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General Cable Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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Michael T. McDonnell
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Pros
  • Really great benefits including 3% 401k employer automatic contribution plus matching half of first 6% of employee contribution (in 7 reviews)

  • Most of your coworkers are great people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management tends to flip flop on decisions (in 9 reviews)

  • Very negative work environment, difficult to stay motivated (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Cable full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work hard at keeping people happy.

    Cons

    No bad things to say really.


  2. "management review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Cable full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Changes come about all of the time. They are trying to transform the culture and the company all of the time. Pay is in line with market

    Cons

    Advancement is possible but it is highly subjective based upon your current boss. A star at one time is a new manager away from being run out.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate personnel on a objective basis with a coordinated scale between all levels of management. Promote actual change instead of forcing current activity into a new filter


  3. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Marshall, TX
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Marshall, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Cable (More than a year)

    Pros

    Constant work if you are willing to work multiple shifts. The company offers great incentives to hourly employees and attempts to provide good employee recognition.

    Cons

    No diversity or advancement for minorities. The core group of middle and upper management are very prejudice towards minorities. Not providing minorities with the same training opportunities as their other counterparts.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity for promotions should be all inclusive.


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  5. "Culture currently transforming to a fun, millennial friendly place to work"

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

    I have been working at General Cable full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really great benefits including 3% 401k employer automatic contribution plus matching half of first 6% of employee contribution. Flexible working hours, work locations (remote), autonomy, not a stuffy culture. Sr leadership seeks and values employee feedback.

    Cons

    Currently going through transformation with business results that are up and down. Changes are necessary and will lead to brighter future but can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on modernize the workplace and transforming the business.


  6. "Inside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Internal Sales Department in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - International Internal Sales Department in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Cable full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of your coworkers are great people.

    Cons

    Big workload and never enough time.


  7. "Whatever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ok place I suppose: conveniently located for me

    Cons

    Management is out of touch


  8. "Good Company"

    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
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries, Strong Leadership, and upward potential

    Cons

    There is a relatively high turnover rate.


  9. "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Commisions and other benefits are above average

    Cons

    Middle management, too slow to react on business decisions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ok but not really Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willimantic, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willimantic, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Cable (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people are very good to work with.
    The new CEO has the best positive attitude of any leader in this company.
    You can advance if you really really work hard.
    Excited to see the new direction in which this company has the potential to grow.

    Cons

    Horrible remarks are made everyday. I am totally uncomfortable working here and feel that I have been treated with the most disrespect I could ever have imagined. Being thrown under the bus is an everyday occurrence and I am told not to speak up because I will say something stupid because I lack an education. All of the above complaints are directed towards management, which is very disturbing considering these are the people that in a way have control over the advancement of our careers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others as you would like to be treated and please take in to account that what people do here in all positions is important to grow our company for the better.


  11. "Re-organizational pains"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Cable full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Long history in the cabling industry with a good reputation and a good manufacturing presence still in the U.S. Relatively new CEO attempting to move the company in the right direction.

    Cons

    Supply chain and production issues. Poor communication from corporate to remote workers. Re-organization efforts difficult to understand sometimes. Still trying to dig itself out of poor past investments in foreign countries. Too many inexperienced workers in charge of important roles in some cases.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and retain more seasoned staff that can better help navigate troubled times. Communicate issues and changes more efficiently.



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