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Joy Global Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
29 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance and learn new skills

    Cons

    In a diffuIn a difficult market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Have all their eggs in one basket (coal) – need to find other industries to serve.

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

    Pros

    Great insurance and good benefits, 401k contribution and match, good fellow employees to work with.

    Cons

    Dependent on the coal industry for success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop products for industries other that coal mining.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Leadership leaves a lot to be desired

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not 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 ManagementAdvice

    stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid company to start career with.

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machinist  in  Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Machinist in Longview, TX

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice family oriented business with excellent benfits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wireman/Assembly  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Wireman/Assembly in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Its 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 ManagementAdvice

    Training 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A cyclical company in a cyclical industry.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Again, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Your 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Many 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the union (but they already know that).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company poor management

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn what their VPs are up to. Most are very poor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The Future of Mining Quality to Cost

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cost Engineer  in  West Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Cost Engineer in West Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your future outlook. Check DFMA for improvements.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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