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  1. "Great overall"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Youngstown, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grunau full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great branch manager. Summer hours.

    Cons

    Over extended. To many hats.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Grunau2019-05-08
  2. "Trust no one"

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    Former Employee - Management in Oak Creek, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grunau full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    company clothes, catered lunches, company outings

    Cons

    Weak ineffective management who praise even the most mundane accomplishments, yet are to concerned with PC to address even the most major infractions.

    Advice to Management

    Actually supply employees, whom you consider underachieving, with constructive criticism to help them improve. Be Clear and concise as to the role you are hiring for. Don't make the employee "figure it out". Otherwise, don't hire them simply as a place holder while you sort things out. Enforce disciplinary actions uniformly. Not selectively simply because they have a desirable skill or company tenure. With 3 million plus...

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    Grunau2019-03-05

    Grunau Response

    March 6, 2019Owner

    Thank you very much for your feedback. Our company strives to better ourselves daily, and we can only learn through the thoughts of our employees, past and present. Grunau Company has a robust management program, that actively encourages communication between manager and employee, ...

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  3. "Steamfitter"

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    Former Employee - Steamfitter in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Grunau full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Reading blues prints, layout for piping systems welding copper blazing screwed pipe pvc or any other mechanical means to assemble pipe together.

    Cons

    Working safely at all times paying attention to surroundings. Working with people who are easy to get along with.

    Advice to Management

    Willing to learn new ideas of ways to install piping systems with skills I have already learned. Willing to hard work to get the job completed in timely manner.

    Grunau2017-11-13
  4. "Oak Creek Office Staff"

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    Current Employee - Oak Creek Office Staff in Oak Creek, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grunau full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Grunau is a great place to work and has a long-standing reputation in the community. Employees pride themselves on the quality of service to our customers. We obtained a new President in Sept 2015 who cares about the company and its people. Employee morale has skyrocketed; sales are strong, and we have a good backlog of work. Lots of employee perks ranging from fruit in the lunchroom to decent health insurance and...

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    Cons

    Every company ends up hiring a "bad apple" or two so if the person doesn't quit on their own, they are either coached to be a better employee or eventually need to be let go. Grunau uses an interview process to see if they'd fit into the Grunau culture so there are less "bad apples" than other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your focus on being the benchmark of excellence for both customers and employees and you'll stay on the right path.

    Grunau2017-04-13
  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Creek, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grunau

    Pros

    Good pay - Company has a good reputation as a hole. They are bring in knew talent but not training them properly - training would decrease turnover

    Cons

    Little Support many of the management team is retiring including many PM's. They are hiring kids at low salaries to replace experience

    Advice to Management

    API will override what Grunau has been about and will cause internal an external issues because management would rather subdue to API's recommendations than speak their own minds

    Grunau2015-12-30
  6. "Nepotism is standard"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Grunau full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      They are a union shop and pay well

      Cons

      They Expect the world, since they feel they pay higher wages.

      Advice to Management

      Morale would be better if the mid management was replaced.

      Grunau2014-12-31
    • "Good company but weak management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Grunau full-time

      Pros

      Good pay, good benefits and strong.

      Cons

      No management style at all, very disorganized.

      Advice to Management

      Communicate!!!

      Grunau2014-04-09
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