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  1. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburndale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburndale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fleetwood Enterprises (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very liberal company to work for. Listened to their employees input.

    Cons

    Company sold off in pieces. Filed Chapter 13.


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocky Mount, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocky Mount, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fleetwood Enterprises full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and the benefit package.

    Cons

    Management tends to be rude and disrespectful to associates

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with more respect

  3. "Terrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Nampa, ID
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Nampa, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They paid a good salary.I had
    Had good associates.

    Cons

    If u didn't kiss upper mangements but u were on your way out the door. The production manger and
    the assistant played favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Follow what u expect your
    Supervisors to follow and stick
    To what u say. Dont play
    Favorites.Dont treat supervisors
    And production associates like
    Crap.


  4. "Good Company with very good products. Great compensation package."

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fleetwood Enterprises full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quality product. Good work environment

    Cons

    Company destroyed by bad executive management. They leveraged the company and drove it into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are too old (+65). Need to bring in some younger talent.


  5. "Lots of people that are going no where, with no pay raise in sight"

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    Former Employee - Dealer Tech Support in Decatur, IN
    Former Employee - Dealer Tech Support in Decatur, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fleetwood Enterprises full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people are good.

    Cons

    Back stabbing, Good ole boys club. Promotion is not logical. Insurance is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some people with degrees. Clean house on the supervisors.


  6. "It was a dream job in a friends and family connection industry."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Designer in Decatur, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Product Designer in Decatur, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fleetwood gave each individual an opportunity and the President and CEO knew your name personally...and cared about you.

    Cons

    The company was caught up in the 2008-09 worldwide economic downturn and had to file for chapter 11.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your associates like those leaders of the past and share your vision...people will work hard.


  7. "management"

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    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Riverside, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    One of the best employers in the inland empire

    Cons

    Benefits are good but could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Management should review past history of the company

  8. "Once good company falls on hard times"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Earning potential is good when the company was profitable. Years ago, each location's management team had a great deal of autonomy and bonuses were calculated based on the performance of the location. There are still many excellent people with a great deal of knowledge at Fleetwood. It is fun to work with recreational vehicles, particularly expensive motor homes. The RV industry is somewhat like a family and many people I have known through Fleetwood have gone on to other companies within the industry. There used to be a great deal of opportunity for advancement as long as one was willing to relocate. Unfortunately, the opportunity is far less today.

    Cons

    Poor planning and below average execution. The RV industry is extremely competitive and Fleetwood has been losing the battle over the past several years. Many upper management changes and a lack of contiuity in philosophy. Company doesn't seem to have any core values anymore. The RV market is very bad right now but many of Fleetwoods problems are self-inflicted.

    Advice to Management

    Dramatically reduce corporate overheads.


  9. "Fleetwood is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburndale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburndale, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good pay, good benefits, good hours. Career opportunities are available for those who want to climb the corporate ladder. Most of the people who work for Fleetwood started out in the lower ranks of employment. Employees are kept informed of corporate information. The compensation is acceptable, and benefits, although acceptable, were better in past years. Employee morale is good, even with the plant closures. Recognition is given for a job well done. Senior leadership is well accepted. Employees are treated with respect and dignity.

    Cons

    The plant is closing, due to the current nature of the economy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting for survival! Fleetwood has been a good company to work for.


  10. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fleetwood Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy to run our business and make decisions as if it were our own. Great people and personable, practical leadership. Top notch, talented workforce and competitive products.

    Cons

    The company had inadequate strategic planning and financial rigor of review to sustain long term growth. Short sighted decisions in response to immediate and volatile market trends led to poor performance and ultimately failure during the great recession.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a bit of a business system culture. Strategic planning, strategy deployment, a regular cadence of business review, and a better process of forecasting for financial consistency like SIOP.


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