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Butler Manufacturing Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "AM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Butler Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Nice company to work for.

    Cons

    lot of people have saying on a project.


  2. "Good People, Low Pay"

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    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!

  3. "Region Manager"

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Butler Manufacturing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good people on the front lines. People generally work well together. Company has an excellent product.

    Cons

    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


  4. "NO Plan Career / Bad Managers"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Only if this is going to be your first job
    - Efficient in-house tools
    - Hours per week, fair enough

    Cons

    - No plan career at all
    - A lot of managers have their position just because the top management think they are indicated (without any prove) or just because they have many years in the company.
    - Managers tend to not recognizing the goals of the engineers
    - No repercussion against useless engineers/managers
    - Lack of leadership (managers)
    - Only the headquarters has the best installations

    Advice to Management

    Please see cons


  5. "Great Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Financial Risk Analyst in Kyle, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Risk Analyst in Kyle, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Butler Manufacturing (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth. Regional offices are invested in the clients and have great local culture.

    Cons

    The best place to be recognized by executives is at the home office.


  6. "Area Manager"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Butler Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Name recognition, hands down the best standing seam roof in the industry, established contractor/customer network.

    Cons

    Premium priced product which is difficult to sell in price driven territories, upper management is focused on high margin sales and pressures regional management accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    Make adjustments in expectations for the sake of your regional employees at all levels. If the market isn't as strong, why punish the employees that work just as hard and as the folks in more friendly areas? Get out into the region and see for yourself the challenges the contractors are facing so you can advise Bluescope what the reality is.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Degrading to any design professional not in management."

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    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.

  8. "Good experience with all coworkers, learned a great deal about metal buildings"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Employees, good work atmosphere, good company

    Cons

    was hard to move to a different position within the company

    Advice to Management

    keep treating your employes well


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It was great as long as you didn't let the stupidity of management rub of on yourself."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay scale is more than reasonable
    Benefits
    Friendly co-workers
    safety program
    bonuses
    lenient supervisors

    Cons

    spineless management
    incompetent management
    too many chiefs and not enough indians
    information meetings are an absolute joke

    Advice to Management

    Hire some management with actual cerebral function.


  10. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Butler Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Met good people there, great friendships started.

    Cons

    No professional growing.
    Unreal deadlines.
    Lot of Overtime work required, unpaid.
    Childhish management from Human Resources department.
    Even that I was constantly praised because of my performance, never received any increment in salary nor position.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the welfare of your employees, improve benefits and salary.


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