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Sauder Woodworking Reviews

Updated May 14, 2018
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  1. "assembler,packer,team leader,press operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in Archbold, OH
    Former Employee - Assembler in Archbold, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sauder Woodworking full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Start out pay and benefits are good now.

    Cons

    If you have worked there before they raised the start out pay then new employees are walking in the door making what it took you years to make.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to the employees that's been working for you for years.


  2. "not bad not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sauder Woodworking full-time

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work, pay isn't too bad, good co-workers. Big on work place safety.

    Cons

    crappy management, some supervisors tend to go on power trips or play favorites. Health insurance isn't great, $1500 deductible has to be met even for a simple doctor visit.

  3. "Great call center for...a call center."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer Service Representative in Archbold, OH
    Current Employee - Consumer Service Representative in Archbold, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    40 paid vacation, personal time, medical leave, 401k, health insurance, profit sharing, annual raises, guaranteed schedule (40 hrs, Monday-Friday 9a-5:30p), half hour unpaid lunch, two paid 15 minute breaks.

    Cons

    Vacation is not easy to get approved depending on how understaffed department is. Call center work is, well, call center work. Tied to a desk with every moment of your 8 hours recorded and accounted for.

    Advice to Management

    Spending less time micromanaging every second of our day would probably make us slightly more productive because we'd be less stressed and worried about our productivity and able to concentrate on the task at hand. Also, if you want us to focus on the customers, let us. The purpose of the consumer service department is to care for the customer, not to see who can answer the most calls and process them the quickest every day.


  4. "Sauder Woodworking Archbold Ohio Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sauder Woodworking full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours for full time staff

    Cons

    Environment not conducive to growth


  5. "Not like it use to be..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Archbold, OH
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Archbold, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sauder Woodworking full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I can honestly say there is nothing good about working here.

    Cons

    Don't even know where to start...

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Machine Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Archbold, OH
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Archbold, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provides consistent full-time hours (40 per week), diversity recruitment, paid time off, & holiday pay. The work schedule is fairly consistent and revolves around a three shift schedule.

    Cons

    The general compensation rate is lower than the cost of living for the area (About $15 per hour), and there is not a lot of upward mobility within the company. Management tends to treat employees as an asset rather than as a valuable individual, and does little to provide for personnel enrichment and development. Most of the company policies are adhered to loosely, omitted, or exist orally only. The company struggles to achieve profitability year after year, often having a profit margin of less than 3 percent annually.


  7. "Lots of opportunities with caring individuals and fair pay."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Archbold, OH
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Archbold, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sauder Woodworking full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    From the top down, people who work at Sauder woodworking care about others. Stewardship and integrity are ingrained in the culture.

    Cons

    Sauder is an older company with an aging work force. The majority of people have over 18 years with the company, so people can be stuck in their ways.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs clearer career paths for those looking to move up.

  8. "Sauder Woodworking"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packing in Archbold, OH
    Current Employee - Packing in Archbold, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sauder Woodworking full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    no drama tolerated
    friendly
    decent pay
    opportunity
    benefits
    laid back
    most weekends off (some mandated Saturdays)

    Cons

    sometimes plays favorites
    breaks are not that long
    gets really hot


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Archbold, OH
    Current Employee - Associate in Archbold, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sauder Woodworking full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice people; good benefits; steady hours; overtime is typically volunteer; company is growing

    Cons

    new employees get better pay now than when I started


  10. "Overall good experience with relatively minor issues"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Archbold, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Archbold, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sauder Woodworking (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Decent pay - not quite the market rate, but probalby close
    Steady employment - company has staying power

    Cons

    Favoritism - Your pay and how you are treated is significantly determined by your supervisors opinion of you whether it is accurate or not.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you treat all of your employees with respect and be fair. If they don't deserve your respect, then maybe they shouldn't be working there.


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