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Bush Industries Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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  1. "Everything was nice"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Seat Pleasant, MD
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Seat Pleasant, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bush Industries part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work, great people, great times.

    Cons

    Not enough compensation for me

    Advice to Management

    Give more compensation to people


  2. "Relatively High Employee Moral"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamestown, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamestown, NY
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bush Industries full-time

    Pros

    Compared to other places I've worked, Bush Industries has high employee moral. It's nice work for a company that has turned the ship around and is making money.

    Cons

    If you are a process oriented employee, you'll want to pull your hair out at the factories. Processes aren't documented and there is no such thing as standards so if a few key people were on an ill fated bus trip together the whole place would come to a halt.

    Employees at most levels are very adverse to change.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage change and improvement to all levels of employees. There is so much room for improvement and the employees in the trenches just may have the best insight. More cross functional work is needed as well, everyone works in their own sandboxes and won't let anyone else in.

  3. "Ok to work for but many equipment problems"

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    Former Employee - Former Production Worker in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Former Production Worker in Erie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bush Industries full-time

    Pros

    Quarterly Profit Sharing Bonus was decent....equal to about one extra weekly pay per quarter.

    Cons

    Unorganized work environment. Many parts of manufacturing process were faulty, resulting in a large amount of scrap material.


  4. "Nice small company with a lot of growth potential. Recently purchased by leadership team so time will tell."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Jamestown, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Jamestown, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice group of people, respectful and hardworking

    Cons

    Short term fixes, lack of long term vision.

    Advice to Management

    Consider adding a Long Range Plan to your annual business plan process.


  5. "Exit interview December 2008"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Jamestown, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in Jamestown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bush Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The person responsible for conducting my exit interview was sympathetic to the situation.

    Cons

    It's never a pro when you are losing your job even in a company financial crisis.

    Advice to Management

    With better management selection and more thought into the company direction, the lay offs could have been minimized.


  6. "Can't Believe Their Still Around"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back company. Tries to do new things and be innovative.

    Cons

    Two or three guys in the company think they have the answers for everything. It's laughable on how many stupid decisions they make. When these execturives travel, they're more worried aobut the kind of wine lists the restaurants have rather than focusing on the business at hand.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CEO. Sherbert said he was going to turn company around and leave in three years. Well, he's been there for more than six years and the company has seen a huge slide in sales and market share. If he wasn't so full of himself, maybe he could realize he's not a legend and get back to some basics.


  7. "A good company trying to break into new markets."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamestown, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamestown, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company pays employees a fair wage.

    Cons

    Company struggles to increase sales.

    Advice to Management

    A new CEO would help.

  8. "i realy enjoyed working there."

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Falconer, NY
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Falconer, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great people. good benifits. they ill work with you if you have a problem. clean work place. great leadership. just a great company

    Cons

    i worked for bush ind. for ten. years while they were growing in the80's and 90's there were few down sides. the only thing i realy wanted was a pension plan. thats the only thing i can see bad about bush.

    Advice to Management

    bush ind. offers many operatives for advancement . they have many job pos. and have great leadership. easy to get along with. fair in there disciplines if something is wrong. over all they have great leader ship.


  9. "Management leaves a lot to be desired."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bush Industries full-time

    Pros

    It's a paycheck. Weekends and holidays off. No late evenings.

    Cons

    Lots of favortism and micromanaging from the supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your good employees like kindergarteners. Stop using double standards and contradicting yourselves in annual reviews. Don't throw your team members under the bus at every opportunity. Maybe give a raise here and there. Poor employee morale will continue to lead to turnover. People quit bosses, not jobs.


  10. "Management disconnect"

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

    I worked at Bush Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated workforce, decent market position, potential to establish themselves in a variety of markets, but unable to capitalize because they could not chose where to invest limited resources. Many good ideas - not enough resources to invest in all or willingness to pick one.

    Cons

    Unwillingness to stay committed to a single strategy, unable to make hard choices about where to invest limited resources, playing not to lose rather than to win,

    Advice to Management

    Pick one strategy and stick to it, get engaged with the business and the customers - you can't succeed by staying in Jamestown


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