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Updated January 14, 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 7 reviews)

  • Good environment Good Salary Good Benefits (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Job Review"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  10. 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


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