Kysor//Warren Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. Kysor Warren

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Kysor//Warren full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Kysor Warren cares about there employees through there benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Struggling Financially May be awhile before business picks up,

    Advice to Management

    SAP caused more problems than it fixed. Needs work,


  2. Awesome place to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Agent in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Agent in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Kysor//Warren full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Management, Great opportunities for advancement. Great work environment. These People are amazing.

    Cons

    No Cons that i can think of.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are great!!


  3. Definitely a growing company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Coop in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Coop in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Kysor//Warren full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You will definitely be put through training that will pay off

    Cons

    Work load can be heavy at times


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  5. Kysor Warren is the most disorganized and wasteful company that I have ever worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Specialist in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Case Specialist in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Kysor//Warren full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There was no shortage of overtime making pay checks fat.

    Cons

    80 hour weeks every week were required causing employees to live in a constant state of exhaustion.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough employees so that 80 hour work weeks are not required. Work is important but it shouldn't be a human being's entire life. Practice 6 Sigma and have a team who's sole purpose is to develop and implement process improvement.


  6. Great job however plenty of hours

    Current Employee - Brazer in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Brazer in Columbus, GA

    I have been working at Kysor//Warren full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work, great pay with benefits. Management is great and listens to all inquiries. Would recommend to whoever wants to work for them.

    Cons

    Hours.. Sometimes we get about 60-70 hours a week during peak time which is May-October then slows down to about 40-50.


  7. Be prepared to be overworked

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Kysor//Warren

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

    Pros

    Recognition for job well done... Piece of paper in a picture frame. Water machine. Clean bathrooms.

    Cons

    Management didn't seem to care about anyone. Cut throat business Floor workers forced to work every day of the week. No time to see their families.


  8. Power more important than people.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA

    I have been working at Kysor//Warren

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The industry keeps moving even during slow economic times. New products are developed and updates of old cases and systems happens regularly. New technological advances are put into place in the systems and cases.

    Cons

    Non-production pay is severely misaligned throughout the company in comparison to other fields in the industry. A fact noticed by two different corporations who owned us, but neither did anything. Yearly raises are basically just cost of living increasing, but is truly not even enough to cover cost of living increases. Cost cutting measures happen everywhere but yearly sales meetings in nice hotes, restauraunts continue to happen. And the senior management goes to offsite meetings regularly with lunch/dinner paid for. A company wide inventory usually happens twice a year and are contiously not acceptable. Lower employees make suggestions but if you are not in top of power (or don't make enough) they are ignored. In some departments (not all) there is a debate between Education and Work History. In some of the departments if you have a degree in anything you are regarded as more valuable than the person who has been doing the job for 15+ years and has certifications, etc. A Degree and Knowledge should be weighed/averaged, not one for the other.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at your paycheck and the power you have over everyone. You do have enough. Move on. Worry about how the company works. Meetings every hour, constantly reporting numbers, and ignorance towards your employees is not just hurting moral, it is hurting the company itself.


  9. We could be a great company, if we wanted to.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Columbus, GA

    I have been working at Kysor//Warren

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job isn't too insanely difficult and we have a pretty good maintenance department who helps complete projects in a timely manner. The factory workers are good people and always help me out when I have a job to complete.

    Cons

    The overall attitude from the top on down. It seems like newer employees are not always welcomed and shown the ropes when they first sign on - this wasn't just me, as I have seen it with others. There are many employees that have been here for many years and they have a limited vision of building the company into a better place. I am salaried and it is bad when I receive more respect from the hourly associated than I do from fellow salaried employees. It is kind of a "put-down" environment that likes to pick at a person's personality traits and physical looks. I seldom feel supported from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Instill the attitude that we are all in this together and put yourself in other people's shoes. Show that everyone deserves mutual respect instead of being told, "You're doing it all wrong...what is wrong with you?"



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