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General Cable Reviews

Updated September 14, 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)

  • good benefits and nice peoples to work with (in 6 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "turning things around"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Cable part-time

    Pros

    Care about employees and trying hard to make things better

    Cons

    Some systems are outdated and inconsistent across the company


  2. "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.

  3. "Human Resources"

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    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

    Pros

    A lot of hardworking people working towards a common strategic vision. Mike M has helped employees gain more sense of purpose.

    Cons

    Lots of people are leaving due to turbulent times, thus losing experience which is much needed in some areas.


  4. "So So....actively seeking OTHER employment"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent for the role. Leadership doesn't tend to micromanage.

    Cons

    Many jobs do not get posted and promotions are just given to people that don't even show interest in a job. There is a huge disconnect between the plants and corporate. Corporate makes decisions that affects the plants negatively without seeking input. HRIS systems are nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Actually have values that are consistent with the actions of the company.


  5. "General Cable is an excellent place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at General Cable full-time

    Pros

    General Cable has a very relaxing atmosphere.

    Cons

    General Cable is going through a transition right now, but things should be stable soon.


  6. "Senior Field Application"

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Applications Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Field Applications Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair salary based on market conditions.

    Cons

    Poor product development based on the area market.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on day to construction.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good products, horrible culture..."

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the products sold are of decent quality. Benefits are average for an American company. Most facilities are US based. If you are a "yes" person, you will go far.

    Cons

    Horrible, HORRIBLE culture. About 40 years behind the times. IT department is a joke. HR is laughable. Sales Management trains people like used car salespeople. Not a lot of respect within the industry for the people in the sales roles or management. No understanding of true account management. The sales force lacks a lot of insight into the market and the strategy needed to be successful.

    Product development side makes many promises with no way to deliver. Again, no cohesive strategy.

    Advice to Management

    This is for the CEO...

    The management needs a serious cleansing. Stronger leadership is needed on the product development side. Also, think of getting a true marketing department but with strong knowledge in the technical aspect of the business. You will never retain top talent with the current management. Saw many talented people leave rather than bang their heads against the wall.

  8. "Good pay, nothing else."

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wages, decent dental and eye care plans.

    Cons

    Poor management, way too much mandatory overtime, office staff bypasses procedures in order to bring their friends into the office rather than other people who are more qualified.

    Advice to Management

    Learn leadership skills, people skills, and basic business management skills.


  9. "Maintenance Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Franklin, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly and clean place to work

    Cons

    when business go down they close brand.

    Advice to Management

    they had do their job


  10. "revoew"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Cable full-time

    Pros

    Close to home and good benefits and pay

    Cons

    12 hour rotating shifts work holidays


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