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Greenlee Tools Employee Reviews about "high turnover"

Updated Aug 18, 2019

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  • "Upper management is completely out of touch with departments(in 8 reviews)

  • "High turnover with young employees (Chicago, IL is so close and a much better city)(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Okay Place"

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    Current Employee - Lean Manufacturing Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Greenlee Tools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great. You get paid decently for the short days.

    Cons

    Very Political in Management. No room for growth or moving upwards. Low pay, hires an inexperienced management work force. High turnover due to poor leadership on floor.

    Greenlee Tools2019-08-18
  2. "Great Culture, Messy Company"

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

    I worked at Greenlee Tools full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and schedule, always new incentives to keep working there.

    Cons

    High turnover, communication issues across every department.

    Greenlee Tools2018-08-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "You'll get great training, but you probably won't stay long"

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

    I worked at Greenlee Tools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly structured organization. It is very obvious that Greenlee is part of a Fortune 500 company (Textron). If you love metrics, goals, objectives, individual performance plans, then this is your place to work. Goals are cascaded down really well into dept objectives so you'll know exactly what your dept is trying to achieve. If you are a type A personality you will like it here. There are a lot of training... opportunities, especially for LEAN and Six Sigma.

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    Cons

    High turnover and unstable work environment. Greenlee covets college grads for their leadership training program and also has a rotational Black Belt program. Downside is this promotes frequent change in personnel, responsibilities and/or outright turnover. This also promotes a lot of "flavor of the month" projects that usually don't last. There is not a lot of recognition for non-Managerial employees. If you... are not a Manager or Black Belt, you really do feel like just a number to Senior Leadership. Employees get their training at Greenlee and then move on to other Textron Business units, especially Bell Helicopter. Others simply grow tired and leave the company to utilize some of the very training and experience that they got at Greenlee.

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    Advice to Management

    Fresh talent is very important to any organization, but value the current employees you already have. Loosen the belt a little on the Green/Black belt requirements and initiatives. There is a saying that people don't leave companies, they leave Managers. Keep this in mind, and it starts at the very top.

    Greenlee Tools2014-04-09
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good "Starter Job""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Greenlee Tools full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of young, smart employees - Great starting salary - Got lots of experience in short amount of time

    Cons

    - High turnover with young employees (Chicago, IL is so close and a much better city) - Very political. If you are liked here, you will do well. If you are not, good luck - Management struggles at making decisions at times - Poor work life balance. Be prepared to be stressed and work a lot of hours past 5

    Greenlee Tools2018-02-13
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