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"Interesting... then the economy tanked"

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Former Employee - Engineer in Racine, WI
Former Employee - Engineer in Racine, WI
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Lots of sharp people. Good benefits.

Cons

The company is very tied to the automotive industry, to the point that it almost went under during the 2008 recession. Had to cut 25% of the workforce - included me.

Advice to Management

Don't take bonuses when you are in the process of laying people off.

Other Employee Reviews for Modine Manufacturing

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    "MOD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Racine, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a small company atmosphere.

    Cons

    Inefficiencies are everywhere. Management is promoted based on a good old boy system rather than merit. Succession planning, management/leadership development are topics only practiced as lip service.

    Advice to Management

    Fill your ranks based on merit, not friendships. Lay a path for employees to succeed and allow them to do so. Give employees an opportunity (and support) to develop, grow, and move up within the organization. Lack of opportunity and development opportunities do not create a productive environment.


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    "Great company, 5 star workforce, proud to be here."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Lawrenceburg, TN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lawrenceburg, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Entire place is like family. Workplace is fair, great group of people to work with. Couldn't be happier; been there for years have no desire to go anywhere else. The town is small, so if you're thinking of transferring don't waste your time if you're turned off by the Amish buggies driving by. Keep a copy of all emails because though there is no room for movement up the ladder here (because there is no ladder - you're one step up from the top), the engineers in Racine are constantly being promoted so keeping a record of whom you talked to and what they agreed to is critical unless you want to pitch your story again. Company picnic, employee appreciation week, bingo, great benefits, lots of vacation days and shut down in summer. Nice. Management very open to ideas.

    Cons

    Very small company so hard to move up the corporate ladder. Great place if you just want to grow in the field you're in. Some of the customers are insane as far as their requirements. Automotive customers will be the death of you, so if you have a customer issue with automotive be prepared to have it suck every ounce of life you have in you for the next month and 90% of the time it's something they did and we have to cow-tow to them. Not company's fault - just customer's. Ford is the worst. GM is good to work with, heavy truck customers good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with communicating to employees.

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