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Rittal Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Rittal Owner & CEO Friedhelm Loh
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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
  • High turnover leads to lost talent and constant scrambling (in 4 reviews)

  • As far as work/life balance there is none, kid sick take a point, your sick take a point, 7 and you lose your job (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Fair"

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation and benefits, Great engineering company, great vision.

    Cons

    Unorganized. Too much German interference in US. Poor marketing skills.

    Advice to Management

    Germany should let US team run US business


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Negative German impact"

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

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

    Pros

    Health insurance is probably one of the best in the country if you don't smoke and do the screenings. Salary is high, but it is to compensate the nonsense German influence and conditions. Local senior management is good, but the Germans try to interfere everywhere.

    Cons

    Germany refuse to understand this market is different from Germany. Makes it impossible to sell anything. If you want to work for a company to be constantly told you are an idiot come and work for Rittal. They are set up for failure in the future. if they try to force the German way on the company.

    Advice to Management

    Let the Americans run the business and advice only. This is not Germany.

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Downhill Spiral"

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

    I have been working at Rittal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can not think of any.

    Cons

    Each year benefits are reduced, wages stagnate, vacation is reduced, no sick days, lack of employee recognition or appreciation across the board. As far as work/life balance there is none, kid sick take a point, your sick take a point, 7 and you lose your job. I have no points but have had to work while throwing up to avoid getting pointed. Business has been on a constant decline.

    Advice to Management

    No need for advice to management they don't last long, the better they are the faster they are replaced.


  5. 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


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "The worst of the worst"

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

    Pros

    Great product and great technology

    Cons

    Don't invest in their people. Don’t believe me just look at the extremely high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people and invest in them! You can’t run a business when personnel and distribution changes literally on a monthly basis.


  9. 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.


  10. 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


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