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Graco Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "Graco Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Graco full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Clean working environment.

    Cons

    Self insured company. Takes directives from main company in Minnesota. Does not respect job title responsibilities.


  2. "Purchasing Intern"

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

    Pros

    The culture is stress-free and easy-going yet much is demanded of your performance. Overall, an excellent place to work with great people, great products, and they do business how business should be done.

    Cons

    I do not personally have any, but be prepared to wear many hats.

  3. "Production Planner Intern"

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    Former Employee - Production Planner Intern in Rogers, MN
    Former Employee - Production Planner Intern in Rogers, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Graco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and great work environment to be apart of. Wonderful learning experience!

    Cons

    Very hands on environment which isn't for every one. It's face paced and busy 24/7. I personally liked the environment, but have seen others not be as successful.


  4. "Win, but win the right way"

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

    I have been working at Graco (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent cross-divisional support that provides access to information that allows you to better manage your business, take calculated risks, and helps you grow both professionally and personally.

    Cons

    None. If you don't like traveling or believe it may take a toll on your family - it's worth discussing.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering, Lubrication Division - Anoka MN"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Anoka, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours, great coworkers

    Cons

    Engineering leadership wasn't the best. Lacked interpersonal and leadership skills. Would not step up and accept responsibility for the performance of the department under their supervision.

    Advice to Management

    Training for those individuals who are being groomed for directorship positions. They need to be able to recognize the human aspect of technology management.


  6. "Great Company - Difficult Advancement"

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

    Pros

    Great CEO
    Incredible benefits - ESPP is a big plus
    High pay scale with strong rewards for compensations

    Cons

    Management often too busy to look in the immediate future
    Advancement can be difficult due to the above


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Machinist over engineers"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly place to work with good management. People are always there when you need help on a problem. Good place for resources.

    Cons

    Machinists are over paid and engineers are under paid. Machinists are never let go and engineers run the risk of being fired from even the littlest things depending on who you report too. We had a machinist break a 5 figure piece of a machine and not even get in trouble.

    Engineers end up working 50-60+ hours and get paid for 40. Machinists work 40-60 and get paid OT. Engineers have more room to grow but you have to work non stop to be able to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay engineers base + bonus hourly for overtime put in on projects. Manufacturing engineers will work 7, 12 hour days to get a piece of equipment installed and only get paid for 40 hours.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sizable Company, Great CEO, many good hardworking people.

    Cons

    Poor managers, some useless people who knows nothing, and acts like know-it-all. Many old people make fun about other employees in meetings. I hated the work ethic and limitations to what I could do. Always same slogan, we used to do it this way and we love it. Very glad I left and don't regret a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Graco Review"

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    Current Employee - Technical Information Specialist
    Current Employee - Technical Information Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Graco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong manufacturing roots in the United States. Very committed and innovative employees. A very inspiring President and CEO. Great benefits and very family oriented.

    Cons

    Inability to retain young talent. The great culture and environment that people love is its own weakness. People get too comfortable with the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have advice. I find that it is best to let management talk and I listen. You learn a lot more by listening than by talking.


  10. "Was a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay,benefits and the people you work with on the floor.

    Cons

    Direction,management,HR,the whole trust and teamwork, from top to bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and start over just like or government needs to do.


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