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A Great Company with Old Fashioned Values
Controller (Current Employee) –  Maysville, OKMay 7, 2017
While many companies claim they treat their employees like family, Burford employees have truly become a family. A high percentage of the employees, from the office to the line workers, have 25+ years of service. You do not see this longevity except where management values its employees.
Pros
Management that cares about developing its employees
Cons
Remote location south of the metro.
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The People Company
Employee (Former Employee) –  Maysville, OKMay 20, 2014
Great small company if you are looking to be treated as an individual. A wealth of knowledge among their employees. New challenges everyday are presented. Also, the CEO is a personable guy. Very approachable and friendly as well as professional businessman.


Their automated bakery equipment is revolutionary!!!

As with good side of things, there a couple of issues that need to be pointed out. There are a couple of personnel in management that need to learn to lead from the front and not sit behind a desk. Not to mention stopping favortism from the top down is another factor that needs to be taken into consideration. Next, managers should realize that being a manager does not mean knowing how to lead. The distinction should always be clear in both roles. Leaders motivate and inspire and are task oriented. Managers always provide the necessary tools in making things happen. Lastly, being frank and forthright with employees is a trait people in positions of authority should strive to have. Witholding information until the very end and not having foresight on the consequences of future actions is what hinders growth of an individual as well as the company. In doing so, it will destroy credibility of the manager as well as the company itself.
Pros
Family Atmosphere
Cons
A couple of managers need to understand the difference between managing and leading.
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Workers are Great but Some Managers Need to be Open and Honest
A Day in the Life of a Worker at Burford Corp (Former Employee) –  MaysvilleApril 21, 2014
Great bunch of people to have as coworkers. Loads of helpful employees and staff. The most enjoyable and hardest part of the job is coming in to work and looking forward to challenges presented daily. Their CEO is a very approachable person and is constantly visible. The engineering staff are a wealth of knowledge as well as down to earth.

But like everywhere else, there are good managers and ones that are not so... As for management, there a few who are cut and dry and those who are not. A word of advice for certain managers. Do not make any deals with the intention of not keeping them. Be frank and forthright. And more importantly, get out from your desks and see what your workers are doing. (This applies to those who are out in the field.) Also, if you're wanting feedback on a new hire, ask from everyone who has personally worked with them. Not based your own biased opinions. A good leader looks at a follower from all sides and not just from one perspective. Simple observations can also help with performance. Lastly, give your new hires a feedback performance of some sort and have it written down. That way, the employee knows where they stand on improving performance or leaving things the way they are. This will do service to both the manager and the worker and less time wasted in keeping or terminating the probationary employee.
Pros
There are a lot of great people who work there
Cons
Some Managers only managing and not leading. Loads of favortism in a few departments
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