Interplex Industries Reviews

Updated May 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Management lacks necessary qualities to make this place as great as it could be.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Franklin Park, IL
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Franklin Park, IL

    I worked at Interplex Industries full-time

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

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Press Operator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Rumford, RI
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Rumford, RI

    I have been working at Interplex Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I have met some very nice people here. There are several doors that open to opportunity. Unfortunately, they are all marked "EXIT".

    Cons

    Nepotism. Ineffective management. Lack of trust. Skill, experience, and talent are rarely acknowledged and compensated. Employees aren't treated with respect and several employee rights are blatantly disregarded. Moral is low. More talk than action. Pay increases, if any, are nickel and dimed to death then tak. Pay rates are at about 50% of average. No set criteria for job descriptions. There are several employees in multi-role positions, inaccurately compensated, of course. Rules and policies only apply to those in lower positions. Management is hypocritical and lacks the vision to identify true potential within the company. The overall feel is that of a prison. Employees are typically disgruntled and unhappy. Lead persons are ignorant and have poor attitudes toward those they manage.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people well and recognize their potential. COMPENSATE them for it. Realize that your skilled people are leaving for a reason, several reasons, in fact. Put an end to the nepotism. Your people work hard to provide their loved ones with a good quality of life, not to struggle financially. Your unhappy, under paid, overlooked employees WILL leave at the first opportunity. They need only use the door marked "EXIT".


  3. Interplex Automation Division.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Attleboro, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Attleboro, MA

    I worked at Interplex Industries full-time

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

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    1950 ish

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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.


  6. Has Potential but it will never be realized.

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

    I worked at Interplex Industries full-time

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

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    So much wasted potential. The new owners will probably liquidate most of the corporation simply because it can't perform

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Molding engineering tech

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech in Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Tech in Flushing, NY

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

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

    Pros

    None that I can mention

    Cons

    Stay away from this company if all possible

    Advice to Management

    Look around, and see wats wrong


  9. Company Blows

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good People. Close to home.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    The worst Company to work for if you want to be compenstated for your skills.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  11. Good People, Not very organized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

    Put more time into HR and centralizing the corporate structure.



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