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Banner Engineering Reviews

Updated December 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Creative Designer"

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    Former Employee - Creative Designer in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Creative Designer in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banner Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, very flexible, excellent bonuses, and a good salary.

    Cons

    My job position changed without consent, choice, or any offer of incentive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep talent in the area they excel at. If someone does a great job in their position, -don't push them into a management role (especially if they hate management).


  2. "Family"

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

    I worked at Banner Engineering full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people! Growing company with a family feel. Flat management style makes it easy to talk to managers.

    Cons

    Career building is not a priority it's easy to be put in a roll with no clear path to advancement. HR tends to put people into positions rather then post the go through the process of getting the best possible candidate. Pay is usually on the low end until you get to the upper management. Communication between the different departments could use improvement. Stagnate upper management, most upper management positions haven't changed in 20 + years.

    Advice to Management

    Need to create more positions to relief stress on support staff, the company has grown a lot in the last couple years but your shipping and customer service departments have not grown. Fill in some of the gaps by using personal that have worked in several areas to look at process to make sure your serving yourself and customers efficiently. Develop a career development plan for departments. Make your HR post, at least internally, all positions to get the best candidate don't just create positions to promote people.

  3. "Needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Aberdeen, SD
    Current Employee - Assembler in Aberdeen, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 different shifts to choose from. Day, night and weekend. Most of the work is pretty easy.

    Cons

    Politics play a major roll.

    Advice to Management

    Communication within management needs to be reformed. The lack of communication is causing major problems.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Different Kind of Culture"

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

    I worked at Banner Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Don't know what to say here as moral has decreased.

    Cons

    The culture is here is very different than other organizations. It's not employees first. They promote people who are not experienced and/or are not ready to become a director. One person has a history of instilling fear in others by intimidation and shaming (displaying names on a board of employees who might have made a mistake). When they reorganize a department, no consideration is given to what an employee wants to or is interested in doing. They don't even confer with the managers who know the employees best to determine how to reorganize or who might fit the new role.

    Advice to Management

    What else can be said? I don't see you are open to change. I would suggest you hire people who are "Yes" people who are ok with not adding value.


  5. "Sr. Customer Service Rep"

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    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banner Engineering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, for the most part.

    Cons

    No opportunity to work from home.


  6. "Banner Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banner Engineering full-time

    Pros

    good culture, technology, and people

    Cons

    lack of professional development for employees


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banner Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Good people, strong leadership from the founder

    Cons

    A large drop off in leadership after the founder

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Plymouth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Banner Engineering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was on a shift that I enjoyed. Nothing else I am just filling in this section because I needed to have a minimum of 20 words

    Cons

    Micro Management, it depends on who you know to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who are doing the work. Let them have say in processes and procedures. The IDEA board you created doesnt work.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Company has a lot of potential, but overall not a great place to work"

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

    Pros

    The company is growing and has a broad product portfolio. There many great employees within the organization and overall the company is somewhat enjoyable to be a part of.

    Cons

    The salary for most, if not all positions is typically below market averages. As a result it is nearly impossible to bring talented employees in or to keep the ones that are here. This in turn makes working at Banner very frustrating and almost futile. There is also little to no differentiation between top performers and under performers, both in terms of pay and recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Communication within the organization needs to improve and there needs to be more openness with information. There also needs to be greater investment in the organization, both in terms of employee compensation as well as investment in equipment and software etc


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Banner Engineering full-time

    Pros

    This space requires a minimum of 20 words. I can state with great certainty that there are none.

    Cons

    Micromanaging by inexperienced managers. Many would not be at junior level in other companies.

    Unwillingness to invest in current engineering tools that could significantly increase their competitiveness.

    Pay is at least 15 to 20 percent below market.

    Paternalistic attitude by management. Building is locked on Sundays ( my only explanation is that the owner wants employees home on Sundays) yet there is little to no opportunity for remote work.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves. You claim to be proud of your long term employees - but treat new ideas with contempt.


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