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Sauder Manufacturing Co. Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  1. "Great company with Hometown Feel"

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

    I have been working at Sauder Manufacturing Co. full-time

    Pros

    The people are friendly, creating a calm and easy going work setting.

    Cons

    Inconsistent work load. Busy in the spring/summer, but slower in the fall/winter.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying new ways to reward employees.


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Stryker, OH
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Stryker, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sauder Manufacturing Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family oriented place to work. Everyone Is very friendly. Opportunities to learn and grow within the company. Always looking out for the employees best interest

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons

  3. "Sales"

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

    I have been working at Sauder Manufacturing Co. full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn new things and take on new responsibilities.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Slow pace for change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the culture and the direction. Invest in communication and technology tools.


  4. "Great Job if you are favorite with the Work Flow Coordinator and peers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fabricator in Grabill, IN
    Current Employee - Fabricator in Grabill, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sauder Manufacturing Co. full-time

    Pros

    Easy work building furniture.
    Good vision Insurance.
    401(K)
    Health Savings Account
    Company Paid Life Insurance

    Cons

    If you are favorites with co-workers and like to play factory politics, take this job. If you are not fays with either the WFC or co-workers, your life will be miserable. This job is for the negative and last opportunity people. If you don't meet those qualifications, this job will drain the life out of you. They pick and choose who they like. If they don't like you, its basically like they sneak and talk behind your back. Its also lots of overtime, so if you don't have a life and only want to work, then this job is for you.


  5. "Insurance sucks"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morenci, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morenci, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sauder Manufacturing Co. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers and management are amazing, it truly feels like family

    Cons

    The health insurance isnt good. if you have a family the deductible you have to reach before they will cover you at 80% is crazy! you pay over $300 a month for 80% coverage after you pay the family deductible of / $3,050.
    The vision insurance is fantastic.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be "The prefered place to work" this needs to be addressed.


  6. "Professional"

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    Former Employee - White Collar in Archbold, OH
    Former Employee - White Collar in Archbold, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loyalty. Everybody works together for the benefit of the company.

    Cons

    Can get lost in the group.

    Advice to Management

    Everybody has something to offer.


  7. "This place needs to modernize!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Archbold, OH
    Former Employee - Production in Archbold, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sauder Manufacturing Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours were nice. Most production work is done on day shift, M-F 7am-3pm. Only a a few jobs are on second shift and none on night shift. No Sundays and only a few Saturdays when it is busy in the summer. But most of the summer 10 hours days are required. It is hot and dusty and nasty during the summer!

    Cons

    Old fashioned! They use 15 year old computers and software. Ancient machinery. Don't even have their CNC routers hooked up to a company intranet. They still send the programmers out on the floor with flash drives or floppy disks to load programs for production! No quality department at all. They hire temps thinking it will save them money and it costs them more in rework because parts get made wrong. The pay does not keep up with inflation or health care cost. The safety department is a joke. They do not even bother to forklift certify people. They sent me for training and then let me drive for almost 2 years without ever giving me a driving test and official license. One temp cut the tip of his finger off because they didn't have guards on all the table saws. No excuse for that!

    Advice to Management

    Modernize! Computers are your friend. Quit wasting time with all the paperwork and computerize it.
    Pay your quality works enough to stay and quit wasting money hiring temps that create waste. Invest in SAWSTOP table saws so no one else loses a finger.

  8. "excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best work culture ever!

    Cons

    Pay at the low end of the pay scale


  9. "Moulding & Millwork Branch, Calgary, AB."

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are just happy with getting a cheque every 2 weeks and don't care about getting anywhere in life.

    Cons

    Bad Management, they care little for there workers and there is little communication and input with regards to new policy changes and the like.

    The lead hands expect too much for the rate of pay you're getting.

    No career advancement. You can work as hard as you like, but you're getting no further than the guy who is never there on Fridays and shows up late regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say. More organization, better pay for the workers who do the most, and you guys seriously need to reconsider the way you only let 1 person vacation at a time. One person every 2 weeks isn't going to cut it. Only 1 person gets to see his family during Christmas? Come on..