Stamats
2.7 of 5 6 reviews
www.stamats.com Cedar Rapids, IA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated May 30, 2014

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Guy Wendler

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Managers do not micromanage.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cedar Rapids, IA

    ProsThis is a great company where you can go in and do your work without having managers micromanage everything you do. They treat you like the adult that you are. Middle managers do not exist. The company is extremely transparent in their financials. The attire is business casual, but jeans are also the norm. Benefits include a floating holiday for your birthday and early out on Friday afternoons in the summer.

    ConsWhile having managers with a hands off approach, often leads to the managers not understanding what an employee's day to day duties are. There really is not much room for career opportunities from within even though they take pride in saying they like to promote from within. The business is divided basically at the lobby level. On one side of the building is the educational services group, the other side of the building is the commercial business group. It really feels like not one company but two that do not know who each other are.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to make the company feel like one.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great People, Poor Pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe best part about Stamats is its employees. People are eager to help and have a great attitude. The company is very open about business decisions and financials. They work really hard to create a positive work culture. Best part? Summer hours!

    ConsThere is extremely low pay and little opportunity for promotions. There is high employee turnover. During my short time here I saw a handful of people laid off with no notice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay what people are worth otherwise they will leave. Don't treat certain (failing) business units to special events and not include the other business units. Creates bad morale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A place you can be proud to work, but where you can expect lower than market value compensation for your efforts

    Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Cedar Rapids, IA

    ProsIt's a family-owned company with sort of a family atmosphere.

    ConsStamats is known for it's low compensation levels. However, there are other advantages to Stamats that compensate partially for that: a day off for your birthday, opportunity for tuition assistance, team environment, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management doesn't always consider the impact that their decisions will have on the people who report to them. Unrealistic expectations can be set based on managements' desire to meet a specific deadline rather than on a realistic assessment of the time it will take to accomplish the goal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Chaotic sweatshop with managers that should not manage people.

    Sales Management (Former Employee)
    Cedar Rapids, IA

    ProsColleagues and peers are great. There is a feeling among employees that "we're all in this chaos together."

    ConsA sweat shop. Management is arrogant and lacks integrity. Demands quick turnaround on assignments that involve long hours, late nights. This reduces quality. Management has a screaming and yelling style. Often belittles employees, especially in front of colleagues. Poor morale. High turnover due to overall atmosphere of negative energy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop pushing people. Stop yelling. Show some respect for the people you hired and claim that you value. Stop worrying about your bonuses and worry about morale that could make it a great place to work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible leadership, underpaid employees, coworkers are all that get you through.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-Coworkers willing to go above and beyond to help you.
    -Offers insurance, vision, dental, and 401K.
    -Good for college graduates looking for a "launch pad" into a career.

    Cons-Depending on the department/brand you work in, upper management is terrible, and blatantly lack the qualities of good leadership.
    -Company owners are aware of, and complacent, about the problematic management, but do not demonstrate any concern or initiative to change. The turnover rate underneath one VP in particular is appalling, but there is no plan for action.
    -Poor leadership resulting in low employee morale.
    -Notoriously under compensate employees.
    -Employee appreciation is lacking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees are your most essential resource, and ignoring a high turnover rate created by upper management will be more costly to the company in the long run. Listen to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people

    Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsVery enjoyable people. They is a casual dress code and the facilities are well designed with very interesting art work which often brightens your day in the morning.

    ConsTraining is non existent and overall organization could be improved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on a training program and overall organization.

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