Miller Electric MFG Reviews | Glassdoor

Miller Electric MFG Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
28 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.3
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Mike Weller
13 Ratings

28 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. "Mechanical Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Menasha, WI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Menasha, WI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The people are very nice, always willing to lend a hand. Encourage you to ask questions.
    Laid-back atmosphere, no micro-managing.
    Encourage you to be independent and take on larger roles as early as possible.
    I rarely met anyone who worked there less than 10 year and often times they worked there 20+ years! Needless to say, there are a lot of knowledgeable and talented people to learn from!

    Cons

    They don't have very many openings at the moment.
    There's a pretty big generational gap. A majority of the people I worked with were 50+ years of age which is fine, but then it makes it hard to form relationships with co-workers outside of work.
    It's not very ethnically diverse

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers. If you want new ideas you have to invest in the people who can come up with new ideas and bring them to life.
    Continue to offer opportunities for younger talent to get involved with the company and work on larger projects.
    Employ younger talent.
    Hire more ethnically diverse workers as well


  2. "Software Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Appleton, WI

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

    Pros

    Solid management
    Good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Appleton can be boring at times because of where it is located.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "electrical engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Kaukauna, WI
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Kaukauna, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting work, some workers were knowledgeable and great to work with.

    Cons

    poor exit technique used during mass layoff - elaborate ruse used instead of honest dialogue.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Great brand and industry leader."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - District Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy and good benefits. Miller Electric is a market leader whose product sells itself. As a field sales rep I have plenty of support from the home office.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of turnover at the management level and little direction given to the sales team. Bonus structure is a bit capped.

    Advice to Management

    Look at other sales channels to help with growth.


  6. "Good company, good people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    laid back, good benefits and a lot of friendly people to help

    Cons

    slow work environment and lower wages


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Average workplace"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, and great products. Treats manufacturing employees well above average. Pay for assembly workers is low to start, but pretty high after about 10 years.

    Cons

    Enterprise strategy is destroying the empowered culture that was prevalent in the past. Becoming a highly micro-managed place to work. The company has a myopic view, and has nearly abandoned long range planning.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people and let them do their jobs. High level management should refocus on the company principles of trust and empower. Good people are leaving because you are not letting them be creative. Instead of trying to improve the stock price today at the cost of tomorrow, develop your talent to drive future growth.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Uncertain times"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sheet Metal Fabricator in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Sheet Metal Fabricator in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good incentives for meeting goals, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Unstable work loads, lots of getting moved around to different jobs, little advancement opportunites.

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide better compensation for new employees to keep good ones for the future. there's to big a descrepancy between long time employees and new hires to make them want to stay.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Documentation Technician"

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

    I worked at Miller Electric MFG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some challenging projects. Good hours.

    Cons

    Manager lies and made poor decisions and played favorites. A good engineer is not necessarily a good manager. Some, clicky, back-stabbing coworkers that think the world revolves around them.

    Advice to Management

    Admit the wrong person is manager and make a move.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, great products"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee culture and they produce high quality products - many of them right here in Appleton.

    Cons

    They should look to gain a more diverse workforce to bring in ideas. Gain more women leaders.


  11. "A good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Miller Electric MFG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed team environment. Good benefits. Don't try to get every last hour out of you. Can still have a life outside of work if you are salaried.

    Cons

    Pay is fair but not great. Limited advancement opportunities for engineers who want to stay technical. Not very defined guide lines for grades of engineers.


Showing 28 of 33 reviews
Reset Filters