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Nortek Engineer Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  • good culture, good people and benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Decent pay, Good benefits, Great co-workers (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Edina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nortek (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    people are very nice and friendly. management is very connecting to employees

    Cons

    too much money spent on moving US facility to abroad


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Tough Crowd"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tualatin, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nortek full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good and interesting products with good potential for growth. Interesting opportunities for Innovation/R&D. Works with big name clientele on interesting variety of products and applications; small and large scale. Good benefits and 401k options.

    Cons

    Two buy-outs in two years, four lay-offs in three leading to a lot of transitioning and miscommunication. Not a very strong identity (in terms of mission or vision compass) or culture. Lacked in communication. Leadership structure not very clear, direction was uncertain. Not very effective use of human capital. Uncertain expectations leading to poor work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Define the purpose.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "App Eng"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nortek full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They once had good products and people

    Cons

    Management was incoherent. Plans were poorly laid and executed. Resources squandered. Customer relationships severely damaged or killed

    Advice to Management

    There is no management


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty good."

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nortek full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people. Nice atmosphere. Decent PTO.

    Cons

    Upper management seems ineffectual at the factory level. Since the Nortek take-over business decisions seem random and by-committee.

    Advice to Management

    More definite mission and decisions. It would help if the corporate-level would stay out unless absolutely necessary.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    plenty of work, friendly atmosphere,

    Cons

    Resent layoffs, uncertain future, closing manufacturing facilities.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have had a great job supporting refrigeration engineering and creating applications for creating evaporators and condensers using Microsoft Visual Studio. Also creating AutoCAD Inventor API automation to create 3D coils and drawings.

    Cons

    I am the only software programmer working on this project so it takes a long time to accomplish all the tasks. I have been at it for over three years and there is at least that much time left on the project.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think the current management understands the HVAC industry, this is not a commodity market.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "less about people and all about profits"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Nortek full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    average pay with decreasing benefits

    Cons

    Parent company is running the show
    Changing from a pro people company to a corporate profit driven company
    Movin plants to mexico

    Advice to Management

    Show some backbone and take care of your employees

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible strategic management"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer

    I have been working at Nortek full-time

    Pros

    The people that I worked with on my team were great to work with

    Cons

    The CEO and upper management seemed very confused and severely lacked any strategic vision for the future.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Great teamwork, Knowledgable people, High quality and creative products

    Cons

    Too many changes, unclear promotion path

    Advice to Management

    Increase training hours for employees