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Updated December 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Total Disorganization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Product, lots of warranty issues, some nice people, company around for a long time.

    Cons

    Management only thinks about themselves. It is about the bottom line that goes back to Corporate in Europe. No direction and mission.
    Employees spend more time covering their A%$es than trying to build the company.
    Products have serious quality issues.
    Salaries are weighted to the executives, not the employees.
    Huge turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone that can bring it back to greatness. Existing management is not trusted and does not understand the culture nor the business locally.


  2. "Ok until I got a different supervisor, then everything went downhill."

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    Former Employee - CAD Drafter in Niles, MI
    Former Employee - CAD Drafter in Niles, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Computer software is kept current and works well. Pay was about average for this career field. File management system seems to work well.

    Cons

    Building is in poor condition with roof leaks. Supervision is unpredictable. I kept examples of prints and models that were previously approved and followed these examples when making something similar yet these would suddenly be all wrong when I turned them in. I asked if there was a drafting standard so I had a guideline to follow and was told "yeah I need to do that one day" (this was someone who'd worked there for over 20 years). I never knew what was expected of me.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together!

  3. "Horrible bullying environment, harassment sanctioned by upper management, discrimination rife"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Colchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Colchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FläktWoods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location close to home, reasonable work hours. Not much else to say really. Poor pay makes leaving an easy decision.

    Cons

    This Colchester company operates under a policy of bullying and harassment. Shouting and swearing at employees is accepted practice. Grievances are dismissed despite several people corroborating complaints. New mothers are abused and penalised for not working extra unpaid hours, pay rises are issued on each managers personal preference and workloads are routinely unreasonable.
    Entire business is low tech with no vision and I predict that market survival will be difficult in coming times

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like human beings rather than minions to be belittled by managers with zero leadership skills


  4. "Run Away, Period"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Since there is a 20 word minimum in this section I'm just writing whatever to fulfill needs because there are no Pros for being at this company. Not even the salary is worth it.

    Cons

    Where do we start! No direction, they are running on an outdated brand that has now been tarnished. The products date back to the 1980's. The working conditions in the plant are substandard. The leadership from Europe down to the local leadership in Colombia Missouri is all about manipulation. There is no quality of life and this leadership has taken an amazing company with so much potential and drove into the ground. The CFO is unethical and only conspires to send the financial resources to Europe while squeezing American employees at the poverty line. Sinking ship and it's bad. KODAK corporation all over again.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and allow the next generation with some emotional intelligence to turn this company around.


  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FläktWoods (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best company to work with, good work life balance, good peers.

    Cons

    Low compensation, Company has been bought with someone hence not sure about con's

    Advice to Management

    Improved leadership style n be approachable.


  6. "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Better salary package and easy access from home

    Cons

    Work environment not very good


  7. "Horrible experience!"

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    Former Employee - BMS Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - BMS Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FläktWoods full-time

    Pros

    Well, the only pros was the company van, cell phone and 23 days of vacation.

    Cons

    No structure, no organization, no plan, no ambition, no support! At least in Dublin is like that!

  8. "Big Name and small sights"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at FläktWoods (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Famous worldwide MNC, Helpful for career growth.

    Cons

    People here don't like to work unless they are forced to do. Laziness in factory team. Very unsupportive attitude. Management need to focus on the employers way of working.

    Advice to Management

    Need to tighten and put the internal departments under discipline.


  9. "Not a Good Employer - Chennai Office"

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    Current Employee - Proposal Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Proposal Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Brand name is very good, which is the only reason why the company is still surviving. Market is good for this Industry. The Organization can achieve greater things moving into good / Efficient / Pro active hands.

    Cons

    Office culture is not good at-all, men who were employed by 90's are still part of the organization so No new Improvements have been made.

    Advice to Management

    * Should take care of the Employees w.r.t compensation * Should look for Decision making individuals at higher posts


  10. "Its good to work with, but more professionalism is what is required in the Indian front of the company."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Kolkata (India)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Kolkata (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at FläktWoods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    MNC, Engg company, Kolkata based

    Cons

    Unprofessional, Lazy culture, less control of senior management

    Advice to Management

    Proactive, old people be replaced by younger generations, to bring energy


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