Pratt Industries USA

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Pratt Industries USA Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
33 Reviews

2.9
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast paced and hard work, but the job is rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Helper  in  Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Machine Helper in Wichita, KS

    Pros

    Every month there is a 10-14% bonus depending upon how well the plant performs. There is a lot of available overtime along with a good opportunity to climb up the ladder fast. My cousin worked there for one year and got a position as a supervisor at the age of 20.

    Cons

    Fast paced along with doing the same actions over and over.
    Safety protocals and corrective actions are often over the top or irrational.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best advice to management would be to communicate better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Run away! Run far,far away!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The employees are the greatest! Good pay!

    Cons

    You have no life working for this company. You never know from day to day what hours you are going to work the next day (8,10, or 12 hr. shifts). No notice for weekend work. They might tell you Friday after lunch if you are lucky. Not a family friendly place. Way to much overtime. I want to work to live not live to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get 8 hr shifts in place. We have way too much work to work 2 shifts. If we have to work 7 days a week, 56 hrs is better than 84 hrs. It's a win win for everybody. You get to run 24 hrs a day and your employees get to have somewhat of a life after work.

  3.  

    I worked with some great team-oriented people, and some spawns of Satan himself.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Some of the staff is extremely hardworking and team-oriented to achieve the overall tasks/ goals of the company.

    Cons

    The management at Southside Industrial Parkway makes it harder on everyone else because there is a never-ending game of finger-pointing, backstabbing and manipulation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately for the owners and other locations, if there are some of you with integrity, honesty and dignity, the management at the Southside Industrial Parkway location, in certain departments have given this entire company a bad name. The turnover rate is ridiculous and some will try to argue that it is due to the "fast-paced, constantly changing" environment. I guess this is the lie that they have convinced themselves to believe to better sleep at night for the coniving, evil, malicious and unfair treatment that they spread throughout the retail branch of this company. Anyone who has had any sort of professional experience would not have a problem quickly adapting to Pratt Retail Specialties with PROPER training and consistency. But unfortunately that is too much to ask for, and even once you have perfected the basic routines you have to deal with the cattiness, back-stabbing and insecurities of the management staff, that will throw you under the bus at the drop of a dime because they are all afraid of losing their own jobs. I never could figure out why the level of paranoia was so high in that workplace but the best conclusion that I have come to, now that I am out of that hell and back to a normal stress-free work/life balance, is that evil will never prevail and you will always reap what you sew. So the management will continue to be miserable, no matter how well the job is performed, because the problem lies within themselves, and their greed and deceitfulness will continue to eat them alive from the inside out. I pray this company does a thorough cleansing because one day someone will have to pay for all of the lives they have negatively affected, all over money!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Escalating company that is driven!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Field Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Field Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Ample room for growth within the company. Strong bond and cohesiveness within the retail division! Benefits are just about as good as it gets! Driven to exceed goals and continually improve our image and name.

    Cons

    Lots of travel associated with position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stress

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

    Pros

    Benefits, health program, tuition reimbursement,

    Cons

    Stress
    Long long hours
    Mgt only cares about numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Growing Packaging Company: Large Privately Owned

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Access to management, Very sustainable,great story of 100% recycled mills, compensation program.

    Cons

    not the largest (6th largest), name recognition, company is not well known, direction is not always communicated. Unless you are working for one of the new facilities the plant assets are quite old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update assets in older plants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pratt

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

    Pros

    Good Pay for the industry

    Cons

    the perfect place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Couldn't be happier

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

    Pros

    Team spirit,
    Benefits,
    Advancement opportunity
    Open door policy
    Career stability

    Cons

    Difficult to change antiquated processes because company has so many locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide current tools and processes to provide employees and opportunity to be more productive, efficient and effective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Reasons why not to work ar Pratt

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Designer in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are in the "good ol boy network"or have friends in management. You can write your own ticket.

    Cons

    Are not a family oriented company. They could care less if a have kids. I have to take a vacation day everytime I have a doctors appointment or one of my kids are sick unless you you are one of the chosen ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people like human beings

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

    Incompetance is king

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    Pros

    I'm glad to be employed. Some of the co-workers are good to work with. Unfortunately that's it.

    Cons

    This is the most inept, incompetant, lazy, self-centered, finger-pointing place I've ever worked. The are all about the customer, which sounds great except for the fact that they will do anything the customer asks for, no matter the cost. Emergency orders that disrupt every other customer's schedule (at no extra charge); the customer changes their price between the quote and the PO, we'll process it no problem. No accountability. Orders are routinely shipped but never billed or tracked. Defective product is shipped constantly. Management won't tell you directly if there's an issue, they'll tell someone in another dept. to tell you about it. If you question something, it's seen as a personal attack and is met with a very defensive attitude. Communication is terrible and everything is done as a reaction. Very little pro-activitiy for anything. The focus is numbers, certainly not the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to know if upper management doesn't care about what happens here or is so out of touch that they haven't a clue. My gosh, it doesn't take a lot of effort to see this place is drowning. We can't keep existing customers and new customers leave shortly after they come on board. There's a reason for that. There's a reason that turnover is so high. No appreciation for the work that's done, only a mention of how people should do better. Set records for production? Nothing...Run less today? Then you get lots of attention. It's really sad that there is so little regard for the employees here by the local mgmt and by corp. mgmt. It shows that the interest is solely money, not people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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