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"Lost it's soul"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Peers and team members below good to work with. Market leader despite themselves. Resting on their laurels of the past.

Cons

Too many leaders detached from the messy process of managing. Lack of conviction and credibility of sr. management. Definetely passive-aggressive culture last few years with too many new leaders who only want to change things to show they are doing something new but they are not. Also bringing in their cronies from other companies and disrespecting the current culture of 80+ years. Sr. leaders do not have the admiration of they subordinates, really. Good old boy(and girl) beer binging mentality.

Advice to Management

Remove those sr. leaders who are posers and brutes. Create less autopsies of blame. Remove those who don't deliver "real" results and pretend they do.

Other Employee Reviews for Elkay Manufacturing

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A Successful Value Based Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Executive in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A strong company with senior management that sincerely tries to "walk the talk" and live the five values of the company. While they have not yet learned what flex time is, at least at the corporate headquarters, the work load is reasonable and, if you are willing to work full time M-F, you can have good work-life balance outside of that.

    While the company is struggling in the current economy, it has been conservatively managed over the year and can survive hard times for a little while. Efforts in the Plumbing Products Division to increase market share were bearing fruit, so that Division should come out of the bad times stronger than ever.

    Cons

    Takes too long to make decisions. Too much turn over in senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job of recognizing good work, as well as great work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "OK place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work load.People are very nice in general.Pay is ok.the company has started to take more market share from other competitors and looks like it is working.Benefits are pretty good and management usually gives you a lot of freedom to do things.It is in general a good place to work and actually a lot of employees have been with the companies for many many years.A lot of engineers in the company and right now the company is trying to change from a manufacturing driving company to a market driving company.

    Cons

    Too many changes within a short period of time.Pay raise is limited and there is almost bonus right now.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing management and start to develop employees.Provide more training to people.

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