Joy Global Reviews

Updated March 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)

  • The management team in place is great, they offer competitive pay and a great benefits package (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. Meh

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    Current Contractor - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Joy Global as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Cushy job. Nearly impossible to get fired. Well paying for the actual amount of work involved. Some divisions have a decent amount of autonomy and it can actually be fun and relaxing work. Many coworkers are cool once you get to know them.

    Cons

    Not very challenging. Seems like there is a relatively low pay ceiling. Takes a long time to climb the ladder. Old school corporate environment (ie: they care more about things like swearing and feet on desks than they do abut actual performance quotas).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are so set in your ways that the only way to really rescue this company and dig yourselves out of the toilet is a complete overhaul. You should probably find new jobs elsewhere, preferably in a field that doesn't require intelligence or lateral thinking.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good company that manufactures a superior product.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Joy Global

    Pros

    Good health benefits including eye and dental; no pension; 401K match for first 6%, bonus plan when company hits targets.

    Cons

    The mining industry is not as robust as several years ago, causing personnel cut backs. Company does not seem to value employees with experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good company.

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    Current Employee - Quality in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Quality in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Joy Global full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, profit sharing. Management keeps employees informed. Local management will work hard to help employees. Some business decisions can be considered questionable though.

    Cons

    Hard to advance. Compensation is not adequate for the job duties performed and responsibilities required. Little help from HR to rectify this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Working hard pays off.

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Joy Global has its pitfalls and issues, but overall in the time i have been here i have earned my way and earned my promotions. If you work hard and get noticed, you will move up. If you sit back and try to ride the gravy train, expect to stay there with no upward, or even lateral movement.

    Good salaries with great pay increases if you earn in.
    Great Benefits
    Lots of food, meals for everything.
    Depending on where you work, the offices range from fantastic, to shop floor desks.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be off a little bit, but in my opinion you need to show what your made of to move up, so working a few extra hours doesn't bother me that much.

    Managers manage down too far. VP telling planners what to do, hourly skipping supervisors and going right to management. No order of operations or elevation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your people, let them manage theirs. Dont skip a level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Management is lost

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    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 8 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with are great and have a welcoming attitude to everyone.The pay and benefits are pretty good. This was a great company to work for in the past and has a great history.

    Cons

    Management has become increasingly distant from and does not value the workforce. Almost all the old management has been pushed out and replaced with people from the outside that don't know the business. No opportunity to move up unless you have worked with the current management in the past(somewhere else). Note that any recent good reviews of this company are from new people that haven't yet learned they are wasting their time here now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror to find the problems, recognize that the current policies are failing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Unorganized on the operations end

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    Former Employee - Management in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Management in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Joy Global full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You eat good every week. Seems to be the only way management can get along with employees

    Cons

    Be very careful who to trust. Do your job to the best of your knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a honest management team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Joy Global part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relatively competitive salary, benefits and bonus program.

    Cons

    Absolutely no upward mobility, especially for females. Very clear discrimination, borderline suable. You can expect to have no clear career path and likely no major promotion during your tenure with Joy Global; yearly 3% increase regardless of performance. The current trend is to hire college grads instead of promoting internally. Upper management and HR do not conduct business professionally. Absolutely no work-life balance. Good 'ol boys club with very little progression. If you are looking for a forward-thinking company where your hard work is acknowledged and rewarded, this is not the company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at your business practices and adopt practices from thriving businesses that think outside of the box. Figure out what it takes to retain good employees and find the root cause of your turnover amongst the brightest at your company. Find ways to bring your company up-to-date as salary alone will not retain the next generations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Wonderful highs and frustrating lows

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Joy Global

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities! Great for independent, driven people to shine. Easy to network, get face time with executives and explore the company. They promote from within.

    Cons

    Lots of change which creates confusion. Often difficult to discern what the direction is and who's giving the directions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders empower employees. Employees meet customer needs. If the Leaders skip straight to the customer needs, the employees purpose gets lost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. just a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    lots of new paint, new emblem and signage. new computers.

    Cons

    lack of tooling and decent equipment to do job correctly in decent time. management is who knows who club now. pay decent . benefits not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit looking at friends to promote, you have knowledge on the floors of your facilities. use it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Run away.

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Joy Global full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None. This is not a company that s serious engineer should EVER consider for employment.

    Cons

    National Avenue (Milwaukee) is run by a bunch of clowns (most who never proved themselves previously). Pretty much amateur hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit. What have you done in the last 3 years to justify your promotions? What new products have you released? All the market sees is failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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