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"Mechanical engineers are data pushers"

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Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Alsip, IL
Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Alsip, IL
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Support from other engineers, when they find time (everyone is super busy)
Database makes new designs a little simpler
Reviews are done on every project to ensure nothing is missed
drawing database organized and somewhat easy to access parts you need

Cons

Management is super cheap. They will paint rusty office furniture to keep from buying new stuff. They also took away award pizza lunches even though engineering staff gives dozens of free overtime every week. They also charge employees for coffee, which is unheard of from any company. Seriously, who doesn't supply that for their employees??
your always behind on projects because engineer staff can't possibly keep up with workload
Your expected to come in on saturdays at least once a month (no choice)
Some of the senior staff on the shop floor know what they're doing, but there is a lot of unskilled labor that requires help from engineering staff on a regular basis when they should be spending time getting projects out

Advice to Management

Someone needs to go into the bottom depths of day to day operations and realize the way they are going things doesn't work, and that most of the engineering staff is really unhappy (though it seems like everyone puts up with it rather than finding work elsewhere)

Other Employee Reviews for G & W Electric Company

  1. "Typical growing pains, but awesome culture!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G & W Electric Company full-time

    Pros

    Culture is great. Very little politics and extremely transparent. They take care of their employees and customers, and make no secret about it. If you work hard, you will be rewarded through internal promotion. Very supportive of employees and provide the tools for success.

    Cons

    Company outgrew systems and processes, which stresses the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on Strategy and set direction for company. Ensure everyone in the company understands how each role affects the overall goal. G&W has improved tremendously in this area and should continue. This should also address processes and systems.


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Knowledgable employees and the owner is good

    Cons

    Everything.. lot of politics and suffocating environment.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the toxic environment and create stability for employees

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