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48%
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63%
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Michael T. McDonnell
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "I'll start off by saying that there are great people you get to work beside(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great cafeteria, on-site gym, good pay for co-ops(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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at General Cable full-time for more than 2 years

    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

    General Cable2018-01-07
  2. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Lead Accountant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Cable full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Decent pay and salary benefits

    Cons

    No job security for salary

    General Cable2019-04-28
  3. "Different Place"

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    Former Employee - EHS Manager in Williamsport, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Cable full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits and some people

    Cons

    Management seems only I interested in profits and little interest in maintenance of equipment.

    Advice to Management

    It was a good company to work for when it was Alcan Cable, but General Cable had a different philosophy and lost a lot of good people who new how to make wire and cable.

    General Cable2019-03-15
  4. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Beltsville, MD
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Cable full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Pay is great to start

    Cons

    Time off could be more

    General Cable2019-03-27
  5. "Great People, great products"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Cable for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great people throughout the company

    Cons

    top down communication, like ever company has, many floor employees felt not listened to... Common sense approach to the business.

    Advice to Management

    apply cross functional teams at all occasions to do so.

    General Cable2018-11-23
  6. "Very good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Jackson, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Cable full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    The market for cat 5 cable is down

    General Cable2018-08-13
  7. "Good local job, wouldn't suggest moving here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Du Quoin, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Cable full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed Atmosphere, Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Plant is old and in many cases dated. Low profit margin in industry so there is never any money to spend. Lots of modern safety, lean, progressive items are preached, but really aren't supported when the rubber meets the road.

    Advice to Management

    Take stronger hold of reigns regarding what your goals and metrics are, and drive the workers to them. Plant has significant lifetime working population(Union Shop) and management seems to be afraid to push those people to meet demands.

    General Cable2018-08-10
  8. "Shipping Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Shipping Coordinator in Willimantic, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at General Cable full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Put into a variety of positions

    Cons

    Lack of qualified managers. Just take over a lot of chaos

    General Cable2018-08-23
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Management is inconsistent"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Williamsport, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Cable full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Pay was good if you can stand good old boys club.

    Cons

    If your not on of Thur favorites you need to watch out. Management favors the ones who kiss their butt. If your one of management favorite the will write new rules for you.

    Advice to Management

    Get new member of management and get rid of good old boys clubs

    General Cable2018-05-31
  10. "It’s been a steady job till recently."

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    Current Employee - Primary and Jacket Line Operator in Jackson, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Cable full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Laid back. When business is good business it is real good. Good HR who really look after people that try.

    Cons

    Bought out so things have come to a slow roll. And they don’t know to manage. Not to mention an assistant plant manager who’s never worked in a cable manufacturing facility.

    Advice to Management

    Use money wisely when it comes to investments in equipment if you want machines to stay running max line speed.

    General Cable2018-04-28
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