Raymond

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Raymond Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Down to the roots an awesome company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raymond full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Raymond treats it's employees very well. Constant concentration on employee incentives while valuing each persons contribution is the norm. The products are clearly superior, the advancement potential is clear and available.

    Cons

    Internal approvals and changes are not agile enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building with internal work force to enable a strong future

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very safe and stable company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Greene, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Greene, NY

    I have been working at Raymond as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Employee benefits
    - Profit sharing
    - Very hard to lose job
    - Tight knit culture
    - Friendly workforce
    - Highly visible management
    - Committed to growing company
    - Rapidly expanding

    Cons

    - Workforce is resistant to change
    - People can be selfish
    - Slow to change
    - Not very innovative company
    - Company acts like it embraces Toyota Production System, but doesn't really

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work showing employees you care. Put a better effort into improving processes and products technologically.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience was very rewarding as an entry-level position.

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    Current Employee - Engineering I in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Engineering I in Muscatine, IA

    I have been working at Raymond full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Its not a high stress job and you can learn a lot from it.

    Cons

    The pay is considerably low compared to other companies for the same amount of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To attract younger employees you could consider having a facility somewhere near a city rather than in the middle of nowhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Your so far away!!

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    Former Employee - Assembler I in Greene, NY
    Former Employee - Assembler I in Greene, NY

    I worked at Raymond full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Raymond has a great product and is supplying all of the right companys. My experience with them was amazing! My ATL was the best ever. They are very safety oriented. The pay was great and there was never a lack of work.

    Cons

    The vacation time was not the greatest. I also would like to add that the time allowed for lunch could be longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My experience with this company was great! I don't have any complaints at all about anyone. I was very impressed with the managemnt for day 1.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Some problems

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits: Benefits are competitive among private employers in this region. The only place you are likely to find lower health insurance premiums is if you work for the County/State/(and possibly) Federal government.

    Profit Sharing: When you become eligible for deferred profit sharing, it is a great addition to your paycheck.
     Compensation: Competitive for the area. Raymond also has made great efforts to attract qualified candidates by paying for relocation even for some junior level professionals.

    Employee Engagement: One of the favorite employee benefits here is a free turkey at Thanksgiving. When I started, they gave every employee a $200 gift card just before Memorial Day. These little perks make Raymond feel like the family company it once was, just with the benefit of being a subsidiary of a major company (Toyota).

    Cons

    Raymond does not have a culture of firing salaried employees, generally speaking. Salaried people (especially managers) who fail to perform are typically given a "lateral" transfer to a position of less responsibility at the same pay. So there can be little pockets of former managers who exist in "one-man" departments. This can make navigating the landscape of the company difficult.

    This also becomes an issue because there are managers who really don't belong here. For example, one manager who stated s/he would "never hire blacks" in front of a group of colleagues faced no discipline. My manager denied an FMLA request for paternity leave necessitating my escalating it to a Vice President. I'm sure every company has these sort of little situations. The problem becomes that the longer the manager has worked for Raymond, the less likely they will be disciplined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone should be held to the same standard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Production Management in Greene, NY
    Former Employee - Production Management in Greene, NY

    I worked at Raymond full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The great reputation Raymond built over its many decades as a strong, well run company continues to keep a lot of customers from looking at their competition. Still among the strongest companies in their market.

    Cons

    Changes in upper management over the last few years has left the company without guiding principles. Seems like management is schizophrenic. They want to change the corporate culture to something different, but don't know what.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to captaining the ship in the way that brought success for so long. Stop trying to mirror your competition.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company but slow moving. Not bad but not great but good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Coop in Greene, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Coop in Greene, NY

    I worked at Raymond as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its really a great company to work for. Great Salary Great People Great Managers. Everyone is professional, nice, well mannered, really smart, and understand the seriousness of their work.

    Cons

    Things tend to take a long time. If its something that needs to move up the chain to come down it might take a long time to get back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish things moved faster but it is also a large company and thats how many move. Like elephants until they need to move.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Engineering Coop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greene, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greene, NY

    I worked at Raymond as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Leadership. Wonderful mentors. a ton of training to help grow your career. Management support. Wonderful work schedule. great benefits.

    Cons

    not much movement. Stuck in one position for long periods of time. not to much to complain about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyed going to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Buyer in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Raymond full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice people, good work environment, good leaders

    Cons

    Pay scale was average to below for purchasing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mandatory continuing education was effective

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company, Nice People, Not for the ambitious....

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Greene, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Greene, NY

    I have been working at Raymond full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance
    Good People, generally lifers, not uncommon to see people with 25+ years of service
    Non-agressive work culture
    Good operational experience
    Pretty decent benefits
    Family and employee oriented

    Cons

    Work is not very challenging
    Compensation is below average
    The area is economically depressed...so very little employee churn
    Not cutting edge in terms of processes and technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raymond needs to get a bit more agressive and infuse some change agents in all departments...it is too laid back currently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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