Taylor Corporation Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Taylor Corporation Chairman and CEO Glen Taylor
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Pros
  • Lots of variety and places to move around within the corporation due to ownership of many companies (in 3 reviews)

  • Benefits were good for a entry level employee (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Very very low pay for the bull you have to deal with (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Decent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taylor Corporation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good and friendly managers Enjoyable coworkers

    Cons

    2nd shift was a drag Any cons are because of my own personal preferences: "factory" setting work is not for me.


  2. Do not work for Taylor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taylor Corporation

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

    Pros

    Good, hardworking employees.Company with a lot of resources.

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management that does not give enough support and often likes to micro manage the employees. It is difficult to grow new business when not enough support is given to the sales force..

    Advice to Management

    Use capable individuals with industry knowledge to manage your accounts.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start your career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Mankato, MN

    I have been working at Taylor Corporation part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Networking -Hands-on experience It was great getting to work across various departments and have a team setting available. Everyone worked together and helped out when they could.

    Cons

    -Sometimes treated as a salaried employee -Workload is either overfull, or empty The work was inconsistent at times and it felt that there was not enough focus on development of skills for an internship.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend that management have more progress check-ins and employee reviews. It is hard to know how an employee is doing if no one is telling them.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Horrible trainer and mgr

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in North Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in North Mankato, MN

    I worked at Taylor Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    can wear clown suit they don't care

    Cons

    they don't have a clue about how they train their new people

    Advice to Management

    hire someone who knees how to train, give feedback when training


  6. Helpful (1)

    Revolving door

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Taylor Corporation

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

    Pros

    It's a job until it isn't anymore.

    Cons

    Lack of focus and strategy needed to grow a business.

    Advice to Management

    Take a peak outside the inner circle every once in a while. That is where you will find your best contributors.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Old School, Questionable Employment Practices, Low Pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taylor Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    You can dress casually

    Cons

    No pay raises for years. No career path. Exempt employees are treated like hourly employees. No flexibility. Senior Management does not trust employees or treat them as adults. Very little recognition of a job well done. HR needs training, as they are stuck in "personnel" mode. They need to be more innovative in driving the company forward with more progressive employment practices. Some employment practices are questionable. I have seen good people treated poorly until they break and leave. Hired younger, lower paid workers to replace older, higher paid workers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and as adults. You will find that motivated, engaged employees are more productive than employees who are treated like children.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Horrible experience.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in North Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in North Mankato, MN

    I worked at Taylor Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    Honestly, nothing besides some of employees were nice.

    Cons

    Management, politics, favoritism, unethical practices by some fellow colleagues. Very unhealthy/dysfunctional work environment. No joke.

    Advice to Management

    Invest the money to perform better background checks on everyone you hire.


  9. Helpful (7)

    Love my job, sad that I have to start looking for another.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Taylor Corporation

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

    Pros

    Long term job security, good pay for a small town job, travel opportunity, career advancement

    Cons

    Current leaders are self focused, degrading and very disrespectful with no gratitude for the hard work and dedication provided by a long term employee who has contributed at high levels to insure profitablity and company success.

    Advice to Management

    Lose upper management and get someone who cares about employees while running the business. It's sad that a 30 year employee is left feeling useless and unappreciated.


  10. Helpful (1)

    When will this company get it!

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Operator
    Current Employee - Press Operator

    I have been working at Taylor Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about the employees, they don't take care of problems when they arise, upper management hire people who are incapable of managing and those who are good managers they get rid of them.

    Advice to Management

    When will you get a clue? You have great employees, many who have been with the company for years. When you push them out you lose experience and knowledge. Once all that is gone who are you going to get to train all the new people and have them trained well? All your young mangers? Good luck with that since most of your mangers are clueless on how to run the equipment oh and did I mention pretty much clueless on managing people for that matter. Wake up and make a serious effort to get the company out of the hole it's been in for years instead of being hell bent on running it into the ground more.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Tech Support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Tech in Mankato, MN

    I have been working at Taylor Corporation

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. I wouldn't trade my Co-Workers for anything. There is room for growth if your willing to work for it.

    Cons

    Management keeps changing on a regular basis, Pay is not adequate, job positions are not well defined.



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