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Hendrickson International Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Company takes work/life balance seriously (in 3 reviews)

  • Hendrickson is a great place to work as an intern due to real world learning (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • There is little to no investment in the employee in terms of defined career development and path (in 2 reviews)

  • The lay offs and cut back on hours (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Very good work environment. Small group on my shift. Only reason I left was yo join military"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Kendallville, IN
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Kendallville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small group environment and everyone helped when I first started. Overtime was available but not mandatory like my previous job.

    Cons

    I did not have any cons, I was a full time college student and working second shift and and supervisor was supportive.


  2. "A Good Company to Work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Regarding work experience, it really depends in which group you are working. "If You are in the right group" working in this company would be very pleasant and satisfying.
    *Company's culture is good and most of the people are respectful.
    *The Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) during summer is very good. Every other Friday you would be off, however you need work 90 hours for two week to get the Friday off.
    *Acceptable work-life balance.
    *Pay is slightly above average.

    Cons

    *Paid vacation is less than other companies. For the first 5 years you would only receive 10 days of paid vacations and 15 days after that.
    *They still operate as a traditional company. Sometimes they can be very old school.
    *Most of the times you would see resistance for changes or development in current methods.
    *There is little to no investment in the employee in terms of career development and technical knowledge improvement. They are not very open to training or other learning paths that would cost them.
    * Sometimes you are not provided with all the necessary tools to perform your job.
    * They don't really care about efficiency in this company.

    Advice to Management

    *Reward the employees who are high performers.
    *Provide the necessary tools and training for employees to be able to do their job more efficient.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Top Divisional Management Changes are NEEDED"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hendrickson International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits package with 401 K match

    Cons

    No teamwork. Lack of recognition for contributions. High school work culture.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved and motivate people rather than walking around as though you hate your job!


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  5. "Perfect first career position."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture was amazing. Always some team building and company wide activity or event to get involved in.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunity.


  6. "Engineering Co-op"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, very friendly to work with.

    Cons

    Salary could be better and the work does get a little monotonous.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work and innovation!


  7. "Plant Salary Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mitchell, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mitchell, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hendrickson International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plant is like a family and treat each other great. Work to a common goal and achieve great things.

    Cons

    Division level management is out of touch.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "No teamwork at all"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work. Shop personnel were great to work with

    Cons

    Social skills of the people I worked with was so poor that it made working there difficult. Was given conflicting instruction that ultimately led to my termination. I was instructed to make changes and then at the last minute change it back which caused the project to be delayed.

    I strongly advise not taking an assignment here unless you absolutely have to. If you do work there, stay as anonymous as possible. Avoid interaction with the office personnel whenever possible. The most important advice I can give is continue actively looking for work and take the first thing that comes along just to get out of Hendrickson Joliet as quickly as possible

    Advice to Management

    Discourage antisocial behavior otherwise you will never be able to retain good personnel


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Richard Lackey"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at Hendrickson International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good and benefits are pretty good also

    Cons

    Management at times can be unfair to some employees

    Advice to Management

    I have been there for almost 6 years .Now i need to move on to a new environment.


  10. "Materials Inventory Analysis/Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Department in Somerset, KY
    Former Employee - Materials Department in Somerset, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hendrickson International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good teamwork among all the coworkers and all the hourly employees work well together not a lot of drama or gossip. Really loved my coworkers at that facility. And great supervisors.

    Cons

    Management needs improved too much salary advantages, and not enough hourly acknowledgment.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on management team there. Hourly employees are not awarded enough for their efforts and hard work. Management just point's out the negativity.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company but Huge downfall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Department, Station 40/Lowerator in Somerset, KY
    Former Employee - Assembly Department, Station 40/Lowerator in Somerset, KY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hendrickson International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hendrickson is a really wonderful place to work! The employee benefits packages is remarkable! They go out of their way to make sure that the employees feel appreciated, I miss working for them!

    Cons

    I was one of very few women working in a male dominant environment and I feel that they did not treat me as an equal.

    Advice to Management

    The line leaders and other supervising employees should be trained to not abuse their "power" and to not treat the employees under them in a way that makes them feel belittled.


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