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Hoffmaster Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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  1. "Decent place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Good career opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime. Lots of weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that employees are an asset not a cost.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company good union not."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay, strong hold in the market place. Management is nice to work with. Leadership is always willing to stop and talk to people.

    Cons

    Union runs the company, do not cross the union or your safety can be put on the line. They Union will squeeze the hard workers out by any means necessary. The union creates a unhappy work place.

    Advice to Management

    Get the union out and the organization will be able to keep the better, hard working employees. The ambitious employees are harassed so bad they leave the company. The union will not stop until they bleed the company dry of employees who want to work. The organization itself is a good organization to work there but the union is the cause of low production numbers and those numbers will never improve with the involved. I would have no issues working for them again but not as a union member.


  3. "Good company to work for but sold often and expect long hours out of salary employees."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working at Hoffmaster was the people. They are good, hardworking individuals for the most part. The benefits were good and salary average for the area. Overall a positive place to work and grow.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of working here were the work-life balance. They also were not flexible with hours and not the best company for women raising a family. They were not as forward thinking as many companies for this time.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Once a great place...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hoffmaster full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were great! I really enjoyed the day to day interaction with everyone.

    Cons

    There are way too many levels between the guy who runs the machine and the guy who runs the company. With only 300+ employees, you shouldn't need 7 layers of management,.

    Advice to Management

    You should do a climate survey to get a sense of how the employees are feeling. Not the best environment ... people do not feel they are a valued asset to the organization.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Hoffmaster has a history of collusion between long term employees who view new employees as a threat."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Opportunities for making a solid impact on profit are abundant. Unfortunately that is because skills and work methods at Hoffmaster are far behind the times. One must tread very carefully and involve key long term managers and gain their support before making suggestions or taking action to try new methods or teach new skills.

    Cons

    Long term employees are threatened by new employees with new knowledge and skills. They have a history of colluding to get rid of any new employee who, by attempting to improve results, might expose the lack of knowledge and failure to use modern work methods that many long term employees possess.

    Advice to Management

    The owners of the company should hire an outside consulting firm to investigate the quality of the decisions and the culture at Hoffmaster in Oshkosh. Complete confidentiality must be assured to employees to extract the facts. Tenure of new (professional) employees should be investigated.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Pricing Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Good environment. Respectful coworkers and managers.

    Cons

    Outdated office. Location. Slow to adapt in terms of technology.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees.


  8. "Get with the times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. The company is strong from a financial standpoint.
    2. The pay is good for the area.
    3. Benefits are pretty good.
    4. Bonus structure is nice.

    Cons

    1. HR is so behind the times. They run this like its the 1960's manufacturing industry. It's a huge turn off to the younger generations. Don't work here if you are looking for a progressive HR mentality. There is no PTO system. They do random drug tests in the office. The wellness program is just smoke and mirrors with no substance. They shoot down any idea that comes to them quickly. The theme is "We looked at that and it doesn't make sense for us."
    2. The Private equity company makes all the decisions. It's just the nature of the ownership structure. It's something you have to live with.
    3. If someone is upset at the company, the company will make everyone upset so as to not deal with problem.
    4. Very old, run down and out dated office. It's down right depressing.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Start looking at what Millennials and the younger generation are looking for in a work place.


  9. "Stuck with older employees that take advantage of company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good solid company, good benefits

    Cons

    A lot of older employees that are set in their ways, they take long lunches.come in late.leave early and managers do nothing..if you don't fit in they will let you go. Would not recommended for ambitious people. They will not let you advance.

    Advice to Management

    Move into new era..the older employees are robbing you blind with salary and abusing their time, but your managers allow it. You are missing out in awhile new generation of workers by protecting the older less productive workers!