Gates Corporation Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2021

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3.1
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Gates Corporation CEO Ivo Jurek
Ivo Jurek
110 Ratings
Pros
  • "good company to work at, good people(in 20 reviews)

  • "Gates has good benefits, flexible hours and schedules, and upper management supports employee health and safety(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "However, it all boils down to upper management constantly stepping over dollars to pick up dimes(in 18 reviews)

  • "There's no room for professional growth as Gates prefers to bring in outsiders for management jobs(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Pricing analyst"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gates Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Supportive environment, teams and scope for growth

    Cons

    Very old legacy data formats

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very archaic Human Resources practices."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gates Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice office and nice people

    Cons

    Human Resources . Very old-fashioned rules and no racial diversity at the executive and higher levels.

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  3. "very old culture"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gates Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    nice people work at gates

    Cons

    very old school human resource department and senior leadership

  4. "It's ok"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Lab Tech 

    I worked at Gates Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The pay is fair for the area.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover

  5. "Gates Red Bay AL"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Builder in Red Bay, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gates Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, and coworkers

    Cons

    The plant manager doesn't follow the company standard on production. Sets unrealistic standards that, if not met results in paperwork.

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  6. "Toxic work environment"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gates Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Distributor partners are great to work with

    Cons

    Company is lost, lacks management and clear vision. Toxic management makes turnover high and nobody knows what’s going on so getting help is nearly impossible

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  7. "Good and bad"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Production 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gates Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Local, not much driving to work

    Cons

    Not quick to act on anything. Have to go to corporate to get anything done. They don't really value their employees or their well being

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Going downhill"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Emporia, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gates Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Company offers decent benefits to employees.

    Cons

    Morale Treats seasoned employees bad Super strict with vacation and sick leave Does not follow through with promises Pays higher wage for new employees, not current ones.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership?"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gates Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Factory mentality that generates a good work-life balance, unless you are in Denver.

    Cons

    Upper management has no clue and keeps running acquired companies into the ground. executive team does not listen to any of the seasoned professionals and are on a mission to remove knowledgable people from the business. They keep to themselves and think they know how to grow the business, but revenue has been flat for years. There are great assets in the organization, but the people getting promoted are of the two faced, unskilled kind.

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  10. "Good Overall"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gates Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great culture, very inclusive team , new ideas are appreciated

    Cons

    not applicable as of now

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