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Updated November 22, 2017
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  1. "Employees are the foundation of your business"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CSZ full-time

    Pros

    Great work experience for someone either starting their career or transitioning into a new one. Fulfilling job if you consider the end user. Organization is growing so new opportunities will continue to arise.

    Cons

    Lack of involvement of upper management in the daily operation of the business. No true understanding of the pain points in the business and thus a lack of appreciation for employees and the work they do. Often resources lack in areas which are core to the development of the business. Limit work hour and vacation flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever forget that your employees are the core foundation upon which your business is built. In order to continue to grow, your must allow your employees to grow as well. In order to continue building higher and higher, one must continue to strengthen the foundation (employees).


  2. "Horrible!! Don't waste your time."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I got along with pretty much everyone and adored my team in Soft Goods.

    Cons

    -Back breaking, no paying job.
    -Leads and supervisors are lazy and don't do anything then try to rack up overtime.
    - Hard work goes unnoticed, can't even get a good job.
    I'll never recommend anyone to work here unless you like being taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your leads and supervisors and less attention to numbers.. have to make your company happy too and not paying attention to the bottom tier that holds the company together is ridiculous.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Place I've Ever Worked At"

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    Former Contractor - Document Control in Sharonville, OH
    Former Contractor - Document Control in Sharonville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSZ as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - 10/80 Schedule - Every other Friday off.
    - Factory workers are nice.
    - Need a 20 word minimum for pros, racked my brain, and literally cannot come up with anything else.

    Cons

    - Sexist environment. Sign in women's restroom actually says "Remember, Women are the foundation of all decent society." Handbook says women should wear natural looking makeup. Supervisors sleeping with co-workers. Men (including owner) thinking men are smarter than women. Asked me how it was going, I said I'm catching on, and he said, well he's caught on, so you should be ok, and you can ask him questions (referring to a 19 year old male co-op that had been there less than me and only doing a scanning job, while my job was completely different and way more complicated).
    - Hired at low pay for one job, and given a completely different job with much more responsibility and same pay on first day. Management didn't even speak to me about role change and didn't even acknowledge it
    - Saw supervisor maybe twice a week for a couple of minutes. Couldn't even remember his name. Had no interaction with his employees. Many people talked negatively about him, how clueless he is and how he doesn't work, just sits on his cell phone all day. Sure enough, that's what I saw. Incompetent.
    - Every employee I spoke with hated their job and spoke negatively about the place. Many worked there for years with low pay, with jobs that top out with low pay. Shows company does not value hard working, loyal employees.
    - Office area not a very friendly environment, some engineers/supervisors/upper management come off as thinking they are better than others, and it is very obvious.
    - People do not know how to do their job properly, rush through things and do not do them correctly the first time. Always have to circle back to them and basically do their job for them.
    - No organization and extremely poor communication.
    - Could go on and on.

    Advice to Management

    You need a whole company make over. Learn to treat your employees with respect. You have a handful of very loyal and hard working employees, and you don't care if they leave, and you give them crappy raises, if any at all. I can't believe how many employees told me they hated it there and that management was useless. No one is happy there. Also, take some classes on sexism, you are NOT a woman friendly company.


  4. "CSZ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at CSZ (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company with very good leadership. Works hard to be fair with all.

    Cons

    None. Company is expanding which will provide greater opportunities for current and future employees.


  5. "Great Work Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CSZ full-time

    Pros

    A wide variety of internal job functions creates a superb learning atmosphere to help grow new skills.

    Cons

    Due to a wide range of job responsibilities, one can get easily overwhelmed. Lack of resources in certain areas.


  6. "Entry Level Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CSZ part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great factory with good leadership who know how to develop employees

    Cons

    Several employees seem to not care for the work

    Advice to Management

    Better filter process for employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good as an entry level job...."

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    Former Employee - Industrial Sales
    Former Employee - Industrial Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CSZ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked in their industrial sales department for several years. It's a good place to wear many hats and learn on the job quickly. You are expected to come up to speed fast (I was replacing someone who was fired for not meeting performance expectations---and was told that on my first day). You do learn a lot about the business and their clients. Family-like atmosphere among staff and factory.

    Cons

    Extremely cutthroat environment even from management to staff. When manager's backs are to the wall, they routinely throw their own staff under the bus to save their own skin. Not uncommon to see people fired without warning or written up without warning---and being told their next write up is a firing. Pay raises and compensation are lacking---unless you are a close friend or family member of the President (who inherited the business from his Dad and Uncle) you will be surviving at best and spending each day trying to avoid getting yelled at or in trouble. At one point even salaried employees were required to clock in and out and being micromanaged on time. I was trying to go to school at night and told by my manager they had a tuition reimbursement plan---I submitted and got approvals signed off---but TWICE after I did this, they pulled the rug out from under me and when I submitted my grades (B or better) to them, they acted like they never agreed to anything. When I produced the signed paperwork, they said they were free to change their minds at will. I started applying for financial aid at school---and looked for another job after that. Also no flextime at all on hours---their way or the highway.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to screw over your employees in the name of profit! You have a great product but if you keep treating your employees like crap and pulling the rug out from under them (benefits, agreeing to pay for tuition and then backing out last minute) you won't have a business to turn over to the next generation.

  8. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    great quality products in medical

    Cons

    no new products in several years

    Advice to Management

    New products


  9. "Great place for long term stability with factory positions. Not so much for salary positions"

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Management in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Mid Level Management in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CSZ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They created work for factory workers during a slow spell instead of lay offs
    Many very long term hourly workers
    Many opportunities for factory workers to learn new skills as they manufacturer as many own parts as possible
    Interesting & Meaningfull products
    Great team and family feel amongst the factory

    Cons

    Revolving Upper Management Door brings many culture changes.
    Product knowledge dwindles from mid management & up
    Lack of trust rampant throughout management
    Unqualified people in professional positions, especially quality dept.
    Department agendas don't sync
    Dog eat dog & blame game popularity welcome

    Advice to Management

    RUN Or unite and demand ownership remove themselves from any role in regulatory requirements. The products are great and have a real purpose. The distrust amongst the organization stems from your regulatory ethics vs ownerships. Your smart people being bullied. Every tool is there to be the best of the best. Transparency will only bring that out. Force them to bring in professionals from within the industry and not anymore executive's who managed their favorite pizza place.


  10. "Not a people oriented company to work for. Largely distrustful and disrespect for employes. Employes are a dime a dozen"

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    Former Employee - Worker in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Worker in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are comparable to other companies of this size. Interesting products. Potential for future growth.

    Cons

    Training is largely up to individual. Compensation is lacking. People step over each other to get visual recognition. Unless you are family or friends of family or management, you will be just surviving.

    Advice to Management

    Try managing the process and not just people. By focusing on people only, you are exhibiting distrust and lack of respect for employees.