Jasper Engines Reviews

Updated May 28, 2015
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  1. Outside Sales Representative - Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative - Manager in Plainview, MN
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative - Manager in Plainview, MN

    I have been working at Jasper Engines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You are your own boss. Set your own territories & build your business

    Cons

    Nothing real negative to report


  2. This is a very good company to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Leavenworth, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Leavenworth, IN

    I have been working at Jasper Engines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive wages and no experience necessary

    Cons

    Factory work, standing 8+ hours

    Advice to Management

    start second shift to lower overtime


  3. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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

    I worked at Jasper Engines 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

    It is a great job for people who do not mind dedicating their lives to the job with little or no vacation time or sick time.

    Cons

    They require 10-13 calls a day, and they do not care about the quality of the call. They charge you for your company car, which you can use on the weekends, but only 100 mile a week. It also has their logos all over it... They have no sick time, and little vacation time. They also expect you to spend your Saturdays at monthly meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great product and reputation

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

    I worked at Jasper Engines

    Pros

    Good people, product and work environment. Very well organized, structured and each employee is held accountable. Problems are solved quickly.

    Cons

    Compared to other companies, the pay per unit sold and/or the percentage of pay for the dollar amount you are selling is extremely low.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep and attract good sales people you need to pay accordingly instead of expecting more and more effort and personal responsibility while reducing the pay. If you pay less, you'll end up with lower quality employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good company, still needs to continue to focus on diversification and growth

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at Jasper Engines full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Minimal layers of management. I see this as a positive, in some ways, relating to minimizing useless meetings about meetings and having to please multiple superiors. I like the fact I can speak directly with a VP at the company and not talk with five people first.

    The company is beginning to diversify the types of companies it owns. I feel the company has the opportunity to promote rising starts as the other acquired companies continue to develop and prosper.

    Success is in your hands.....and so is your salary. You are your biggest strength, or weakest asset. Strong reps and leaders can take control of their clients and management allows you to manage your own territory as if it were your own business. For those who require a lot of supervision and hand-holding this is not a good job for you.

    Other pros:
    -corp. culture
    -diverse customer base
    -opportunities to network within the automotive industry
    -continuous technical training to aid in knowledge of product and industry
    -company car and expense account

    Cons

    While the afore mentioned lack of management layers was a pro, it is also a con for those looking long term with the company who may not want to be a sales rep forever. A lack of leadership positions leaves rising stars with few options for future growth.

    Salary is competitive for the aftermarket auto-industry but not for outside sales positions in comparison to tech, real estate, etc. But one can make over $100,000 if they put in the time and effort.

    Travel to and from territory. Travel time is not factored into work day meaning some days you are home by 6. Other days by 8, and you are leaving very early as well. Smart reps are able to minimize travel time by how they arrange their account base but some things are avoidable. It can cause for some exhausting weeks with continuous 10-12 hour days.

    Lack of industry training from a consultative standpoint. We are told to always bring value to customers but company lacks tools to teach reps how to bring value to each unique business. Additional business training would be of great value to salesforce.

    Other cons:
    -sales literature is dated
    -lack of team building throughout company. Pockets of great teamwork exist but other areas of the company struggle to work together.
    -disconnect exists between production, customer service, inside sales, and outside sales.
    -inside and outside sales do not work together as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, Jasper is a great company to work for. Advice to upper mgmt would be to utilize talent to help improve the company in all areas. Also look at talent to move into other leadership roles as Jasper continues to acquire new companies. Continue to train salesforce in business management and help reps understand their customers needs. Higher percentage of commission is always a plus.


  7. Positive work environment.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jasper, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jasper, IN

    I have been working at Jasper Engines full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Management takes true interest in employees ideas. Employee owned, 401k and ESOP retirement plans.

    Cons

    Pay is below what I would consider average, and it takes a while to achieve an average wage.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Jasper

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Repair in Jasper, IN
    Former Employee - Repair in Jasper, IN

    I worked at Jasper Engines full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work is for the most part easy and understandable, as long as you have some knowledge of cars. I pay is decent and lots of overtime. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    Jasper limits you on how much time you can take off, even if you have a family emergency. Your raises aren't performance based. They are based a list that Jasper expects you to have done in a certain amount of time. I didn't get mine done because my team leader (direct supervisor) wouldn't train me in the things that I needed to get done in order to get my raises. They basically dictate when you're gonna get a raise based off of how much they like you or how much butt you kiss. They don't reward hard work, they want people are gonna be stuck up their rear ends all the time. They want people who are gonna kiss butt and basically do their jobs for them.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and be more understanding with family issues. Don't limit family emergency hours. Reward hard work. Your turn over rated would go way down if the supervisors were more understanding and not constant jerks to their employees.


  9. "Do it right... and have fun"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Jasper Engines full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities for those who are driven to always learn and improve.
    Many associates do actually strive to have fun while doing a good job.
    Vast learning opportunity.
    Management tries to get to know associates on a personal level.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than average.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving


  10. Helpful (1)

    Advancement opportunities for those who aren't afraid to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Jasper, IN
    Current Employee - Associate in Jasper, IN

    I have been working at Jasper Engines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Top re-manufacturer of Engines/Transmissions in the industry. 100% Associate owned! Never had a lay-off in 70 history. They truly care about their Associates.

    Cons

    Pay is a little on the low-end at first but they are getting more aggressive in this dept. Factory setting can take some getting used to if you've never worked in this environment before and prefer to be out doors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  11. Helpful (4)

    Micromanaged, underpaid

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Jasper Engines full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good time off. Good starting job for someone starting out in the sales field. Wages are good starting out, but little room for monetary growth as pay plans change

    Cons

    Big time micro management. No urgency to keep seasoned reps, would rather re-train new ones. Not for a good sales person looking to have a life or make a good wage long term. If you are interviewing, ask how many reps the territory has had the last 5-10 years...it's a joke...revolving door...old school way of thinking...Oh...You have to be in your first stop by 8, and your last still at 5...no matter how far away from your home. And travel to/from sales/work meetings are on your time as well (including weekends and weeknights)....In short, don't take this job if you don't have to

    Advice to Management

    Let the straight commission reps manage their own territory....pay more...keep the good reps and build relationships



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