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Actuant Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent pay, reasonable bonus program, and good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • People within the business units are good people, working long hours to make an impact (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people and many of different types of businesses

    Cons

    The culture that is preached is different than what it is really is like.


  2. "LEAN Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Actuant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Respectful workplace; LEAN Culture; good benefits company-wide; headquarters includes a cafe and fitness center; has many business locations worldwide so it has an international feel and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    There is room for career growth but you must watch the job postings. They will not look internally unless you apply for a position.

  3. "CSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Actuant (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had a nice department to work with, learned a lot. Hours worked well for my situation.

    Cons

    Definitely overworked, and not appreciated. Too many managerial changes and not enough hands on workers to get the job done.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Too Lean !!"

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

    I worked at Actuant full-time

    Pros

    Hard working employees. Success and improvement is supported at the site level.

    Cons

    No investment in systems to help Operations improve performance although improvement is expected and closely measured.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to middle and local management recommendations and put some profit back into the sites that make it happen. I left because you wouldn't.


  5. "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many hard working employees. Advance within. Always trying to improve.

    Cons

    Underpaid hourly and salaried employees. Current management does not seem to hear the employees voices. Bonus program seems unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees. Be leaders not bosses. Close the wage gap with hourly and salaried employees. Commended employees and boost moral for increased productivity.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Shared Services
    Current Employee - Shared Services

    I have been working at Actuant full-time

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable and friendly people. Do fun activities. Treat employees well.

    Cons

    The Leadership team moves into / rotates positions. The new CEO isn't very friendly and never looks happy. There seems to be a lot of hidden agendas.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Company is changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actuant full-time

    Pros

    ability to add value through projects, creative solutions
    company wants to use my knowledge and expertise
    company is making difficult but necessary changes in order to rebuild

    Cons

    people are struggling right now with the changes happening in leadership
    some people are stuck in their ways
    we're beginning to move towards truly being a global company, but not quickly enough

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Listing Ship - Lacking Direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    down-to-Earth and hardworking bunch of folks (overall); some people have been with the company their entire careers; interesting products and diverse business units; some people are truly dedicated to making the company a better place.

    Cons

    3 CEOs in 3 years; management leads thru fear and intimidation; routinely pays below market and fails to deliver on bonus promises; HR team needs significant improvement from the top down; fitness center at the corporate building costs money to use; even when people don't get bonuses they are pressured to donate to UPAF and United Way.

    Advice to Management

    Employee engagement would improve significantly if leaders treated people with dignity and respect. HR team needs to be upgraded with individuals who have more experience and have a higher degree of professionalism. The current atmosphere is toxic.


  9. "Career Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Actuant full-time

    Pros

    Actuant is a company that recognizes high performance and creates opportunities for employees to achieve. As with many larger companies it is not a political organization and if you have an idea someone is always asking what are your ideas. If you give 150% and drive results doors will open for you.

    Cons

    Being a smaller organization resources are always limited so you have to learn to do more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Continue recognizing high achievers and moving out low performers


  10. "Vice President General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Actuant full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Solid outlook for the near term, great funnel of opportunities across all segments, recent senior promotions strengthen the outlook for the medium term. Overall the company is in a great position for growth


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