Pierce Manufacturing Employee Reviews about "people first"

Updated Jul 22, 2020

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Pros
  • "people first, great culture, cross functional(in 6 reviews)

  • "Clean and safe work environment(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You get exposure to upper management that tenured employees will never get which seems slightly unfair(in 6 reviews)

  • "Mandatory overtime is the thing I hate the most(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Intern

      People First Culture

      Jul 22, 2020 - Sales 
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      Pros

      people first, great culture, cross functional

      Cons

      difficult to get hired young

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    2. 5.0
      Current Intern, more than 3 years

      The Oshkosh Family is Great

      Oct 1, 2019 - Information Technology in Appleton, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Excellent culture "People First" * Treat Veterans Great * Great Work Life Balance * Higher Management like Jim Johnson and Wilson Jones will take time to meet and motivate interns * Great place to gain experience

      Cons

      * No 401(k) for interns (regular employees get a match) * No discounted stock options for interns

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Unique company, great product, need to reevaluate business growth

      Jan 11, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      -Such a unique product, serving everyday heroes -There’s a great demand for our product, adversely creating a production challenge -Most employees are very friendly, and it feels like you work with your family -The “People First” culture is slowly coming to fruition -We are the best at what we do in the fire industry -Great community partner, very involved in giving back

      Cons

      -I think we’re getting too big for our britches, running out of manufacturing and office spaces, some employee “cubicles” are less than stellar -Extremely old building and equipment. We spend a good majority of our lives working within these walls, it would be appreciated if we could spend that time in the 21st century -This company is completely run by finance and numbers, sadly affecting the quality of our product -You can’t keep forcing overtime, management needs to take a real good look at the root causes and fix them otherwise we’ll be out of business before you know it because there won’t be anyone to build our fine trucks! -With a very old workforce, great employees are retiring, who’s going to want to work here when you’re forcing such overtime? -HR is out of touch with reality and does not respond in a timely manner, if ever

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      3 people found this review helpful

      Pierce Manufacturing Response

      HR Representative

      Thank you for your feedback. We truly value our team members and ideas on how we can improve. Last year we made progress towards renovations within our facilities. This included the transformation of our IPP / 41 lunchrooms, redesign of the main hallway when you enter the 41-front entrance, remodeling of both the HR and Sales lobby, remodeling of the cubes and breakroom area within the Aftermarket Product Support Building, and renovations for our new Pierce Training Center. This is only the beginning and we will continue our enhancement efforts in the future. We continue to pride ourselves on always striving for continuous improvement. Over the last year we have implemented Truck Owner Teams and continue to evaluate our suppliers to ensure we are producing quality trucks while meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations. I encourage you to bring ideas to the weekly quality improvement meetings, your supervisor and/or our Q&CI team to ensure your voice is heard. A part of our people first initiative is to ensure our team members have a good work/life balance. Over the years we acknowledge that overtime has been high, especially for our production team members, and our actively working with operations leadership on solutions to ensure we can provide team members flexibility while continuing to meet the needs of our customers. Your local HR Team is here to support you and we continue to encourage you to bring your concerns forward so we can address them in a timely manner. We recently implemented a Global HR Services Team to assist our local HR team with answering team members more routine/transactional type of HR related questions. This will allow us to free up more time to support the business and our team members needs. As always, we encourage you to speak with your Supervisor and/or your HR Business partner regarding these or any additional concerns you may have. Thank you for being a part of the Pierce team and helping us strive in making a difference!

    4. 5.0
      Current Intern, more than 3 years

      Great Company To Intern For!

      Mar 23, 2018 - Anonymous Intern 
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      Pros

      I couldn't be more proud of my internship at Pierce Manufacturing over the past three years. The people first culture is truly what sets this company apart from the rest by always putting all internal and external customers first. Through my internship, I have had the ability to be exposed to projects and tasks as if I were a full time employee with the company. This experience is truly what has set my future up for success.

      Cons

      I can't think of any 'cons' at this time.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Large Company that feels small

      Sep 27, 2017 - Project Manager in Appleton, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, flexible scheduling, generous PTO, and many opportunities for professional development and training. There seems to be a strong focus on developing employees which is refreshing. Alignment with the Oshkosh Corporation MOVE strategy and focus on People First is evident. People are passionate about the product and some days feel more like family than colleagues.

      Cons

      Always a space crunch that they are trying to overcome. Also some of the office facilities are not as up to date as others.

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      Pierce Manufacturing Response

      HR Generalist

      We appreciate your feedback. Pierce is certainly one big family, and we hope this continues to attract quality talent and those who also share the same values. We continue to discuss facilities and ways to improve and update work spaces. If you have any ideas you would like to share, please email us at humanresources@piercemfg.com.

    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Okay with a lack of diversity

      Mar 15, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Beautiful product. Corporate leadership is headed in the right direction in trying to change the culture by putting people first and making it a place people WANT to work.

      Cons

      Biggest issues are a lack of desire to promote from within and a lack of diversity in leadership. From middle management on up there seems to be a lack of desire for minority managers.

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      Pierce Manufacturing Response

      HR Generalist

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We continue to strive to fill many of our positions from within the company but also understand that to create more diversity, we must also look outside the walls of Pierce.

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