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"Great professional growth experienced in Clarkston facility."

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Former Contractor - Maintenance Mechanic in Clarkston, GA
Former Contractor - Maintenance Mechanic in Clarkston, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Rust-Oleum as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Diverse and stable employment. Maintenance supervisor is very knowledgeable and shares vision with company about the growth and development. Very good department.

Cons

Novice management after Rust-Oleum takeover. Language barrier between production workers and rest of company. Constant battle between maintenance and management departments.

Advice to Management

GM needs more experience.

Other Employee Reviews for Rust-Oleum

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Company quickly growing, IT Department lacks leadership and is struggling with growth"

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    Current Employee - IT Department in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - IT Department in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rust-Oleum full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    IT Engineers wear many hats, so there is the opportunity to gain exposure to a wide array of technologies.

    Cons

    This is a manufacturing company, so IT isn't viewed as a high priority in the company. The IT department lacks leadership and resources, and talent is spread far too thin. While engineers wear many hats and are exposed to a wide array of technology, most of it is dated. Exposure to current technology is limited due to an aging support staff that does not keep current in their technical abilities along with a lack of commitment to training from the company. There is little opportunity for advancement here and most employees stay in the same position for very long periods of time without promotion.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Needs to rethink management plan. Mike Tellor has not been the CEO for more than 5 years."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rust-Oleum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Nice people. Fun employee appreciation events. Nice office environment and facilities. Company spends a lot of money on improving the work space and equipment. If you need something to make your job better or easier (like a piece of software), they are OK if you go buy it.

    Cons

    Not enough parking for all employees. The management style is very top down. They are heavily involved with daily minutia, which is distracting and causes unnecessary delays in projects. Executive management should be focused on strategic vision and not daily operations. They try to run the company like a small business, but sales are over $1 billion dollars. That formula will not work long term. Many of the newest people they have hired recently are frustrated and ready to resign.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your subordinates to make the right decisions for the business. You should be focused on the long term success of the company, not the daily minutia.

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