Kawneer Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2020

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3.0
47%
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Kawneer General Manager Diana Perreiah
Diana Perreiah
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great pay, great benefits, and good work/home life balance(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great place to work for, the pay is not bad, great people I been working there for 10 yrs now looking for something new(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "19000418- job bid"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Extrusion-Set Up in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kawneer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good payment, benefits, friendly, and safety

    Cons

    I don’t have any downsides on kawneer

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  2. "No room to grow"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kawneer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can get all the overtime you want!!

    Cons

    Sense of entitlement by certain individuals, no camaraderie, too many small bosses and not enough hard workers. A lot of men there have no respect for women. The environment is toxic and the leaders can be so disconnected from the floor workers. Mandatory 60 hour weeks, 48 is enough for a job like that.

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    "I wonder if they ever got a new contract sometimes."

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laborer in Bloomsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kawneer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It was 5 minutes from my house

    Cons

    Lots of hours of my life wasted waiting for jobs that were supposedly on their way to our department. Total bologna. Then, when the jobs would arrive. Mistakes would hinder their progress to the point we would have some jobs literally collecting dust before they saw completion Double standards. Lots of lazy people. We didn't have an actual department supervisor for a couple years. The irony was that we got more accomplished without one, IMHO. By the time I left, it had been roughly 3 years without a pay raise because the union was run by unorganized members. The last thing I recall was a form going around asking us for "recommidations" How are you going to negotiate with sharks if you can't even grammar?

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Place to Work"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laborer in Bloomsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kawneer full-time

    Pros

    You can make an average living, but nothing special.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything. You will never go far in this place, and you will be treated terribly. The union contract gets you a decent starting rate, then you never see advancement again. All the people retiring after 40 or 50 years of working there say what a great place it used to be, and how terrible it's gotten. I left because it was very clear that the company is in trouble and thinks that taking it out on the employees is the answer. They have no sense of reality and absolutely zero consideration of people's lives. You will work constantly. You'll be working nearly every day, especially spring through fall when you'd like to be out living a real life.

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    "Great Benefits, Large Bureaucracy"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drafter I in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kawneer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work environment and department leadership that knows how to guide and build their team.

    Cons

    External corporate bureaucracy that is disconnected from the downstream consequences of their decisions. This makes it difficult to apply and standardize new solutions to problems (initiatives that corporate asks for in the first place). Or when new large-scale changes are created without any knowledge of how those change would actually be applied in the downstream. The same corporate bureaucracy makes it difficult to properly reward workers that go above and beyond, forcing them to hop around departments (or getting a new job) in order to get a substantial raise. Which ultimately hurts the retention rate (ironically an item of corporate interest that they ask us to improve).

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "company evaluation"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Township, PA

    I worked at Kawneer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation time, holidays, 401K

    Cons

    Factory jobs have poor work/life balance. Office positions minimal training & discussions on performance.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working for Kawneer"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Bloomsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kawneer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good 401k matching up to 6%

    Cons

    Removed bonus this year and all salary increases

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Back stabbing and lies"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kawneer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the people and great benefits

    Cons

    All girls club. This is career suicide dont do it. No family time at all.

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  9. "Great work environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fabrication Engineer 

    I worked at Kawneer full-time

    Pros

    My supervisors were all fantastic.

    Cons

    Doesn't consider manufacturabiliy as often as they should.

  10. "Well managed Fortune 500 company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Cranberry, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kawneer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, and good work/home life balance

    Cons

    No cons really, maybe a better on boarding process!

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