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Winnebago Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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    Winnebago Industries

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laminator in Forest City, IA
    Current Employee - Laminator in Forest City, IA

    I have been working at Winnebago full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    wonderful co=workers. Great benefits

    Cons

    either work a lot of overtime, or cut hours. Hard to make a comfortable living when hours are inconsistant.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent compnay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line I Production in Forest City, IA
    Current Employee - Line I Production in Forest City, IA

    I have been working at Winnebago full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is pretty decent, most weekends off, benefits are pretty good although they go up in price every year. Plenty of personal time.

    Cons

    Don't work on line 1. Line one is the workhorse line and gets all the overtime. 50 hour weeks for months while the other 2 lines get 40. Also line 1 is where Saturdays are mandatory while the other lines maybe work 1 or 2 Saturdays a year. Also the line manager is very condescending and treats people like their lesser than him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go down onto the floor and see what the employees are doing. See who is busting their tail to make sure things are done right and recognize good ideas. Also do preventative maintenance on machines so they don't break down and your employees don't have to put in 50+ hours a week to "make schedule"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Extremely unsatisfactory, they use you up, & then spit you out with no remorse.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laborer in Forest City, IA
    Former Employee - Laborer in Forest City, IA

    I worked at Winnebago full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are none to speak of.

    Cons

    No regard for family or medical situations no matter how good and dedicated an employee you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some common courtesy & respect to your workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's amazing that Winnebago can turn a profit.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Forest City, IA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Forest City, IA

    I have been working at Winnebago full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a glimmer of hope that once some of the "good ol' boys" retire, there may be some positive change in culture and operations. There are some good employees, even a handful of great ones, but it is a shame that these people will struggle to introduce change.

    Cons

    Many employees in key positions are extremely unqualified. A 2-year technical degree is all that is required for the position of CEO and President. Unfortunately, this isn't even a joke. The story continues to be the same all of the way down through the ranks. Poor management decisions are made on a daily basis. Ideas that could improve profits, safety and morale are squashed instantly because that would mean "change", and "change is bad".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A real close look needs to be taken at the overall approach with the business. One cannot simply continue to buy back stocks, hand out officer/director bonuses and forget about the people that made that profit possible. A vast majority of employees have lost hope and have given up trying. Many good employees have realized this and have left already. I see more of this happening in the near future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, a good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advanced Production Assembler in Forest City, IA
    Former Employee - Advanced Production Assembler in Forest City, IA

    I worked at Winnebago full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had seven different bosses in 22 years, and all but one were great to work for. The job could be dirty and sweaty, but it was good overall.

    Cons

    Hours are very market driven so they can go from twenty hours overtime to four day weeks in a couple weeks, and when things slow down, they can and will look for excuses to get rid of a few people: Emplyee half-life is around five years; Crappy, over-priced health insurance;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    very frustrating and assembly work never fast enough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Assembly Worker in Forest City, IA
    Current Employee - Production Assembly Worker in Forest City, IA

    I have been working at Winnebago full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    weekends off and payed every week

    Cons

    very frustrating to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    superviser very hostile and very unfair treatment to women and complications and very unfair job distributions and write up for everything and very unreasonable to listen or communicate effectively and no empathy or compassion to complications job assignments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    it is a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Forest City, IA
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Forest City, IA

    I have been working at Winnebago

    Pros

    they have plenty of holidays. you earn vacation quickly, oppertunities for advancement. easy going people. and the ability to make the best rvs in the market

    Cons

    short weeks due to it being a recreational industry and a slow economy. sometimes there is alot of back stabbing and gossip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the top management should be out on the floor more often to see what work their people are doing so they know you milking the clock and who really works

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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