Actuant Corporation Employee Reviews

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poor management and culture
Manger (Current Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WINovember 7, 2016
Inexperienced management which leads to unacceptable behaviors that must be tolerated. Worst company I have ever worked for. Monkeys run the show. Upper management will listen to the lies and manipulation of the hourly staff who manipulate to get their way. Terrible company to work for.
Pros
Decent salary
Cons
Monkeys are allowed to run the circus
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Constant change of management and directions
Global Controller (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIAugust 18, 2016
The Revenue of the Company was decreasing over the last several years. Relocation of Manufacturing production from Lancaster, PA to Juarez, Mexico did not bring expected results. Manufacturing at Maximatecc was completely shutdown, most of back office positions were moved to Headquarter in WI. Frequent change in Executive Management and high turnover of employees in a last 5 years.
Pros
maximatecc had many very knowledgebale and loyal dedicated employees
Cons
Constant change of management and directions; no appreciation
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High turnover. Actuant does not promote from within the company.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIMarch 8, 2013
Actuant relies on hiring recent college graduates and constant turnover of mid level managers to keep salaries far below market rates. Actuant does not promote from within for senior positions. Instead they hire executives from major brands who are at the end of their careers and ready to coast for a few more years.

Lack of long range strategy.
Pros
you can gain experience at actuant and move on.
Cons
company does not care about employees work/life balance. they expect and reward "face time."
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Constent movement
Hired through temp (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIMay 21, 2012
Constent movement very fast paste assembly line work, final inspection, quality control, cycle counts, inventory of warehouse, order picking and training of new employees
Pros
401k, company pic nics, incentives
Cons
to many lay offs
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As a $1.6 B Global Corporation, Actuant is a very good corporation to work for and is well managed by the 4 Segment and Business Unit Leaders.
Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIDecember 31, 2012
Worked off-site in home office in Michigan for last 5 years for Power Packer Europe Business Unit (Netherlands) supporting Supplier Control for US suppliers and also Business Unit support for Maxima (Power Packer Juarez) for US suppliers and US Customers. Transferred to Gits MFG. under Power Packer North American Business Unit for Supplier Quality Engineering position. With over 50% travel it was cost feasable to work from home office. Power Packer Europe business unit colleagues and management was very supportive and a pleasure to be associated with during my term assignments.
Pros
self managed travel. with priorities required.
Cons
lack of sales initiatives in prior years at gits mfg resulted in a decline of sales, projected for fy 2013 which drove budget cuts resulting in permanent lay-offs
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Productive and fun working place.
Financial Management Development Program (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, PAJanuary 7, 2016
Actuant provides with numberous opportunity for growth in various types of business ranging from Energy, Agriculture, to Engineered Solutions within the organization.
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Great Place to build a career
Workholding specialist (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJanuary 25, 2016
A corporation that allows growth from inside the rank and file. Constantly encourage individuals to learn by implementing their own ideas ,offered training programs and an ethical standard program
Pros
A new building
Cons
none
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Company Lacks Humor
Documentation Professional (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIApril 25, 2012
Rigid Culture. Managers have little compassion for employees. Office politics and departmental drama runs rampant.
Pros
comfortable work surroundings.
Cons
poor insurance coverage, long hours, evolved into rigid work place
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Actuant was a great company to work for.
customer service (Former Employee) –  enerpac, Menomonee fallsApril 16, 2015
I worked at Enerpac, it was a great company, however, no room for advancement. The customer service department needs way more than the 6 or 7 reps it has. They are growing, and with that growth it becomes more busier, but they refuse to add more rep's, which is why I left.
Pros
Actuant has good people
Cons
not a lot of room for advancement
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Good entry level csr position
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  milwaukee wiApril 8, 2015
This was a great learning experience for me early in my work life. It taught me the basics of my data entry skills. The workplace environment is very family oriented and everyone is always smiling.
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High Operating company
territory manager (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJanuary 7, 2016
This company is pretty disconnected from their business units. The corporate office has a much different feel than each business.
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Great Company to Work For
Rotational Sales Management Development Program (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIMarch 19, 2013
Actuant provides lots of invaluable training to ensure their employees are equipped with the tools they need to succeed in their respective fields. It's a great place to work. However, the demanding travel can take a toll.
Pros
training, resources, accessibility to upper management
Cons
travel, disconnected from coorporate when remote
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Nice Environment
Credit Analyst (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIOctober 16, 2015
Good company to work at. Friendly environment. An opportunity to learn something different. The most enjoyable part of the job was the team and the ability to learn from one another.
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Room for advancement
Guest Service Associate (Current Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIJanuary 15, 2015
There is great leadership at Actuant. And with the many different segments there are always advancement opportunities. The environment is friendly.
Pros
Developement and growth
Cons
Too many tamp. positions
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Excelent career opportunity
Territory Business Leader (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 11, 2012
Great opportunity to develop my career and network familiarizing with several industrial sectors
Pros
great networking opportunity
Cons
lack of clear strategy
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Fast paced demanding and highly motivated to please customer.
Supplier Development Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Columbus, WIApril 10, 2015
Actuant is a fast paced customer driven organization. I believe it is founded on good principles of pleasing the customer and ensuring employees are safe and compensated in the best manner possible.
Pros
Good customer driven policies
Cons
Silo effect.in some situations
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Positive environment
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIMay 26, 2015
Fast paced and energetic. I enjoyed my time there and would go back if there was a future opportunity. I feel it was a nice size company to work for where you don't get lost in the paperwork or just focused in one department. I was able to communicate well within all areas.
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Financial results driven company
Marketing Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIAugust 2, 2012
A typical day kept the marketing team busy and on their toes. There was a recent management change and the new leaders were hands-on.
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Lay off
Engineering (Former Employee) –  IndianaApril 19, 2013
Company was located in Beaver Dam, Wis. and moved to Indiana in 2001. After moving my house hold to IN in 2008 I was laid off.
Pros
good work
Cons
office politics is crippling.
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The job duties are awesome
Credit Analyst Billing Processor (Current Employee) –  Menomonee Falls WI 53201January 12, 2015
The company itself is a great company to work for.
The job duties of the billing processor is a very enjoyable job.
Pros
Free Lunches
Cons
health ins is very high
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3.3
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