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Howard Industries Reviews

Updated September 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Stable, good pay, challenging, great people (in 4 reviews)

  • Some really great people in the right places (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Everything else as your worked like a slave (in 3 reviews)

  • management is unappreciative of hard work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Mom and Pop"

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

    I have been working at Howard Industries full-time

    Pros

    Largest private employer in MS.

    Cons

    Mom and Pop company without the Mom and Pop anymore. Lack of vision, lack of structure, lack of business processes.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting unqualified people


  2. "I loved it!"

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

    Pros

    This company was amazing. I learned so much from this company and hope to one day be a full time employee.

    Cons

    There were no cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Spinning their wheels"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time

    Pros

    Left you alone to do your job.

    Cons

    No guidance or consitancy from management


  4. "only apply here if you have no other choice."

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    Current Employee - Core Helper in Laurel, MS
    Current Employee - Core Helper in Laurel, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy to get hired

    friendly coworkers

    fair amount of breaks in between shifts

    Cons

    depending on where you shift changing can be taxing for the amount of work to day off ratio

    management is ignorant and incompetent and will try to come up with any excuse to not do their job as proper leaders and ignore all complaints from laborers

    old outdated equipment that constantly breaks down and stops production

    management is unappreciative of hard work.

    Advice to Management

    just drink bleach or something because there is no helping you guys


  5. "Tech support"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Ellisville, MS
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Ellisville, MS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cusromers are polite and coworkers are easy to get along with

    Cons

    Management will find a way to get rid of you if they don't like you


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Ellisville, MS
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Ellisville, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have really good people to work alongside.

    Cons

    Nickel and dime pay but they will add 4 duties to your job responsibility per week. "Management" is typically by tenure and not by ability. There are no raises so whatever you begin with is what you'll end with. Understaffed is an understatement but because they're so cheap, they push the work of 20 on to a group of 5 and demand it be done by the next morning. The highest turnover of any company I've ever worked for. It's marketed as a tech company but uses outdated/outsourced means (cold calling/old software and pcs) and wonder why other companies have better fiscal numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a management in training program and if you're going to groom them from within, make sure they are compensated FAIRLY and have the temperament for people.


  7. "Robotics Technician"

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    Former Employee - Robotics Specialist in Laurel, MS
    Former Employee - Robotics Specialist in Laurel, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning atmosphere
    Secure employer as long as you do your job!
    As many hours as you want
    Some really great people in the right places.
    The opportunity to make a decient living if u spend 20 years here.

    Cons

    Low side of pay scale for similar jobs in state and well below the national average.

    Advice to Management

    General forman need to proiritize, invest time in quality foreman and employees, develop, train and mentor for success. Fire the rest!!
    Divisions need to work together to be one cohesive company, not talk/stab each other in the back.
    VPs wanna look good, of course, and a little competiveness between the divisions is healthy but one must keep their ego in check and not drive this competiveness to far as to cause unnecessary work and pressure on workers.

  8. "Sales Development"

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

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

    Pros

    This is the best company to work for. I couldn't ask for better people in my life.

    Cons

    I guess the tardy policy kind of sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build your team and move the company forward.


  9. "Will work you like a slave."

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

    I worked at Howard Industries full-time

    Pros

    You get paid every week.

    Cons

    Everything else as your worked like a slave.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you want to be treated.


  10. "Howard Robotics"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Howard Industries full-time

    Pros

    great opportunities for varied experiences

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of weekend work


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