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Arandell Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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  1. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arandell (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exciting work environment and great company to work for.
    Great benefits
    Great advancement opportunities

    Cons

    The is not a nine to five work environment., but a three hundred sixty four day fast paced environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and the success will continue.


  2. "Journeyman bookbinder"

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

    I have been working at Arandell full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of right now.

    Cons

    Poor training. Poor management at all levels.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Going downhill fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay scale, paid time off, paid holidays, etc.

    Union plant, so even unmotivated employees are kept around unless they make several major screw-ups or have really bad attendance.

    Promotions within factory are strictly seniority-based, whether you work to earn them them or not.

    During normal-busy seasons, pretty much sign up for as much overtime work (at 1.5X your hourly wage) as you want.

    Cons

    Catalog/retail printing industry is dying, so no real future at this company. I've been there almost 10 years, and although we always have our "slow" season, I've never seen the plant THIS low on customer work orders. Several major clients have turned to online advertising and dropped their print campaigns completely over the past year or two.

    Union plant, so every 4-ish years is gnawing uncertainty and stress as negotiations for new/continuing work contracts are dragged out for months if not a year or more.

    Plant promotions take forever because all move-ups are based on seniority, not merit.

    During busy season if not enough people volunteer for overtime, company can force you to come in and work it. Doesn't matter if you have second job, home responsibilities, etc.


  4. "ARANDELL"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Brown Deer, WI
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Brown Deer, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arandell (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    LOT'S of overtime! Ability to add overtime everyday! 3 different shifts. Large parking lot! on the new bus line. 6 to 12 hour shifts.

    Cons

    Union shop. Lot's of backbiting.

    Advice to Management

    NONE


  5. "Programmer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work and comfortable environment

    Cons

    Light on good benefits for employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It was a good run...while it lasted."

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    Former Employee - Pressroom in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Pressroom in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Equipment used in the manufacturing departments is top of the line. The shop floor is honestly the cleanest shop floor you have ever seen. Employees are always maintaining the cleanliness of the shop. Immaculate!

    Cons

    No room for advancement within the company (unless, of course, they fire an employee and give the employee a layoff). It's quite sad actually. They definitely do not hesitate to get rid of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Next time you are interested in providing a mass layoff notice to employees that are undeniably pertinent to your manufacturing operations in order to temporarily save a buck or two, you may want to think twice. You managed to reduce efficiency, cycle time, and machine up-time as well as increase the defect rates of your product within those "cost saving" months. Also, you lost many devoted employees that were the foundation to your operations with that move. If this scenario ever presents itself again, you may want to factor the intangible variables a little more heavily before you make a decision of that magnitude.


  7. "Interesting"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Good manufacturing platform and equipment

    Cons

    Old Boy Network tends to have favorites