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SKF USA Reviews

Updated Oct 10, 2019

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Found 104 reviews

3.8
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65%
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91%
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SKF USA CEO John R. Schmidt (no image)
John R. Schmidt
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and they truly care about their employees(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits and pay if you can keep from being laid off(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of communication between depts can be frustrating when it affects your job(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SKF USA full-time

    Pros

    Time flexibility, Empowerment, Trust, Challenging

    Cons

    Time taken for decisions can be longer than expected

    SKF USA2018-11-29
  2. "Awesome company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Packaging Supervisor in Hebron, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SKF USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and they truly care about their employees

    Cons

    I can’t think of any cons!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    SKF USA2019-04-28
  3. "Where are they heading?"

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

    I worked at SKF USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A historically great company that has lots of potential. Good products, Global reach, strong history of quality, knowledge and customer focus

    Cons

    Current Management is poor, downsizing to be cost centered as opposed to knowledge centric. Top down thinking, eliminating those who disagree or are too highly paid.

    Advice to Management

    Answer the questions: What is your strategy? What will you do when a low cost approach doesn't work? What do your customers value and can you still deliver that as a differentiated competitive advantage?

    SKF USA2019-10-10
  4. Helpful (1)

    "indifferent management"

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    Former Employee - Inspector in Falconer, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SKF USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good pay & benefits

    Cons

    too many to list

    SKF USA2019-08-13
  5. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SKF USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture and values. Good management. Family oriented.

    Cons

    Complicated matrix organization. It makes things move slow sometimes.

    SKF USA2019-07-12
  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Elgin, IL

    I worked at SKF USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people good benefits

    Cons

    Little growth, hard to move up if you are good at something you are stuck

    Advice to Management

    Little advance

    SKF USA2019-06-26
  7. "Management knows better than you."

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SKF USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    PTO is excellent, benefits are outstanding. Most middle management is engaged and concerned for employee welfare.

    Cons

    Goals are frequently unattainable. Slow to move and must clear decisions through global HQ. Frequent and frustrating re-organizations. HR is disingenuous and tricky to deal with. Do more with less mentality. Not replacing departing employees. Work hours flexibility and remote working approval is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and treat them with the respect they have earned. Reduce work load and provide equal pay for equal work.

    SKF USA2019-07-07
  8. "Recruiting"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Seneca, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SKF USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, People, Empowerment, Flexibility

    Cons

    My local plant closed down

    SKF USA2019-04-03
  9. "My opinion"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SKF USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Well made products used in Aerospace industry.

    Cons

    Union environment that slowly smothers.

    SKF USA2019-04-04
  10. "Overworked/no life/struggling/stressed"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SKF USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Mostly good people. Vacation benefits,

    Cons

    Some of management not listening, under paying and overworking some people on the floor. Lack of communication all over.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening

    SKF USA2019-01-11
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