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  1. "Great Company to Start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Carthage, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Carthage, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Willing to do a lot of training to get you to where you want to be
    Want to keep you on the workforce for as long as possible, great advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Slow start where you are expected to figure out the process on your own with little to no help
    Long usually unproductive meetings

    Advice to Management

    Especially for entry level positions, be more willing to help and give advice as they start their employment


  2. "Needs work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A few great people to work with.

    Cons

    Negatives out way the positves

    Advice to Management

    Mingle and listen to the people doing the work.

  3. "Headquarters"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are kind, always available, knowledgeable and great to work with. The products are second to none. It's almost like a family.

    Cons

    The company is frugal (except when it comes to employees. Here the company is fair).


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    people you work with here are what makes this company so unique; pay and benefits are average

    Cons

    Loss of many benefits since the recession in 2009. Most all of them have not been brought back in spite of record sales and ebitda.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, hands off management

    Cons

    Lots of decisions made at the executive level that are never relayed

    Advice to Management

    Communicate


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ERICO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very nice place to work. Employees are very respectful of one another from the top on down. Executives do care about employees. I believe they are truly trying to make things better while running the day-to-day business of the company. Very focused product management and development. ERICO is always researching new markets and products.

    Cons

    Changes are slow. Too much micro-management from the top. Owner's ideas are antiquated and put employees in a frozen state regarding promotion, working part-time, or job sharing..

    Advice to Management

    Too many people involved in decision-making process for the simplest of changes. Many projects that start off as being top priority get moved to the bottom and then a year later, become a top priority again. Then after more months of hard work, the project gets moved back to the bottom and seemingly forgotten; then back to top priority, down to bottom, etc., etc. Some projects are never looked at again. This is frustrating to the employee who has worked hard to develop and organize the project.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not too shabby"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ERICO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Established, stable product lines that often sell themselves. Overall the company is stable and doesn't make rash decisions; they won't fire anyone without really good reason and are cautious about everything. They stick to what they know and when they enter a new market, they don't do it without good research.

     Decent learning opportunity for engineers if they have the drive for it. Room for some growth and development. ERICO has a very diverse product offering that presents good experience.

    Good place to get your foot in the door. There seems to be some awareness among the people who run the place that ERICO has some areas requiring significant improvement.

    Overall, not a bad place to work but not a retirement plan by any means.

    Cons

    Slow. Sooo slow. Older generations of management have their hearts set on being involved when really they're just slowing things down and not really adding any value to the process. The organization is overly cautious and lags behind the rest of industry in terms of systems and process development (information systems are antiques and there is no lean manufacturing, for example). They are also very risk adverse to a fault.

    Pay is not great. In fact, it's abysmal in some cases but they seem aware of that and are trying to fix it.

    Company culture is a joke. They think adding "ERI-" to the start of everything makes it unique but there is no annual Christmas party or even company sanctioned extra-curricular activities.

    Bonus Day is an annual hazing ritual that should be abolished.

    Advice to Management

    Cut some of the red tape and let your lower levels of management have more decision making capabilities. Upgrade your computer systems and unify them.

    Nuture the ERICO culture by encouraging company-wide team building activities between all levels and varieties of people at ERICO.

    Cut the Bonus Rookies ritual before there's a lawsuit on the books.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ERICO full-time

    Pros

    Incredible friendly culture, work with no pressure. Lots of team work and they listen to new ideas and strategies

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder, compensation is below average and commissions and bonuses are not only capt but big part of them are tied to other regions performance.

    Advice to Management

    Update salaries, change commission plan and pay each Qtr not once a year. Don't demotivate your top performers


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not the same place any more. :("

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ERICO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love the people. It was a great group to work with. People tend to stay longer than most places (avg. 10+ years). Upper management cared about their employees first before company's profit. Best learning experience. If you wanted to learn or get involved with a specific technology or a different aspect of the business, all you had to do was ask.

    Cons

    Average base pay, bonuses decreasing yearly (used to be exceptional!), mediocre benefits (used to be great!), NO work-life balance although they claim to promote family, they expect you to be ON 24/7. Spent many holidays working at the cost of my family.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and pay attention to your middle management. They are the ones pushing their employees to make themselves look good to upper management.


  10. "Awesome company with a clear, articulated strategy and a bright future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture (sounds trite, but it’s true)
    Amazing co-workers, the majority of people bleed “ERICO blue”
    There is an actual strategic plan for growth – and management willingly and openly shares that with every employee to make sure they understand it
    The Executive Management Team is first-rate, with a number of high-caliber individuals
    The current ERICO is much less political than the ERICO of old
    Numerous career paths available, including international postings
    Our new president – Dan Mominee
    Weathered the “Great Recession” without resorting to layoffs, paid year-end bonuses every year to salaried and hourly employees, and continued to make investments that will allow us to grow as the economy improves

    Cons

    Very lean in some areas, need to add some staff
    Benefits used to be a LOT better
    401k match isn’t competitive
    We lack a barista on site

    Advice to Management

    Continue to share our strategy for the future with all of the employees, that transparency and the fact that we actually have a plan goes a long way to allay employee fears in an uncertain economy.


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