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Winnebago Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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  1. "Decent company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest City, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Winnebago full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most coworkers are good to work with

    Cons

    Undecided culture with new management in place

    Advice to Management

    Better communication to employees


  2. "Rv specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assembler/Specialist in Leland, IA
    Current Employee - Production Assembler/Specialist in Leland, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Winnebago (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overtime available
    Good pay
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Buddy system through out plant
    No diversity in office/management positions
    No opportunities to advance

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger college graduates to bring a new picture to company.


  3. "Production"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Painter in Forest City, IA
    Current Employee - Painter in Forest City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Full time employment, plenty of hours.

    Cons

    No air conditioning, hot in the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Better training


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  5. "Winnebago Ind."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Kiester, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Kiester, MN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Winnebago (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good environment to work in. Management works well with employees.

    Cons

    Work gets long when there is nothing to do.


  6. "852 Panaling"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Forest City, IA
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Forest City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, always there to help you with anything, they're great at placing people where they'll work best.

    Cons

    there isn't any that I know of it's a very great company to work for and I recommend all my friends to work there.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to give management, but to keep up the great work and temperment


  7. "Winnebago Industries"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laminator in Forest City, IA
    Current Employee - Laminator in Forest City, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    wonderful co=workers. Great benefits

    Cons

    either work a lot of overtime, or cut hours. Hard to make a comfortable living when hours are inconsistant.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent compnay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line I Production in Forest City, IA
    Current Employee - Line I Production in Forest City, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is pretty decent, most weekends off, benefits are pretty good although they go up in price every year. Plenty of personal time.

    Cons

    Don't work on line 1. Line one is the workhorse line and gets all the overtime. 50 hour weeks for months while the other 2 lines get 40. Also line 1 is where Saturdays are mandatory while the other lines maybe work 1 or 2 Saturdays a year. Also the line manager is very condescending and treats people like their lesser than him.

    Advice to Management

    Go down onto the floor and see what the employees are doing. See who is busting their tail to make sure things are done right and recognize good ideas. Also do preventative maintenance on machines so they don't break down and your employees don't have to put in 50+ hours a week to "make schedule"


  9. "Extremely unsatisfactory, they use you up, & then spit you out with no remorse."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laborer in Forest City, IA
    Former Employee - Laborer in Forest City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none to speak of.

    Cons

    No regard for family or medical situations no matter how good and dedicated an employee you are.

    Advice to Management

    Show some common courtesy & respect to your workers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It's amazing that Winnebago can turn a profit."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Forest City, IA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Forest City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Winnebago full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a glimmer of hope that once some of the "good ol' boys" retire, there may be some positive change in culture and operations. There are some good employees, even a handful of great ones, but it is a shame that these people will struggle to introduce change.

    Cons

    Many employees in key positions are extremely unqualified. A 2-year technical degree is all that is required for the position of CEO and President. Unfortunately, this isn't even a joke. The story continues to be the same all of the way down through the ranks. Poor management decisions are made on a daily basis. Ideas that could improve profits, safety and morale are squashed instantly because that would mean "change", and "change is bad".

    Advice to Management

    A real close look needs to be taken at the overall approach with the business. One cannot simply continue to buy back stocks, hand out officer/director bonuses and forget about the people that made that profit possible. A vast majority of employees have lost hope and have given up trying. Many good employees have realized this and have left already. I see more of this happening in the near future.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Overall, a good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advanced Production Assembler in Forest City, IA
    Former Employee - Advanced Production Assembler in Forest City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Winnebago full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had seven different bosses in 22 years, and all but one were great to work for. The job could be dirty and sweaty, but it was good overall.

    Cons

    Hours are very market driven so they can go from twenty hours overtime to four day weeks in a couple weeks, and when things slow down, they can and will look for excuses to get rid of a few people: Emplyee half-life is around five years; Crappy, over-priced health insurance;


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