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Advanced Drainage Systems Reviews

Updated 6 Jul 2019

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Found 82 reviews

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41%
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70%
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Joe Chlapaty
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "The pay is adequate, good benefits, many lunches are provided throughout the year(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great company built on great people(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Meanwhile upper management gets raises(in 6 reviews)

  • "Limited advancement opportunity for some hard-working, capable floor level employees(in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (2)

    "great company / great people"

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    Former Employee - Geosynthetics Product Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Drainage Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company built on great people. The industry is definitely "old school," but I really enjoyed working with the sales reps and the customers once I got to know them. The company has a great reputation with its customers and ADS provides all the resources necessary to train and help the sales force.

    Cons

    There is (or was) a bit of a tug between the legacy, old school reps and the new guard. But this is standard at any company, so not really a bad thing. I honestly would tend to side with the old school guys more so - they built the company on their relationships and the company's strong product. But no one lives forever..

    Advanced Drainage Systems2019-02-14
  2. "Good products"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative 

    I worked at Advanced Drainage Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work a good schedule and the pay is relevant.

    Cons

    Limited forward vision, more reactionary than visionary

    Advanced Drainage Systems2019-07-07
  3. "Good Company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Project Engineer 

      I have been working at Advanced Drainage Systems full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      ADS is a good company to work for. Business has been good and plenty of work to go around. The health benefits are great, along with the ESOP and profit share.

      Cons

      Depending on your position, the travel can be pretty demanding.

      Advanced Drainage Systems2019-06-17
    • "Needed to review safety guidelines"

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

      I worked at Advanced Drainage Systems full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Good, hard work and there were some pretty good co workers

      Cons

      No safety regulations, dangerous to work there

      Advice to Management

      Apply OSHA regulations, be safe

      Advanced Drainage Systems2019-04-28
    • "Working at ADS"

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      Current Employee - Press Operator in New Miami, OH
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Advanced Drainage Systems full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great environment All the overtime you could ever want

      Cons

      Very hot during the summer

      Advanced Drainage Systems2019-04-05
    • "Great company"

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        Current Employee - Regional Distribution Manager 

        I have been working at Advanced Drainage Systems full-time

        Pros

        People and benefits are good.

        Cons

        Pay was not comparable to the market.

        Advanced Drainage Systems2019-04-02
      • "It can be much better"

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        Current Employee - Production Hauler in Swedesboro, NJ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Advanced Drainage Systems full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Decent pay with the OT, which you can have practically as much as you want but of course you have no life.

        Cons

        No proper communication or accountability for those who skirt the proper procedures relating to their specific job within the Logan Twp. ADS plant. Management people skills are sorely lacking.

        Advice to Management

        Hire more from within, have more accountability and appreciation for those who do their job well and less condemnation for irrelevant or overly concerned safety protocols. Treat people more fairly and give them their certs. in a timely manner. And why hire newbies at top rate right away without proven ability to be able to do job (operators)???

        Advanced Drainage Systems2019-04-06
      • "Good alot of people come and go"

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        Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Perry, GA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Advanced Drainage Systems full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Great pay lots of over time

        Cons

        Poor management plays favorites yeah

        Advanced Drainage Systems2019-03-09
      • "Okay company, but not much emphasis is placed on workers other than the sales team"

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        Current Employee - Inside Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Advanced Drainage Systems full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Somewhat competitive salary, flexible hours

        Cons

        All emphasis placed on sales and making money, very few benefits

        Advanced Drainage Systems2019-02-25
      • "Great company going through new changes"

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        Current Employee - DC Manager in Houston, TX
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Advanced Drainage Systems full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Benefits and stability are great. They do care about their employees well being

        Cons

        New upper management. It seems as if everyone has their own agenda.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to middle management

        Advanced Drainage Systems2019-02-14
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