Manitowoc Co.

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Manitowoc Co. Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
17 Reviews

3.2
17 Reviews
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Manitowoc Co. President, CEO, and Director Glen E. Tellock
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  1.  

    112 year old company that still has plenty of energy.

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

    Pros

    Growth, Employee Treatment, Travel, Flexibility. Great folks to work with. Opportunities abound if you are willing to travel the globe.

    Cons

    Compensation Package, Smoke Stacks, Rice Bowls. Segments sometimes don't work together. Recent M&A still have senior employees avoiding full Manitowoc philosophy. Compensation package change not explained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit all facilities!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer II  in  Sellersburg, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Sellersburg, IN

    Pros

    Very supportive coworkers and mangers, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Constant change in priorities and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be great if there was better direction and competitive salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, but trying to do too much with too few resources.

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

    Pros

    Great people - down to earth culture. Lots of potential for growth, and they're focused on the right things.

    Cons

    Not much work/life balance....pace is crazy, and they're reducing staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good ole boys is alive and well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Manitowoc, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manitowoc, WI

    Pros

    Good people running the company day to day.

    Cons

    If you try to do the right thing and live up to our values, that is great....Until it reveals someone's incompetence who is protected by executive leadership... then you are out the door faster than you can imagine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your values are just words...learn what they mean, then try to actually live them like your employees do. I was respected and valued...and highly rewarded in the company...until I called to question something that one of their golden boys did to the detriment of the company, then they walked me out. When I brought it to the CEO and President's attention.... I was thrown back to the wolves that attacked me. Unreal. Don't ever trust this company. They screw their own people, customers and suppliers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Marginal - Overall - Would never recommend this place to anyone.

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Staff is great. If you want to be told what to do, this is the place. If you don't want to be held accountable, this is the place.

    Cons

    Directors are really micro-managers. Most managers are just managers. Leadership above the director level appears to understand leadership. Director level doesn't understand what leadership is. The entire company appears to like management by fear. No one is held accountable. Big bark, no stick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the executives would lead and be leaders (making the tough decisions) this company may be able to retain white collar staff. Adhere to the values you espouse. Lip service doesn't work, hence the high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but could be great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They are somewhat well established and are trying to improve reliability and quality.

    Cons

    There is a lot of potential for the shady grove division but they are locked into the past. The processes are old, the designs are old, the company does not seem to want to transform the products they produce. Also they don't really consider what the customer is paying for and it's really hard to get them to buy into top quality and innovation. The location is not much to be desired. They should really change locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the old mentality " if it ain't broke don't fix it". The customer feedback system does not work well at all yet you use it as an excuse not to fix or improve any if the products because you think the customer is fine with it. Improve the channels for customer feedback and use it to improve the products rather thinking that you know what the customer wants better than they do

  8.  

    Cost driven company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    In our location, there are few managers so there is less politics

    Cons

    Closed our location and moved to Mexico.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't grow the company by cost cutting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It was just an OK place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Manitowoc, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Manitowoc, WI

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Working hours were usually 8 hrs a day. I was kept very busy so the days just flew by.

    Cons

    Drive to and from work every day was longer than I care to have. Job responsibilities changed and I ended up doing more duties in an area which I was not hired to do. Not that I mind helping out but some days it became my "main" job while my real main job was left undone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like part of the company. Don't say one thing to their face and then something totally different to others in the department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Foodservice group lacks direction, has too little resources, too many projec and is overly concerned with cutting costs.

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

    Pros

    Has a good portfolio of different brands.

    Cons

    Undergoing a massive reorganization which has resulted with the brands no longer having any autonomy. People have been reassigned to functions they're either not qualified for or really don't want. In time, they'll probably see a mass exodus of key people as they find other jobs that provide more reward and satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in people and quit the endless cost cutting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Key account manager handling large key customers and working to increase sales year over year. Work to meet sales goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    Great leadership, great employee programs, great availability to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Health and wellness, 401K is average but encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meet more of the employees, place more emphasis on wellness and healthcare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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