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Updated December 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, good people, decent pay (in 10 reviews)

  • Start pay is fair has good benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management seems ineffectual at the factory level (in 5 reviews)

  • Poor planning, no communication with the top, poor planning meant long hours for periods of time and then layoffs in others (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was great and matched

    Cons

    Little room for improvement in chain

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. "Male run company"

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Start pay is fair has good benefits.

    Cons

    Training is very poor and support for entry level positions. Management makes a lot promises and don't go through with it.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to give more opportunities to women and minorities. Training should be complete and follow through by supervisors.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "The worst management I've ever experienced. Far below average in most ways."

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    Former Employee - Lower Level Empoye in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Lower Level Empoye in O'Fallon, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The O'Fallon MO HVAC headquarters was situated in a nice part of the large Winghaven Development. Easy to get to know your co-workers.

    Cons

    Where can I even start? Management cares only about themselves and their stock options, (undeserved) bonuses, and golden parachutes. Next to no meaningful communication--EVER. Each department, in a small company no less, is its own silo run by managers and directors who don't like each other and care even less. Gossipy, cliquish employees. Some employees work their tails off. Others sit around and surf the Internet and chit chat all day long (including long gab sessions in the ladies room). Benefits started off as mediocre and got worse. No innovation. Just knee-jerk and me-too reactions on management's part. It all comes down to management, or the severe lack thereof. They don't care. Why should we?

    Advice to Management

    It's too late for me and so many others. If you want to salvage anything at all, start actually caring for and communicating with your employees. We're the ones who are funding your massive and undeserved bonuses after all.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nortek full-time

    Pros

    A pay check and benefits.

    Cons

    New management changed the company into a place where you are just a number they don't care about their employees or how their decisions effect them. This company used to be a great place to work. A large company with a small company feel. Fellow employees were like family. Many people stayed for most of their career. Loyalty existed between management and the employees. Not anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother.


  5. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nortek full-time

    Pros

    The compensation is/was competitive.

    Cons

    No transparency, no consistency at the senior leadership levels was a revolving door for managers and above.

    Advice to Management

    Research well.


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nortek full-time

    Pros

    Small Management Team, good work place

    Cons

    Lots of travel, sometimes overseas


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Has its ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nortek full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of the culture is pretty laid back. If you're a little late because of traffic, don't expect your job to be on the line. They're understanding and there are some very intelligent and hard working people who work with the company

    Cons

    There are also some not so hard working people. Workload can be overwhelming at times. The direction of the company is unreadable and a lot of upper management can't play nice. A lot of work that could benefit the company often gets lost within Nortek's many branches and "leaders"

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. You have a lot of talented people working for you.

  8. "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at Nortek full-time

    Pros

    Generous PTO time, workplace culture is good and the new direction of the company is encouraging.

    Cons

    No need to be negative. Everyone can find something wrong anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  9. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Nortek full-time

    Pros

    great location to work at

    Cons

    moved location out of area


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Looked promising at first"

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

    I have been working at Nortek full-time

    Pros

    Looked like it had a lot of potential to be a fulfilling career. But the company never got on track.

    Cons

    Was bought out by a UK firm. Will be broken up into pieces and sold off. Sorta like a modern day Pretty Woman saga.

    Advice to Management

    Run, hide...


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