Oatey Reviews

Updated Jan 8, 2020

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20 Ratings
  1. "It was awesome experience I learned a lot good things."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler II in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oatey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Because is a great company and its provide to many opportunities

    Cons

    Nothing harder than enjoying your work.

  2. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oatey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's not a large Company but it's profitable and does care about its employees. We seem to have one or two recognition events each month. The managers are fair, consistent, and also understanding. Very caring HR staff.

    Cons

    It is manufacturing production -- so the work is on a "line." Not any time for talking except on breaks. Occasional overtime and may have to work a planned Saturday every few months.

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  3. "Great family-owned company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oatey full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Private, family-owned company - Consistent growth YoY

    Cons

    - Lack of growth at top-level

  4. "Good job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Material Handler I in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oatey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Starting pay was good Benefits are good

    Cons

    Too much favoritisms Mandatory overtime occasionally

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Caring place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oatey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a company that actually cares about more than profit margins.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape ties up certain initiatives and there are some overly complex policies.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Profitable Company - Only Looking to Advance Certain People"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Operations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oatey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly people overall, though it is very cliquey throughout the building - Oatey offers a very generous annual bonus based on overall company performance

    Cons

    - Oatey looks to advance and promote only certain individuals it favors, regardless of their background. They do not care if they lack the skill-set to move forward and will ignore other candidates. - HR poorly handles difficult situations and does not communicate well regarding advancement opportunities. - There are distinct silos within the organization between departments. Communication is very lacking, even though everyone is in one building. Blame is easily spread rather than trying to effectively communicate and try to complete the goals for the customer.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous Corporate Associate"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oatey full-time

    Pros

    I've never been at a company that cares so much! Oatey cares about it's employees and the community. It shows through volunteer efforts and the overall morale. The pay is decent and associates are genuinely nice. Fantastic outlook from stability standpoint.

    Cons

    Still working through some growing pains. It will take some time, but it will turn around.

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  8. "Mostly positive!"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Marketing Department in Passaic, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Oatey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This was an employee-owned (and unionized) company, and the executive team truly had the best interests of the employees at heart. They may have failed in a few areas, but it certainly wasn't from lack of good faith or lack of trying. L. Ruvolo was the best of the management team.

    Cons

    Executives were great for awhile; but then stopped being so. Detached. Distracted.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Full-time Corporate Employee"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Oatey full-time

    Pros

    Culture, family-oriented, competitive perks, safe work environment, great co-workers!

    Cons

    Not many cons for my first job out of college. Great company to work for!

  10. "Oatey needs improvement that all"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Production Operator1 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oatey full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay that about it

    Cons

    High school like environment the job is fine the people act like high school students best to keep to to yourself and focus on your job make as long as you make your numbers your job is secure also they have a point system that gets everyone fired in no time if your late one min from lunch or the bathroom that's a point and you only get 4 point when you start and it's game over also if you take a day for the doctor or kids or your sick it's a point if you don't have any sick days if you have no problem with this type of environment this is the job for you also don't try to go to HR they will say they will talk to the person but that's all they will do if you push the situation you will find yourself having a difficult time hang on to your job.

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