Magnetek
2.0 of 5 9 reviews
www.magnetek.com Menomonee Falls, WI 150 to 499 Employees

Magnetek Reviews

Updated Mar 21, 2014
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2.0 9 reviews

                             

40% Approve of the CEO

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Pete McCormick

(5 ratings)

14% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not recommend to relocate to

    Senior Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Menomonee Falls, WI

    Proseasy going, slow pace, family friendly

    Conslow salary, not good to career path

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    Not good.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Menomonee Falls, WI

    ProsMy peers (non-management) were kind and easy to work with, as most were as unhappy as everyone else. Was able to use this as a quick stepping stone to a better position.

    ConsYou are just another employee, the company doesn't value individuals, there is a bunch of turn over. After leaving, I've continually seen my position reposted. Some positions are a revolving door. Very little is communicated to non-management employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    a company to be reviewed

    Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Menomonee Falls, WI

    Prossome nice colleagues and experienced enginners

    Consfrequent change in management may cause some problems

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    one big let down

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Menomonee Fls, WI

    ProsNice caring co-workers, Not pushed to work past your ability, Be on time and Show up do your job like a zombie with no opinion and you'll have a OK paying job forever,

    ConsMiddle Management does not do a very good job at giving credit to those workers that have it coming.The Department Lead and Middle Managers think their way is the only way and when you try giving your input and show them different ways to achieve the same end results,Are easier on you doing the task and over time would save money. They don't care. The leads are also to much yes people when it comes to trying to correct any problems.Good people just hard being a robot worker and its hard to really care and do good work.Do the extra over your co-workers and be a team player and then when you ask something they use the old everybody's equal bit.Its not a place to give a 110%

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No opportunity for advancement.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Menomonee Falls, WI

    ProsSome decent people stuck in the same boat as you.

    ConsNo advancement.
    Voice is not heard.
    Too much politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of some of the VPs and bring in new hungry leadership with new ideas for growth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Material Handling department contains older engineers who are very difficult to get along with

    Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Menomonee Falls, WI

    ProsThe pay was great and most of the people were nice

    ConsManagement was not willing to discipline certain workers who have had major problems with most employees. The reason being is that these workers had too much experience and basically were doing the managers job. Many workers left the Material Handling department due to one older employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to get good talent and retain good talent, then you must work on making it a more pleasant place to work. Even if that means getting rid of a very experienced worker.

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    Not for me

    Panel Wirer (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsI really can't think of any.

    ConsI was told that the company could not afford to give more than a 25 cent raise, only to find a day later that a woman who was known to complain often and loudly was given a dollar. Also, besides having managers lie to your face, there are too many politics. My company was bought by Magnetek. It was the worst thing to happen to what had been a great place to work. Before the buyout I was literally weeks from earning an extra week of vacation, but since Magnetek did not follow the same vacation schedule I was not given the additional week. Magnetek is a vampire that sucks the life out of small companies by buying them up and bleeding them dry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your people with respect

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you are looking for advance within 5 years, don't apply here

    Product Tester (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    Prosstarting salary is better than average for other companies within Milwaukee.

    Conspay increases are slow and promotions seem to be giver to personnel outside of the company or 10 year employees.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop taking care of long term employees and look at the most motivated employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    There slogan should be Profits over employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility to work unusual hours

    Cons- No place for advancement
    - benefits are minimal
    - pay could be better
    - over worked
    - HR has no desire to help the employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace CEO

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

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