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Updated Oct 15, 2019

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3.0
50%
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69%
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10 Ratings
  1. "Going strong"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weil-McLain full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities to make a difference. Leadership is a true open door policy.

    Cons

    Multiple layers of management when needing approvals.

    Weil-McLain2019-03-19
  2. "Terrible place to work. A company full of non-decision makers."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Burr Ridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weil-McLain full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The fact that I got out of there quickly.

    Cons

    Glassdoor won't let me write the review that paints the true picture of this place so I'll just state the following... This place is full of people who are afraid to make decisions and make the smallest task 10x more difficult than it needs to be. The saying "don't confuse activity for progress" defines this place perfectly. It's the blind leading the blind. It's full of management types that vomit out a bunch of jargon to make it seem like they know what they're talking about, but have no clue. It's the only place I've ever worked where managers aren't expected to make decisions or provide direction.

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    Weil-McLain2019-10-15
  3. Helpful (2)

    "It's all downhill from here"

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

    I worked at Weil-McLain full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of free food - You will feel like a genius when you deal with the incompetent management - If you like to be micromanaged but never get answers/decisions on the minutia that is being micromanaged, this place is for you!

    Cons

    - Leadership does not value employees. Turn over rate is absurd and they claim that those who leave can't deal with change. It's the culture no one can deal with! I have no idea why SPX corporate is not investing this. - The department is a complete train wreck. Leadership there has zero idea of what they are doing. Pretty pictures are more important than accurate content and timely delivery. Sales cannot get the materials they need because this department is led by the incompetent and those paralyzed by decision making, which derails entire projects which followed up with crying in the office. - The culture is terrible. Everyone is miserable. Entire departments turn over all at once because the management is so bad. - Management lies and protects themselves by sacrificing the little guys. - Promotions are rare and they will bypass good candidates to bring in outside people who are not familiar with the industry. - There are social problems with the leaders including not making eye contact via closed eyes in one on one meetings, chewing on fingers and glasses in meetings, shredding papers and clapping in the back of meetings. It is distracting, unprofessional and quite embarrassing when outside vendors are involved. - Don't expect help from where you're supposed to get it. They are completely useless and only cover their own behinds to avoid being sued. They do not care about the employees or the completely horrid management they brought on board.

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    Weil-McLain2018-11-12
  4. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weil-McLain full-time

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with, my manager was the best manager I've worked for.

    Cons

    People don't always see the importance of the whole team. Depending what location you're in doesn't leave any room for growth.

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    Weil-McLain2018-01-05
  5. "Maintenance Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Weil-McLain full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management is very good. Associates are great.

    Cons

    Pay is about average. There are companies that pay more but are farther away. A little back biting for who feel threatened by other's abilities.

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    Weil-McLain2017-11-11
  6. "Great Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weil-McLain full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoy the people I work with every day. They are engaged and focused on doing the best they can including challenging the status quo and making improvements. Employees are empowered and encouraged to make changes. Managers are supportive of the changes and improvements as well. To me the people here make the difference. The future of the company seems bright. Leadership team is highly focused on growing the business. Support and investment from the parent company is high and increasing. The company has a lot to offer individuals that thrive in a fast-pace, high energy environment and like opportunities to challenge themselves.

    Cons

    Weil McLain has a long history. With this comes a lot of legacy processes and procedures that sometimes seem outdated. It can take some time and energy to navigate through these processes.

    Weil-McLain2017-09-14
  7. "Will not recommend to anyone!"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weil-McLain full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Parent company SPX has a great name! But that's the only pro about Weil-Mclain Not many pros for this company

    Cons

    There are opportunities given to employees to improve processes but will not recognize your efforts and promotions to next level is impossible There are one sided decisions made & implemented without getting feedback employees. Management are not really good coaches/leaders. The management is not fair, They will review the performance management with different opinions for different level, not implementing the same policies at all level. Very stressful environment. management & HR is involved dirty politics. Policies/Process changes happens/and is implemented without communication and employees are held accountable for it. Spx has great benefits but at business unit level the benefits are cut down. No sick days for salaried employees 2-weeks Vacations can only be taken when you have earned it. Or may change it with employees know it Also same for bonus. Management fail to keep their promises. So when they hire you make sure to have all (including benefits) in writing because they change things around without communicating to employees. Work from home is very difficult (management and technology level) Process are very manual and very behind in technology. The corp level encourages to take training course to improve one-selves but the Business unit level does not approve or provide necessary training and the businesses management feels that it's not needed. It's the opposite of what what mission, vision, values are. There is a high employee turnover.

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    Weil-McLain2017-08-05
  8. "Block Assembler"

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

    I worked at Weil-McLain full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and quick to help you.

    Cons

    Very hot environment!! Long hours

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    Weil-McLain2017-07-15
  9. "pay rate"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Eden, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Weil-McLain full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    employees are really nice and easy to get along with

    Cons

    pay rate isn't that great.

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    Weil-McLain2017-05-26
  10. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weil-McLain for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paid Holidays, sick time, and banker's hours

    Cons

    Upper Level Management can be slow to react.

    Weil-McLain2017-04-11

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