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"Hoffmaster has a history of collusion between long term employees who view new employees as a threat."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Opportunities for making a solid impact on profit are abundant. Unfortunately that is because skills and work methods at Hoffmaster are far behind the times. One must tread very carefully and involve key long term managers and gain their support before making suggestions or taking action to try new methods or teach new skills.

Cons

Long term employees are threatened by new employees with new knowledge and skills. They have a history of colluding to get rid of any new employee who, by attempting to improve results, might expose the lack of knowledge and failure to use modern work methods that many long term employees possess.

Advice to Management

The owners of the company should hire an outside consulting firm to investigate the quality of the decisions and the culture at Hoffmaster in Oshkosh. Complete confidentiality must be assured to employees to extract the facts. Tenure of new (professional) employees should be investigated.

Other Employee Reviews for Hoffmaster

  1. "Decent place to work."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Good career opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime. Lots of weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that employees are an asset not a cost.


  2. "Get with the times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. The company is strong from a financial standpoint.
    2. The pay is good for the area.
    3. Benefits are pretty good.
    4. Bonus structure is nice.

    Cons

    1. HR is so behind the times. They run this like its the 1960's manufacturing industry. It's a huge turn off to the younger generations. Don't work here if you are looking for a progressive HR mentality. There is no PTO system. They do random drug tests in the office. The wellness program is just smoke and mirrors with no substance. They shoot down any idea that comes to them quickly. The theme is "We looked at that and it doesn't make sense for us."
    2. The Private equity company makes all the decisions. It's just the nature of the ownership structure. It's something you have to live with.
    3. If someone is upset at the company, the company will make everyone upset so as to not deal with problem.
    4. Very old, run down and out dated office. It's down right depressing.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Start looking at what Millennials and the younger generation are looking for in a work place.

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