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Peerless Industries Reviews

Updated January 18, 2017
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  1. "Good place to learn and get experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peerless Industries full-time

    Pros

    Many skilled engineers, experts and people who know what they are doing
    Great engineers and technical managers
    Good environment to learn and accumulate experience

    Cons

    Lack of long-term career path
    No movement for young managers

    Advice to Management

    Create a career path for new employees and develop them so they stick around and help you grow even more. You have a lot good things going for you and people want to stay.


  2. "maintenance technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Maintenance Mechanic in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Maintenance Mechanic in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Peerless Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open communication with upper management, positive work environment.

    Cons

    Some conflict in problem resolution and ideas.


  3. "Operations Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Peerless Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Started out great with good incentives programs and employee engagement at all levels this made the company great and with revenues in the 140 million range.

    Cons

    Upper management ego and greed got in the way of business, personal agendas become the day to day plan of execution the company spiral out of control and huge loss of business, revenue drop like a dead weight in the ocean we were merely making 1 mill per month.

    Advice to Management

    Resign


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  5. "technical illustrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Illustrator in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Illustrator in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, entry level opportunity, and good coworkers. Good place to get experience and move on from once you want more.

    Cons

    salary, no advancement, unapproachable management, lack of leadership, clear hierarchy of employees. Old school economic ideals slow to change and adapt. Hopefully this has changed as recent reviews are positive.

    Advice to Management

    make yourselves available and open to changing. Never met the illusive owner and higher management probably never learned my name. People are not cogs to be replaced when burned out.


  6. "Regional Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Greenwood, IN
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Greenwood, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Peerless Industries (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership and company culture. Company has a great product and a fantastic group of people in all departments. They take great care of their customers and treat employees very well. This is a good company that I would recommend to anyone looking to get into the AV business.

    Cons

    I have nothing that I feel would be considered a con. This is not a perfect company, but it is a good company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing; your employees appreciate you.


  7. "Product Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits were very good and company paid for a bulk of the premiums.
    Plenty of free and easily accessible employee parking.

    Cons

    Opportunity to advance is limited.
    Salaries seem low compared to others in the industry.
    Office is sometimes loud due to machinery noise.

    Advice to Management

    In order to achieve high expectations and future direction, invest in professional people rather than spending money on sponsorships and promotions.


  8. "Great Place to Call Home"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peerless Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to hit the ground running and get yourself involved in many different areas. Co-workers are generally friendly and welcoming. There is a nice sense of family here. For fun, there is a summer bbq and a holiday lunch - both include raffles with great prizes (but not everybody wins). Never two days the same. Lots of opportunities to expand skills. Highly-desirable benefits, especially the health insurance plan.

    Cons

    Promotions and merits raises are difficult - negotiate a good salary from the start. Growing company means challenges in production time management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the path and grow the company more.


  9. "Operations management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Peerless Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good benefit package. Reasonable work schedule for most management members.

    Cons

    Too much of a political atmosphere. Little or no advancement opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Promote individuals based on ability, not relationships.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Corruption and Ignorance are rampant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Peerless Industries (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Finding some of the decent, honest and hard working employees to form great relationships with and the health care benefits are the only pros this company has left.

    Cons

    Ignorance and corruption of most upper management is killing this company. Having a non educated, untrained and unprofessional management running a company is seldom a good idea. The upper management was rocky several years ago but has completely gone over the falls with the current arrangement. Couple that with the similarly incompetent managers (with no qualifications other than "back room meetings", the company is prime for failure. As many have said, there are still some good people there that care about doing a great job and producing a great product. Unfortunately the management is forcing the best employees out the door and replacing them college grads in an attempt to regain profitability through reducing salaries, eliminating bonuses, raises and benefits for the workers but not themselves. Having the marketing team write fake ratings and changing the name of the company will only delay the truth coming out.

    Advice to Management

    The only useful advice I could give is to the owner of this company. If you value this company's long term profitability and the few good employees that remain, please evaluate the people you have allowed to lead this company down a dark, bleak and abusive path.


  11. "Good working and fun atmosphere."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peerless Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start. Good benefits. Get to manage and see projects from start to finish, not just a small piece of it. People are friendly and office politics is minimal.

    Cons

    Wasteful fabrication process. Limited advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Have more faith/less micromanagement of assembly leaders. Pay more attention to assembly teams actual needs, not perceived needs.



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