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  1. "Good People, Low Pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Butler Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are very nice and they have pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    They do not pay their employees what they deserve. The schedules for deadlines get unrealistic and they want to make last minute changes and keep the same deadlines which ultimately causes you to miss them. Also the training for new employees is super sub-par.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better training program for new employees and also pay your employees what they truly deserve, not below the national average!


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    "Degrading to any design professional not in management."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer I/II in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Designer I/II in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Butler Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None if you're not in sales except casual dress is allowed - in that the dress code is not really enforced.

    Cons

    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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