Sullair Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. Fast Paced environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Michigan City, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Michigan City, IN

    I have been working at Sullair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with the people. The product was bullet proof. Very strong distribution network I really enjoyed the pool and the gym as well. Sullair has always taken care of their employees.

    Cons

    I really do not have anything negative to say other than when UTC owned Sullair it was run very lean. It is getting better. Accudyne is aggressively hiring talent.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to bring innovative products to the market place. Continue to listen to employees and end users. Continue to hire resources that care about helping other.


  2. Worst Place for anyone to work unless you have no other choice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Michigan City, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Michigan City, IN

    I worked at Sullair full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    People on the floor are nice, engineers and management believe in running over one another and creating lies to make it happen

    Cons

    Too many lies when upper management and engineers are concerned. You try to be nice to production and get back stabbed by management...

    Advice to Management

    Run as soon as possible from company


  3. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized DISASTER!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Michigan City, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Michigan City, IN

    I have been working at Sullair full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pros are some of the co-workers are nice.

    Cons

    Over worked, nobody knows who's in charge of what and no formal processes in place! You never feel like anything gets accomplished because of the confusion. It's horrible, chaos, unprofessional and disorganized. Don't work here unless you have NO OTHER options. Everyone is doing the job of 3 people and receiving the pay of 1.

    Advice to Management

    Run!!!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Trust no one, get the best deal on the way in

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

    I have been working at Sullair full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great reputation in the industry

    Cons

    Total lack of respect for the employees. Sr management cannot be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond your inner circle of YES - Men.


  6. Risks and rewards

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Michigan City, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Michigan City, IN

    I worked at Sullair full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay scale above average for the area.

    Cons

    To work here, one has to be flexible to an extreme level. Work/life balance is an ideal, not a practical reality. The only predictable thing is change, which can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Who are you?


  7. Helpful (2)

    Leaders without a vision or understanding of the industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Michigan City, IN
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Michigan City, IN

    I worked at Sullair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is average for the area and the non-management employees are easy to work with, but many are too scared about loosing their job to really make a real change in the company.

    Cons

    The leadership makes reactive decisions to their previous bad decisions and are not forward thinking. They are only interested in turning the company into an IPO as soon as possible, without concern to the employees or long-term company health. One reviewer rated this company as five stars. That rating is an obvious attempt by an HR person or executive in the company that wants to skew the ratings. That type of behavior is exactly what you can expect from the company. If you leave because of their low ethics and bad management practices, they will manipulate it and say that you were not creative enough or you cannot handle this "Fast Paced" environment.

    Advice to Management

    You should be ashamed of the way you treat your employees. You are not as smart as you tell yourselves. Conduct business ethically, stop getting "creative" to hide the real problems in the company, and treat your employees like a partner in the business and not simply as ignorant workers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sullair went from a great place to work to a place that treats you like a subhuman

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Michigan City, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Michigan City, IN

    I have been working at Sullair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for the area and industry. Still a few people left who care about the product they produce.

    Cons

    When United Technologies owned Sullair, it was a good place to work. Values were high and they appreciated experience. Since the Carlyle group and BC partner bought them, it has become the place you hear about when private equity companies take over. There are only a few remaining people that know anything about compressors. Any employee that raises a question about quality, the policies, or decisions are openly told "if you don't like it, then leave". Only join this company as a for-now job. No longer an ethical company.

    Advice to Management

    Consider your experienced employees as an asset and not a liability. Navistar and the automotive industry failed for a reason, but you choose to hire that industries rejects to lead the company. Sullair use to be the Mean Green, you are stripping the quality out of the product and riding on the legacy. Do not think that your customers and distributors are too ignorant not to see it.


  9. Unstable and misled by previous and current executive management team.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sullair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is relative good, providing that targets are reasonable.

    Cons

    Senior management team outside of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with relevant experience.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Many changes since becoming LLC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Michigan City, IN
    Current Employee - Designer in Michigan City, IN

    I have been working at Sullair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Still one of the best companies in the area to work for. That is because there are so few other jobs in this area.

    Cons

    There are now offices in Chicago. This is where the president's office as well as marketing, sales, and some engineering functions reside. It is very hard to design with engineering being in two places and neither one talks well to the other.

    Advice to Management

    I would believe that management has to have seen how many positions have been turned over from long term employees. Changes need to be made to keep some of those long term workers or there will be no one left who understands the fundamental element of our business: The rotary screw air compressor.


  11. The Workplace at Sullair

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Michigan City, IN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Michigan City, IN

    I worked at Sullair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sullair offers very fair salaries and top notch benefits. The atmosphere within its walls is one of ethics, pride and promotes a positive attitude throughout its workforce.

    Cons

    Being under the large umbrella of United Technologies, one never knows when the next change of management, ownership, or policies will take place.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to keep the morale at a high level, as that is the key to maintaining a productive, positive workforce. Continue the know-everyone-on-a first-name basis mentality. That speaks volumes to employees.



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