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Wilden Pump & Engineering Grand Terrace Reviews

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Grand Terrace, CA

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company trying to be great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Grand Terrace, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Grand Terrace, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wilden Pump & Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere, a grow from within place where hard work translates into success and promotion.

    Cons

    Work can take over your personal life if you let it. Corporate culture from Dover is eroding what made Wilden great

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to strike a good balance between keeping up with It's parent companies demand for change and maintaining the positive company culture Wilden was founded on.


  2. "Facility Improvements"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Not Available in Grand Terrace, CA
    Current Employee - Not Available in Grand Terrace, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is a multi-dimensional facility with two major business models one with engineered product line in engineered applications high mix low volume, the other is one with high volume low mix and a industrial leader (AODD). Management has respect for its associates and tries to create career path for all so they have a skill set that can be applied in other markets. Plan is to grow the people and pull product up with them.

    Cons

    Not being able to please everyone, there are some who are pre-Madonna's so they get opportunity elsewhere, team players only need apply, corporate influence doesn't realized true cause and affect

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to course and disregard resentment from former employees who are disgruntled and haven't found a true north. Most biased comes from ignorance.


  3. "Nice little company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler IV in Grand Terrace, CA
    Former Employee - Assembler IV in Grand Terrace, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, willing to help, eager to please.

    Cons

    Downturn in the economy forced a lot of cuts

    Advice to Management

    talk to your employees more


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Development Engineer IV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Engineer IV in Grand Terrace, CA
    Former Employee - Development Engineer IV in Grand Terrace, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wilden Pump & Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company striving towards world class behavior in all departments. Growth in that area is good. Parent Corporation, Dover, supports growth.

    Cons

    Parent Corporation expects growth to support high growth, when growth is not as expected, layoffs ensue. Engineering department is used to run Projects and drive all other departments to stay on schedule to the point that time to design product is small.

    Advice to Management

    Get at least 1 Manufacturing Engineer in each sub-company's (Wilden, Maag, Griswold) mfg cell to support mfg cell's daily functions and growth, rather than making Product Engineers do manufacturing engineering as well.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity to develop my career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Grand Terrace, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Grand Terrace, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wilden Pump & Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    World's Leading manufacturer of Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps.
    You get the opportunity to work with one of the best Distribution networks. If you are willing to do extra work you get noticed.

    Cons

    Too much to do with too few resources. Turnover in sales is High. The human Resources department is overwhelmed to the point that it affects the morale of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people that make your product.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Toolmaker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TOOLMAKER in Grand Terrace, CA
    Current Employee - TOOLMAKER in Grand Terrace, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilden Pump & Engineering full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Secure a long term job.

    Cons

    Company wide reviews yearly resulting in a 2% to 3% raise.

    Advice to Management

    Have a yearly cost of living adjustment- otherwise your "raise" is meaningless.


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