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Quanex Building Products Reviews

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
17 Reviews
3.3
17 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Rice Lake, WI
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Rice Lake, WI

    I have been working at Quanex Building Products full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, flexible schedule, support available for projects, forecasted growth, reward lunches, good pay. Training is available and encouraged when time allows. Overtime available and frequently mandatory.

    Cons

    Having some personnel retention issues that are leading to (or exposing) a sour culture. Released some senior leaders and that has caused issues supporting production demands. Long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting experienced employees leave.
    Find more production help.
    This probably involves reevaluating wages and salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a woman friendly company

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

    I have been working at Quanex Building Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere with friendly people.

    Cons

    Decisions are made by a very small group of Corporate Executives with very little understanding or input from operating Divisions. Executive pay is increasing at a high rate (check out the proxy for FY2013) while pay for non-executives is not even keeping up with the market (typically no higher than 2.5 to 3 percent per year). Not a woman friendly company, there are very few mid-level managers that are women and NO women in higher level management positions. Communication at this company is terrible. Without communication, the rumor mill runs rampant. A quote from the CEO, "If you don't like it …..you can go work somewhere else."

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Over the few years I was there things changed dramatically.

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

    I worked at Quanex Building Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was good, the work was interesting and often challenging during the early days. There was a culture that valued people's talents and contributions under David Petratis. His vision was to build the kind of employee focused company for which I wanted to work.

    Cons

    The new CEO has a very different idea of how the company should be run and how people should be treated. Many of us who have left have seen that people are no longer valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move ahead with plans to sell the Divisions that are less profitable and move on to new investments. That will be the best thing for most staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's a job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quanex Building Products full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good as a temp. If you get hired on full time the benefits

    Cons

    The mentality of your co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stricter absence policies, drug testing, employees need to be more team players

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Accountant

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

    I have been working at Quanex Building Products full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are fair. People are really nice to work with.

    Cons

    There is no room for internal promotion.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great until last year

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recycle in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Recycle in Kent, WA

    I worked at Quanex Building Products full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The hours, Coworkers, Learning experiences.

    Cons

    New Management, Getting rid of Benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at what is going on before you change things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ok

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

    I have been working at Quanex Building Products full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Fun work.. Nice commute

    Cons

    Lacking in management leadership. No visibility as to the direction of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt the Goal driven management philosophy and demand results from your managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great growing opportunity with a worldwide employer

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

    I worked at Quanex Building Products

    Pros

    Salary is competitive, and there is opportunity to advance if you want to. Benefits package was good. Local (plant level) management was great.

    Cons

    From an employees point of view, corporate had a bit of a 'disconnect' as to 'real life' at the plant level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall good.

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

    I worked at Quanex Building Products full-time

    Pros

    Friendly office environment.
    Upper management friendly and very transparent as far as the direction for the company.
    Work/life balance is good depending on the department.

    Cons

    Change in management and long-term vision for the company leading to a lot of employees leaving.
    Pay not in line with Houston market for skills that are transferable between industries.
    Locations control what happens corporate wide instead of the other way around.

  11.  

    One and done

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

    I worked at Quanex Building Products full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good hours, decent pay. Competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Getting fired without a write up in twelve years and five star reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your good workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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