Joy Global Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Great insurance and good benefits, 401k contribution and match, good fellow employees to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits and bonus program (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Dependent on the coal industry for success (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management (VP and above) is completely disconnected from the rest of the business (in 3 reviews)

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  1. electrical

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Assembly in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Assembly in Longview, TX

    I have been working at Joy Global full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    You get to work with a pretty good group of people

    Cons

    Not having parts for a job when they are needed. Hurry up and wait!! L!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the one's that are doing. Quit jumping to conclusions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Welder

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder in Duffield, VA
    Former Employee - Welder in Duffield, VA

    I worked at Joy Global

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, fair benefits, good co workers, bonus a plus at years end

    Cons

    Some workers do nothing and management says nothing, but hours get to high on machines and its everybodys fault management needs to weed out lazy a--es

    Advice to Management

    reward your good employees, can the slacker's, some of management doesn't have a clue depend on workers to make them look good


  3. Mechanical Engineer

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

    I have been working at Joy Global

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and a great culture!!

    Cons

    Afraid to make decisions to keep things moving.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Joy Global

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Opportunities for advancement are abundant. Operations group headed down right path. Happy with employment there over past 5 years.

    Cons

    Future outlook is unclear. Dependent on coal market. Union can be very hard to work with. Overall not a bad place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing new technology. Keep managing to the financial budget. Keep pushing for a zero harm culture. Overall, headed down right path.


  6. Helpful (1)

    FINAL ASSEMBLY MECHANIC

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Final Assembly Mechanic in Franklin, PA
    Current Employee - Final Assembly Mechanic in Franklin, PA

    I have been working at Joy Global full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Working at the franklin plant today is lonely. we have one new FCT, 500 ft long. thats about it. maybe a rebuild here or there. only six mechanics out of eighty are left working. the bathrooms are closed now. layoffs are always on your mind. the office employees outnumber shop workers now. waiting for the ship to sink after all these years. interim manager seems to be lost.. joy milwaukee just terminated 30 engineers. its just a matter of time, unless coal mining gets a new review from the new political administration in washington.

    Cons

    unstable work enviroment for the long term. if you want to have a family and buy a house, look elsewhere..

    Advice to Management

    stockholders should hold the Wisconsin corporate office responsible..


  7. Strong pay, opportunities for visability

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

    I have been working at Joy Global full-time

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

    Pros

    Solid pay and plans for growth, as well as many channels to become a visible player and executor of those strategies. Commitment to employee betterment and giving back to the community.

    Cons

    Some lingering divides among longtime employees following 2012 merger

    Advice to Management

    Work to increase communication of company strategies and plans, to put focus on future and move away from old divisions that still linger post-merger


  8. It's just alright

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Joy Global full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Friendly, competent coworkers; some small perks plus company run events; not a lot of overtime; decent pay and benefit programs

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunitues to challenge myself or for advancement; company struggling in the downtrodden coal market; boring at timest

    Joy Global Response

    May 26, 2015 – Advertising & PR Manager

    Thanks for the feedback, we honestly appreciate it. One thing to note, as we recognize the struggles with coal: we're in a lot of other markets beyond coal, including the growing hard rock sector ... More


  9. Helpful (5)

    A lackluster Middle management with no diploma

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Joy Mining Services in West Pittsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Joy Mining Services in West Pittsburg, PA

    I have been working at Joy Global full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great product, hardworking engineering & service teams, who may leave this place soon Good technical team with great ideas

    Cons

    Worst middle managers with no qualifications, no diploma, no outside joy experience, closed box thinking with outsourcing mentality, loyal to cheap vendors to get perks from vendors How can a technical company like joy have middle management with no diploma

    Advice to Management

    get ride of middle managers who are less qualified with no diploma, who only manage vendors, Middle managers are puppets in the hands of vendors


  10. Helpful (3)

    Decent pay overall depressing

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

    I have been working at Joy Global full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent and the work is not terribly taxing. Many bodies to accomplish fairly simple tasks. If you are a go with the current program person and don't mind living your 9 to 5 in a small box this is the perfect place to work

    Cons

    There is no outside the box thinking. Very few if anyone at the company will take ownership of their mistakes. When something good does happen we are suddenly a "team" and when something goes wrong you pray you are not the scapegoat of the week. Besides the pay I can't honestly say there is anything decent. The culture of the business, the overall community, and the day to day attitude of the milwaukee operation is extremely negative.

    Advice to Management

    I read another post that talked about culture change and it hit the nail on the head. From the top down something has to change. The workforce overall is extremely unhappy. Production suffers because the leadership is weak. The cycle of negativity has to end somewhere for things to improve. My advice is hire AND "promote" talented people. Don't forget to look at your people currently inside the company for advancement opportunities. Get away from the flavor of the day management style and offer true leadership learning opportunities to the management staff. I for one know there is untapped potential right under your nose.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Mechanical Designer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, PA

    I have been working at Joy Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This is a great place to work

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about joy global



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