Midwest Manufacturing

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Midwest Manufacturing Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
66 Reviews
4.5
66 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are alright, and Instant Profit Sharing is awesome (in 5 reviews)

  • Competitive pay, and really nothing else (may have just been the plano plant) (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance is horrid, which is ironic considering it is in their Mission and Values "9-block (in 2 reviews)

  • upper management wants to do nothing so the stress everyone below, horrible benefits (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 22 people found this helpful  

    Was a good job, Lots of advancement opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Eau Claire, WI

    I have been working at Midwest Manufacturing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Midwest Manufacturing was a fun and rewarding work place. The company culture was just what I was looking for. You are rewarded for working hard and you make a difference every day. I will miss working here.

    Cons

    The company has some interesting policies at times on purchasing, but once you get the hang of it is fine. They like to keep their money internal, so if you can get the part through one of the parent company you must.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more people to reduce over time and weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 14 people found this helpful  

    Was a great place to start my career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Plano, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Plano, IL

    I worked at Midwest Manufacturing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Upper management is friendly and they want to help you succeed. The company culture rewards hard work. My supervisor helped me develop my management skills.

    Cons

    There is no educational reimbursement. There are some growing pains with there fast growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 17 people found this helpful  

    Plant Assistant Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Holiday City, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Holiday City, OH

    I have been working at Midwest Manufacturing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This was a great place to grow my management skills from school. They offer several programs to help you grow and the plant manager i worked for was a good influence.

    Cons

    Worked ever 3rd week end and after moving from the Manager Trainee to full time i had to go to second shift to advance. I knew this was a possibility when i was hired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 12 people found this helpful  

    From Manager Trainee to Assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Terre Haute, IN

    I have been working at Midwest Manufacturing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is very big on promote from within. There are lots of opportunities if you are willing to work for them. The internal training programs are well done.

    Cons

    None. I was told when I interviewed I would be working weekends (not every). Not for everyone, it's challenging yes; but worth the effort!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good upward mobility opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Eau Claire, WI

    I have been working at Midwest Manufacturing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work with various functions within the business, it's very easy to ask anyone in the company for help or advice.

    Cons

    Some internal processes are archaic/somewhat convoluted. Management is taking concrete steps to address many of these issues, some progress has already been made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to execute on listening to employees, customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Well Structured Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Lead Prehung in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Area Lead Prehung in Eau Claire, WI

    I have been working at Midwest Manufacturing

    Pros

    Friendly HR. Good with reimbursements. Room for promotion, even for the plant employees.

    Cons

    Work can be repetitive. The health insurance can be high for what you get.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Team Member in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Plant Team Member in Eau Claire, WI

    I have been working at Midwest Manufacturing full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Hours, Solid Pay, good upward and lateral movement opportunities depending on what type of job you want within Midwest Manufacturing.

    Cons

    Most upper management changes positions every 2 to 3 years, this makes the corporate message a moving target. Most higher level positions require relocation to Eau Claire, WI.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company and Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Eau Claire, WI

    I worked at Midwest Manufacturing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Real Growth Opportunity: In my short time at Midwest Manufacturing, I've seen 10 promotions in just my area.

    Your voice is really heard: It is not every day that you can walk the halls and chat with Senior Executives about your business and get real input or see real change based of your input.

    Great Team: The Midwest Manufacturing Team is Top Notch. From Engineering to Operations to Marketing, there is real sense of Teamwork and working towards a common goal of success.

    Benefits: Salary, Time off, Medical, Dental, 401K, Profit Sharing are all excellent at at the top tier of what you would expect to see in the industry.

    Cons

    With recent pressure from competitors, it has created some unnecessary stress that we have had to work through. In most cases, this has driven our team to work even harder to deliver the great solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open with the Employees regarding Company Direction and Strategy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    Factory Floor Worker

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truss Builder in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Truss Builder in Eau Claire, WI

    I have been working at Midwest Manufacturing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance was certainly fair, never had to fight for time off when it was needed. Everyone that I worked with was absolutely amazing, saw the big picture of their work. Could not be happier with what I learned and what was taught to me.

    Cons

    Overall there is not much I can say about cons. The company is a great company and is certainly heading in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great Job, glad to be part of team.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eau Claire, WI

    I worked at Midwest Manufacturing full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people, interesting projects, decent pay, ability to work n multi-disciplinary teams. The company is thriving and there is a fair amount of growth opportunity. Culture is amazing!

    I have been fortunate in being able to choose my projects due to multiple senior managers and managers wanting me on there team. Opportunities there if you take advantage. Career can be what you make it.

    Cons

    Old systems that leads to administrative burdens. Difficult at times to get 'permission' to pitch potential changes due to IS limitations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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