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Greenlee Textron Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits including healthcare and retirement plans (in 5 reviews)

  • Very high base salary for a sales position, possibility to make great commissions, very friendly people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Like most of the other reviews have said, upper management is terrible (in 7 reviews)

  • High turnover and unstable work environment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Quality"

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    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Southaven, MS
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Southaven, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenlee Textron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Delivery on time best quality of tools.

    Cons

    Need to work more as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Great Management!!!


  2. "Business Development Program"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Program in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Program in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenlee Textron full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been with Greenlee for almost months now in a rotational program.

    Great starting and ending salary for the program. Promised experience in other fields of the department that include warehouse visits, trade-shows and shadowing of different departments.

    Cons

    Upper management has extremely poor communication. They are many restrictions on the young professionals seeking experiences in their first rotation. It feels more like being a full time CSR than it does a rotational program. Feedback is asked and received but rarely ever acted on. The training was extremely too long and seemingly noneffective. Resources are limited in continuous training and managers are more focused on their performance numbers versus feeding energy into their newly hired grad. students and motivated employees. The department in the first 12 month rotation drains the ambition, enthusiasm and motivation to seek new opportunities and ultimately kills the interest to want to continue the remainder of the program.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure training resources are up to date and readily available. Verbally motivate and recognize your employees for all they do in other ways than email. Use physical meetings as formal sources of communication versus a plethora of emails when important changes that affect the daily operations take place. Be receptive to change when it renders positive feedback from the staff.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Coworkers, Poor Management, Bad Policies"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Easy to take on responsibility
    - Many opportunities to learn
    - Wonderful coworkers
    - Good corporate perks

    Cons

    - Upper management is completely out of touch with departments
    - Unrealistic deadlines
    - Lack of resources needed to complete goals
    - Unequal distribution of work
    - Inability to retain talent
    - Overbearing Bureaucracy

    - The company is a 2 year revolving door primarily because there is no opportunity for promotion, all departments are over worked, all departments are roughly in the 30% pay percentile for the area, raises/bonus are not a direct reflection of performance and department bias to programs is extremely prevalent.

    Advice to Management

    None competitive salaries, zero promotion opportunities, overbearing bureaucracy and an antiquated performance evaluation system make the company a revolving door.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Tough year"

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    Former Employee - Salesforce.com Platform Manager in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Salesforce.com Platform Manager in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Greenlee Textron (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people work there, okay location

    Cons

    Undervalued and under paid for position.
    Resource challenged right now
    Looking for out of college and interns for key postions
    Not a lot of time and money put into long term employees


  5. "warehouse clerk"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Clerk/Assistant Buyer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Clerk/Assistant Buyer in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    experience for knowledge of career path. Get training in the field a person desirer.

    Cons

    Hard to find out information to how to accomplish your goal.

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Territory Manager"

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Farmington, CT

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

    Pros

    The position is not too stressful.
    It is a good starting salary for entry-level if not placed in high taxing state
    Should be able to work with a team
    Meet good people in training program

    Cons

    Not a lot of advancement opportunities
    Commission structure is poor
    POS can take a lot away from a territory

    Advice to Management

    Provide more resources to the sales team
    Motivate the sales team and make them want to stay and work for Greenlee


  7. "Sourcing buyer"

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    Former Employee - Sourcing Buyer in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Sourcing Buyer in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Greenlee Textron (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and resources. ERP and processes are better than average.

    Cons

    Rockford, IL. Working a bit during the evening and weekends.

  8. "manufacturing engineer"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenlee Textron full-time

    Pros

    Average pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Little ability for advancement or movement within the company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Buyer/Planner"

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    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Rockford, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Greenlee Textron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I started in customer service and received a great promotion to a different department after every year. Salary increase with new job title was very good. Moving on to a different Textron company is one of the biggest pluses Greenlee can offer a person, take the transfer, don't stay in Rockford!

    Cons

    Annual raises are not good, no more than 3% every year, more than that is impossible. Like most of the other reviews have said, upper management is terrible. They will listen to you, but do nothing more than that so dont expect any good changes to happen at Greenlee.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that handle the day to day operations..they have great ideas because they actually know what is going on.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Constant turnover..."

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    Former Employee - LDP in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - LDP in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for new grads with high drive and ambition to move up quickly. Lots of things to be fixed in every area makes for plenty of opportunities to shine. It's what you make it.

    Cons

    Most of the executive staff is too inexperienced to be capable of making well informed decisions. Feels more dictatorship than democratic. Some functional areas have managers and directors that are obviously more capable than the VP to whom they report. This unfortunately leaves everyone in the chain a general feeling of dysfunctional chaos and sometimes just plain unmotivated.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to fully develop new grads you need to provide them with some truly experienced people to mentor them for more than a 6 month rotation. Too many times they are being trained by someone who was there a year ago. That person was also trained by someone else of the same level of experience. To top it off, unfortunately, that person's boss has no experience cause he's the 3rd person in that job in the past 3 years and likely reports to an inexperienced new VP.... The chain reaction keeps getting worse, not better.


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