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G & W Electric Company Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. "A good company I would recommend"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Bolingbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G & W Electric Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Friendly working environment.
    * Good visions from management
    * Team work, team member helps each other.
    * Get things done
    * A lot of challenges
    * Nice executives and management
    * Take employees' suggestions
    * Care the environment and employee

    Cons

    * Limited promotion opportunities. But this is normal for most companies, especially for this size of company.

    Advice to Management

    N/A. The nicest CEO i have ever met. And also many VP/managers are super nice to employees.


  2. "Welder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G & W Electric Company full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Profit sharing and quarterly bonuses

    Cons

    Heavy handed managemnt, overbarring rules


  3. "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G & W Electric Company full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits- Good location- Family oriented

    Cons

    Growing very quickly which can be a bad thing at times


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  5. "CAD Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G & W Electric Company full-time

    Pros

    Endless things to do, never sitting idle. Quarterly bonuses are excellent, 401k matching is optimal, and the people that you meet and work with are all unique in their own ways.

    Cons

    Management needs to improve and more employees need to be hired for the massive backlog of orders going through the company. The company has grown beyond it's original facility and to this date is still growing. Lack of experienced seniors in the company makes it hard for the new hires to adapt to the company's culture. Occasionally you are required to cross-function other department's roles without notice.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your Design Engineers free from distraction of other departments so they can release quality designs for both customer and error free manufacturing.


  6. "Fantastic Company and Benefits with Bad Apples"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Assembler in Bolingbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G & W Electric Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    G&W does a really good job of appreciating their employees and making them feel like they're part of a world-class organization dedicated to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. The pay is all right, but the benefits are where it's at. I've never had anything comparable.

    Cons

    Some of the workers have incredibly jaded, negative attitudes. Lots of gossip. The worst part is some of the team leads are astonishingly rude and condescending, and make you feel like nothing you ever do is right, even if you exceed expectations and integrate yourself in the company's ecosystem.

    Advice to Management

    Please exercise greater scrutiny when it comes to lower management. Some of the people "in charge" would never hold their positions anywhere else, and are not worthy of the respect they demand. You have very good workers on the floor, but so many of them feel mistreated by their immediate superiors that the turnover rate will only grow higher, and you'll lose some very quality employees that could have done more for your company.


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    "Company on decline"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G & W Electric Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great. Owner is a great visionary who has passion for the company.

    Cons

    Upper management is home grown. "flavor of the month" agendas with no commitment to staying the course for long term goals
     If you are liked you will do well but once you are on the "list" there is no getting off. Very political.
    Owner needs to become more involved as company has declined since he has taken a step back

    Advice to Management

    Get senior management training, they spend to much time pointing fingers and working through their own agendas to save themselves.
    Its like watching episodes of survivor.


  8. "Review of G&W"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, IL

    I worked at G & W Electric Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, most people are nice.

    Cons

    There was a reduction in work.


  9. "Ok Pay, Dry depressing atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Assistant in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Assistant in Bolingbrook, IL

    Pros

    The pay is ok. Location good.

    Cons

    Repetitive and dry depressing atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved. Show more employee appreciation.


  10. "Unreached Potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G & W Electric Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Passionate employees who are committed to success
    Strong market niche and potential for long-term growth
    Very nice facility and a genuine interest in employee wellness
    Unique quarterly bonus program that provides solid total comp

    Cons

    Weak senior leadership team that's created a toxic environment
    Short-term focus with no cascading of strategic vision
    Management operates in a cautious mode governed by a fear of failure

    Advice to Management

    Hold leadership accountable
    Learn to trust and inspire


  11. "long run"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler In Epox in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Assembler In Epox in Bolingbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G & W Electric Company full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to build financially.. I was there 6yrs an I loved it there it was the people an most management why I left

    Cons

    If machine are down then there's absolutely no work sometime but they want you to do something



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