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John McMillan
16 Ratings
  1. "Caring place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oatey full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

    Oatey2019-04-23
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Profitable Company - Only Looking to Advance Certain People"

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

    I worked at Oatey full-time for more than 2 years

    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...

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    Advice to Management

    Oatey needs to improve its overall communication within its departments and managers need to be present within meetings. Some managers are stretched too thin and do not attend when their presence is required. Projects have been mishandled due to the lack of their presence or lack of resources. There is more time being focused on sales and marketing, while little is being dedicated to remaining production and operations...

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    Oatey2018-12-01
  3. "Anonymous Corporate Associate"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the new managers/directors you have hired are good additions to the team. The new perspectives are welcomed. Keep moving in the right direction.

    Oatey2018-08-30
  4. "Mostly positive!"

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

    I worked at Oatey full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Priorities.

    Oatey2018-07-12
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Full-time Corporate Employee"

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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!

    Oatey2018-01-02
  6. "Oatey needs improvement that all"

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

    I worked at Oatey full-time for more 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...

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    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the points system it sets everyone up for failure. Also be more objective in dealing with conflicts among coworkers. Also cross training every worker to be able to rotate jobs each week would take the pressure and stress off many workers and also you'll have a crew who can do any job thus providing better flexibility for people to get personal things done which rises work moral. Also it wouldn't hurt to have...

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    Oatey2017-12-19
  7. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oatey part-time

    Pros

    Awesome, great management and employees

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Better meetings

    Oatey2017-10-30
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Director New Business Development"

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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 for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great environment, great culture, good people

    Cons

    Long term strategy and management execution

    Oatey2017-09-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Growth is Available"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Oatey full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow within organization.

    Cons

    Nothing major. Good people for the most part.

    Oatey2017-09-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oatey full-time

    Pros

    There really aren't any unless you consider stress a good thing

    Cons

    Management if your Caucasian your the minority only hire green cards for production No English speaking or writing people

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue work life balance doesn't exist

    Oatey2017-09-29
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