Gates Corporation Employee Reviews in United States

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Great way to gain experience
Marketing Intern (Current Employee) –  Denver, CONovember 16, 2015
Learned a great deal about how to stay on task and meet deadlines. Learned how to manage my own timeline and schedule and how to take things into my own hands. A great position to gain experience in being assertive and proactive. Truly lives by "you get out of it what you put into it". The more effort you put into this position the more experienced you will feel.
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I loved working at The Gates Corporation.
Belt Production Planner (Former Employee) –  Denver, CODecember 7, 2015
Gates was a wonderful company. They provided excellent benefits and job growth opportunities to their employees.

I also enjoy working with all of my team members we had a lot of fun in an overall high pressure job environment.
Pros
Medical benefits, paid sick leave and vacation
Cons
None
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quality oriented
Quality Inspector (Former Employee) –  West Jefferson, NCApril 5, 2016
12 hour shifts, friendly co-workers, ample overtime available, good benefits, good pay, the open door policy work well overall
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Typical day at Gates - Hebron, KY
Warehouse Picker (Former Employee) –  Hebron, KYJanuary 4, 2016
The people who work in the warehouse are very nice and are willing to help when you need it. This does not transfer from the office to the warehouse workers. The management team is abusive in how they speak to people and forget about ever getting ahold of the human resources manager because she never answers her phone, rarely associates with anyone in the warehouse and is in the back pocket of the distribution center manager. The facility plan always changes from one day to the next. You can not count on what time you will go home at night. You might have to start work at 4:00 a.m. in the morning and work 12 hours for the first few days. Then you might have to work 8 to 10 the next few days. No consistency in planning. The turnover is high and the moral is very low. No support for the employees and no advancement. The management team hires outside the facility and does not invest in the employees currently working there.
Pros
Good healthcare benefits and paid vacation and sick time.
Cons
Management does not invest resources to develope the employees other than required safety training.
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long hard days
Distribution Specialist (Current Employee) –  Hebron, KYAugust 7, 2015
long hours a lot of stress try to make lemonade out of the lemons and try your best to get thru the long days a lot of good people there but hours management rules change daily no consistency but make the best of it
Pros
lots of overtime
Cons
lots of overtime never knowing what time you will get off work or if you will be working weekends
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Busy an hard place to work
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLDecember 1, 2015
clean bathrooms,ring up customers,stick freezer, clean parking lots,moping floors,cleaning an putting food on the grill
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very fast paced
assembly (Former Employee) –  Chambersburg, PANovember 28, 2015
this was not a very friendly place to work. The management was very demanding and they placed people together that did not get along.
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Not a bad place, but not a great place
Stocker/Receiver (Former Employee) –  Iola, KSJune 23, 2015
Management had no clue what was going on down on the floor. If an idea looked good on paper then it was implemented.
Typical day involved receiving inbound stock and order pulling when needed. Coworkers were pleasant for the most part, there were too many 18-21 year olds that thought they knew everything. Hardest part was getting the workload of 10 done with 5 people. Most enjoyable was adding to my forklift experience.
Pros
Ease of work
Cons
Constant switching of healthcare providers
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Not a good place.
worker (Former Employee) –  Iola, KSNovember 1, 2015
It is not a good place to work at. Nobody stands up for you and individuals back stab you to get ahead. The pay is low and in the summer it is supper hot.
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A great place to work
Builder (Former Employee) –  Moncks Corner, SCNovember 6, 2015
My second job in my life and I had a ball working their for 20 years.
My co-worker was great people and management was great learn a lot
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Great company
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Rockford, ILSeptember 26, 2015
Went out of business!!! Like most manufacturing in that area. I enjoyed the career progression in the company and the professional atmosphere.
Pros
excellent pay
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Was once a great company to work for but changes has diminished importance of developing customer client relationships
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Eastern United StatesMay 13, 2015
At one point the company understood the importance of building positive lasting relationships with customers and valued it's employees. As the company changed, so did the demands and focus with more importance placed on doing just as much or more with fewer people taking away the opportunity to provide positive customer client relationships because of the high demand on employees.
