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Rittal Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great product, great reputation, some very good people (in 6 reviews)

  • good benefits if you can manage to stay with company long enough to get them (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lot of Mind games to spoil the Sincere's and hard working people (in 4 reviews)

  • High turnover leads to lost talent and constant scrambling (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Never-ending turnover"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Springfield, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Springfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people you work with every day are pretty great.

    Cons

    High turnover leads to lost talent and constant scrambling. German parent company doesn't seem to understand American employee culture.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think they'll listen.


  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Clerical in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Clerical in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rittal (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits best insurance. It's unbelievable

    Cons

    Unorganized everyone is related to everyone they lose tons of money because of it. And they lack diversity and leadership not a winning company unless you a non winning pert

    Advice to Management

    Lead hold people accountable and learn to be fare


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Welder"

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    Former Employee - Welder in Urbana, OH
    Former Employee - Welder in Urbana, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rittal full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits amd overall an ok place to work, especially if you like getting ran into the groumd on 3rd shift.

    Cons

    Horrinle bosses, they dont know this difference between a sneeze and a wet fart. German interface is horrible, Keep It Simple Stupid.(allow everything to be switched to US) Maintenance hardly fixes anything, more like put a bandaid on it so they can keep working the hell out of you.

    Advice to Management

    Highly don't Recommend, better off going to a fab shop or even better try getting into International


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  5. "welder"

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    Former Employee - Welder in Urbana, OH
    Former Employee - Welder in Urbana, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits if you can manage to stay with company long enough to get them

    Cons

    fire people without cause, no face to face just lock you out

    Advice to Management

    take better care of your employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Rittal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very affordable health care insurance

    Cons

    Upper management based in IL has no clue how to motivate, train or keep great talent.
    No communication of goals or objective from top management down to the rest of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees – they have the answers.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rittal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product, great reputation, some very good people

    Cons

    Leadership was lacking, worst office politics


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Just a paycheck"

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Springfield, OH
    Former Employee - Assembler in Springfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rittal (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You do not have to work very hard unless you are in paint unload. Benefits were okay but they keep taking them away.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. I witnessed a Supervisor physically accosting an employee and all they got was a three day suspension. Incompetence is rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    How do you advise Management when they are unwilling to listen?


  9. Helpful (2)

    ""Great Leadership""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New management that came to Rittal in the past 2 years have made some great changes and progress. Strong leadership from executives.

    Cons

    More communication needed across the company and to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate with employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, world class products

    Cons

    Germany too involved in strategy, conflicting metrics, employee development lacking

    Advice to Management

    Focus on communication and employee engagement and try to enhance leadership collaboration with Germany


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Don't drink the Koolaide."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rittal (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with "in the trenches" are great!

    Cons

    Continual turnover of senior management makes for a staff unsure of their next steps or new direction.


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