The Haskell Company - Growing Company Gathering Its Legs | Glassdoor
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    "Growing Company Gathering Its Legs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Haskell Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will see projects from start to finish. Any free time you have can be spent on any side projects you imagine. New R&D group brings promise of more internal opportunities. Great working atmosphere; everyone is easy to get along with. How quickly you advance is up to your own initiative and eagerness to learn. Abundant travel opportunities, mostly national. Training within the automation team is well... segmented and everyone is very happy to teach new employees. You will not be given a project you cannot handle. Ample support is given if timeline or objective changes. Management is actively undergoing training to improve their performance and become better leaders. Controls Engineers are in very high demand and the skills you develop are extremely valuable. Pay is very respectable for the entry-level positions. When you're in the office, the hours are flexible and accommodating to appointments/life schedule. You get 17 days of paid time-off at a minimum, which is excellent. Working from home is an option when necessary. Senior leadership is very approachable.

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    Cons

    Team is short-staffed at the time of this review. Travel can exceed 50% (more than 26 weeks of the year). Management is aware this is unsustainable and is working to resolve. Projects are 90% packaging food and beverage, so little project variety. Projects are often delayed and site time extended due to no fault of yours or even anyone in Haskell. Customers are often unprepared to take on responsibility for the... project just installed and lean on Haskell for extended periods. Performance reviews are infrequent (yearly). Retirement benefits (ESOP) are not competitive with a matching 401k. It takes at least 1.5 years before the company pays any amount into your retirement.

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    Advice to Management

    The 1-5 start ratings in this review consider that a great employee at Haskell typically receives around a 4/5 while average falls around 2-3/5. Each 3 star item in this review is actively being explored, and I know Haskell will continue to improve. Concerning the training management is going through, I feel it would be very beneficial for those trainers to speak with the engineers to get candid feedback on... areas that can be improved. Hire/Create a position for/Assign someone to provide feedback on the team morale or mentality. There's sometimes an air of disconnection between what leadership sees and what is actually going on. Create a plan for start-up schedules such that no single engineer must spend more than 6, 7, or 8 weeks on site without a week long break to spend with their friends and family. Having most weekends at home is nice, but having a return flight less than two days away is not enough time to properly unwind. Extended periods on site inherently build resentment, especially when those weeks are themselves long. Move to a 401k as soon as possible or vastly change the ESOP program. With the workforce currently being young, retirement benefits make a huge difference for them in the future, much larger than for someone half-way through their career.

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    The Haskell Company2018-09-20

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Excellent Company with great culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Haskell Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Incredible Benefits, great people, focused on helping you succeed in your career

    Cons

    Retirement benefits are not competitive with a matching 401k

    Advice to Management

    Need a better coordination between different groups.

    The Haskell Company2019-10-07
  2. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Haskell Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Treat employees like family Flexible schedule - Work Life balance Good Benefits

    Cons

    Can do better with Benefits Can do better with Office conditions

    Advice to Management

    No Advice

    The Haskell Company2019-11-05

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