FilterKansas City, MO Area
I have been working at Butler Manufacturing full-time (More than 10 years)
Very good people on the front lines. People generally work well together. Company has an excellent product.
Top management is not personable and not very caring of the general work force. Also top management is a bit arrogant when it comes to customer's ability to switch to a competitor.
Advice to Management
Need to become more customer and employee freindly if business is not going to wither away
I have been working at Butler Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)
None if you're not in sales except casual dress is allowed - in that the dress code is not really enforced.
Sales driven organization. Sales staff are highly rewarded for bringing no value to the process while design is repeatedly required to polish turds. Design staff is not well trained nor mentored - the business prefers to hire new college graduates, burn them out, then hire new ones instead of investing in the new hires. Corporate has decided to pour all the resources into ineffective "homemade" software that removes all influence designers have over the product in an attempt to marginalize the input of design professional. Designers (engineers) are seen as a necessary evil to sales and management are are compensated accordingly. Management/sales lack the accountability that design/engineering has and thus repeatedly demand designers to perform in ways that are morally and ethically suspect.
Management is not professional. Employees are praised in private and punished publicly. There is little regard for a work-life balance. There is a fundamental lack of respect for people as professionals or even respect for people as people.
HR is asleep at the wheel. Personnel issues are swept under the rug and not addressed. Those who do not "drink the Kool-Aid" flavor of the month are treated as though they are the problem instead of any doubts or blame cast upon management.
Advice to Management
Pointless - those in power are content with status quo.
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