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Meritor Reviews

Updated June 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is good in some departments but poor in other areass (in 9 reviews)

  • Very active position and tons of opportunity to learn with a great group of people to learn from (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance depends on department (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management to listen to the people on the floor (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Just another manufacturing plant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fletcher, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fletcher, NC
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Meritor full-time

    Pros

    Great pay for the area and other employees on the production lines are always willing to help. Great place to learn manufacturing skills.

    Cons

    Management is weak and has little respect for employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Proceed With Caution"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Troy, MI
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pros of working for Meritor are pretty standard.
    -Decent Salary
    -Somewhat lenient with time off (PTO or personal)
    -More paid company holidays than any other company I've come accross
    -Nice Facility

    Cons

    Keep in mind that this review is from my perspective. It has been over a year since I left Meritor, so I write this with a clear head, but I can only speak to my personal experience.

    A few cons I experienced working here are as follows...

    There is absolutely no sense of organization. A project involving multiple people that should take a few days can take months. For example, I when I on boarded we were aware of a deadline that had to be met in 16 months. The work leading up to it should have taken maybe 3 months. But we had a year and a half to prepare, then at the final hour management and SDM's finally decided to start working on it. It was one of the most stressful experiences I have ever been a part of. Everyone was panicking, frantically trying to get everything ready before the deadline (which of course was missed). The whole display was an embarrassment.

    Second con... One of the biggest red flags you should always pay attention to when starting a new job is how employee morale is. From the get go, it was blatantly obvious that everyone was stressed, overworked, and miserable. I can not even tell you how many times my direct boss told me he hated it there. Morale was low among most employees there. That should have been my first cue to get out.

    It's just simply not a fun place to work. Sure, some of the coworkers are friendly, and it helps the day pass. But from my experience, I came in every morning, plopped down at my desk, spent about 90% of my day speaking to no one and manically performing glorified data entry, then booking it out of there as soon as the clock struck 5:00. It's just a job. Not an enjoyable one.

    Overall, I truly did not enjoy my experience here. I enjoyed my salary, and that's why I stuck around as long as I did. Looking back, I wish I would have ran out of there much sooner. There are plenty of better jobs out there.

    Advice to Management

    I guess the one thing that sticks out most to me is to value your employees. Treat them right, and ensure that they are being treated with respect by their coworkers. Also, be involved! If your employee goes an entire week without seeing your face once, even though you only sit a few cubes away, you're doing something wrong. If you remain at least a little bit involved, you'll be able to observe the work that they are actually doing, and maybe gain some appreciation for them. Do right by your employees, and be not just a boss, but a leader.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Honestly, I have no pros to list; other than they pay you to work there...

    Cons

    Unless you are salary or work in the front office; you are not in the "cool click" and treated like it. Feels like you're back in high school again.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Former employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Pay scale is above average for the area
    Vacation and holiday pay is awesome
    Co-workers are like family

    Cons

    No telecommuting opportunities - even though there is a policy to allow
    Hard to move up with career opportunities
    Broken and misleading promises from management

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk and talk the talk - employees hate being lied to


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Old school culture - not going to change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fenton, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fenton, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meritor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The size of the company is good because you can still connect with most individuals at the HQ.

    Cons

    Every year they go through a change in management and weed out people. This activity makes everyone on edge and often times puts their customers at a loss for who is in charge. This type of old school culture does not bode well for Meritor's reputation in the industry and the Detroit area.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your customers.


  6. "Warehouse worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Overtime is optional GUARANTEED 40 HOUR WORK WEEK

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Limited growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everybody and start over


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Quality"

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

    I worked at Meritor full-time

    Pros

    Good people working on the manufacturing floor.
    Wide variety of products between OE and Aftermarket fields.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs.
    Revolving door management team, bringing their own people in to replace current employees.
    Trying to force a poor culture into a good one.
    Long term strategy isn't well defined.
    Want top quality without putting processes in place to support it.

    Advice to Management

    Put more credence in manufacturing and quality professionals when making decisions rather than the Accounting and Purchasing functions.
    Hire the right people, and let them implement their long term strategies.

  8. "A Transitory Environment"

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    Former Employee - Distribution Specialist in Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Distribution Specialist in Florence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meritor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company is desperate for workers and, while you have to start as a temp, there is almost a 100% chance you will be hired full time. They have the standard so-so insurance, 401K contributions, vacation time and etc.

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to many other options in Northern Kentucky. Extremely inept leadership, mandatory overtime, 20 plus year old forklifts and other equipment and a dirty working environment. Management more worried about find ways to achieve their annual bonus then creating a positive environment.

    Advice to Management

    None, won't listen anyway.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Florence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many areas for learning opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of turnover of mid-level management

    Advice to Management

    Plan and hold yourself accountable for delivering to stakeholders


  10. "Meh."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people, casual environment

    Cons

    They don't use people to their full potential.


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