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McWane Reviews

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 2015
3 Reviews
2.3
3 Reviews

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    Profits over people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salaried in Coshocton, OH
    Former Employee - Salaried in Coshocton, OH

    I worked at McWane full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Stable industries and diversified to take down years and slow downs.
    - Put capital money back into the business.
    - Safety has improved. Have invested huge sums of money into changing environmental and safety programs due to huge fines, lawsuits, and jail sentences for management.

    Just the facts - Search McWane Frontline, Atlantic States, Tyler Pipe, and/or Pacific States to find out why they started to slowly do the right thing.

    Cons

    - You can feel very much like a number to them.
    - Have union and non-union location and try to treat them the same.
    - Hire external people rather than promote or develop internal employees.
    - Very poor communication from corporate office out to locations.
    - Old Boys Club in upper level management especially at corporate. Mountain Brook boys makes the rules. Very few if any women, blacks, asians or hispanics in leadership roles at corporate or out in locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and care about the people who make you money. Wouldn't give hourly employees decent raises but kept things like company cars. Some employees who worked there 10+ years had pension slashed wih no notice but older employees kept everything. Raised medical with no notice or care to the lower paid salaried employees. As long as executives get paid and cash in big at the end of the year they don't care about anything else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Elitist & Arrogance Corporate Culture

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

    I have been working at McWane

    Pros

    Good people in the lower echelons.

    Cons

    No culture - Short term view and only focused on financial results - People and infrastructure are after-thoughts or not considered - The corporate sr. managers have created an environment of "US-and-Them" - Only select few are allowed inside the leadership circle and the rest are kept out. Not open to outside views or new ideas. If you consider yourself a professional and want to join a progressive company, this would not be a good environment for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Success is not measured only by financial results.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Mcwane family gives generously to local Universities!

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

    I worked at McWane (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unless you work in the Corporate office there is no Pro's. They are all compensated handsomely and fly around in white unmarked corporate jets.

    Cons

    Smoke stack industry, they have broken every environmental law ever written. PBS, NY Times has plenty of history on that for those who want to research.

    Disapproves of CEO

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