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Pierce Manufacturing Reviews

Updated September 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people and it is rewarding to have a part in making such an excellent product" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Alignment with the Oshkosh Corporation MOVE strategy and focus on People First is evident" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is also exceptionally poor communication between upper management and working staff and a culture of secrecy" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Upper management has turned its head to the importance of experience" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A Great Place to Develop Yourself Professionally!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pierce Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pierce has done a great job of promoting from within over the past couple of years. Although it may not always be possible due to the demand for a specific skill set, there is a true focus on it.

    Cons

    None to note at the time

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course on the People First initiatives! The fact that more leaders are walking the floors, visiting departments, and establishing eye contact with those they meet, has made a difference. Thanks!


  2. "Great people, limited growth (in FL)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Bradenton, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Bradenton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and it is rewarding to have a part in making such an excellent product.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is limited unless you move to WI. Schooling is pushed but once complete there is no benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Put more time into those who strive for excellence and desire growth. Don't overburden too performers with menial tasks.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Evt"

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    Former Employee - Evt in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Evt in Pompano Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pierce Manufacturing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Money future

    Cons

    90 day curse fired awesome employee let go no reason

    Advice to Management

    Watch your corporate policy
    I'm not impressed


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pierce Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting product being built. Company has decent incentive program

    Cons

    Lets just start off by saying the company is extremely unorganized and behind the times computer system wise. The company talks about quality but everything is a rush just so they can show jobs shipping for the month. Jobs are put out for production when items are still not worked out with the customers causing costly changes during the building process of the vehicle. Company also always talks about saving money but them gives items away to customers just try and make them happy. Sad thing is by the time the company gets their act together they will probably be out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Stop running the business like it was done in the past. Start using more common sense .

    Pierce Manufacturing Response

    Sep 6, 2018 – VPHR

    Thank you for your review. We understand there is always opportunity within a business.

    In order to enhance our technology, we are currently investing in our systems and upgrading our ERP... More


  5. "Unique Product"

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

    I have been working at Pierce Manufacturing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will not find a cooler product to put your heart and soul into.

    Cons

    Aggressive targets can lead to a lot of overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Continue driving for people first.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Senior Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pierce Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits; progressive IT department

    Cons

    Company culture is just hitting 1990's. I hear about things turning slowly but it'll be awhile yet. IT department has some good people working for them but also a couple who I wouldn't place for employment anywhere due to attitude and work ethic. Unfortunately it's those people who will make the department undesirable for anyone who is passionate about their work.


  7. "Mechanical Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Pierce Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and employee culture.

    Cons

    Longer initial setup period to get access to programs.

    Pierce Manufacturing Response

    Jul 2, 2018 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for your review! We continue to work with our HR and IT teams to make the onboarding process smoother and more efficient. We have some upcoming changes that will hopefully have a huge... More

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Not what they used to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pierce Manufacturing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I used to love my job.

    Cons

    Employees are not valued or respected as much as they used to be.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not what it used to be."

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

    I have been working at Pierce Manufacturing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good if you have been there a while.

    Cons

    Poor to non-existent management. Way too much overtime. Unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Do something! Overtime is not the fix for your inability to manage a company.

    Pierce Manufacturing Response

    May 31, 2018 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we would like to invite you to meet with your supervisor and HR to discuss some of the concerns outlined... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good pay, Poor work/life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Material Planner in Bradenton, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Material Planner in Bradenton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pierce Manufacturing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you can hang in there, Pierce will pay you and they will pay you very well.

    Cons

    The point system is made to be "For Pierce" not for the employee. They do not allow any sick days or personal days. The points system is very strict. If you call in, not only do you get a point, but they also force you to use your vacation time for the day.

    Advice to Management

    Consider that people have personal matters to attend to outside of work that can at times interfere when they are at work. Show a little more compassion when your people are going through a hard time.

    Pierce Manufacturing Response

    May 31, 2018 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We hope that through some of our current efforts and projects that we will be able to implement more of a... More


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