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Howard Industries Reviews

Updated January 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Stable, good pay, challenging, great people (in 3 reviews)

  • You'll work with great people who've also been lured into a false sense of security (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Everything else, Only the Vice president of purchasing and medical are the only two VP's that are qualified to do their job (in 2 reviews)

  • No incentive for hard work which creates complacency (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellisville, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellisville, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, knowledgeable, friendly and patient.

    Cons

    The rules vary for different individuals. Products released with known problems. Just get something out and fix it later attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Force the issue of getting it right, quality over quantity and allow time for getting it done. Stand up for the people within the department and do not cater to specific individuals.


  2. "Don't Waste Your Time"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in Laurel, MS
    Former Employee - Assembly Worker in Laurel, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Howard Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Have the opportunity to make great money. They have a union. Opportunity to make great money

    Cons

    Building is old and worn out. You have to stay until you reach your quota. Shift starts at 6 a.m. sometimes it will be 10 p.m before your done. Very poor work conditions, many people have been injured, myself one of them. Supervisors give ladies they like special treatment. Union can't seem to get the owner to agree to a raise. High turnover rate. If you have children, or like to enjoy your free time this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Repair the facility Pay attention to complaints made by employees about the supervisors. Give the employees a raise already.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Rampant nepotism and poor management."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Ellisville, MS
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Ellisville, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You'll work with great people who've also been lured into a false sense of security. Sometimes you don't even have a bad day.

    Cons

    Nepotism, structural incompetence, void of critical thinking on the administrative level, predatory policies towards employees, and an overall lack of appreciation for hard work and entrepreneurship.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging sales. Let the people you hire to do specific jobs, do exclusively those jobs without hand-holding. Until you stop wasting money, formulate a successful business strategy, and implement it as designed; stop posturing like you're a big dog. Above all, sell your company to someone less draconian with a better understating of ethics and nuance.


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  5. "Helper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Howard Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a Good work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes you do not get enough hours

    Advice to Management

    ......


  6. "General Helper."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not too hard to get hired.

    Cons

    Long Hours. Probation pay lasts too long.


  7. "Coilwinder"

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    Current Employee - Coilwinder in Laurel, MS
    Current Employee - Coilwinder in Laurel, MS

    I have been working at Howard Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get great hours of overtime

    Cons

    They trying to switch to 3 eight hour shifts which mean less money


  8. Helpful (2)

    "What do you expect?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Hattiesburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The paycheck comes on time

    Cons

    Poor pay, Corrupted corporate culture, if your not related to the family that owns Howard, better not think you will get far.

    Advice to Management

    hire some professional management and send your family members home.


  9. "HI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great experience. I enjoy my co-workers

    Cons

    Low pay. The location is not ideal


  10. "Getting better"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ellisville, MS
    Current Employee - Manager in Ellisville, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Howard Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A new shift in attitude toward employees and their treatment. Much better than it used to be.

    Cons

    Like all aircraft carriers, it takes a while to make a turn...

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in that direction


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Know what you're getting into"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Ellisville, MS
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Ellisville, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, beautiful building and I love the team we had while i was there. The best thing i can honestly say was that the restroom was surprisingly very clean every time I went.

    Cons

    The commission structure is so bogus. I generated about 900K in ROI and my commission for that year was under 7 grands,, Extremely numbers-based... The managers doesn't care about how you're doing physically or emotionally, just as long as you're selling and hitting your numbers

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat your team better. Learn to listen and be more caring about Rep personal life. Team builder activities would be nice. Better training is absolutely neeeded



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