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Pros – Our leadership at the top level works as hard or harder than the employees they lead.
Nestor understands the issues.
Cons – There is not much time for teaching or information sharing from department leaders.
Individuals are so busy working they have nothing left to lead with.
Advice to Senior Management – Take time to invest in the growth of your staff. Make certain that the goals of one department are consistent with the rest. Leaving them to 'fight it out among themselves is not a good strategy.
Pros – Star has some of the best middle management and direct labor staff that I have ever worked with. Many employees with 15+ years of employment, very dedicated to the company and good at what they do. I found the employees very helpful and cordial.
Cons – Since Middleby's purchase of Star in 2008 and the ouster of Frank Riccio as president the culture and focus of Star has changed, unfortunately, for the worse. Star once valued creating lasting relationships and quality products for its clientel. Under Middleby the focus is on wringing every last cent out of the product in order to bolster the bottom line and satisfy the shareholders of this publicly traded company. The employee healthcare plan is very high deductible, no 401K match, they discontinued the company funded retirement plan when they took over and have not given raises since they've owned the company. The Elgin, IL based executive officers seem to see Star as a profit center only and not care about it's employees or their well being.
Advice to Senior Management – You're slowly killing the goose that lays your golden eggs!
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – It is an international company that is growing. The testing center in the back is really nice because it means lots of free food. The company is also very concerned with the health and wellness of its employees, which is great. They also include the families of the employees as well. Great job moving internationally and doing what you can to ensure that everyone in the other countries is able to receive a manual in their own language.
Cons – The office is small and boring. The whole thing is one big room that is rather drab and grey. The cubicles are small and do not provide much room.
Advice to Senior Management – Great international expansion! Keep it up, but make sure you are appropriately accounting for culture.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
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