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MetoKote Reviews

Updated Mar 30, 2019

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Full-Time REAL review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MetoKote full-time

    Pros

    I read through all of the previous reviews. All i saw was a lot of entitled disgruntled employees pointing fingers. "Management", doesn't control the laziness of temps but they do encourage and reward good ones. This is a company that hires on for a very respectable rate inside the plants. I've work many a factory jobs (Bentler, Foamcraft, Wabash, Lippert, KIK, etc) and none of them started over $10/hr with... worse conditions and riskier jobs. MetoKote starts with higher pay and better benefits. "MetoKote needs to take care of new employee's they are the future of the company." It would be insane to give a new, untested, employee bonuses. Far to many come, get a paycheck, and leave. This is entitlement at it's worst, prove your value before you expect to be rewarded. MetoKote does have great programs in place. You can earn an additional week of paid vacation every year just by having good attendance. Additionally, MetoKotes hourly bonus plan is, "To qualify you must be active, full-time employee on the last day of the bonus period." New employees are eligible unless they have grossly neglected to perform their duties. "Ability to move up if you are the right color/gender." The implication of racism and sexism is unfounded. I can quickly look around and see Hispanic, African American, Caucasian, Russian, Male, and Female all in leadership positions. Those who work hard advance, those who don't stay put.

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    Cons

    Have to cross the railroad tracks to get to work. and 3 lights! they are sometimes red.

    MetoKote2017-08-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Life as a Metokote employee"

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

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

    Pros

    It's a factory job with a steady income.

    Cons

    Equipment is very old and needs to be replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within to boost morale.

    MetoKote2017-02-23
  3. "Working at MetoKote"

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     in Evansdale, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MetoKote for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits and my boss was very understanding and good

    Cons

    Bought out, no work because of Ag Business down, so work is unstable

    MetoKote2017-01-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company bad management"

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     in Hopkinsville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MetoKote

    Pros

    Lots of overtime and constantly working.

    Cons

    The management is very lacking and the Temps that come in are lazy. The temperatures also get extreme.

    Advice to Management

    Factory jobs aren't for everyone don't keep people who are not suited

    MetoKote2016-09-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lima, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MetoKote full-time

    Pros

    Steady paycheck the new workers are ok. Overtime is there if you want. Point system is good you get 9 points

    Cons

    To have to do the same amount of work as someone who has been there 10 plus years and watch them get a bonus. They need to take care of new employees as well as old ones. New employees are companies future. Quit making new employees care about a bonus they dont get. We are not animals its like holding a carrot in front of turtle telling him to go knowing he will never get that carrot.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees the same not just the old timers. Quit worrying about yourself and worry about the company and its employees.

    MetoKote2016-07-26
  6. "Leadership Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MetoKote full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well positioned in the custom coating equipment design, manufacture, and operations business. They have cost advantages over competitors and they have and will continue to use this advantage to grow the business.

    Cons

    The employees's skills are grown in house. This limits the company's ability to innovate. New technologies, processes, and tools would enable the company to grow with customers and into new industries

    Advice to Management

    Use you core strengths as a business foundation but bring in new ideas and skill sets to enable the company to grow. Evaluate new business models that provide both short term, high margin sales combined with recurring revenue streams.

    MetoKote2016-01-22
  7. "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MetoKote full-time

    Pros

    Well lead company with upper managers able to effectively plan and set goals around a very changing industry.

    Cons

    It is the automotive industry which in itself is not really pleasant.

    MetoKote2015-10-01
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Metokote Sumter, SC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MetoKote full-time

    Pros

    Overtime, decent pay, able to move up if you are the right color/gender

    Cons

    management and their agendas. Good ole boy network

    MetoKote2015-10-26
  9. "lab tech"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MetoKote full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good to work for. Have great benefits and promotion chances.

    Cons

    Work area is most times very hot. Also lots of overtimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work.

    MetoKote2015-08-21
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great People...Poor Leadership"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MetoKote

    Pros

    Hands down some of the best people I've ever worked with across the globe. Atmosphere is relatively relaxed and in most cases employees are trusted to accomplish their work without having to account for every second in their day.

    Cons

    Private Equity ownership has destroyed a great company. Peppered with weak leadership at the senior level and questionable strategic direction I'm not sure they will be able to survive long term. Platinum only cares about the bottom line and as a result project planning, quoting, capital management, and human and intellectual capital all suffer. Some of the best and the brightest have churned through the doors and... are either run out or leave because they aren't given the support necessary to be successful.

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    Advice to Management

    Liquidate the Brazil ventures and develop a plan to return MetoKote to private hands or an ESOP where it can be cared for and developed at the organizational level not simply considered as a line item in a portfolio that will be inflated then sold only to repeat the slice and dice process in an attempt to earn a ROI. The employees and the company deserve a better future than what the PE path provides. Make the right... investments in people, technology and development rather than the current band-aid approach that has been in place for the past 5 years.

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    MetoKote2015-07-30
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