Meritor
3.2 of 5 64 reviews
www.meritor.com Troy, MI 5000+ Employees

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Ivor J. "Ike" Evans

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Pros:
  • "Great people with a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Interesting challenging work in a challenging industry"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "There seems to be a lack of long-term concrete plan and a 'stick to the plan' follow-through"
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    Great projects no balance.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsMeritor has great people and some really interesting project work. Learning experiences will come from hands on project work. Co workers are all highly skilled.

    ConsThere is no balance between work and home a usual week is 70 or more hours due to lack of administrative support and analyst roles. Quality issues are creating ongoing challenges and it appears that the new product pipeline is weak. The recent departures by several senior leaders without a view to the larger strategic plan is a concern. Formal training and mentoring is lacking as managers are stretched too thin and financial resources are limited.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Meritor is an OK place to work, but don't expect to much professional growth-good experience (First 3 years)

    Project Engineer (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsIn product development, I get to work on many different projects so the variety is very good. There are many good people who are willing to share knowledge because there is a vast history of products and field experience. This is a great place to learn about the heavy truck industry from vehicle dynamics, fatigue, design and manufacturing. The company makes a profit most years and shares the profit with employees.

    ConsThe work life balance on the surface appears OK, however, if you don't work 7:00am-7:00pm don't plan on being promoted. Also if you are not willing to travel at the expense of family and personal life don't expect to have career gains. This rigid "old school" management style will hurt for the long run because it will be hard to attract and retain talent. There is very little formal product training and no tuition reinbursement. Management claims to have a SDP (Succession Development Program) however, this is rareley used at the lower levels. All projects are poorely planned and managed and it creates "emergencies" to the point were everything is super hot. This desensitizes the truely urgent issues. Upper Management takes on to many projects with-out regard of the personel to complete the projects. Most people are very stressed in the work place and to many mistakes occur and projects are never fully closed and documented. Too much politics and paperwork.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave clear goals and a long term vision and execute that vision. Spend more on R&D and reward innovation and invention. The old school management techniques and tired products must be reviewed and relentless change must occur.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good communication company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsCompany very good at communication. Communication meetings held montly after earnings review phone call. Plans of company described and questions answered.

    Conssee wall street investment firm reviews. Among the complaints of outside evaluaters is that Meritor is a "Goldylocks" company, the market can not be too hot or too cold.

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    OK stepping stone, but don't stay long

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Brentwood, TN

    ProsReceived opportunities to work in a variety of functional areas in different divisions of the company. Rotations were short, which was good because otherwise they would become boring.

    ConsBiggest con is the quality of the people you work with. It wasn't hard to feel like a rockstar there and you didn't feel very challenged.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is a tough business and sometimes that calls for making tough decisions. In my experience management was too willing to sit on their hands and hope things got better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsGood atmosphere. Great people. Challenging work. Very good leadership. Values their employees. Is concerned about community involvement and supports employees who volunteer in the community.

    ConsThere are no huge negatives to working at Meritor. Sometimes communication can be slow, but that should be somewhat expected in a large company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a good experience

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsNice people, reasonable level of work, management recognizes you need time outside of the workplace. Benefits above average compared to other companies in the industry.

    ConsVery beaurocratic and lean workplace. Sometimes communication is lacking. Base salary is below a number of other companies in the industry. Only way to get a good raise is to go shopping.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stressful

    Buyer (Current Employee)
    Florence, KY

    ProsLaid back, great co-workers, great work life balance

    ConsVERY POLITICAL. The company has two different ideologies between its Production and Aftermarket divisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe leaders need to realize that both divisions have the same goals, to increase margins..So allow your workers to do so.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty intense .... lots of changes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsCompany is adjusting to new single business segment

    ConsSr Leadership has to approve every single change in the company ... they get involved in every level .. sometimes it diminishes other leaders ability to make decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop having short memory ... one single mistake it all it takes for employees to be put on the black list and targeted for termination. No matter how well they peformed the years before .. top leaders will forget what they did in a blink of an eye.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Old Proud Company Adjusting to Business in the 21st Century

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Troy, MI

    Pros#1) Smart and friendly workforce. #2) Good balance between work life and personal life. #3) Work is done "the right way" and you can take pride in that. #4) Management is working to make this a sustainable enterprise.

    Cons#1) The company continues to adjust to the difficult economy - change is happening month by month, not year by year. #2) Could your job be outsourced? Maybe and you can be assured that management will consider it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing, eliminating the lower margined businesses. A smaller company can be a stronger company. Please don't "swing for the fences" and just keep this company on an even keel. Do what you can to reduce long term debt.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Running wide open

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsStructure of job progressions are not well defined; therefore, you can make lateral moves that you would not normally be able to make. Defense portion of the business is relatively stable. Recent restructuring appeared to be merit-based instead of salary based. High visibility to senior management for entry level job positions. Unfortunately, this stems from the fact that the company is so under-staffed.

    ConsEverything, and I mean EVERYTHING, is a freakin emergency. There are no easily accessible tools to help program managers run programs. You make your own tools, which end up being as simple as to-do lists to stop the customer from calling the CEO. The entire staff of the company is constantly scrambling to keep up with their salesperson's promises. This leads to schedule slip, poor product quality, and firefighting galore. I may ask for my job title to be changed to firefighter. After all, I always wanted to be one when I grew up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to adequately staff the portions of the business that make all of the money. Half the design time = double the engineers. Etc.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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