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Updated May 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work Environment with good people (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good people and number 1 in the market (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Leadership team enjoyed bullied their employees; they don't show any respect to their production employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Hussmann really looks out for their employees and appreciate their efforts

    Cons

    Communication from location to Location - Needs improvement


  2. "Good place to work with strong beliefs in promoting within"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Parts Procurement Clerk in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Parts Procurement Clerk in Urbandale, IA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low pressure work environment with good communication company wide. Easy to befriend coworkers and management. I'm excited to get to work and help others out.

    Cons

    Promotions come slowly due to a long approval process. Many people get bogged down with too many tasks because of the company's reluctance to hire more people


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Live it Like Hussmann"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeton, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hussmann pays a little better than average for the area, and you are given 3 weeks vacation off the bat. There is a handful of genuine employees that work there.

    Cons

    Yes, it's the type of culture where they have to make up phrases like "Live it Like Hussmann" to keep workers motivated. Which make as much sense as their 7 behaviors for success. The key is to do the opposite of their behaviors in order to succeed. That means lie, cheat, discriminate, drive a bus over everyone, be prejudice, and blame others/point fingers - - - these are the true 7 behaviors for success.

    There is not one competent person in leadership (or Hussmann Leadership Team, as they call themselves). They seriously think they do not need to provide direction to the workers, that the worker will just magically take care of things. The reality is the workers have been mistreated for a long time and they are all sick of it. Hussmann also has a tremendous amount of overhead, some departments could cut 50% of their staff and not miss anything except the bandwidth used to watch videos all day long.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe it's time to take off your shiny leadership ring, roll up your sleeves, and start working. Everyone is tired of carrying you on their shoulders.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Just Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The on-site events for employees.

    Cons

    Management not interested in employee development and career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Interpersonal relationships are important to the company's success.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best place to work - Good for a stepping stone."

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Bridgeton, MO
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Bridgeton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, paid holidays and starting vacation is 3 weeks.

    Cons

    No work/life balance unless your upper mamnagement or upper union. Managers aren't very good and will throw you under the bus to save their own skin. Cooperation between departments does not exist - Lot's of finger pointing and backstabbing. Overall employee attitude, both union and hourly, is toxic. No clear leadership or direction by managers. Good workers leave after a few years for better jobs or are beaten down to the point they don't care. Supervisors must put in 50 hours a week to be eligible for straight time overtime - no time and a half or double time folks. Basically your taking a 20% pay cut just to get paid straight for the forced overtime on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    You created this mess - Deal with it. You can't get top notch talent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok benefit; lots of hardworking people on the production lines

    Cons

    Leadership team enjoyed bullied their employees; they don't show any respect to their production employees.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Can use some improvement"

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    Current Employee - Billing Coordinator II in Bridgeton, MO
    Current Employee - Billing Coordinator II in Bridgeton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good company to work for. Benefits available day one. Tuition reimbursement after a year. 2-3 weeks vacation to start with. Cafeteria that sells hot and cold food daily along with snacks.

    Cons

    Uses old out of date software which makes it harder to complete things within certain deadlines. I don't feel like I'm cared about as an individual They just want me to do my work so that their jobs are easier.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees and asking what you can do to make it a better place to be.We spend a significant amount of time here and a lot of people are unhappy and just not saying anything.


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Hussmann (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly co-workers, willing to help and get the job done

    Cons

    nothing I can think of


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Management in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Management in Bolingbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hussmann (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are good caring people. And they bring good value to the company.

    Cons

    Do not take care of their employees. Lack of communication with staff. Terrible place to work. Would no recommend company to go to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate with staff. And treat staff with respect and not with threats or intimidation. Kindness goes a long way.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Very busy but disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rialto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rialto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hussmann part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fellow employees were friendly and some were more than willing to teach you what they knew. Good learning environment. Company held classes for learning more about the way the product functions. Best thing I heard is that they cover tuition costs, however, I believe it is only for senior employees.

    Cons

    Completely disorganized when it came to keeping drawings and BOM's up to date. There were issues because of this such as guys on the floor not getting all of the correct pieces needed for the assemblies. It would then take time to get new parts made. I also faced discrimination there and unrelated to that, HR does not have your back.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get upset when people tell you the truth about something not working as you intended. Also, stop letting senior management deny or remove resources, such as firing employees, to get back at another manager who disagrees with them.


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