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"A Safe Place for the Unmotivated to Lay Low..."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

-Great work/life balance
-Great associates
-Very unstressful/unchallenging (con or pro...you decide)
Oatey is a good place to work if you have a family and can afford to raise them on what Oatey pays you. The workplace is without urgency or concern, and the work/life balance is satisfied as a result.

Cons

-Ridiculous compensation, on the verge of insulting
-Incredibly shrinking benefits year after year
-Indefinite wage freeze
Never expect to earn your way up or earn more income at Oatey. The company is intimately coupled with the housing market...as the market withers, so do the opportunties at Oatey. The hiring philosphy is to bring in talent from the outside only, most often at wages that far exceed internal talent for the exact same positions. This is not a company to come to if you are a motivated, energetic, and high-performing worker with management potential.

Advice to Management

Stop the political nonsense. This company may be family-owned, but it shouldn't ACT family-run. Get more mid-level managers, because there is a huge age gap between senior managment and the potential management pool. Unless, of course, the plan is to simply buy the management talent from the market at highly inflated prices...

Other Employee Reviews for Oatey

  1. Helpful (1)

    "No fun"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Paycheck, that was about it.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is only worried about themselves

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your bubble.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Oatey’s Potential"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Oatey has potential for being a great place to work. Associates are typically very adept at their individual jobs. In the past it has taken every opportunity to purchase other companies within its core competencies.

    Cons

    Remote distribution points have little input to decision-making or corporate process improvements even though they are the downstream internal customers of manufacturing arm. Level of professionalism and support for remote facilities is lacking from corporate staff positions. Oatey’s number one published “corporate value” is “Honor God in all we do”; unfortunately the message that is delivered through everyday leadership to associates is “profit before all else”. All Information Systems are woefully out of date and often will not support corporate required productivity. Oatey seems to have no defined long-range business plan. It seems to react to short-term business cycles with drastic actions rather than accepting short term losses in favor of long term viability.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management (V.P. and above) need to re-think their future business plan with an emphasis on long-term planning. Associates, supervisors and middle management were consistently surprised by decisions that seem distinctly opposite of the goals and directions communicated to them. At best apathy, at worst distrust of leadership is fostered without a clear message and consistent leadership direction.

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