive. This ship is sinking, fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating employees with respect, stop acting like everything is perfect because it's far from that.
    Get new machines or properly fix what you already have.
    Stop paying employees slightly above McDonalds pay for close to three times the work.
    Stop hanging childish cartoon castles on the production floor in an attempt to raise moral, it makes you look bad.
    Stop wondering why people keep leaving, take some action and give them a reason to stay.
    Stop hiring layabouts.
    Take the time to learn the business you're running you clearly have no idea.
    Stop hiring family and letting them further the already horridly low moral.
    Stop letting yes men yes you to death and produce no results.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Molding engineering tech

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    Former Employee - Tech in Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Tech in Flushing, NY

    I worked at Interplex Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can mention

    Cons

    Stay away from this company if all possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around, and see wats wrong

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interplex Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good People. Close to home.

    Cons

    Management in New Jersey Division Has no clue what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire Management in New Jersey and get smart people in there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The worst Company to work for if you want to be compenstated for your skills.

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    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Northvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Northvale, NJ

    I worked at Interplex Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is no Pros working there, they promise you the world and when they get what they want, they kick you out the door for no reason.

    Cons

    Plenty of Cons, Low Pay, upper management on production floor telling people what to do. Supervisors dont ever know whats going on.Run from this Company.Management caters to the Spanish workers. Memos in Polish and nepatism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management in Jersey is the worst, should get on the same page. Should act like upper management and not like production workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. Good People, Not very organized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Attleboro, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Attleboro, MA

    I have been working at Interplex Industries

    Pros

    I love the people I work with and the freedom I have to work on projects.

    Cons

    Corporate structure is not very organized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more time into HR and centralizing the corporate structure.

  11. horrible

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    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Tamarac, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Tamarac, FL

    I worked at Interplex Industries

    Pros

    family orientated. employees are nice

    Cons

    nepatisum amongs management. wife's work with husbands of upper management. nephews, cousins, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the nepitisum. and when an employee arranges to exit and full fills mgmt requests you should not try to screw up unemployment when you promise you will approve it.

    Doesn't Recommend

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