Karl Schmidt Unisia

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Karl Schmidt Unisia Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Typical large company owned by overseas company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Marinette, WI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Marinette, WI

    I worked at Karl Schmidt Unisia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy making changes and improving the process, you can do that here.
    KS has many robots and machines to learn how to use them effectively.
    There is good use of capital spending to grow the business (see cons for other side)

    Cons

    It is a typical large company that is owned by an overseas firm: investors come first and Germany guides all the decisions.
    It can be hard to update existing machinery and tools.
    As with many companies these days, the attitude is pretty bad in the shop.
    Expect a lot of overtime (sometimes way too much, especially as an hourly employee or supervisor!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With most companies these days, it seems there is a disconnect between upper management and lower echelons of the company. Talk to those people and find out what their concerns are and make a concerted effort to change those problems and show employees they matter and they will be more efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Central Melt in Marinette, WI
    Former Employee - Central Melt in Marinette, WI

    I worked at Karl Schmidt Unisia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay and insurance, with 401k

    Cons

    improper leadership personel. Poor quality of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some major coordinator restructuring and have better quality leadership in the foundry side. Then in time the working force will attain hi quality out put.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    First couple years were bearable but the wheels came off after that. Complete drain of experienced employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Karl Schmidt Unisia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people there but not too many are left.

    Cons

    Corporate management is a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs a change starting at the top and please stop getting rid of all the experienced employees, either by their own accord or the companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Marinette, WI
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Marinette, WI

    I worked at Karl Schmidt Unisia

    Pros

    Great Moral from employess
    Management all worked up from starting positons so they know what goes on beyond their office and are easy to get along with.
    Porfit Sharing

    Cons

    The factory is rather dirty and poorly lit. Excessive machine downtime can lead to you being sent home early if it can not be fixed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shift Managers were great. Incentives for high production rates should be awarded to a department rather that to the whole plant.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Worked many years and have seen many changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Karl Schmidt Unisia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is a possibility of advancement.

    Cons

    the pay is of avg or below other manufacturers in area. Within the last few years we have had many benefits taken away. Moral is not of the greatest. Hope things get better ....there is much room for improvement,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain ones are ok and some are trying to make a name for themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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