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Actuant Corporation Employer Reviews

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The job duties are awesome
Credit Analyst Billing Processor (Current Employee), Menomonee Falls WI 53201January 12, 2015
Pros: free lunches
Cons: health ins is very high
The company itself is a great company to work for.
The job duties of the billing processor is a very enjoyable job.
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Fast paced and ever changing environment
Senior Pricing Analyst (Former Employee), Menomonee Falls, WISeptember 18, 2013
Every day was something different. I got the opportunity to work with people all over the United States.
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Great Company to Be associated with
Business Consultant (Simon Field Project) (Former Employee), WIJuly 12, 2013
Good Business Model, Serves Oil and Gas Industry. Innovative and highly developed company. Growing rapidly.
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Lay off
Engineering (Former Employee), IndianaApril 19, 2013
Pros: good work
Cons: office politics is crippling.
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.
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Great Company to Work For
Rotational Sales Management Development Program (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WIMarch 19, 2013
Pros: training, resources, accessibility to upper management
Cons: travel, disconnected from coorporate when remote
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.
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High turnover. Actuant does not promote from within the company.
Manager (Former Employee), Menomonee Falls, WIMarch 8, 2013
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."
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.
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Elliott Mfg
Senior Engineer/Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee), Binghamton, NYFebruary 25, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: no excuse for layoff
Employees were great to work with and was always an exciting day to day projects that pop up out of the blue.
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Too many chiefs.....
Engineer (Former Employee), Mishawaka, INFebruary 22, 2013
Pros: it was a paycheck
Cons: no future here
This company had more managers and wanna-be managers than production workers.
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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
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
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.
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Excelent career opportunity
Territory Business Leader (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WISeptember 11, 2012
Pros: great networking opportunity
Cons: lack of clear strategy
Great opportunity to develop my career and network familiarizing with several industrial sectors
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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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CONSTENT MOVEMENT
Hired through temp (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WIMay 21, 2012
Pros: 401k, company pic nics, incentives
Cons: to many lay offs
CONSTENT MOVEMENT VERY FAST PASTE ASSEMBLY LINE WORK, FINAL INSPECTION, QUALITY CONTROL, CYCLE COUNTS, INVENTORY OF WAREHOUSE, ORDER PICKING AND TRAINING OF NEW EMPLOYEES
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Company Lacks Humor
Documentation Professional (Former Employee), Menomonee Falls, WIApril 25, 2012
Pros: comfortable work surroundings.
Cons: poor insurance coverage, long hours, evolved into rigid work place
Rigid Culture. Managers have little compassion for employees. Office politics and departmental drama runs rampant.
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Fasinating Product the company produced
Quality Control Insppector (Former Employee), Columbus, WisconsonNovember 21, 2011
Pros: production of a highly useful product.
Cons: company moved to wisconson
Productive and constructive workplace with high consentration on teamwork.

About Actuant Corporation

A diversified industrial company, Actuant makes electrical and industrial devices, such as wire connectors, switches, transformers, – Read more