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Walter Industries Reviews

Updated September 29, 2016
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Walter Industries CEO Walter J. (Walt) Scheller III
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  1. "LAID OFF"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for before Bankruptcy.

    Cons

    Laid off after 36 years


  2. "Ok..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookwood, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookwood, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walter Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ok place to work. Great work life balance. Hopefully it will make it through this difficult time.

    Cons

    To many chiefs not enough Indians

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same


  3. "VP Investor Relations & Strategic Planning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership, coworkers, benefits, good work environment despite industry challenges

    Cons

    Volatile industry environment; Company in bankruptcy, with industry climate not likely to change in the short to mid-term.


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  5. "It was a great run"

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    Former Employee - Safety/Maint Foreman in Brookwood, AL
    Former Employee - Safety/Maint Foreman in Brookwood, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walter Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging; high demand work with a great variety of tasks.

    Cons

    24 hour operation; communication between 3 shifts could be improved.


  6. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Walter Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, great location, freedom at work to pursue interests and make decisions

    Cons

    Can be tense due to market conditions. Lack of job security lately

    Advice to Management

    Inspire some confidence among the workforce to calm fears of job losses


  7. "Safety Manager"

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    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walter Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relatively small company with close knit relationships at all levels

    Cons

    Many ideas from external sources are not accepted. Strong bias for insider knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Once past the bankruptcy issue, new blood with new ideas would be helpful.


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management cares about all levels of the team.

    Cons

    more travel than what i expected


  9. "Good people in Tampa but the headquarters are moving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a good work life balance
    The benefits offered are average
    Overall, there are good people at the senior management level

    Cons

    The company is moving their corporate offices to Birmingham.
    Not too many people at corporate seem to want to go.

    Advice to Management

    Better comunication with the employees. It will be a vastly different company once the relocation to Birmingham Alabama is completed.


  10. "Great opportunity when their is a hybrid of standards enforced and flexibility allowing you to prove yourself."

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analytical Developer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analytical Developer in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to appply many different creative solutions. The culture their is the type of atmosphere that is very helpful with my profession. I am also allowed to approach most projects with a level of say so.

    Cons

    Lack of understanding from within about the different roles neccesary to accomplish certain task. Also having to act as an administrater 30 - 40 percent of the time slows my engagements down.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a CIO who has somewhat been in the trenches. Allow the department too carefully choose employees with different specialized skills to create more effective teams. Seperate development and administration for the power users who are constantly engaged in projects and enforce end users who are primarily the customer of solutions, to become more involved in all stages of projects, and not just when something is working properly.



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