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Elkay Manufacturing Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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Timothy J. (Tim) Jahnke
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Pros
  • Family owned, great people to work with (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people working at Elkay, and the company appears to be heading in the right direction (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management needs to take more accountability for failures (in 5 reviews)

  • I did not have contact with many upper management personnel, so I can't speak to them (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Making a difference"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've never worked anyplace else in my career that focused so much on making a difference in the world. Every one of us gets PAID time off to go volunteer at our favorite charities. And they encourage departments and teams to go volunteer together, because not only does it help the community, but we build closer relationships that pay off back at work. And it's true. People I hardly ever spoke to before we went on an outing together are now friendly to me when we pass in the hall. It's pretty great, and something I am actually pretty proud of.

    Cons

    Some of the cubicles in my area are not really private enough. I can hear my neighbors, and it's distracting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing great opportunities to work on projects across departments, so people keep growing in their responsibilities and experiences. It makes a difference for folks like me.

    Elkay Manufacturing Response

    May 15, 2017 – Corp Comm

    Thanks for the feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to tell us a little more about your experience. We love that you love volunteering -- and we're proud of you too! :) It's people like ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Elkay Manufacturing Waconia MN Plant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Waconia, MN
    Former Employee - Production in Waconia, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities for advancement and growth at this company. The people are nice and willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work schedule can be heavy

    Elkay Manufacturing Response

    May 15, 2017 – Corp Comm

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review -- and for all the hard work! Your efforts up there in Waconia make a big difference!


  3. "Elkay - Savanna"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savanna, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savanna, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elkay Manufacturing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working here is definitely challenging but with that comes pride in our hard work, quality product and continuous improvement.

    Cons

    Fast pace environment - can be a 'Con' for some people but others find it a welcomed challenge.

    Elkay Manufacturing Response

    May 15, 2017 – Corp Comm

    We feel blessed to have some of the hardest working people in America today! And that's no small thing! Thanks for going the extra mile and knocking it out of the ballpark up there in Savanna!


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  5. "Elkay Culver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Culver, IN
    Current Employee - Management in Culver, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elkay Manufacturing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Searching for a job I looked for a company where I could make a difference. The benefits package is strong and the ability to work for a privately held company and eliminate the corporate paper pushing was important. The leader team has experienced some change and the new team is laser focused on improving the culture at the site.

    Cons

    HIgh turnover like all other companies in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward, treat employees with dignity and respect and when this culture turns positive the sky's the limit for this site

    Elkay Manufacturing Response

    May 15, 2017 – Corp Comm

    Everybody definitely has a role to play in making a quality product we can all be proud of, that's for sure. And thanks for the words of wisdom. We are hearing the vibe out in Culver is definitely ... More


  6. "Elkay Plant in Waconia Mn"

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    Current Employee - Manufacuing in Waconia, MN
    Current Employee - Manufacuing in Waconia, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of team work. The team works very hard to make a great product.

    Cons

    Not really any to add about this

    Advice to Management

    Continue the open communication with the employees.

    Elkay Manufacturing Response

    May 15, 2017 – Corp Comm

    Your efforts are really paying off! We know you've all been putting in a ton of extra effort to give our customers what they want. Keep up the good work!


  7. "great culture and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the family culture that empowers employees. The company is growing exponentially which makes me feel secure

    Cons

    nothing bad to say here!


  8. "Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Elkay is a great company to work for , they are a family own Company and that makes a difference on the way we all get treated .We are in Business forever!!

    Cons

    everything has been good .

    Advice to Management

    great job!


  9. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lumberton, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lumberton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work force is some of the hardest working individuals you will meet.

    Cons

    Plant is unrelentingly hot. Expect to sweat, every day, all the way through your clothes. This is not an easy place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Management is the key to job satisfaction. They have had some of the best and some of the worst management I have ever dealt with.


  10. "A Good Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Culver, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Culver, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Elkay Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Elkay is a solid family owned company that has been in business for 97 years. The company has built a solid foundation of values that drives the business. Offers a great benefit package to go along with competitive wages for the areas that are operated in. Managers at all levels of the company are approachable.

    Cons

    As with many businesses, there are many competing priorities. Some of the product lines are very complex.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core competencies and further the stability of existing product lines. As new product is introduced, look to fit with existing processing before driving for something new. Make sure to keep the top priorities small and drive the focus.


  11. "black"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Painter in Ringgold, VA
    Former Employee - Painter in Ringgold, VA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elkay Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay good people to work with good hours great benefits all around good place to work never had any problems there liked it very much

    Cons

    I have Nothin bad to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep doin what y'all doin


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