Meritor Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
66 Reviews
3.1
66 Reviews
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Ivor J. "Ike" Evans
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people with a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge (in 6 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 (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work, good people and a very professional atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meritor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professional and very helpful group of people.

    Cons

    None that i can think of.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Meritor part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great location, very flexible with work hours

    Cons

    Downsizing company, take too long to get things done.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Start, redirect,stop, start again, change direction, change direection one more time, stop ...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meritor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, nice team, decent benefits,

    Cons

    No vision or strategy - frequent changes in direction, lack of long term planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Technical Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I worked at Meritor as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Reasonable environment, good people, not a bad place to work on the whole. Good facilities for the most part. Needs some updating though.

    Cons

    Ingrained culture, not really open to ideas for new opportunities in markets. Business infrastructure need modernized and streamlining. Management need to make better use of available data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand your business to include more systems. The investment is minimal and the value to your customers is substantial. For example: Steer axles... offer more than just the axle, offer the full steering system, integrated into the customer's vehicle.

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

    Great People to work with who are very talented and good at what they do for a living!

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Troy, MI

    I worked at Meritor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Superb engineering talent coupled with excellent business managers who understand their client's needs and anticipate where the trucking industry is going. Nobody is resting on their laurels.

    Cons

    The company has a very long and strong history that can hinder development times. Better to be safe than sorry is "safe", but opportunities today only last a short while and the early bird catches the worm!! Nothing that talent and zeal of the employees cannot overcome!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They've got ready, aim down pat! Just need to pull the trigger a little more often...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    lot of overtime

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    Former Employee - Production Line  in  Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Production Line in Plainfield, IN

    I worked at Meritor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good insurance and overtime 401k christmas bonus

    Cons

    very dirty job and physically demanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    out of control

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This OR That

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, KY

    I worked at Meritor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are some great people at Meritor! Employees who are willing to go the extra mile to achieve the company's goals.

    The company has great potential and the recent change in upper management may be a big boost.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic Nightmare: Not the most efficient methods of doing things. Often when employees suggest (department dependent) more efficient methods of achieving goals (for example via the use of technology) there is little support.

    Salary can be an issue. If you start at the company at the lower range of your grade, you are likely to remain at the low end.

    HR Red Tape (needing this degree or that) prevents existing and tenured employees from advancing although they have demonstrated skills and proven experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your experts. Listen to them. Trust them. Reward their success and forgive (some) of their mistakes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meritor

    Pros

    My coworkers are great to work with

    Cons

    Sent home early for lack of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get better supevisors

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Strong team, needs long-term focus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meritor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - very lean and flexible
    - excellent learning opportunities; slightly understaffed, which provides remaining workforce with enormous potential to engage in new projects and take on more responsibilities
    - manager buy-in to developing talent

    Cons

    - turnover is a big issue, especially in retaining company-specific knowledge
    - long-term focus seems to be lacking, but senior management has acknowledged the lack of that and is taking steps to address it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retention and stability are welcome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    An organization still in search of it's true identity...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Meritor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Some very strong technical talent

    Cons

    Lack of overall respect for the common employee.
    Everything is an "emergency", lack of prioritization.
    Inability to make strategic decisions and then when decisions are made, always seeming to 2nd guess them.
    Consistant turnover at all levels, especially at the higher ranks. Very disconcerting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With our previous CEO no longer with us, the board needs to choose very wisely in deterimining our next top leader. Look from outside, not from within. Recently announced 3 year strategic plan is a step in the right direction but don't lose sight of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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