Joy Global
3.2 of 5 27 reviews
www.joyglobal.com Milwaukee, WI 5000+ Employees

Joy Global Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2014
Joy Global – Milwaukee – “P&H Mining Shovel”

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Ted Doheny II


50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A cyclical company in a cyclical industry.

    Cost Engineer (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsThere seems to be a lot of opportunities to expand your knowledge into different departments and specialties. All it takes is you taking the initiative to volunteer for projects that may not be traditionally under your responsibility. Being a union shop, there is that ever-present tension between management and the shop floor however, despite things being slow to change, I can definitely see improvement in the culture and atmosphere.

    ConsAgain, being a union shop, some of the challenges brought on by union restrictions place limitations on what engineering and management can do, in many cases this only goes on to hurt the workers on the floor. A lot of "old timers" come across as complacent and unwilling to accept any change for the good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour first level of management needs to not only have managerial skills but also an understanding of how the products are manufactured. When people you are responsible for are coming to you looking for direction, you should be able to deal it out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Leadership leaves a lot to be desired

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsWorking with the biggest mining equipment in the world
    great work life balance
    benefits
    because of continual promotions, there are always opportunities

    Consnot much documentation for existing products
    too many executives that don't make decisions
    don't develop new products, just keep fixing old ones.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop promoting people into the executive levels while laying off lower level employees. It sets a bad example, especially when not much strategic planning is happening anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid company to start career with.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWide range of responsibilities that will let a young engineer gain valuable experience. Training is available for those who seek it out.

    ConsLarge turnover in upper-level engineering management resulting in multiple organizational changes. Pay is below average. Promotions are few and far between.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess bureaucracy, and let people do their jobs. Make more incentives for younger employees to stay with the company in a struggling macro-economic time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    After almost a decade, not sure if it's worth it anymore

    Machinist (Current Employee)
    Longview, TX

    ProsDecent starting pay and benefits and a steady job. Even when work slows down, they try to keep you employed

    ConsLots of cons. While the starting pay may be decent, don't expect much as far as raises go, and that's if you even get one. There is no cost of living or inflation adjustment. The pay scale you start with will remain as long as you're there. And don't expect advancement unless you're in the old boys club. For as large of a company as it is, it's ran like a mom and pop shop. They claim to be a metrics driven company, but they micromanage from the top down

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to listen to your employees that argue with you. They tend to know what will and won't work. Even Machiavelli advises against yes men

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice family oriented business with excellent benfits

    Wireman/Assembly (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsSize of the machine that are build. The opportunity for the employees.

    ConsIts hard to advance in the company, cause they think abut numbers. Sometimes they don't give some workers to advance, that are willing to learn the whole job. Some get bye with little that breaks down the morality of the good workers. Training is needed but it seems its on the back burner. Th3 company steady farming jobs out, than do in house training. Sorry to say, the future is not looking good if it keep on going the way its going.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining is so needed. If no training, no job. For both the employees or management. If everyone is treated fairly, and trained. The company would be a better place to work. Sprawling and Harnisfegger is turning in there graves. Management is worrying about how to make themselves look good, not for the outlook of the company's future.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good internship but could use more technical projects to evolve student's capabilities.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsVery flexible and supportive. Products and manufacturing are unique. Great opportunity for the manufacturing inclined.

    ConsMany repetitive tasks for interns. Difficult to transition into engineering. Due to the union environment, it can be rare to see any results from your work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the union (but they already know that).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company poor management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDirector level and below are for the most part very good. Benefits and pay are good.

    ConsSenior management has serious issues. They have no idea what is going on, especially in the accounting, manufacturing and distribution areas. There are a lot of very unhappy people as the bosses do not understand what it is they are in charge of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn what their VPs are up to. Most are very poor.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Future of Mining Quality to Cost

    Cost Engineer (Former Employee)
    West Milwaukee, WI

    ProsA well established organization that treat and respect their staff well. Old world product with great customer support.

    ConsCyclical with the economy, however, usually not of their control and currently challenged by the Executive Branch vision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your future outlook. Check DFMA for improvements.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's all about leadership.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company has had a strong employee base and leadership over the years and for the overall corporation it has been a positive.

    ConsUnfortunately about 1/3 of the leaders that have been brought in from the outside or moved into new functional leadership roles have brought with them an arrogance that has hurt those functions and the overall employee culture. Executives who actually keep track of how many employees they have terminated obviously have the wrong focus and priority.
    Turnover has grown and will get worse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAccept the fact that we all make bad calls with hires, even at the highest levels. Remove the tumors and promote the hard-working, existing hi-po's.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are great and the technology is getting better.

    ConsThe company is in a downturn
    A very large company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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