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CPC (Colder Products Company) Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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  1. "Great company with a collaborative work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CPC (Colder Products Company) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with a collaborative work environment. Operating company under the Dover family of companies. Great small company feel with fortune 500 backing. Variety of products and experiences. We work with a range of great companies from industrial through Bio-pharma and medical device. Solid growth company with great benefits and professional development.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Bother - The Reviews are Accurate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CPC (Colder Products Company) full-time

    Pros

    There are some nice employees outside of the department that I worked in. Many of those employees were willing to help.

    Cons

    People spend a lot of time gossiping instead of focusing on the work. Some of the management is involved in the gossiping. The training is horrible. Management gets into arguments during meetings that are fitting for a preschool playground. You are expected to take a a mess that has been in place for ever and fix it right away even though they say that is not expected. Several people have left because of demeaning employees who are allowed to get away with their unprofessional behavior. You are expected to work sun up to sun down because they are short staffed. Some of which is due to poor decision making. The turnover is extremely high. If you see a job description for this company just scroll past it. It probably isn't accurate any way versus what they truly expect from you. I experienced everything mentioned in the prior reviews.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to change the culture you have to lead by example. Don't ruin trust BEFORE you have had time to establish it.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Supply chain/operation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CPC (Colder Products Company) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great health benefit. Upper management want to pretend like they care by having various event that no one want to show up at.

    Cons

    Incompetence management that contribute to deteriorating the work culture. Too many meeting to waste time so that actual work do not get done

    Advice to Management

    Hiring too many manager is not going to help get the work done.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CPC (Colder Products Company) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company has a lot of great potential in innovation and market diversification. Very profitable company with access to capital from parent company.

    Cons

    Current management strategy of LEAN is to micro-manage every detail of daily work while maintaining a condition of chronic under-staffing.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Need to step up tha game"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CPC (Colder Products Company) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I'm stilltrying to think of some

    Cons

    Low wage and increasing pressure to perform with no reward for higher performance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management pertaining to cohesive and consistent direction."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CPC (Colder Products Company) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products across a breadth of industries providing sales stability. Employees dedicated to doing the right things.

    Cons

    Poor leadership from the top. Leadership from the top is emotion based which leads to the wrong approach and decisions made for the wrong reasons. Passive aggressive management behavior from the top. Lack of respect from the top down and the bottom up creating a hostile and stressful work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Take a collaborative approach to leading and setting the direction of the organization. You had a dedicated and talented employee / management base that were driven out of the organization based on approach, lack of respect and an inability to do what was right for the company.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A good stepping stone toward further career opportunities"

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    Former Employee - IT Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CPC (Colder Products Company) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Colder is a great small company to start out at to get your feet wet with your career, and a good place to go in the middle of your career to further hone your skills. They value their people and are provide great products to their customers. They don't hesitate to provide you with anything you need to do your job.

    Cons

    The bottom line of sales and marketing often clouded the common sense of management. Foolish and short-sighted decisions regarding reinvestment in the company, particularly in technology, came back to bite them more than once. There is also a lack of accountability within the company, people that need their hands slapped are often given a free pass.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. You said you would, you acted as if you were, then you went off and made the wrong decisions. If you actually did listen you wouldn't have constantly been wasting the company's time and money. You need to crack down on people who are detrimental to the company's business, policies and workplace environment. Many issues about employees abusing company assets and performing poorly were brought the attention of management during my time there and absolutely nothing was done about it. These people continue to work there and perform the same, over a year later.


  9. "Great people, engineers double as sales force to provide excellent products and service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Engineers strongly support customers
    Seasoned sales force
    Very broad product line for all industries
    Most combine good sense of humor with good sense of business for profitable, stable growth

    Cons

    Struggling to become a bigger company
    Increased competitive threats


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great employees lacking strong management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide variety of projects, flexible hours

    Cons

    Out of touch management is a downer


  11. "Colder Products is a great place with great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    Great people, very flexible for personal time off. Great technology and infrastructure

    Cons

    salary and wages dont seem to competitive.

    Advice to Management

    better communication


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