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Actuant Reviews

Updated May 11, 2018
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Pros
  • Nice people, newer office with a gym, full benefits, work life balance depends on business unit/manager you work for (in 9 reviews)

  • Decent pay, reasonable bonus program, and good benefits (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hard working people. Good benefits and bonus

    Cons

    segments do not share the vision


  2. "Staff Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Actuant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many professional teams you are able to work with

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and communication sometimes

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Absentee Landlords and Bullies"

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    Current Employee - Shareholder in Columbus, WI
    Current Employee - Shareholder in Columbus, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None come to mind. The CEO and CFO are running the place into the ground. They rarely show up to work -- thus the absentee landlord reference. The CEO is driving a new $200K car which the company pays for and yet he has no problem approving the terminations of dedicated, legacy employees. Severance packages are bare bones.

    Cons

    CEO and CFO refuse to take any ownership for the underperformance of the company. They openly bully people. Those who stand up to them are forced out of the company.

    Advice to Management

    The Board needs to wake up and fire the entire executive team.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing Development Program LDP"

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

    I worked at Actuant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, great on site gym, great compensation. Benefits are ok

    Cons

    Every single decision is made by the finance people. If they don't see a return on their investment they will not do it. This includes investing in training and career development. No one in HR would ever listen to anyone outside of HR. Every time I would try and schedule a meeting with them they would either not show up or just straight decline my request with no response. They treat their employees as a number instead of a person. During my time here my self confidence was shot and ruined.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating people like a number and more like an employee.


  5. "Job Review"

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    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program in Menomonee Fls, WI
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program in Menomonee Fls, WI
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Actuant full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, newer office with a gym, full benefits, work life balance depends on business unit/manager you work for

    Cons

    Lots of changes in management, limited vacation, and below average pay, internal promotions are limited and often do not get preference over external


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Professional"

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

    I worked at Actuant full-time

    Pros

    Ok benefits and onsite gym.

    Cons

    Way too many internal politics. When people exit the company, you should listen to the feedback and do something about the concerns instead of gossiping about the feedback. Also, there is zero work-life balance and you are expected to work when you are on vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly and consistently and maybe they will stay.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Actuant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good, benes just ok.

    Cons

    WORST company I ever worked for. Culture is horrible. Bullying from the top down and it's tolerated. If they can take your bonus away - they will.

    Advice to Management

    Get all new management who understand people and how to motivate them. Current management are inexperienced and have poor people skills

  8. Helpful (2)

    "okay"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. 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.


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