Cons
Management stopped seeing people and only saw numbers, they stopped realizing the correlation between good customer service and increased sales
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Gates Corporation
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Red Bay, ALMay 25, 2015
Rewarding and intriguing work environment.
Advancement in company available if re-location is not a problem.
Benefits are extremely attractive and affordable.
Training offered and encouraged for any task that is put in front of potential employee with a focus on safety.
Pros
Hometown company
Cons
Corporation
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Opens doors
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Columbia, MOMay 21, 2015
This company will give you the mental tools needed to be successful in almost any manufacturing facility. Leaving here has opened so many door for me.
Pros
Great pay, 100% employee tuition reimbursement (books included).
Cons
Dirty in certain areas, not the greatest health care plan and very lean!
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Micromanaged
Manager of Production Operations (Current Employee) –  USFebruary 20, 2015
Company has been in buyout circles for last decade leading to various changes in leadership. While the president has been consistent and his knowledge is good, many decisions for plants are made based on corporate needs. Once they are implemented and it is discovered they don't work, the teams in the plant pay the price with overtime and constant visitors from VPs who don't listen and make you spend your time in a different rabbit hole every week, Hourly employees are generally great and want to what is right.
Pros
good pay and benefits
Cons
micromanaged from vp level; no expectation of family life
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Rockford location has closed
Screw Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Rockford, ILJuly 8, 2015
They paid very well. Other companies became a lot more efficient at producing the same parts. I think they sent a lot of the work to Mexico
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International Belt & Hose Manufacturing Corporation
General Accountant (Current Employee) –  Siloam Springs, ARFebruary 7, 2015
Responsible for Sarbanes Oxley compliance, Control Self Assessments, all Project accounting for Siloam Springs operations and Fixed Asset management, monthly journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.Other duties include daily spending analysis, accounts payable assistance, intercompany charges and payroll support. The NWA location employs 500+ full time and temporary employees.
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A factory of angry people, more like a furnace
Coupled Assembly (Former Employee) –  Iola, KSJanuary 25, 2015
This place does not have any type of climate controls, other than fans. The summers are unbearably hot. Everyone is always upset or angry that they're there, and management is never satisfied with production. Lots of mandatory overtime is scheduled. The company is extremely solid in the movement of personnel and takes months to move anyone to a different shift or department.
Pros
you go to work at a certain time and you leave exactly 8 hours later.
Cons
short breaks, and you have to make up time that you miss for sick leave, or else you are penalized
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104 year old global company with strong brand image
VICE PRESIDENT, N. A. OE COMMERCIAL (Former Employee) –  Rochester Hills, MIApril 21, 2015
Technology leader with strong brand image. Over the past 3 years with positioning the company for an IPO or Private Equity purchase the atmosphere has been very dynamic without a clear vision of where the new company was heading. Plant consolidation and employee turnover has been high leaving employees uncertain about their future.
A well positioned company in various end markets allows for year over year growth and new product development. Most enjoyable part of the job was learining and participating in various end markets, meeting new executives, learning about new market drivers and dynamics of various business segments.
Managed a strong cross functional team with everyone pulling in the same direction and working together to deliver the posted corporate goals and objectives.
Pros
Strong Brand Image, Product Development
Cons
Plant Consolidation, Aging manufacturing processes, employee turnover
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Not the company it used to be
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Jefferson, NCMay 14, 2015
Way back when, Gates was a family owned company and it permeated the work culture and was a great place to work. Nothing is left of that but a memory as anyone with over 20 years at this company has been booted out with the latest 2 owners in the past few years - who have skimmed off profits for themselves without re-investing in the company, placing inept management at the top who only seem to care about themselves. It's quantity over quality in a big way - plants have been closed in "lean" measures, overtaxing the production that's left. Sales goals are unrealistically aggressive. There are talented workers, some good mid-level managers - though they are getting harder to retain because of the uncertain direction this company is moving in. Bad habit of firing or not promoting the right people and putting outside managers in place that are making poor decisions.Once-great product reputation being compromised by the increased stress on production and outsourcing.
Pros
talented workforce
Cons
despised upper management
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