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Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  1. "Enjoyable"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Winter Break Research and Development Engineer in Belvidere, NJ
    Former Intern - Winter Break Research and Development Engineer in Belvidere, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Preferred Utilities Manufacturing as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work awesome people that work there and they offer relocation for interns. Every one is very helpful and willing to assist in whatever you need. Hands on experience.

    Cons

    The winters in Connecticut are rough and so are the roads. Don't always have a clear direction of what you are suppose to do. Office isn't great kind of cramped

    Advice to Management

    Improve office space. Make a better effort to talk to inters about what is expected for the internship. Just be more transparent.


  2. "Family-friendly company where talent can develop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Preferred Utilities Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Career advancement opportunities
    - Training and tuition reimbursement
    - Excellent 401k and HSA benefits
    - Professional, yet friendly environment
    - Family atmosphere
    - Generous bonuses
    - CEO is a true people person

    Cons

    - Lack of overall company direction
    - Lack of clearly defined goals
    - Non-responsive upper management
    - Micromanaging
    - Crammed office space
    - Archaic strictures and processes
    - Questionable hiring ethics
    - Misogynistic culture

    Advice to Management

    Communicate clear objectives to management and rest of company.
    Simplify your product offering.
    Revise your HR policies.
    Be more proactive about keeping and developing your top talent.
    Spend more time communicating with your people. Get their feedback.

  3. "A professional environment of continued personal growth and competitive excellence"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The size of the company is such that you get to know everyone.
    Senior Management cares about the employees.
    Excellent benefits for a small business.
    Continuing education and improvement, both individual and corporate, are priorities.
    It is a professional, yet friendly, environment.
    Business ethics are very solid.

    Cons

    Company rarely gives "snow days".

    Advice to Management

    Continue settings definite goals and communicating with employees regarding the company's objectives.


  4. "Preferred is a great place to work and build professional relationships and personal friendships"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career advancement opportunities, training, positive healthy atmosphere, engaged management, strong family values, high employee retention, team building social and professional opportunities, caring middle and upper management, well defined goals, competitive pay and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Intense work ethic culture, high degree of upper management involvement, very high degree of personal responsibility and accountability, strict disciplinary rules and enforcement, dated building,

    Advice to Management

    Needs better annual performance review process


  5. "Really liked the team I was on"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pizza lunch, Christmas Party, and Paid Vacations, great customer serivce manager

    Cons

    Old building and no overtime

    Advice to Management

    The company needs direction


  6. "A company where employees are valued and friendships are made."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Preferred Utilities Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, emphasis on employee development and training, strong work ethic is rewarded, chances to get involved in a variety of projects, and strong family values.

    Cons

    Due to nature of small company, salaried employees can get tasked with low level work.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more clarity on an employees career path with the company.