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Rory Leyden
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  1. "Great company - exciting opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hoffmaster for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible hours -challenging -great staff - great compensation

    Cons

    none - totally enjoy my role

    Advice to Management

    none -- great job!

    Hoffmaster2018-12-22
  2. "Really bad company"

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      Former Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA

      I worked at Hoffmaster full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Lots of over time for management, but no pay compensation for it.

      Cons

      This company loves to go around the country and buy other manufacturing plants and shut them down. The history of that goes back to the early 1990s. I worked at a plant they bought and close down within a year. And I know many other people who worked at plants they bought and closed down within a year. They of course lied and said they weren't like that when they first came in. They laid off people who had been working...

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      Advice to Management

      Grow a conscience.

      Hoffmaster2018-07-04
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great place if you like working 7 days a week."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Hoffmaster full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Above Average pay for the area. Union shop. Employees can purchase 2nds several times a month. The investment company that owns Hoffmaster has spent some money on new equipment.

      Cons

      No vacation for new hires for at least 1 year. Could be almost 2 years depending on when you start. No personal time for at least a year either. Plan on working lots of overtime especially during the summer months. Could be 52-68 hours a week. 10-15 years behind the times. Some equipments 40-50 years old. Managers / Value Stream are nothing more than yes men who have no idea what they are doing. Nothing more than clipboard...

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      Advice to Management

      Hire some managers who have a clue what they are doing. Take care of your new hires and give them some vacation and time off. They are the future of this Company.

      Hoffmaster2018-05-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Decent place to work."

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

      I have been working at Hoffmaster full-time for more than 19 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.

      Hoffmaster2017-02-10
    • Helpful (3)

      "Get with the times"

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

      I have been working at Hoffmaster

      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...

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      Advice to Management

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

      Hoffmaster2016-04-20
    • "Stuck with older employees that take advantage of company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Hoffmaster

      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!

      Hoffmaster2016-01-08
    • Helpful (3)

      "Pricing Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Hoffmaster

      Pros

      Good environment. Respectful coworkers and managers.

      Cons

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

      Advice to Management

      Invest in employees.

      Hoffmaster2015-04-28
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      "Company good union not."

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

      I worked at Hoffmaster full-time for more than 19 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....

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      Hoffmaster2014-11-21
    • "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
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Hoffmaster full-time for 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.

      Hoffmaster2014-08-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Once a great place...."

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

      I worked at Hoffmaster full-time for 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.

      Hoffmaster2013-07-09
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