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Miller Electric MFG Reviews

Updated May 28, 2018
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  1. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Miller Electric MFG full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, great culture, overall a good place to work. Miller is committed to retaining good people and has very low turnover.

    Cons

    Management could use some listening skills. Communication tends to go in one direction.


  2. "Wonderful company"

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - District Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miller Electric MFG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, treated very well

    Cons

    Too much time on the road

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worse than Prison"

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    Current Employee - Tester in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Tester in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Miller Electric MFG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, and Health Benefits (Broad Band depending)

    Cons

    Everything!! From Management all the way down to Co-Workers.

    Where to start. Forget about work/life balance. Instead of having an adequate workforce, they'll just have everyone work 50, even 60hrs a week. You're already limited in vacation days, so having to waste taking either a Friday, or Monday off just to have a rare free weekend is a double whammy. Did I say constant OT? People have been on 10hrs for over a year now. More, and more people are leaving, causing even more of a work gap.

    Management is the worse I've ever seen. Biggest liars around. They enjoy the power of bossing people around, yet take on none of the responsibilities. Employees with high seniority have more say than some of the managers, while doing as little as they can. Work load is completely unbalanced, resulting in terrible On Time Delivery, along with bad quality.

    Co-Workers spend more time snitching on each other than actually doing their jobs. Toxic environment no matter where you go. Hiring is becoming more race/disability based than on skill. All in the name of diversity, and to put up this fake PR front.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of PC's, and Line Leads that have no business in those positions to begin with. Start holding people, and work areas accountable for all their mistakes. Actually invest in better equipment, and employees instead of the usual kite string, and duct tape budget. Do a more thorough hiring process.


  4. "Good Benefits, Heavy Middle Management"

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

    I have been working at Miller Electric MFG full-time

    Pros

    Good insurance, decent benefits, community involvement

    Cons

    Minimal advancement opportunities, stagnant culture, heavy middle managment, rampant cliques, long-time employees have skill gaps.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate culture is dated, coming straight out of the '90s. It's still coasting on what the company used to be.


  5. "Find a passion, and focus."

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    Current Employee - Tester in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Tester in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Miller Electric MFG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Miller has a very diverse business model. There are oppertunties to grow, and prosper here. Depending on you skills set an employee can propser if you are driven and motivated. In less than 10 years I have gone from a lower employee to an office employee. I have had really great mentors, and people who encouraged me to strive for more.

    The benfits are good, with a 3% 401K match and a 1/2 up to 6%.
    Health insurance is awesome if you are a single healthy person and participate in the healthy living program. I pay less than $20 a pay check for health dental and life insurance.

    Cons

    With all the positives with Miller you also have minor issues with culture. People tend to become clique, I have been a part of many Business units. The one problem I have seen is childish behavior when some one isn't liked by a group. Be it verbal or social neglagence, it is made clear that people will under cut you poltically if you are not liked.

    It is easy to get caugh up in those situations, but with the changing demographic and reitiree's the next generation may be able to solve these minor accurances.

    Some BU's work ALOT of over time, so if you do not want to work 50-60 hours a week some of the commercial division may not be for you.

    Management is constantly changing, and we have had two VP's leave the company in the past three years. Be aware of these changes.

    Higher level positions want to see degree seeking individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Mike Weller has not been CEO of this company for a couple years now .
    Each BU has seen the difference in leadership style. There is some good managers, and some bad ones.

    Instead of backing up your bad managers that are constantly turning over floor workers, and have a bad relationship with their workers, I suggest finding a way to fix it.


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Consistent, lots of overtime, nice people, great environment

    Cons

    Lots of early mornings

    Advice to Management

    Management is great!


  7. "Not what it was a decade a go."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miller Electric MFG full-time

    Pros

    The employees on the floor are great to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive for degreed positions. The atmosphere in many of the business units has turned toxic. Continues to pass over existing qualified employees for promotions to hire someone from outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Miller used to feel like a large family that everyone cared about and wanted to succeed. Now it feels as a whole Miller is trying to replace anyone who was there before Mike Weller left.

  8. "Degreed Tester"

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    Former Employee - Degreed Tester in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Degreed Tester in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Miller Electric MFG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and good pay is good.

    Cons

    Very stressful job for a person who have an degree and experience. Alot of negative co workers that will lead you out the door. They will snitch on you if you say something wrong even though they are the ones that is pushing for it.
    Also the balance between family and work is really hard if you are a tester on the line too.
     Poor management, bad communication and not really welcoming if you are a production worker.
    I would not recommend this job to someone who have a degree and is still young. I would recommend this job to people who have been on the line at miller for 20 years to be a degreed tester.

    Advice to Management

    Please be careful of what you do. Communicate more with your negative employees and ask them what is wrong. Stop staying inside you dumb office and not talking with your workers.


  9. "Manufacturing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Miller Electric MFG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *They are constantly hiring due to turnover so it's easy to get a job here, even if you have a felony record
    *Medical and dental benefits are above average
    *They have been in business a long time so people think it's a great place to work
    *401K match

    Cons

    *Poor management - they play favorites and will find ways to fire someone in order to give their friend/family that person's job. The favorites can violate company policy, even state/federal laws and get no discipline
    *Hostile work environment - lots of gossip, backstabbing, jealousy, competition
    *People who have been there 10+ years try to do as little as possible thinking there will be no consequences anyway
    *Very boring and repetitive work
    *Pay isn't that great
    *Little advanced notice if you need to work overtime or weekends

    Advice to Management

    It's embarrassing for the company when some employees act more mature and professional than the managers. Personally talk to your employees to see how their job is going, not just a quick nod walking by. By not knowing what's really happening on the floor, you are keeping people who don't want to be there and who disrupt the workplace by wasting time not doing their job, complaining, causing drama for others who DO want to be there
    *Understand by having employees work together who are 20+ years age difference, there may be people who don't like the oddball and will make it miserable for that person forcing them to quit. If you give the brown nosers special treatment, you are most likely favoring the wrong person that should be working there


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miller Electric MFG full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Management helps set up a plan for your advancement
    Work is valued
    Always looking for process improvements

    Cons

    Not much movement in positions


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