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Mapei Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
10 Reviews

2.7
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  1.  

    Interesting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits package is very good.

    Cons

    They are known for paying low salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  2.  

    Worldwide success. Domestic nightmare.

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

    Pros

    Great products with endless innovation.

    Cons

    Disconnect between corporate resources and providing timely customer needs resulting in delayed execution and disappointed customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to keep talent and avoid elementary office politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    overall ok, safety getting better

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

    Pros

    Overtime was plentiful, sometimes too much

    Cons

    safety was a con, work in progress

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Poor Management - A lot of favoritism

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech III  in  Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech III in Garland, TX

    Pros

    The very good thing that Mapei in Garland, TX offers is the health care and 401 K plan.
    Mapei is also very stable company which did not suffered that much during the economic recession in 2008. Mapei still growing and have a huge sale all over the world.

    Cons

    Mapei management is entirely focused in production more than in they employees safety, life balance, work schedule, health condition, family issues, and other things related to the well being of the entire production and maintenance personnel. It is shame that 70% or more of their employees does not speak English and company does not care in offer them English classes. All those English speaking people need to understand their language or have a translator to be able to communicate with them.
    From unit manager,supervisors and other managers all of them does not care about the chemical dust and fumes dispensed in the atmosphere. They have machines running specially to move some percentage of these chemicals from the building and dispense it to the atmosphere outside of the building.
    Some employee use dust mask even when working with vapors like ammonia and other dangerous and similar chemicals. They are not trained that mask for dust will not filter fumes and vapors from other chemicals
     All those managers care about is save money to the company and make favoritism.
    Back in 2010 unit manager sent a memo to all employees saying that they should be thankful because the company is giving them job and place to work. - Out there, he said, other companies are cutting employees and reducing work hours. - Be glad because we are giving you a place to work. This was exactly the words of his memo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers; you guys must understand that we are humans and you guys are not special than us.
    Stop arrogance and value more your employees not matter what they do. Don't make your employees working at 125 F during the summer and at 9 F during the winter . Don't try to makeup that you are good given them powder Gatorade as a thirst remover. We are not stupid as you believe. Hire a real HR personnel and not a person that make favoritism for those that speak her language. Want to save money? fire those excessive number of "managers" that you have in a small plant as in Garland. Your chain of commands have more people than necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Mapei Response

    Feb 26, 2013Public Relations Specialist

    Three concerns involving safety and environment expressed on the Glassdoor website regarding plant safety at MAPEI’s Garland site merit a response and explanation.

    One concern involves a
    ... More

  6.  

    Smallish, nimble organization

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Deerfield Beach, FL

    Pros

    Good benefits, including educational assistance and 401(k).

    Cons

    Limited growth at corporate level.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Will Mapei in Dallas suffer the same fate as Dal-tile in Dallas, similarities rear there ugly head.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maint Tech.  in  Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Maint Tech. in Garland, TX

    Pros

    Pay in Maintenance is fair to good, and they are fair about there scheduling conflicts with personal life within reason. Benefits are competetive at best! nothing special.

    Cons

    The leadership is: "shall we say,... Lacking" The leadership is very inexperienced, and relies on uneducated opinions by novice supervisors with little experience. I had a previous employer that ran the exact same way, and they just laid off the last of there employees. I hope the fate of the Texas work force doesn't rest on these poor decisions. And suffers the fate of Dal-Tile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a more active role in spotting talent among your staff, instead of hiding them. Stop worring about someone taking your jobs, because more often than not, you are so pre-occupied with it, that's when someone has the door open to slip into your job; and show your incompetance. Be aware of all your peoples talents, progress, and attributes. I didn't use to be a fan of micro-managing, but in todays world, That is the best job security. If you can't explain as to what is the reason for costs being so high, or explain employees strengths and weaknesses of personnel to your superiors without repeating reports that are almost verbatum, or quotes from supervisors beneath you. You shouldn't be in a position of power, and you don't deserve to be there. If you ask a captain of a submarine at sea, (who is in charge of anywhere from 60 to 150 sailors) what is the cooks jobs and what does he offers this boat, he will probably quote to you personal opinion, along with superior critiques from direct supervision. Can you do that? It comes down to this, Attitude reflects leadership. If you can't captain, them you are a steward with a degree. Just because you did four years of college, don't make you educated. I have 2 years of schooling, And I consider myself a well educated, but am I? We will leave it up to you to decide.............Won't we!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A very fulfilling one where you are given projects to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Human Resources  in  Laval, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director, Human Resources in Laval, QC (Canada)

    Pros

    There is always an activity to recognize Recognition

    Cons

    Lack of investment in Physical environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Objective review

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

    Pros

    a lot of overtime, at times too much. not much else pros wise

    Cons

    production, over safety is never good. very high turnover rate. management does not seem very concerned about employees (just give me production). Plant is very dusty inside, and has been cited/warning posted to employees. Safety equipment i.e. dust masks are given through vending machine, employees only get small amount per week. Office personnel tend to look down on production employees. overall Management needs education on morale, employees are started at very low wage, raises are few and far far between. Turnover rate around 30% , especially high in maintenance. Very surprising at high amount of management arrogance, i have never seen it so bad as it is here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your arrogance, get an hr person that actually is hr, not company watchdog who on every document uses special wording always giving company upper-hand. This company needs a serious shake-up with upper management, and employee morale starts with you. Quit thinking of the bottom line only. Hire personal that you say you actually have requirements about, i.e. read/write/math English. kill the favoritism towards foreign workers you can pay less breaking your hiring rules., this list is longer.... Follow your own training, respectful workplace doesn't apply to managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    positive with further possibilities for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant  in  Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Athens (Greece)

    Pros

    a worldwide company with strong cental management. the management of the hole group is managed closely by the family of owners. Great relations with employees.

    Cons

    because of the size of such a company it would be better to give further responsibilities and flexibility to subsidiaries thus minimazinng the time for executing certain project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    evaluate your human resources globally and give more benefits to all your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company but...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Security. You will always have your job since they do not typically layoff employees. It is also a family owned company plus there is an onsite gym and great health benefits.

    Cons

    Company does not invest in engaging employees and boosting moral. They are more concerned about sales bottom line and numbers than investing in their employees. Most salaries are also not competitive. Also, depending on who you know and your connection with management or parent company in Italy, you will tend to move up the ladder and get paid more. In addition, some people do whatever they want and get away with it while others get reprimanded for doing the exact same thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your greatest value. Spend more time in investing, appreciating and recognizing them or else you will loose your best employees. Improve on communicating with your employees and make them feel appreciated.

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