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Pridgeon & Clay Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • They offer great health insurance (in 6 reviews)

  • They still have pretty good benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • s and Upper Management with limited resources to implement and produce results (in 4 reviews)

  • Can't hire enough people and can't keep them (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pridgeon & Clay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I’ve worked at P&C for a year now and it’s been the most significant time for career development and professional growth. I’ve partnered with highly skilled individuals from every level of the organization. I look back at the opportunities I’ve had over this past year and I’m blown away. I’m so blessed to be a part of this team. We are doing amazing things at P&C- It feels good to know that I and we are valued. One of the most exciting things is a new training program that launched this June! We have a great team here.

    Cons

    I'd love to see more personnel support in my department.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give feedback- I've received some of the best coaching from our President and some of the managers.


  2. "Sweat shop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pridgeon & Clay full-time

    Pros

    Heath care and the college reimbursement is nice.

    Cons

    Management does not care about the grunts who make the company money.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your workers and the will take care of you. Show them respect.

  3. "The Sky is the limit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pridgeon & Clay full-time

    Pros

    I have worked at Pridgeon and Clay for 4 years (left and came back after a few months) and have seen nothing but improvements. It is a place where you will have ample opportunities to move up and I see it happen all the time, especially with hard workers. The ball is in your hands at this company and it creates more motivation to further yourself. They pay for school, great health insurance, very competitive wages, but with all that said its still the great upbeat environment that makes this company an awesome place to earn a living!

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets hot? But that is everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the ball going in the positive direction that you have been!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "P&C Going the Right Direction & Promising Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pridgeon & Clay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are excellent opportunities to grow and develop at Pridgeon & Clay.
    Recently the president took time out of his day to sit down and talk to me about what I would like to do in the future. Reminded me that we have tuition reimbursement and there is room for advancement.
    Every day is an adventure that is full of challenges at Pridgeon and Clay. That is one thing of many (medical benefits, esop, 401k) that keeps me coming back for more! I have been recommending P&C to my friends and family for many years.

    Cons

    We can be reactive at times and red tape can be discouraging…we need to bring back the employee meetings

    Advice to Management

    Team leaders need to make sure they are effective coaches...
    Your team should know the play by play game plan for the night so things run smoothly and efficiently. Processes need to be set up for the maximum output of production and if something goes wrong we have a course of action to take to ensure that we have minimum downtime…

    Do not give up in the new mission…motivate your team!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No work-life balance. Poor management. Low employee morale."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only thing I can think of are decent benefits. I liked the people i worked with for the most part, except when long term employees left after being fed up. Then there were a bunch of careless temps rotating in and out every week.

    Cons

    Excessive mandatory overtime, 10 to 12hr days, 6-7 days a week. Minimal raises. Hard to schedule vacation time even when you've earned it.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of employees and the company wouldn't be failing through the throw away temps. Don't make promises you won't keep.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pridgeon & Clay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. The owner is more committed to his employees than anything I've ever seen.

    Cons

    The company is in a turnaround mode and still needs to stay the course.


  7. "Pridgeon and Clay"

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    Current Employee - Machine Designer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Machine Designer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pridgeon & Clay full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with professional people.

    Cons

    Hard to get raises

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Never got very far."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pridgeon & Clay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wouldn't know.There are no pros so I don't know why we are required to write 20 words about them.

    Cons

    When I was told to come in for an interview, I was coming from Traverse City and I walked in the door approximately one minute before the scheduled interview due to an issue that occurred on the road ahead of me. The secretary told me that the "group" had already "gone back" and she would not let me follow. I thought that she was joking, but then she told me to call a number and all I got was a voice mail. I was then a little angry due to the absolute waste of my time and attempted to call the following day where I did not even get the voice mail this time. I called the main number and got the same secretary who told me that he must have turned his phone off. Now that is something I thought to myself. What customer service rep (manager) would actually turn his voice mail off? If that is the way they do things there, then I don't even want to work for them.

    Advice to Management

    How about "stop being snobs and handle issues instead of ignoring them."


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good Place to Work!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pridgeon & Clay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits (especially tuition reimbursement), teamwork environment, lots of room for advancement to people who want to

    Cons

    Reactive sometimes and there is some understaffing

    Advice to Management

    Get employees, including leadership, the training that they need to grow and to listen to employees when they are the experts on the things that you are looking to change (presses, machines, etc.).


  10. Helpful (1)

    "APO"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - APO in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - APO in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pridgeon & Clay (More than a year)

    Pros

    They offer great health insurance

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, want you to work 7 days a week with no pay incentive for sundays

    Advice to Management

    No advice would make a difference


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