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  1. "Good stable company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xerium full-time

    Pros

    It is a very stable company and people work long years with satisfaction

    Cons

    Small company . Upward movement is limited and

    Advice to Management

    Take care of in the personal growth


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Maximize Sales at Employee Well Being Expense"

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

    I have been working at Xerium full-time

    Pros

    Lower management and co-workers share good work relationships

    Cons

    Upper Management is all about bottom line, not quality oriented at all.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "R&D"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great place to work for. Lots of freedom and independent thinking.

    Cons

    C-level folks flipped this company like what happened in the housing market from 2000-2007 or so and now they are stuck with $600+M in debt.
    Free Cash flow is everything, but at what cost.
    Mid-level management bears the brunt. If you are at floor level, get paid pennies.

    Advice to Management

    You are installed to serve the bond holders and ensure they get paid on time. Shareholders don't matter.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Company without a growth plan"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Xerium full-time

    Pros

    Good medical benefits. Decent pay.

    Cons

    No long term strategy to grow sales. New CEO every three or four years with a different philosophy. Micromanaged to highest degree. Bare bones sales force with little motivation. Poor manufacturing quality and efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Plant Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xerium full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are good, no dress code.

    Cons

    Lack of training, no support, extremely poor communication. Even the plant mgr walked off the job w no notice.

    Advice to Management

    More communication and better training.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "If I had to do it over again.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Youngsville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Youngsville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The corporate offices are nice. Management tries to compensate with light perks like subsidized lunches, gym, free fancy coffee.

    Cons

    People are spread way too thin. Jobs are being eliminated but the work isn't. More work being spread to fewer and fewer people. Turnover seems to be high. Most people burn out quickly (12 mths ave) and leave. Office politics proliferate. Women don't seem to be treated very well at this company. No company culture. People can act any way they want to others with no consequences.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Xerium disappoints employees in nearly all categories."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Youngsville, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Youngsville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Xerium full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy (nearly anarchy). A workout room on-site. A lunch break of an hour or so.

    Cons

    A culture of upper management "Protecting themselves at all costs". Regular reductions of benefits for employees. A climate of fear and paranoia.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. Please cede your position to upper managers more inclined to support the employees. Restore benefits to the 2010 level.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Office Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Middletown, VA
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Middletown, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Xerium full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and enjoyed working with the individuals in Middletown, VA.

    Cons

    Communication from Corporate office to the plants are lacking. Raises for salaried employees seldom happens on annually, along with decreasing benefits.. Concerns and complaints are not addressed. Recognition and appreciation at the plant level is not given.

    Advice to Management

    Decreasing benefits and lack or raises tends to leave employees feeling unappreciative.


  9. "Good pay"

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    Former Employee - Plant Utility in Starkville, MS
    Former Employee - Plant Utility in Starkville, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, 40 hours every week. They give you holidays off and overtime comes quite often. Big facility. Work is not hard

    Cons

    Unorganized. The supervisors do not communicate shift to shift. Heavy pulling. Team work community is less than efficient there. Alot of seniors working there.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "A lot of back and forth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Youngsville, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Youngsville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees you work with day in and day out are a good group of people.

    Cons

    It seems as if upper management doesn't really know what they won't done and instead of saying "we're not sure" or something to that affect, they will put it off on someone else like its their fault. Not a good work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees that you actually care and maybe they won't mind working so much.


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