Merritt Woodwork

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Merritt Woodwork Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
8 Reviews
1.9
8 Reviews
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Michael Merritt
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  1.  

    Good Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and everyone is open to new ideas

    Cons

    none right now all is good and very supportive to the role in and am able to offer expertise as needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great support for your employees

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dead End Job. Dont walk but run from this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finishing  in  Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Finishing in Mentor, OH

    I worked at Merritt Woodwork full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you want to obtain sleep deprivation this place will lead to it due to long hours, if you want to be an angry indivdual due to lack of pay, respect from management, low wages this place will lead to it

    Cons

    60 plus work hours a week, forced overtime to include mandatory Saturdays with somtimes the option to also work Sundays. Low wages, some individuals had received less than a dollar raise (better than nothing). Lack of leadership from management, management has been deceitful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using "Due to the economy there will be no raises."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    bad company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cabinetmaker  in  Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Cabinetmaker in Mentor, OH

    I worked at Merritt Woodwork full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    go group of assembly workers there thats all

    Cons

    work alot horrible management huge disconnect from management to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your heads out of your rear ends your burning your business to the ground your employees hate you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    IT Technician

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    Former Employee - IT Technician  in  Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH

    I worked at Merritt Woodwork full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Eric Jerome was a excellent supervisor and the employees really made me fell welcome.

    Cons

    The company has a history of misleading potential employees into believing they would make it through their probationary period even though they have no intent on keeping you more than 10 weeks. Beware...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Honest when recruiting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the most frustrating places on earth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH

    I worked at Merritt Woodwork full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay comes every week without fail and is accurate, working hours have been constant and predictable. The air quality for a wood shop is great, Most of the workers are great craftsman and were some of the best people I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    50 to 60 hrs a week ...every weak is too much. wages are far below work expectations. The style of management uses fear, and manipulation to control employees. There is no advancement or program within this organization for growth of employees, kind of like a dead end .. Manufacturing processes are not stable every one in low to mid range management changes standards procedures at any time. Respect courtesy and professionalism is not present neither is leadership,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your ego trip, go back to school learn the difference between management and leadership. You are missing out on the most valuable resources you will ever see, and most will never return.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    60+ work per week

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH

    I have been working at Merritt Woodwork

    Pros

    good health dental & vision benefits.

    Cons

    work work work....... no family time

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging and rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH

    I have been working at Merritt Woodwork

    Pros

    Products, People, Commitment to quality and desire to grow and reward people. It's been a tough market since 2007 and the company continues to search for ways to improve efficiencies to reduce costs so as to share those savings with associates.

    Cons

    Market we compete in has gotten further challenging. Price erosion has led to reduced margins that are below 2008 levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue down the path begun last year; continue to engage associates to find answers and improvements for our processes and the internal issues.

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Times are tough, it's better than nothing

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Mentor, OH

    I worked at Merritt Woodwork

    Pros

    They do very high quality woodworking for a very small but elite market. The pay and benefits for the most part are fair.

    Cons

    The executive team is very disconnected from the production work force. It is a second generation company that is riding their laurels, but because of quality issues is on a fast track to disaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Their either needs to be a larger separation from the brothers with an intermediary, or the brothers need to get on the floor and actually listen to the employees. Walking around and pulling the Jekyll and Hyde routine isn't productive at all.

    Doesn't Recommend

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