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Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance, decent pay, job security (in 6 reviews)

  • Great place to work, good benefits, good people (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Favoritism runs rampant with upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • Little direction or feedback, lots of politics and bad blood between branches, low pay (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt full-time

    Pros

    Lots of overtime. Friendly staff and management

    Cons

    Wish they hired on sooner

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    none that I can think of

    Cons

    Does not take care of employees


  3. "As good as you can make it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt full-time

    Pros

    Good people, benefits are good

    Cons

    Pay is low and work a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    Pay raise


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  5. "Quality Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carthage, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carthage, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to be, start out from the production line or from the bottom working my way up. Now i am a Quality Engineer II doing Gauge Calibration, PPAP's, and other duties assign beside Quality Technicians.

    Cons

    Great people or employees, good compensation and lot of challenges


  6. "Accounts Receivable"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable
    Recommends

    I worked at Leggett & Platt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff team to work along with.

    Cons

    Big turn around in management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt full-time

    Pros

    good pay lousy benefits good co workers

    Cons

    not dependable-closed department with no notice


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sad but True"

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

    I worked at Leggett & Platt (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not too many off the top of my head...Most co-workers were great people

    Cons

    Favoritism runs rampant with upper management.
    Highly dysfunctional leadership roles
    Temper tantrums by management in certain department

    Advice to Management

    Take a real good look at some of your management and stop allowing them to behave and treat people the way they do...reward employees based upon their achievements not based on being the "pet"...or managment grudges..rumors and back stabbers


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Dishonest & Amoral"

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    Former Employee - Tri-Welder Machine Technician in Monroe, GA
    Former Employee - Tri-Welder Machine Technician in Monroe, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leggett & Platt full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    12 hour shifts meant 3 days of work one week and 4 the next, giving me more days off.

    Cons

    I worked 48 hours one week and 36 the next, only to get paid 42 hours each week. Everyone in my department was perfectly fine with being shorted $670.80 in overtime pay for a year's work ($12.90 base pay × 42 hours [including overtime pay] = $554.70, $12.90 base pay × 48 hours [including overtime pay] = $670.80, $12.90 base pay × 36 hours = $464.40, 84 hours over 2 weeks at 42 each week = $1109.40, 84 hours over 2 weeks at actual hours = $1135.20). That is $45.80 more than one months rent for me! The training pay was $15.00 per hour, which equaled $120 scimmed from my paycheck the 2 months I was at that rate. Production pay was next to impossible when I went to my shift after training. I was told from the very beginning (the interview), that the other tech had been there for a year and did not know how to do anything. When I arrived on the shift, it became very clear that he didn't. He, in fact, knew less than I and I only had 3 months of training! I was told the only reason he was still employed is because of his lack of absences. Not long after starting my shift, I found the supervisor to ask if the other tech had went home early because he had been gone for nearly 30 minutes. The supervisor responded, "well, if he left, he didn't tell me." He paged the other tech for about 5 minutes and the tech showed up 20 minutes later. It wasn't uncommon for the tech to leave for 20 minute bathroom breaks multiple times on the shift. I was told, when I started, that I could clock in up to 15 minutes early and up to 15 minutes late without getting in trouble and that I had to be clocked in and starting work 5 minutes early each day. After about one week, I began to notice that the time clock would record my clock in time, but instead record 7:00 as my start time instead of 6:55. When I approached HR regarding the matter, they made it seem as it was no big deal. That equals $19.35 a month (20 minutes for a 4 day week = $6.39 [$12.90 × 1.5 = $19.35 × .33 = $6.39], 15 minutes for a 3 day week = $3.23 [$12.9 × .25 = $3.23]). With the training pay rate of $15, that was $44.72 skimmed from my training pay. The same thing would happen if I clocked out late. It would show where I clocked out if it was after 7:00, but the stop time (in a separate field) would record 7:00. It would only record the correct time in the stop field if it was at least 7:20 when I clocked out. Most days I didn't get to clock out and leave until about 10 minutes after because of the last minute things that had to be done. Unlike the docking of overtime pay (that only affects 2 departments because they are on 12 hour shifts), the unethical system generated start and stop time overrides affected the whole plants hourly employees (nearly 200). The department head always kept an aggressive tone. There were a couple of times I had to tell him to calm down before I continued because of his overly aggressive approach to giving instruction. The plant was unable to go 60 days without someone getting into an OSHA recordable accident during my employment and for some time prior to my employment. The safety director stressed every month in the monthly safety meetings the leading cause of accidents in the workplace are employees rushing to complete a task. Most employees are paid based off of production. It doesn't seem to interest the company in changing their pay practices in the interest of safety to fellow employees. During my time there, there was one employee who was hit and pushed some distance by a forklift rendering her unable to return to work for some time. When she did return, her arm was confined to a sleeve. My advisors at my technical college advised me that the company is no place to work at for more than one year. I laughed when I received the retirement package and saw there was no matching for employee contributions. I asked fellow employees how they felt about it and most either didn't know what I was talking about or didn't care. No sick days are given, only vacation time which you are supposed to request in advance.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the multiple cons in my previous post.


  10. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Grear work environment. Wonderful coworkers

    Cons

    Hot in the summer cold in the winter.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits, good people. Plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    Hot in the plant during the summer months, cold in the winter. You will get dirty.

    Advice to Management

    None



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