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General Cable Reviews

Updated January 7, 2018
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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)

  • Great people , job, benefits and overall outstanding employer (in 7 reviews)

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

  • New CEO is familiar with this and is addressing (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Cable helper"

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    Former Employee - Cable Helper in Malvern, AR
    Former Employee - Cable Helper in Malvern, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at General Cable full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people , job, benefits and overall outstanding employer.

    Cons

    Shut down moved to bigger company in texas

    Advice to Management

    Staff your plants from every position like Malvern - truly a great place and impossible to best


  2. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Cable full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, learning opportunities, and quality products

    Cons

    Corporate lack of technical knowledge, lack of promotional opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Get to locations, stop complicated corporate focus

  3. "good salary good people"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the atmosphere is casual and everyone is approachable. the location is convenient to everything and its in KY which is a plus.

    Cons

    they have been sold so everyone is unsure of their future at the company. There isn't anything else to say but i have to use at least 20 words.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to process streamlining, communicate career goals more clearly. bonuses should apply to all employees, not everyone except a select group.


  4. "Good People, Safe and Productive focus"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Scottsville, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member in Scottsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, the culture - room for growth if you are willing to be responsible and do a good day's work.

    Cons

    No cons unless you are just there for a paycheck, then you are gonna have some problems.

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Being aquired is probably the best thing to happen here in a long time."

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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 General Cable full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers. Location is good.

    Cons

    Previous leadership. Current leadership. Too lean in many areas.


  6. "Sucks"

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Willimantic, CT
    Current Employee - Laborer in Willimantic, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Cable full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co workers are cool. When there's over time it's nice. Close to home.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to the concerns of the hourly folks.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employers


  7. "General cable is a strange mix of growth and stagnation. Safety oriented even overboard on safety"

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    Current Employee - FT Maintenance in Paragould, AR
    Current Employee - FT Maintenance in Paragould, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Department is laid back and goal oriented. Never see management, except for texts about special job projects. Time will tell

    Cons

    Management doesn’t really care about the employees. They hide their revulsion behind a thin veneer of platitudes. It is all they have.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the morale. Employee work ethics are the only things that are keeping you productive.

  8. "Wonderful Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marion, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marion, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Cable full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The management team was very active in changing the facility culture. Safety went from an accident a year to 3 year accident free.

    Cons

    The management changes every 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep managers around longer than 5 years.


  9. "Health insurance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Cable full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with were community and family oriented.

    Cons

    The insurance has recently became HSA only. No pension plan, little opportunity for advancement from within.

    Advice to Management

    Implement the cost savings ideas of your floor associates.


  10. "Leadership at Corporate needs stability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Cable full-time

    Pros

    good place to work but very little direction.

    Cons

    No direction at VP level

    Advice to Management

    The understanding that sometimes its bad news.


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