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Watlow Electric Manufacturing Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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  • Relatively low pay and benefits could be better (in 5 reviews)

  • No cons, just expect to put a full days work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Watlow Electric Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Watlow has changed A LOT in the past 4 years. The pay is great for newer employees. The people are great and the environment is great. I like coming to work everyday.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication is bad. Also, they've raised starting pay for temps/new employees but didn't compensate the employees who have been there a long time. The people who have worked there for 10 years are making only a small amount more than new employees


  2. "Best Company I've Ever Worked For - The Sky is the Limit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Watlow Electric Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -A focused vision and a strong, realistic plan to reach it.
    -The CEO is one of the most humble individuals I've ever met. A true servant leader.
    -There is tremendous opportunity to grow both professionally and personally.
    -Flexible schedules
    -The on-site clinics are available to both team members and their immediate families which can greatly reduce medical costs
    -The new ATC in St. Louis is world-class and so is the cafe (prime rib days are the best!)

    Cons

    Not many. The work associated with reaching the bold vision can be daunting at times at the individual level, but it is looked at by team members as a challenge to be embraced rather than a burden. It's an exciting time.

    Advice to Management

    As we grow and progress towards our goals it's important we continue to place emphasis on what makes Watlow great - the people.

  3. "Wonderful Job"

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    Current Employee - Software/Firmware Engineer in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - Software/Firmware Engineer in Winona, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Watlow Electric Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours
    Constructive culture
    Nice location

    Cons

    Location could limit income (no related companies nearby)


  4. "Excellent culture, Great Stategy, Lean Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Operations in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Watlow Electric Manufacturing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vision 2023 is a great strategy, it's well communicated & it's working
    Company growth and opportunities for growth are good
    Lean culture is evident throughout
    Employee appreciation activities, free gifts, annual bonus are a plus

    Cons

    Salaries are not as competitive as they probably could/should be
    Constant shuffle of leaders

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the strategy, raise wages a little, keep lean, constructive culture and growth as the main focus.


  5. "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Richmond, IL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Richmond, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Watlow Electric Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Room to grow until min level of skill is needed.

    Cons

    If you have an issue hr will not help unless you are in there "click" on the base level there is promises of raises but no follow through after 6 months. The most unprofessional and dishonest management is seen as the "best of the best" the individuals that keep the company afloat get passed over when issues are had. Greatness is only recognized when notice is posted to move on to other careers. Corruption is promoted due to high levels of management cheating the substance testing policies. Facilities say they promote from within when in reality they are specifically targeting outside employment for higher levels of management

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees that do not complain to hr but too their managment about issues. Investigate why so many individuals are quitting and listen to there reasons why. Investigate when multiple issues happen under the same members of management and investigate, rather then take managements word for it. Follow through with promises made to operators in a timely manner rather then making false promises. Randomly drug test all team members, rather then leaving out higher levels of management during random tests.


  6. "Watlow - Will educate you on efficient manufacturing."

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    Former Employee - Lead in Hannibal, MO
    Former Employee - Lead in Hannibal, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Watlow Electric Manufacturing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Experience in this company opened many doors for me.

    Cons

    Location in Hannibal MO.

    Advice to Management

    Just because it's "the right way" in a book. It doesn't make it the "right way" in a every given situation. Be more open minded.


  7. "Graphic Design Part Time Employee"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Watlow Electric Manufacturing part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful workplace environment. Everyone is extremely kind and professional

    Cons

    I have no cons about working at Watlow.

  8. "Best place I've ever worked"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winona, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Watlow Electric Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. The treatment of employees can not be overstated. The managers and business are open minded to change.

    Cons

    Watlow has it's difficult individuals like any business. The corporate layout makes change slow.


  9. "Best in Manufacturin"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Watlow Electric Manufacturing (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very cooperative and kind management
    Good, safe, clean work environment
    Comfortable indoors, good brand new facilities
    Good training and free equipment

    Cons

    Very busy production line, very demanding
    Very chaotic on first shift, constant interruptions and mechanical issues

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fantastic work! Don't push the line workers too hard.


  10. "Good job to get experience and find a better job"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Richmond, IL
    Former Employee - Operator in Richmond, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Watlow Electric Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good job to gain experience

    Cons

    Management is blind to what goes on in production. PTL's have favorites and tries to only promote them. Raises are nothing but couple cents. One PTL shares Information about other employees. Such as pay wages. They promote all the wrong people and do nothing about the issues with management on the production floor.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to open their eyes and realize what is going on and why people are quitting at such a high rate.


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