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Big Ass Fans Overview

Lexington, KY
501 to 1000 employees
1999
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Our unique name has its origins in the huge overhead fans we perfected to bring comfort and energy savings to factories and farms. Today, however, Big Ass Fans is much more than industrial fans. We engineer and manufacture fans for everywhere from airports and churches to ... Read more

Big Ass Fans Reviews

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    Former Employee - Sales in Lexington-Fayette, KY
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    I worked at Big Ass Fans full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This was a great place for me to develop and grow. There so many resources within this company, all you have to do is ask. There are no walls or barriers holding you back, you simply need the ambition. If you come in every day and put in the hard work you will be rewarded. Yes the company is gone through changes but you have to grow with the flow. Managers that are in place are here for a reason because they have the highest knowledge of the company and the product. And they want to see the company grow as well, if you express your willingness to learn and willingness to coachable they will make you successful.

    Cons

    One piece of advice would be to help out the inbound volume. There's a lot on the Reps plates, and the amount of inbound given the seasonality is a lot and this can take away from a lot of the work that needs to get done and some reps can feel overwhelmed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for those individuals that truly care about this company, when you recognize them take them under your wing. These are the seeds for greatness within that company that are still there.

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Big Ass Fans Interviews

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    Interview

    HR sent me an email praising my resume and asked that I complete two technical writing assignments for print and social media marketing. They sent me numerous pages of customer interviews and product specs on which to base the content. The very next day, I spent hours on the assignment, poring over the data and reading BAF marketing pieces so as to understand and utilize the right style and tone. Just before I submitted my work, I received a follow-up email from HR letting me know they'd changed their mind about the position and wouldn't be hiring for it after all, "but thanks anyway!" BAF must think mighty highly of themselves to treat applicants in such a disrespectful manner, wasting someone's time and energy so flippantly. Do they also "just decide" to eliminate occupied positions? Based on this and others' experience either working or interviewing for BAF, it sounds like a reflection of a pompous, disorganized company culture that doesn't respect employees, current or potential. This isn't a company I'd ever again be interested in working for, but thanks anyway!

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Big Ass Fans Awards & Accolades

  • Governor's Awards in the Arts Business Award, Kentucky Arts Council, 2015
  • Best Places to Work in Kentucky(Large Companies), Best Companies Group, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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