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S&C Electric Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Employee owned and operated, good market saturation (in 6 reviews)

  • Team members at S&C often stay for a lifetime (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Too traditional, and some projects that get accepted or are pursued don't really make sense (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Ethical Company with Phenomenal Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at S&C Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very employee-focused. Employee-owned. Highly ethical. Leadership is approachable. Benefits are amazing: STD & LTD are company paid, as is Life insurance (multiple times your salary).

    Cons

    Change is a slow and frustrating process. This 100+ year old company takes its time making changes. Ineffective employees (trouble-makers and slackers) get a pass... They hang out until retirement, which makes it difficult and or simply frustrating for those with a solid work ethic to function.

    Advice to Management

    Note: Kyle Seymour is the current President of S&C. John Estey stepped down, but remains on the Board of Directors.


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at S&C Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, culture, benefits (401K, Stock, comprehensive dental, vision, medical), and most importantly "work to personal life balance". Pay is pretty competitive in bay area

    Cons

    Sometimes days in the office can be slow

  3. "ok company"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at S&C Electric (Less than a year)

    Pros

    job security , place to work in chicago

    Cons

    old fashioned politics. people are after you for no reason


  4. "Employee Owned Manufacturer in City Proper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S&C Electric full-time

    Pros

    100+ year old company. Previously family owned and fairly conservative. Decent, stable place to work.

    Cons

    Some offices and hr policies are fairly regressive to keep things equal with people on manufacturing lines.

    Advice to Management

    Set the bar for employee owned companies instead of following corporate America.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S&C Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great PTO
    Laid back work environment
    Work from home flexibility

    Cons

    Not accessible from the highway


  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Franklin, WI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Franklin, WI
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S&C Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Employee Owned, Quiet Environment

    Cons

    Change is Really slow and difficult


  7. "Career not a job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S&C Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team members at S&C often stay for a lifetime. There is a quarter century club with many many members. Great opportunities for young engineers. I was thrown into real problems from day one.

    Cons

    Not many entry level positions available. As more seasoned employees are hired, their mentalities and bad habits come with them. Hard to move from intern or co-op into full time employee. The employees are fairly old and lots of knowledge is leaving due to retirements.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work as an engineer"

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S&C Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, they take care of you as an employee, very good products that which means job security, comfortable setting and they pursue fun events to keep employees active, job/life balance is good.

    Cons

    Too traditional, and some projects that get accepted or are pursued don't really make sense. There was a large lag from conception to realization.

    Advice to Management

    If something doesn't work, it doesn't... Don't pursue something with endless resources and concentrate on brainstorming ideas with the bright engineers within the company.


  9. "It's ok."

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

    Pros

    - good hours
    - good compensation
    - good insurance

    Cons

    - slow paced
    - old fashioned


  10. "Loyalty is Royalty at S&C"

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    Former Employee - Personnel Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Personnel Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S&C Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    By far the BEST company to work for in the country. The pride and joy of S&C is its PEOPLE. The people who design, manufacture and service the reliable products we heavily rely on. The company ethics are highly regarded by employees and customers alike. I had the pleasure of working for this great company for 16-years and the one and only reason I would have ever left S&C was due to relocation and that's exactly the reason I am no longer there. Aside from the people, Career development and advancement opportunities are what also drives loyalty. It's a mutual and beneficial relationship between employees & employer. But it doesn't stop there. S&C commitment to customer service and the community in which it operates within is world-class excellence. Win-win for all involved.
    As for Benefits....Outstanding!

    Cons

    If you can't stand the cold and windy weather conditions, stay out of Chicago.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep John Conrad's vision alive...Keep S&C Private, Innovative, and all about family.


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