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Banner Engineering Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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Robert W. Fayfield
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Creative Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Sr. Customer Service Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company. Friendly environment and interesting products.

    Cons

    Projects move slow. New manufacturing and design processes are not well received.
    Lacking of diversity, predominantly white company.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify management to get a more global perspective of the industry. Don't be afraid to invest in new technologies that are useful for R&D.


  7. "An Excellent Company - A Great Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineering Technician/Certified Quality Auditor in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineering Technician/Certified Quality Auditor in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Banner is like a giant family. People tend to stay there for many years; we had frequent 20, 25, even 30 year celebrations.

    Cons

    I am only sorry I had to leave, but it was unavoidable.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep on doing what you're doing. A little less emphasis on education credentials would allow some of your stars to shine brighter.


  8. "Easy job, great pay."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Huron, SD
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Huron, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is pretty decent. Lots of nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be very busy and hard to handle, and pay could be better.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Poor management, no leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Associate in Plymouth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Banner Engineering full-time

    Pros

    People are very easy to work with until you hit HR or director level management and above.

    Cons

    Directors and higher level executives lack vision and focus. They are very concerned about what others think of them personally rather than doing what is best for the company. HR is ego driven and also writes glowing reviews for this site. "Growing Company with Many Opportunities" review is 100% HR.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so insecure about your company that you have to write fake reviews. Treat the business like a business. Make difficult decisions that may not be popular but will yield you positive results.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company. Needs to transform to an Global Enterprise"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Generous benefits. Good access to decision makers which enables you to be more nimble Open to training and development.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities. Functions like a small company. All decisions need to be reviewed by an officer. Immature polices and procedures. Little turnover in management which equals little change.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate authority. Develop standard global procedures and processes to solve business problems


  11. "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Everything is made at Banner, from R&D to manufacturing and assembly.
    - We build great products.
    - Privately owned company.

    Cons

    - The weather can be terrible in winter!


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