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"Great company but be careful.."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Executive
Current Employee - Account Executive
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Whitlock full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Great reputation in the industry
- Both financial and manpower resources are available
- Income potential is strong for sales
- Benefits are strong
- Strong national presence
- Good folks

Cons

- Regional management may not be as strong as it needs to be (education, experience, management skills).
- Project management ranks are a bit weak in capabilities and experiences which can cause some projects to struggle
- Motto might be less is more, they tend to work people to the point of exhaustion at all levels in an effort to run lean.
- Just too much to do with the available manpower resources which causes mistakes and lost profit opportunities
- Can be very "high school" unfortunately
- Internal processes can cause tremendous back ups and frustration although it is recognized that in many causes they are for good intentions

Advice to Management

Listen to your team, your staff. I agree with a previous review where good engineering skills or the fact you like someone does not necessarily make them the high paced, effective leader that the company needs in all positions. They step over or 'on' very good people that are both very capable and willing to help the company more. However the issue right now is top management surrounds themselves with several folks that are not always the best people available but rather will tell them what they want to hear. Not a good practice in trying to become what they want to become I feel.

There is so much potential given the available resources and connections in the industry however with the above situation, growth in sales and profitability is greatly limited.

Other Employee Reviews for Whitlock

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Stale, old school"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    Pros

    Company has partnerships with a wide variety of manufacturers, has a good portfolio of completed projects, and is well managed at the top. Very competent leaders in national and regional positions.

    Cons

    While executive management shines, they have a hard time finding competent branch managers. Communications within the organization or very poor. Local managers seem to have no leadership training.

    Advice to Management

    Good engineering skills don't automatically translate to good leadership skills.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be employed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitlock (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, Training encouraged supervisors

    Cons

    Some, not all projects with unreal deadlines, micro management by some Lead techs, lack of trade knowledge of some PMs

    Advice to Management

    Have the, Lead tech, the PM, and the office Manager meet, before, during, and at the end of the project, to improve standards, time frame, and miscellaneous encounters.

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