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Magnetek Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "A Good Company to Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have found this company to provide many good opportunities and have greatly enjoyed the employees I work with.

    Cons

    The coffee in the break rooms could use an upgrade!


  2. "Old school mentality, managers slow to change. Don't rock the boat! Baby boomers paradise! Millennials good luck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ENTRY in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - ENTRY in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good parking, decent coffee, some good people
    Never a dull moment with the crazy politics. Nice walks on sunny days from building to building.

    Cons

    Don't rock the boat
    Grudges, favoritism, max 3% raise a year, even when your well below area average. Inconsistent bonuses if and when given.

    Advice to Management

    Change can and should be good. Sitting boats don't change for the better. Less turnover can boost morale.


  3. "staff accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    very flexible company and good communication

    Cons

    there is no room to grow


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  5. "Satisfied"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant, Field Service in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant, Field Service in Menomonee Falls, WI

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

    Pros

    Company likes to promote from within, looks for the best fit for a job.

    Cons

    Working through communication silos and advancing technology


  6. "Great company with opportunity to work on projects"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees are given stretch assignments within their roles to continue to grow as individuals. Employees are helpful and respectful to one another. You can go to anyone with questions and they are willing to help you. Great opportunity to understand how you are part of the larger organization. Generous PTO program.

    Cons

    Flat structure does not lend itself to being able to move into supervisory positions easily. The organization is running lean and so it can lead to heavy workload. Being publically traded can make it seem like the short term is more important than long term goals.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in technology and employees.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Little company, big politics!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had a good team to work with. Direct boss treated me like an adult but the rest of the staff did not.

    Cons

    This is the only company I've been at that the engineering department was the last one to embrace technology. They still ran Windows 2000 and management didn't want to upgrade...

    Most issues are not handled like adults... No one is approached like an adult they are belittled and scolded like a 5 year old.

    The same process that was in place in the 70's is still in effect today and to change anything that may be efficient would endanger your job as the senior staff is extremely scared of change. If you enjoy pushing buttons and never having an independent thought this would be the place to go.

    Each business unit is disconnected from the business as a whole and it would appear management does not care in the least.

    Most employees are scared and confused about technology.

    There is very little planning to any project and even everything is run by the seat of their pants.

    HR is not your friend and over reacts to almost every situation as they don't know what is happening and don't grasp the information presented.

    Overall the company is in the dark ages and progress is not valued or embraced.

    Advice to Management

    Start to listen to new employees!

    Refresh the staff and senior management as they will be gone soon and none of the younger generation will want to work with a bunch of dinosaurs and use software from before they were born because they didn't want to change.

    Get people in there that understand technology.

    Encourage independent thinking not monotony and button pushing.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My peers (non-management) were kind and easy to work with, as most were as unhappy as everyone else. Was able to use this as a quick stepping stone to a better position.

    Cons

    You are just another employee, the company doesn't value individuals, there is a bunch of turn over. After leaving, I've continually seen my position reposted. Some positions are a revolving door. Very little is communicated to non-management employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommend to relocate to"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Menomonee Falls, WI

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

    Pros

    easy going, slow pace, family friendly

    Cons

    low salary, not good to career path


  10. "a company to be reviewed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some nice colleagues and experienced enginners

    Cons

    frequent change in management may cause some problems


  11. "one big let down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Fls, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Fls, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice caring co-workers, Not pushed to work past your ability, Be on time and Show up do your job like a zombie with no opinion and you'll have a OK paying job forever,

    Cons

    Middle Management does not do a very good job at giving credit to those workers that have it coming.The Department Lead and Middle Managers think their way is the only way and when you try giving your input and show them different ways to achieve the same end results,Are easier on you doing the task and over time would save money. They don't care. The leads are also to much yes people when it comes to trying to correct any problems.Good people just hard being a robot worker and its hard to really care and do good work.Do the extra over your co-workers and be a team player and then when you ask something they use the old everybody's equal bit.Its not a place to give a 110%


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