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Mueller Water Products Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mueller Water Products full-time

    Pros

    Co workers are friendly

    Cons

    Systems are out dated


  2. "Corporate Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Receptionist in Cumming, GA
    Former Employee - Corporate Receptionist in Cumming, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mueller Water Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mueller Water Products was a great place to work. It has awesome benefits.

    Cons

    There was no room for advancement in my position.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Stable business, great industry reputation, passionate employees, good benefits, a lot of learning opportunities and a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Need to focus more on growth in technology


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    "A misguided company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mueller Water Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company overall makes a lot of money without having to work hard for it. The profit margins are substantial enough offset and hide the poor operations. Management is compensated well and the company offers solid benefits.

    Cons

    Very poor daily operations. The inability to adequately schedule and plan production results in absurd amounts of overtime for production employees and supervisors. A complete disregard for improving current processes while focusing resources on new product lines or arbitrary changes which are often poorly executed. Poor performance at the management level is frequently overlooked and sometimes rewarded based on false merit.


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    "Nightmarish Culture"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mueller Water Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company attempts to use compensation as a tool to retain employees, which is the only positive that any salaried employee can muster.

    Cons

    What was always a below-average morale has only gotten worse in the last 8 months. Relations between Union and Management are now nonexistent. What was once a stressful, but yet fairly supportive place to work has turned into a culture based on constant fear of losing your job.
    I thoroughly enjoyed working there under past Management, but couldn't be happier with my decision to leave when I hear about the current state of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to half-heartedly emulate more successful production systems (like TPS). The Japanese automotive companies that you are trying to mirror your business model on "get lean" by using a scalpel, not by irresponsibly wielding a meat cleaver.
    If the plan is (as it appears from the outside; and apparently from the inside) to close the Chattanooga operation, retire the facility with some sense of grace and dignity...please do not just stand by while it bleeds out like a dying animal. Your people, people who have sacrificed much for the Mueller brand, deserve better than that.


  7. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mueller Water Products full-time

    Pros

    Willing to invest and promote concerning human capital

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to advance


  8. "Int'l Inside Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, lots of room to grow.

    Cons

    Product was mostly late, communication delays


  9. "Machinist"

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    Current Employee - Machinist in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Machinist in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mueller Water Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Union atmosphere. Good Wages with excellent benefits. Normal work hours Monday thru Friday with occasional weekends. Great career for younger generations.

    Cons

    No structural management performance. Poor standard work for gas productions. Poors safety rules and regulations. Lack of cooperation between union and company.

    Advice to Management

    Inforce procedures and stick to the plan. Enforce stricter safety standards for company and union. Make quality of the products first and not mass production.


  10. "Old school company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Mueller Water Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and growth encourage lifers.
    Friendly coworkers
    Easy to approach managment

    Cons

    Vacation and pay structure are relics of the 60's and 70's.
    Very little mobility


  11. "Awesome, Friendly"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Mueller Water Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly oriented environment. Love my job.

    Cons

    None, I don't think anything



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