Oatey Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. AR SPecialist

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

    I worked at Oatey

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady, nothing unexpected. Great if you like calm atmosphere.

    Cons

    Steady, nothing unexpected. Mid size company. Almost no communication between management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more..supervisors are great. But it seems company doesn't have a good grasp of AR


  2. Oatey

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Oatey

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    2nd shift has a good supervisor and zone leaders.

    Cons

    1st shift- Favoritism, Zone lead aren't held accountable, Seniority rules, Temps have no say so. Assembly cells expectations outrageous, Seems not to care about employees if u have no personal relationship with management, Lack of training, Everyone tells u different things fir the same job.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone no matter position should be held accountable for there actions. Every shift should have the same rules because its confusing.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Bottom Of The Barrel Employer!, Despite your education or career level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Oatey full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A paycheck for an undetermined amount of time

    Cons

    I truly though I had seen it all when it comes to bad management until I joined Oatey. I was with Oatey just over a year as an engineer and after the first six months was quickly looking for an exit strategy. This place has unbelievably bad management on all levels. Since the product lines are not that technical in nature, they place some of the worst minded individuals in management that really fail to have any technical knowledge whatsoever. The company is family owned/privately held and ran. The ownership is easily manipulated by thier vice president structure who acts like hyenas picking at a dead carcass. It boils down to a popularity contest as to who succeeds and who don’t. If you’re able to spin doctor your way out of bad situations, you will go far here. The turnover in this company is astounding and just within my short time I’ve witnessed dozens leaving due to frustration. When asked about the astounding turnover, Human resources responds, “some turnover is normal, and the others we would have gotten rid of anyway”. When I left Oatey I provided a host of reasons as to why I was leaving and to my knowledge, no changes were ever made. ​When I joined Oatey, the ownership indicated that they were having trouble getting new innovative products to market in order to thwart the constant give backs to the big box stores. They had suffered a loss of business in the economic downturn and didn’t have any new products in the pipeline to aid recover. Little did I know that a huge part of the reason was that they cannot manage to keep any talented engineers long enough to develop these products due to the incompetence they put in charge of this group. They have gone through so many talented engineers but insist on keeping their lacking management members which is the reason people leave. The bottom line is, due to the management structure, working at this company is not a good career move for someone of any talent. It is truly a “bottom of the barrel” place to work for those who like to create and prosper. My advice: There is better, Keep Looking!

    Advice to Management

    I find it astounding that this company makes money with the incompetent management staff in various groups, What's even more astounding is how much revenue is lost due to this....


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  5. order picker

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Oatey (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work and love the work given.

    Cons

    none everything about the job was cool very clean and safe place to work.

    Advice to Management

    great people.


  6. Customer Service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Oatey

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice environment and great co-workers

    Cons

    Nothing to say negative or cons to the company


  7. Helpful (2)

    So much potential...

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

    I worked at Oatey (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Listen to the smart people that work for you.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Micro managed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Very Accepting and Relaxing When Paced Well

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not a nice place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Northside in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Northside in Cleveland, OH

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    not worth it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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



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