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OTTO Engineering Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. "Designer/Drafter"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Algonquin, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Algonquin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OTTO Engineering (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and great staff.

    Cons

    The company is an older one so there is not as much room for new ideas.


  2. "Lack of leadership"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Carpentersville, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Carpentersville, IL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. The company has been financially stable for many years so great pay, good bonuses and annual raises are almost guaranteed.

    Cons

    Lots of "managers" but no one is really leading anything. It's all about who you know and how much brown nosing you are willing to do.


  3. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Sleepy Hollow, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Sleepy Hollow, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OTTO Engineering (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place I would have loved to work there full time. Nice offices lots of training

    Cons

    I don't have any cons for them


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  5. "Events Manager great for entry level"

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    Former Employee - Events Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Events Manager in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    got to work with all clientele and meet a ton of people

    Cons

    office is in the basement of a restaurant


  6. "OTTO A Good Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Carpentersville, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Carpentersville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small, family owned company which has an entrepreneurial spirit. You can manage the success of your job with ideas and recommendations.

    Cons

    Because it is a smaller company, resources sometimes are limited and you tend to wear many hats. Need to be an individual that thrives on multi-tasking and who does not mind helping do all aspects of a job from beginning to end.


  7. "Big Mistake! Warning signs during interview!"

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

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

    Pros

    Private company with some interesting technology.

    Cons

    This company is ran by fear management, threats and the quality of leadership below the owners are horrible!

    Advice to Management

    Anyone other that the two (2) owners, management should resign or be top-graded (Fired). Sound advice from a former employee!


  8. "Great company"

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

    I worked at OTTO Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, organized company, good structure. Interesting business nitche. Very good benefits and health insurance. Gym at work. Nice company outings and holidays

    Cons

    Slight political undertones, strict rules on some things, strange traditions

    Advice to Management

    More relaxed rules would be nive


  9. "Fantastic Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at OTTO Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Clean work environment, interesting work, kind people, and fair compensation.

    Cons

    The commute is a bit rough sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can think of.


  10. "Great Learning Experience"

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with my hours and schedule. The employees who work there are all extremely nice and helpful. Learned a lot about what the career is all about. Get to go to a few lunches with your department.

    Cons

    Some slow days which I struggled to find things to do.


  11. "Nice Environment"

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

    I have been working at OTTO Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Very chill overall environment - not too formal. Benefits aren't the best, but they are fair - probably better than average. Work is challenging enough but not overwhelming. Work/life balance is fair - I haven't needed to take work outside of work yet.

    Cons

    Sometimes, company politics (internally and with customers) can get in the way of delivering products efficiently. Overall morale can get pretty negative.

    Advice to Management

    I don't get too involved with the dealings of the senior/upper management, so I do not have much to say in this matter.


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