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Pacific Bearing Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The shop employees are nice. Most are willing to help. Steady income. Good place to get experience.

    Cons

    Lack of training. Favoritism, and corporate company has no clue about anything

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-Paced Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn new things. The products are very neat and management is always looking to improve their offerings, so ideas are readily welcome. Fast-paced, so you generally don't stay on a single project for very long (can be a con if you prefer to not be rushed). There tends to be a lot of "thinking outside the box" and pushing the limits.

    Cons

    Can be a hard environment if you are not truly willing to learn or if you respond "no it can't be done" without first trying.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the onboarding process for new people so they can help to achieve the higher level goals of the company as opposed to just becoming another cog in the machine. Teach/encourage employees to seek out better processes instead of always going with tradition.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Bother if Looking for Longevity"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Roscoe, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative in Roscoe, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will train you if you have the interest.

    Cons

    Poor Management, poor accountability, poor structure, raises non-existent, CEO/Owner is losing it, no field of vision, lack of qualified staff.

    Advice to Management

    Step away from the micromanaging. Hire people that know what they are doing and LISTEN to them. The current business model IS NOT working.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Run, don't walk away"

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

    I worked at Pacific Bearing full-time

    Pros

    Onsite workout room
    Fancy Cupcakes on your Birthday
    Yearly Company Picnic
    Paychecks never bounced

    Cons

    The CEO, Bob Schroeder, will yell at you no matter your performance.

    Company culture based on fear of getting yelled at.

    Every directive is followed by “or else your fired”.

    After a while you become embarrassed to tell people where you work, their reputation is that bad. So bad they stopped putting their name in online job postings because they had such a hard time getting people to come in for interviews.

    CEO brought in his girlfriend to be a business consultant and then the layoffs began

    Extremely high turnover, got to be over 50% this year.

    Weekly Fake News company meetings where they try to preach company values and claim they have below average turn over.

    Ownership has shinny object syndrome and never completes a project.

    Raises nonexistent, most people there are vastly underpaid, especially if you manage to survive more than a few years.

    CEO’s hobby project,3D Platform, loses millions and seems to only be around to provide a job for his son.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company before you drive it into bankruptcy. There are plenty of firms out that buy poorly run companies at a discount and turn them around. If the business struggles this much in good times I don’t see how you will survive the next downturn.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Living on the edge."

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

    I worked at Pacific Bearing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some wonderful people trapped there.

    Cons

    If you enjoy wondering if you will be fired on a whim of the owner, this is the place for you! Every day you will wonder if today will be your last. Demoralization is what the owner Robert Schroeder excels in. There is a reason why they have such a huge turnover. Think about it for a minute. They had to put a clause in their harassment training to exclude Bob Schroeder because of his foul mouth tirades he's so famous for.

    Advice to Management

    Bob Schroeder trusts no one and micromanages everyone. He had the managers write positive reviews on here because of all the negative reviews.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company going the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Just A Cog In the Wheel - Proud to BE Here in Roscoe, IL
    Current Employee - Just A Cog In the Wheel - Proud to BE Here in Roscoe, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All employee meeting every Thursday - Communication! I like that the Values of the Company are constantly communicated. We work hard and are recognized for it. I am Proud to be an employee of PBC!

    Cons

    If you look hard enough you can find a downside. Any concern I have seen has been addressed.

    Advice to Management

    You have a great team! Keep doing what you're doing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering"

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

    I have been working at Pacific Bearing full-time

    Pros

    Working for Tom Schroeder and given the opportunity improve my position in the company. Working with people that have passion for the work they do, developing new product and seeing the company grow even during tough times.

    Cons

    typical issues from seeing lazy people around the company to putting out many fires with very little time.

    Advice to Management

    Give out Christmas bonuses to the loyal people who stick around.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "PBC Linear Review"

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

    I worked at Pacific Bearing (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small manufacturing company, very strong in operations and great engineering and innovation for a small company. They are always looking for ways to grow and there is always a lot of potential to help.

    Cons

    It is a family company, and has had a bit of turnover in recent years. With that said, they are quick to act and quick to take action.

    Advice to Management

    I would caution on being super quick to actions, and shop around options a bit more on the operational side. Overall though great operations


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in South Beloit, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in South Beloit, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment. Ability to work on new projects constantly. New product constantly being launched and old products reviewed and improved.

    Cons

    No set pay structure. Management structure is very week unless directed by owner. Communication within the company is poor. A lot of work has to be completed multiple time because people don't make completed projects known.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A very good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roscoe, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roscoe, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like any other company, as long as you are doing the job you are tasked with you will do fine.
    I have been given many opportunities to excel and learn beyond my original core duties.
    That is worth a lot to me.
    PBC is a growing company with a lot of room for growth as an individual.
    The owners are very involved with the day to day operations.
    They do acknowledge the people helping grow the company.
    Some see this as a threat, I see it as owners that care about the future of the company and the future of the paycheck, I get every 2 weeks.

    Cons

    No concreate pay structure.

    Lack of an HR department.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the ownership, continue to grow and look for acquisitions to grow the business and keep us all working.


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