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Ruskin Company Reviews

Updated January 8, 2017
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  1. "Yes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Parsons, KS
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Parsons, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ruskin Company full-time

    Pros

    I like working at ruskin

    Cons

    I don't like not working at Ruskin

    Advice to Management

    Pay me a lot more money


  2. "Ground up Supetintendent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Project Superintendent in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Project Superintendent in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ruskin Company (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All around professional team with high level of morale.

    Cons

    None as I said all around professional

    Advice to Management

    Keep your ethics alive.


  3. "Ruskin former Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Assembler in Fairmont, WV
    Current Employee - Assembler in Fairmont, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full Time. Benefits and retirement

    Cons

    Closed , soled out and moved over seas. Wasn't worried about their employees

    Advice to Management

    Be there for the Employees instead of against them.


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  5. "Good people with opportunity to grow"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Grandview, MO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Grandview, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The place is one where you are given a lot of freedom to make a contribution in the way you best see fit, as long as they see it fitting into the overall picture. Quite a bit of professional development built into the marketing/product manufacturing function.

    Cons

    Ownership has changed and the culture seems to have changed a little bit away from the personal feel it once had. This may give way to better opportunity with the new ownership and growth opportunities outside of the company proper.

    Advice to Management

    Pay is mediocre on a competitive basis. I think that the longevity of people in several key positions has driven this as they have not been aware of their value in the market and allow the company to keep salaries down.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Stepping stone for something better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grandview, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grandview, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ruskin Company full-time

    Pros

    The overall work environment is very laid back and low stress.

    Cons

    The compensation is low based on industry averages and advancement opportunities are close to non-existent. Benefits are pretty standard. Another review mentioned that the company promotes based on years of service rather than merit and it's absolutely true.

    Advice to Management

    Bring the company into the 21st century. Probably 1/4 to 1/3 of the staff at the corporate headquarters could be laid off if 6 months are spent meaningfully developing software to automate most of the work procedures. Hold employees accountable when they perform poor work, that includes upper level managers. Pay competitive wages and bring on more skilled employees while weeding out bad ones.


  7. "The worst craziest place I've ever worked."

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    Former Employee - .NET Programmer in Grandview, MO
    Former Employee - .NET Programmer in Grandview, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ruskin Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have money to afford good equipment and software.

    Cons

    This company likes to hire a diverse workforce which is in and of itself ok, but when there is bias shown to foreign workers because managers are from the same country diversity can go wrong. I wasn't welcome to work at this company, programmers were over worked and over stressed, the programmer who "showed me the ropes", told me several lies and misinformation from day one, ridiculous then she happily exclaimed that they were dropping a project on me she gave up on. I worked the project to the delight of upper management because I was getting somewhere on the project, the other fat lazy programmer that introduced me to the company was doing everything she could to put me down with IT management when they realized I was making a break through, they even went as far as trying to sabotage my work... worst place to work ever unless your an Asian woman.

    Advice to Management

    get yourself fired so there can be new blood.


  8. "Very Good People"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ruskin Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, a lot of product development activity

    Cons

    Sales driven and engineering product knowledge has dwindled

    Advice to Management

    Do need engineering or accountability of other disciplines will lack and with it quality goes down


  9. "term job with benefits"

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    Former Employee - Assembly in Fairmont, WV
    Former Employee - Assembly in Fairmont, WV

    I worked at Ruskin Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Full job with benefits and 401k

    Cons

    Management and human resources work against its employees instead of with.them. Human resource is suppose to be for the employees but it wasn't like that at this facility. You were always on your toes in fear of doing something wrong to lose your job .


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a place you would want to work."

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    Former Employee - Engineer I in Grandview, MO
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Grandview, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ruskin Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is mediocre with good benefits.

    Cons

    The workplace is complete silence with very little tolerance for interaction with other employees face-to-face (once a month). My manager refused to train me in everything I needed and was a poor teacher to an EIT. My manager was also dishonest with me. Promotion was based on time served and not merit. I got out as soon as I could.


  11. "Ok, Company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, most the people are very nice. The factor personnel is generally very nice.

    Cons

    Low Pay compared to other companies in the same industry, Management in fighting


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