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G & W Electric Company Reviews

Updated December 29, 2016
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Company on decline"

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    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.


  2. "Review of G&W"

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    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.


  3. "Unreached Potential"

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    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


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  5. "Revolving door. Quality department scared of there manager very sad."

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    Former Employee - Calibration Specialist in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Calibration Specialist in Bolingbrook, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G & W Electric Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food. There are a handful of nice people. Parking is great.

    Cons

    No communication they act like they are very nice but they aren't and don't go to human resources because they won't be helpful when they see you coming they look away.

    Advice to Management

    Have faith in your wor
    kers. Just because someone gets sick they turn there backs.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Mechanical engineers are data pushers"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Alsip, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Alsip, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Support from other engineers, when they find time (everyone is super busy)
    Database makes new designs a little simpler
    Reviews are done on every project to ensure nothing is missed
    drawing database organized and somewhat easy to access parts you need

    Cons

    Management is super cheap. They will paint rusty office furniture to keep from buying new stuff. They also took away award pizza lunches even though engineering staff gives dozens of free overtime every week. They also charge employees for coffee, which is unheard of from any company. Seriously, who doesn't supply that for their employees??
    your always behind on projects because engineer staff can't possibly keep up with workload
    Your expected to come in on saturdays at least once a month (no choice)
    Some of the senior staff on the shop floor know what they're doing, but there is a lot of unskilled labor that requires help from engineering staff on a regular basis when they should be spending time getting projects out

    Advice to Management

    Someone needs to go into the bottom depths of day to day operations and realize the way they are going things doesn't work, and that most of the engineering staff is really unhappy (though it seems like everyone puts up with it rather than finding work elsewhere)


  7. "The benefits and the working environment are ok and most of the co-workers are very friendly and helpful."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and good Working Experience

    Cons

    Salaries are very low, needs new management, and employee morale is real low

    Advice to Management

    Increase the wages and the morale will grow


  8. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Knowledgable employees and the owner is good

    Cons

    Everything.. lot of politics and suffocating environment.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the toxic environment and create stability for employees


  9. Helpful (3)

    "If you are considered a Favorite, you will do well."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The company is growing by leaps and bounds and has since moved to a new location. There are many any opportunities to grow and develop.

    Cons

    I was a female working in a mainly male industry. Every time I entered the plant, I felt 500 pairs of eyes following my every move. Another employee verbally intimidated me in the parking lot at work while I was walking to my car. I felt very uncomfortable there and would mot choose to go back.


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