Oatey Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Very Accepting and Relaxing When Paced Well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    The best reasons for working at Oatey are you get a lot of hours, holiday pay and benefits. They will train you in areas you are uncertain of how to do the work, and you will be a leader no matter what after a while.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of working here is attendance is of utmost importance, and you must let them know in advance when you need time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I were to share some advice with upper management, I would say don't be so aloof with those waves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. So much potential...

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

    I worked at Oatey (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of smart people with a will to win.

    Cons

    Almost no investment in the people, the facilities or the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the smart people that work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Micro managed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    The pay is satisfactory. It's not great. The other floor workers are great.

    Cons

    11+ hours a day. People in charge make unattainable rules and expectations. Not the safest environment. Hardly any raises. God forbid a line worker has one minute of down time to take a minute outside of breaktime.....cuz if u do they will have a overpaid under trained engineer watch over them for a day so he can tell u how to use that extra minute. Extreme favoritism. ......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing ur staff and let us show u how well trained and competent we are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Not a nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Northside in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Northside in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Very nice co-workers on the floor,nice pay,vacation.and 401k

    Cons

    Unfairness ,favortism,never rewarded for doing a good job not even a thank u,don't want associates talking to each other,always trying to find a reason to terminate someone,especially the people who have been there along perid of time,employees are held accountable for their wrong doing, but not Senior leadership,and Senior leadership doesn't give its employees the respect they deserve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation towards the employees,stop the nick picking,shouldn't terminate people just cause you can,show respect,listen to the people who perform the job on a daily basis,the Oatey family needs to get back involved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. not worth it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Northside Operator in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Northside Operator in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    401k, vac. pay, and employee's on the floor NOT management., hourly pay

    Cons

    will fire you when on fmla, unfairness to the worker's, lack of training, if you do 1 thing wrong they will hold it against you for the life of your employment there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the people on the floor, don't hold judgment, give credit where it dew. the Oatey's need to get back involved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Given the opportunity to make a big difference.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Given multiple opportunities to make things better. Still much more to improve. Chance to work closely with top management on regular basis.

    Cons

    Many systems and processes need to be revamped. Some segments of business reluctant to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take good care of your best and brightest.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Nice place to work but.... turnover is ongoing issue

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

    I have been working at Oatey full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co workers
    good profitable company cares about product and customers

    Cons

    very conservative business practices
    could communicate better to associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on moving forward the company is going up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Extremely satisfied working at Oatey...great people make the difference

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoy the people I work with at Oatey. There's a mutual respect and sense of camaraderie among the us. The work is rewarding because the business invests to improve every year.

    Cons

    Having enough offices can become an issue when new associates arrive. Upper management is working on the problem though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better coffee is always a good investment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Good a first, bad for the rest

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Oatey part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    In the 8 years I worked as a part time worker there, what little flexibility I had as a PT worker, looking back really wasn't worth the trouble. Things are a bit better now than before. You had 1/4 of the people walking around as managers of some sort. If you were one of the chosen ones, you could do nothing and slide by. Pays decent but I make 3x what I did there by just going to community college for a year.

    Cons

    You had people they didn't know what to do with, that they just created jobs for them. So then you had these people wandering around with nothing better to do than try to catch people talking to each other. This place was like a prison. I hated it there so bad that I finally just quit for a job that paid less. I had several 2nd jobs that I tried to switch to in order to get out of there and finally I found one that I took and quit this place. I went back 2 summers ago to catch up on money until I started my paid internship for where I work now, and it was significantly better. over 1/2 the people working there were no longer there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Telling your employees "you should feel lucky you have a job" or if you don't like it, then leave" is immature and bad for company morale. You want people to want to work for you don't you? Oh that's right, you only care about how you look and will throw anyone under the bus. Listen to your employees instead of hiring consulting groups to tell you what is wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Terrible place to be, backwards.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Worst Work Experience of My Life in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Worst Work Experience of My Life in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Oatey

    Pros

    Majority of people are friendly. Comardary among people for how unreasonable decisions made by management.

    Cons

    Working here is like being on a reality tv show. People make alliances to keep their job. Managment is too busy in meetings scheming on how they'll take advantage of employees rather than noticing
    People who produce and care about company's well being. This job wasted prime Years of my career. I hope I'll be able to recover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating people w/ respect. Remove honor God in all we do from
    Moto. There's nothing honorable about how you treat people.

    Doesn't Recommend

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