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Pratt Industries USA Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Pay, Lots of opportunity to prove yourself and move up (in 8 reviews)

  • Pay can be reasonable, great benefits and bonus (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover due to long hours (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management do not appreciate there floor workers they refuse people raises that have been loyal to the company for 2 (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Pratt Industries"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Lead Converting in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Lead Converting in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays Good,People respect you as long as you work and they will help you understand how machines operate. They send you for training for there machines.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime not for everyone. For me it is not a big deal maintenance works hard long hours to keep production machines running this is what you sign up for.

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication


  2. "Not an overall great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Industries USA full-time

    Pros

    Employees for the most part were friendly, especially senior executives

    Cons

    No ability to train or any interest in helping new hires succeed

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to make the investment to hire someone, put in the time to work with your new hire and train them properly, especially if this is their first job out of college

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Do Not Recommend!"

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    Former Employee - Machine Helper in Beloit, WI
    Former Employee - Machine Helper in Beloit, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Industries USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Comfortable Uniforms. OK pay.

    Cons

    No Time OFF! Short Breaks. Expect more than the average human can do.

    Advice to Management

    Pay More Attention to the Employees instead of each other. Respect the feelings of others and have sympathy.


  4. "Shipping dept"

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt Industries USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime
    Fast growing company
    Easy to move up in the company

    Cons

    No raise system (some employees 3 yrs no raise)
    Lots of mandatory overtime.
    12 hour shifts 6 days week
    Short notice on schedule days off
    Lack of communication with upper management
    High turnover

    Advice to Management

    A raise system and consistent schedule may help to retain great employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Complete joke"

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    Former Employee - Not In Production in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Not In Production in Shreveport, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Industries USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay can be decent.

    Cons

    Local, regional, and national management are some of the worst people I've ever met. There is no respect unless you are "in" and there's no desire to help employees grow. High high level of favoritism and "entertaining" on company's dime, but more management than customers are "entertained". There's some great people on the "lower" end of the ladder who do 75% of the work that supports the company. They don't make much, but that may be because that money is needed for "entertaining"...I'm just sayin.

    Advice to Management

    Drain the swamp


  6. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Salaried personnel very nice and helpful

    Cons

    good 'ole boy atmosphere, below average paper

    Advice to Management

    need to hold people accountable and not over promise to customers


  7. "Fantastic Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt Industries USA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, great pay, great management

    Cons

    Potential for long hours, but this can be good for people looking for overtime

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Pratt Retail Specialties - Southside Industrial Pkwy Atlanta"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt Industries USA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule, Rapidly Growing Company, Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    This company is growing fast but with rapid growth comes a lot of chaos and dysfunction. Turnover is extremely high. There is no structure and communication is scarce. Leadership hides a lot of information from employees even information pertinent to doing the best we can at our jobs. There is no room for growth, if you want to climb the ladder in your career, search elsewhere. There is also a severely high level of nepotism and favoritism. Soccer coaches and family members will get more respect than others with years of knowledge and expertise in the industry. There is also a lot of disrespect towards women. "Jokes" and sexist comments are made freely and blatantly here. There are no women in authoritative positions and leadership is very condescending towards females in office and are demoted at a much higher rate than males. With this said, you can guess how diverse this office is...you guessed it! Everyone looks the same! You can only make it here if you are a white male and included in the inner circle. On top of all this, the benefits (if you can call it that) are absurd. They only offer the high deductible which means that you pay full price for medical care until you have met your deductible ($1300) and then you pay 20% thereafter. Of course, as I mentioned, women are not valued here so maternity leave does not exist either. The office is also in a horrible location and the building itself decrepit...seriously spider webs everywhere, leaky roof, old desk pods and cubicles.
    Co-workers are friendly, yes, but when soccer coaches and family members are hired with no experience you can guess how most projects turn out here.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly.
    Reward employees with real knowledge and accomplishments.
    Listen to employee feedback and act on it to make this a better place to work and retain best employees.
    Take a deeper look at benefits and slowly start to make changes to keep employees invested.


  9. "Decent Company/Terrible Location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Industries USA full-time

    Pros

    Leaders and employees at other locations of the company are outstanding. The company's sustainability message is powerful in the market. Decent benefits but your experience is a lot about who you work for at your plant.

    Cons

    This location has the worst leadership that I've ever seen in my career. The attitudes/morale was awful and culture was always negative. Managers would constantly speak terrible of employees to others. Backstabbing was a constant. Very poor quality of product produced; many clients would return product due to quality/errors. The head leader also had no concept of proper human resources administration to employees and would behave very inappropriately in front of employees and clients.

    Advice to Management

    People don't quit companies; they quit poor managers. I would seriously look at the internal leadership. You've lost outstanding people at this location due to the behavior of poor management (leaders).


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not the greatest experience"

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    Former Employee - Machine Helper in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Machine Helper in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Industries USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots and lots of overtime that made your pay seem awesome

    Cons

    Overtime was overwhelming on a weekly basis, constant 60+ hour weeks. Summer time temperatures reaching 115+ easily inside warehouse with no additional breaks from manual labor. Lots of gossip between employees making work environment uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sweep employee issues under the rug. Listen more actively to problems, act on complaints and conduct complete investigations of issues.


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