Scot Forge Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best company to work for in the world.

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

    I worked at Scot Forge full-time

    Pros

    Employee Ownership, Culture, Bonuses, Stock. Discretionary Bonuses, Phantom Stock.

    Cons

    Huge gaps of management perspectives from top management to middle management. Different values between the two, Not on the same page. Bringing in middle managers from large public company's who don't understand the fundamental pride and culture of long time employee owners who made that company what it is today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the values of what built Scot Forge. Look at every "manager" and ask yourself are they doing just as much as their team? Are they a leader? Are they pioneering new ways to make a difference? If not, why employee them at a higher value than their direct reports.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No life outside of work

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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 Scot Forge as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stock that's all, Employee Owned

    Cons

    Low pay, extremely long hours, uneducated management team, CEO is a dictator, overloads all employees because they run too lean, old school 1950s mentality, college degrees are not respected, hourly employees make more than salaried.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time for the President to retire. Pay your employees better, lessen the hours, and get with the times or more employees will leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    If your not related to someone your going to go anywhere in the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Saw Shop in Spring Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Saw Shop in Spring Grove, IL

    I have been working at Scot Forge full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    PROFIT SHARING CHECKS to make up for the low hourly wage. MONTHLY luncheons.

    Cons

    family is preached as number one until it comes to time that family has to come first. the hourly wage is terrible. unless your related to someone. you wont go to far with the company to fast. you will work a lot of hours and before you know it your kids will be grown. do not work here you will retire a millionaire yes. but if you just get a normal job which probably pays double of forge save 20 percent a week and you'll retire with same amount

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to promote the right people to upper management positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Over all a poor company to work for

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

    I worked at Scot Forge full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch once a month. esop program

    Cons

    Longer hours in poor working conditions at a low hourly rate. Employees are always in fear of there jobs. That is truth for about 85% of the employees I worked with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Removed the management fat. To many running around the tops guys. These same guys truthly get very little done and just make employees job ten times as hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Employee Owned Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring Grove, IL

    I have been working at Scot Forge full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is an excellent company that employees can spend the length of their career and retire from. The company offers extensive training, career advancement, excellent benefits such as profit sharing & company stock, and has great company events. The atmosphere feels like a family and everyone comes to work motivated to do their best and continue the sucess of the company.

    Cons

    This is a forging company so it can be hot in the summer. Employees do work a lot of hours on a regular basis. This is not a 40 work week. Be prepared to work long hours and weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I learned a great deal and had a very satisfying internship.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Metallurgist Intern in Spring Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Metallurgist Intern in Spring Grove, IL

    I worked at Scot Forge

    Pros

    Great employees worked extremely hard to create a quality product for each and every customer.

    Cons

    Barely any interaction with the head of the department.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Spring Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Spring Grove, IL

    I have been working at Scot Forge

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn, great people

    Cons

    Low pay for the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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