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Acme Industries Reviews

Updated Oct 20, 2017

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3.7
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Acme Industries President Fred Young (no image)
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Young Professional"

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    Current Employee - Professional in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acme Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Flat Organization: room and opportunity to make your mark and learn new skills -Strong Customer Service Mindset -Amazing Manufacturing Workforce -Very difficult and challenging parts -Management are very down to earth and capable mentors

    Cons

    -Small/medium organization, if that is viewed as a challenge to you -Flat organization: Need to be a self-starter

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Acme is on a great growth track and is increasing customer diversity rapidly for a stable prosperous future.

    Acme Industries2017-10-20
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Don't believe the hype. They bribe / coached to get better reviews!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acme Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, Benefits are So, So.

    Cons

    Must work tons of overtime to get the good pay. Little to NO Quality of life to work balance. Micro management and bad decisions are constantly bringing the employees lives at risk and this is after already costing one employee their life.

    Advice to Management

    Quit with all the "Ear Candy" talk and start doing what you promised. Saying you are going to diversify and then keep all your eggs still in one basket of the oil industry is a losing business plan that has been proven over and over. The uneven upper management befits to the baloney "profit sharing scam" for the employees is a joke. The lazy "Good Old Boys" get the same as those working their buts off. An uneven,... unfair system. And bribing the employees to give "good" reviews on Glassdoor, is the next low level of depravity that this upper management has reached. How about just doing your jobs and treating people how you would like to be treated.

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    Acme Industries2017-10-16
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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Solid company with a good plan for the futture"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Services Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Acme Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    In 28 year I have seen steady positive changes. The work provides new and interesting challenges.

    Cons

    Acme operates in vey competitive markets. It has to work hard to stay ahead of the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on diversification in the customer base. Support and develop a strong work force.

    Acme Industries2017-02-11
  5. Helpful (1)

    "In it for the long-term success"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Acme Industries full-time

    Pros

    Strategic moves have kept this company growing year after year. It is a good place to establish yourself and make a career out of it. Long-term vision.

    Cons

    Like most small to medium companies, you pitch in and wear multiple hats. If that's not your thing, you probably won't survive here.

    Acme Industries2017-02-08
  6. Helpful (2)

    "New President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Acme Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The new president seems to be taking us in a more positive direction. More of a focus on sustainable growth. A lot of work still to be done.

    Cons

    Hard to find people that can thrive in our environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course and don't waffle.

    Acme Industries2017-02-06
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fast pace, fun and challenging work enviroment at ACME"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Acme Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding job, then ACME is one of your best bets.

    Cons

    If you prefer laid back and slow pace work, then ACME probably does not fit you.

    Acme Industries2017-02-06
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great people to work with."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Acme Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good company to work for, very dynamic and challenging. I've gained substantial knowledge working with the Engineering dept.

    Cons

    Difficult to find high skill people.

    Advice to Management

    Great management leadership.

    Acme Industries2017-02-03
  9. "Cares deeply about all employees"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acme Industries

    Pros

    Private company culture, great people. Able to tackle very difficult programs. Long term, highly skilled workforce. Very professional systems and procedures is place

    Cons

    As with all manufacturing companies in the US, the economy and customer sourcing in low cost countries has large effect on overall business

    Advice to Management

    Focus on diversification

    Acme Industries2017-02-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "THINGS ARE LOOKING UP WITH NEW MANAGEMENT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Acme Industries full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The new President, who worked as a CNC Machinist at the beginning of his career, has been promoted from within. His reputation for good solutions to problems and the ability to communicate respectfully means that many employees support him. In addition, business is on the upswing!

    Cons

    Three locations limit interaction with some employees. Don't get to know everyone like it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on finding business that will level out our lows.

    Acme Industries2017-02-07
  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, horrible and detached management"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acme Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some good helpful people to work with (co-workers). Good benefits and pay if you have past experience. Easy to learn process for entry lever employees.

    Cons

    Awful management. Near impossible to advance unless you're willing to kiss arse all day and you're part of the "chosen". Poor business practices that won't provide feeling of job security

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people. You would be out of business without them.

    Acme Industries2016-04-15
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