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RBC Bearings Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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RBC Bearings Chairman, President, and CEO Michael J. Hartnett
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  1. "Not a Good Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Salary, solid middle management team, and a great community to live in. Upper management was also easy to deal with.

    Cons

    Plant manager was difficult to deal with and did not allow his staff to do their jobs properly because he was a micro- manager.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Quality Assurance Manager"

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

    I worked at RBC Bearings full-time

    Pros

    Very cordial peers and hourly work force.

    Cons

    The job security is lousy. I had to lay off several key individuals during my tenure there, and I finally became a victim of cutbacks myself. While RBC as a corporation is doing well, they have a stand alone mentality for their respective divisions, and they have no corporate support for supplier quality. Communication between the design folks and plant manufacturing could be greatly enhanced.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to pay more attention to alternative expense cutting measures. It seems that the first reaction is for management to cut their work force, and this can be disastrous.

  3. "Good in some ways and bad in others!"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hartsville, SC
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hartsville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RBC Bearings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good support staff and very knowledgeable individuals from which you can learn from. The management team does empower you to do what's right and get the job done.

    Cons

    Production personnel can be difficult to work with, in most cases it is simply because they are not very bright and believe in the old motto this is how we have always done things. Also, when they use the term competitive benefits package they are flat out lying to you about that. It was the most expensive and worst insurance I have ever had. Also, don't expect much from the human resource department, they don't have a clue.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest you work on consolidating your benefits package with other plants to get a more attractive benefits package like the majority of other companies do.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of management direction and focus"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Compton, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Compton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RBC Bearings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people that worked along side you on the floor were great. The building was air conditioned.

    Cons

    Local management had no idea how to push the company forward. They were not equipped to handle driving the improvements and changes needed to bring the ITB branch of the company forward. This is not their fault as the Executive put them in these positions and did not vet them properly. Condescending remarks, yelling, and sometimes blows are the way of motivation in this company.

    Advice to Management

    It is unsustainable to continue to purchase companies in order to drive up the stock price. It was proven in the 60's and again in the 80's and 90's.


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    "Very unhappy work environment"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Trainee in Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Trainee in Fairfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Very Intelligent engineers and Employees
    -Some very fun,enjoyable people (it's really a handful of the management people who make this a difficult place to work)
    -Fairfield is a great area

    Cons

    -Upper management (save a few) have little respect for other employees
    -Benefits are lacking
    -Room for advancement is incredibly small
    -Looked upon poorly unless working well over 40 hours
    -the only people who advance are those who are willing to have no life outside of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Try paying attention to the happiness of your employees instead of just the numbers. Your workforce is just as important as the amount of product you ship.


  6. "IT ADMIN"

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    Former Employee - IT Administrative
    Former Employee - IT Administrative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the people in there are knowledgeable, but most of the good people left for better opportunities. Decent pay, few things to learn here and there.

    Cons

    Very poor management, a lot of secrets discussed behind closed doors.They lay people off without notice, (wasn't my case, I quit). They are trying to do everything behind employees back and they do not recognize extra efforts if you are not part of the "council". Not a sociable environment at all.


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