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Flanders (IN) Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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  1. "Good Place"

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    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flanders (IN) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Caring owners and solid benefits.

    Cons

    Too many middle managers/VPs that don't add value.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline.


  2. "Sorry Company that's more focused on helping family members out than people who actually contribute"

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    Former Employee - DC Main Field Technician in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - DC Main Field Technician in Longview, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flanders (IN) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A paycheck
    Cool People to work with

    Cons

    Repetitive, mind numbing Work. They like to sing songs about values and safety but only when it doesn't cut into productivity. Never have I seen such Nepotism or the Buddy-Buddy system at work as I did at this place. They hire people into positions based on relationships to said person. Sons were working directly for Fathers, Fathers for Sons, ETC. People were hired into key top positions just because they were married to son or daughter of/friends with/related to the person that hired them in. Then these people would know nothing about how to do their job which would have a trickle down effect because they knew who the capable people were. So, with that, the capable people would have to do jobs of upper management but not get paid like upper management while incompetence was paid top dollar. They would often stop employees on Fridays walking to punch out at time clock to tell them "Oh by the way, you HAVE to come in tomorrow" then were dumbfounded when you protested due to plans you had already made. Two people would do the all the work in a department of three because that third person was related to the supervisor and therefore was never held accountable for the job they did not perform. Supervisors knew nothing of how to talk to or motivate their employees. They knew nothing of how to explain what needed to get done and in what time frame it needed to be done in. There would be minimal work for weeks, with talk of "an upcoming <Insert job that needs to be done>". Then, when the job gets there they go into crisis mode and make people work double shifts and weekends because NOBODY knows how to plan anything.
    All in all it is a good place to work if you know the proper people. If that is the case you will make fantastic money and have more opportunity to go far in the company than people that ACTUALLY KNOW what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    COMPLETE restructuring from the upper management to the supervisory level. Get rid of the Nepotism that permeates that place at EVERY level. Get your head on straight and have a game plan at every intersection.

  3. "Good job but needs help"

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    Current Employee - Manual Machinist in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Manual Machinist in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Flanders (IN) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Safe clean work environment. Very nice machinery and tools

    Cons

    It is mostly a repair business which means it's hard to plan a personal life. You may have to work the entire weekend at a moments notice.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider your employees personal lives. It is understood that you have a business to run but we have lives to live as well.


  4. "Up and doowwwnns"

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    Current Employee - Manual Machinist in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Manual Machinist in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, partially paid benifits, easy work, training

    Cons

    To many managers,constant micromanagement,slow economy, constant rumors.


  5. "Tough times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Flanders (IN) (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company pays for a real huge chunk of employee benefits. This makes up for the fact that everyone is paid less than outside companies. If your on the prayer team your safe. Repair company that does well in the repair business. Free uniforms and coffee. A lot of overtime even when things are slow.

    Cons

    Very reactive company with no clear strategy, direction or plan. Two massive layoffs in 2016 so far and a lot of other turnover from people fleeing amid rumors of insolvency and instability. No raises in 2016. Lots of talk and hardly no walk. Weak managers that are afraid to have real conversations and hold people accountable. Employees take advantage of trusting owners and get away with it cuz no body wants to be the bad guy and say shame on you. Inexperienced leaders who don't have what it takes to truely lead a global company and spends too much time walking by faith.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the repair business.


  6. "Inside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Flanders (IN) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with industry leaders and experts in the large manufacturing and electrical engineering space.
    Amazing benefits.

    Cons

    No cons from my perspective.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sadly going down hill fast"

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    Former Employee - Shop in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Shop in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flanders (IN) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were great but uninspired by the organizations leadership. Values are spoken but not lived. Outside management needed to clean up the mess.

    Cons

    Too many too mention. Repair shop antiquated. Repetitive manufacturing is impossible. Major quality issues covered up. Don't know what products cost. On and on

    Advice to Management

    Getting the wrong advice! Changes need to be made at the top. Workers will suffer for poor leadership decisions

  8. "Paralysis by Committe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Flanders (IN) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many of the working employees are great. Pay and benefits are good for some. Great experience and diversity of work if you are willing to sacrifice life/work balance. The repair and manufacturing facilities are second to none.

    Cons

    Too many directors and managers, the company is extremely top heavy. At times the company is overly reactive, throwing everyone into crisis mode. Appears business decisions are based on faith and dreams of select individuals personal preference not strategic factual data. The company seems to have lost their way and is mired by paralysis by committee.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees (notice the long term employees are leaving?), not the directors that never leave their office or are not even at the corporate location the majority of the time - stop being so trusting of your directors and managers.


  9. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist/Programmer in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist/Programmer in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flanders is a great place to work with great health insurance and they have an onsite clinic that is free to all covered under the insurance. Management is easy to deal with. They give you 6 moths training on first shift for manufacturing employees.

    Cons

    Overtime is up and down. Sometimes they will tell you you will be working all weekend on a friday afternoon.


  10. "maint."

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    Current Employee - Dcwinding in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Dcwinding in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    clinic available for employees and family. salary decent and overtime is available wellness program has a lot of programs for individuals.

    Cons

    to many family and friends . no opportunity for advancement because of that. people not very friendly. lack of communication from management to worker on floor.

    Advice to Management

    not very effective no experience many department leads have less than one or two years of experience. consider the long run and the effect that it has on your employee base.


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