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  1. "Final Inspection Apprentice"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Final Inspection Apprentice in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Final Inspection Apprentice in Fond du Lac, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are very helpful and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Owner wasn't interest in making machine tools.


  2. "No Joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Giddings & Lewis full-time

    Pros

    Local
    Convenient
    Close to home
    Don't require you to be verbose
    Mustn't meet word quotas
    Sufficient to support a family of four in the midwest
    Great snacks in the vending machines
    This isn't made up

    Cons

    Site requires that you have positive and negative things to say
    And that there must be at least twenty words worth of both
    Despite how well you can articulate
    Which isn't very well, if the reviews by people on this site are any indication

    Advice to Management

    I think the entire premise of this site is shady, at best. It forces login registration, which is fine, but then requires that people populate job titles and salaries (well...maybe not REQUIRED) and pros and cons. There are no checks and balances. What if I don't have 20 words of negativity for a company?

  3. "headstock Assembler"

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    Current Employee - Headstock in Fond du Lac, WI
    Current Employee - Headstock in Fond du Lac, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Giddings & Lewis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    close to home, First shift 7 to 3

    Cons

    Benefits suck, no chance of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    start over


  4. "Very engaging, opportunistic internship experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Fond du Lac, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly environment with great experience for professional growth. The management really encouraged rotational experience to get a real feel for the machine tool industry.

    Cons

    Hours were not very flexible. Overtime is hard to get, especially now with economy struggling. Wages are low starting, but increase well over a short time.

    Advice to Management

    Give incentive to offer more overtime to employees. Also, the 20 minute lunch break is a bit short, most employees would like to see at least 30 minutes reimplemented.


  5. "Challenging with opportunities for professional growth"

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

    Pros

    Interesting place to work. Long history of success in the industry. Professional growth opportunities. Some leading edge innovation resulting in respect for the company.

    Cons

    The company has not always positioned itself well in the industry leading to layoffs when economic times get tough. Uncertainty in an unstable job market.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the company in ways that will minimize or withstand economic downturns. Consider some vertical integration as a means for success in the future.