Sea Ray Boats Reviews

Updated July 12, 2014
Updated July 12, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    palm coast is very fast pace

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    Current Employee - Woodshop in Palm Coast, FL
    Current Employee - Woodshop in Palm Coast, FL

    I have been working at Sea Ray Boats full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good pay great ins. a lot of good people

    Cons

    some management you can not trust

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a good place to stay for a long period of time unless you like doing the same thing over and over

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Merritt Island, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Merritt Island, FL

    I have been working at Sea Ray Boats full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn and start a career in boat building. 4 Day holiday weekends and 3 day weekends if you can keep up with the work. You get to work on boats

    Cons

    To many managers and not enough people to complete the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    avoid this company if possible

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    Former Employee - Process Engineering Co-Op in Palm Coast, FL
    Former Employee - Process Engineering Co-Op in Palm Coast, FL

    I worked at Sea Ray Boats full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    better than average pay for the county

    Cons

    primarily rural area resulting in few job opportunities and this company's power structure knows that, boys club mentality in management team resulting in zero advancement and heavy favoritism if your not a member. TERRIBLE working conditions often unsafe management seems to look at employees as if they are some expendable asset to be used up until worn out or broken then discarded like some tool. I could go on for hours but you get the picture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    commit suicide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    smoke and mirrors

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    Former Employee - LEAD MAN Phase One and Two in Merritt Island, FL
    Former Employee - LEAD MAN Phase One and Two in Merritt Island, FL

    I worked at Sea Ray Boats full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Location (merritt island Florida) and 401k retirement package.

    Cons

    Bad management issues. HR does nothing for the hourly employees. If you are on the shop floor you are less than dirt! Quality issues in the mating of the prefabed galley and head section to the floor joists. They leave massive voids in the adhesive or (gunk) that they simply cover up at the visible spots only. This usually happens in phase one in the assembly area. During deck to hull mating the phase one guys do not measure how much to cut off the bulkheads. Instead they cut off a foot or more then after the deck is set hold the peices back up then trim them and STAPLE them back in. After that they simpley fiberglass over them and cover it with vinyl. I could go on and on!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the office and see what your people are doing. Hire skilled tradesmen instead of crackheads! Clean house in the HR department ( they are not screening your employees). Offer competitive pay. There is a huge pay differance between they employees who build the boats and the people who sit in the office and talk about the boats! YOUR WELCOME!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Revolving Door of Talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Sea Ray Boats full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great technology and innovation in the industry. Excellent training opportunities.

    Cons

    The work environment is not very stable. Each plant virtually operates differently from other SR Plants. Bureaucratic and favoritism work environments are at all levels of management. This impedes creativity and innovation. Most gem employees leave or are railroaded out of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear out some of the deep-rooted managers that are cashed out and ready to retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical "good ole boy network".

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merritt Island, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merritt Island, FL

    I worked at Sea Ray Boats

    Pros

    Pride in creating something from nothing.
    Most workers are common folk like you and good people.
    (Mostly) 4 day work weeks.
    Good pay rate for area.

    Cons

    Supervision / Management lacking in ethics and employee concerns.
    Very dirty, dusty working conditions (Fiberglass and saw dust).
    Always working in the "Dark" as far as information goes.
    No real work instructions, you do job from memory or experience.
    Tight working conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your employees to help keep the business and jobs "Above Water".
    They are your greatest asset and have plenty of great ideas to help which are overlooked daily.
    Trust them with the facts and they will help to resolve any issues that may come up.
    Look closer at who is put in supervisory positions.
    leadership by fear and intimidation will not get Sea Ray back into the fore-front of the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cool product, management needs to take better care of employees.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer

    I have been working at Sea Ray Boats

    Pros

    Great system level experience.
    Very cool product.
    Great benefits.

    Cons

    Poor career advancement opportunities.
    Unrealistic expectations of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your employees. Better recognize top performers and reward employees for a job well done. Offer more opportunities for career advancement and communicate those opportunities with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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