Gates Corporation Employee Reviews

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completing goals
Quality/Materials Manager (Current Employee) –  Lithonia, GAApril 25, 2017
helping team members with everyday operating tasks, locating products, cycle counts and adding new products to the current systems. eliminating obstacles
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Great place to work
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Glade Spring, VAApril 24, 2017
Gates corporation was a fantastic enviroment to work in, the management of the company was great and the overall culture was extremely positive and energetic.
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Horrible place
Order Filler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Hebron, KYApril 21, 2017
Dont do it if you value your sanity and your time. STAY far away from anyone in management. HR manager is hardly available to you, especially when everyone in the warehouse gangs up on you.
Pros
High pay rate
Cons
High turnover rate
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Challenging and rewarding work, but a poor work-life balance.
Controller (Former Employee) –  Denver, COApril 6, 2017
Challenging and rewarding work, but a poor work-life balance. The average employee feels overworked.

There has been a great deal of upheaval in recent years, as the company has changed hands twice since 2010 and has gone through at least two changes in executive leadership in that time.

There remain good opportunities at the company, however staff has been "right-sized" beyond the break-even point and the company is widely considered to be top-heavy.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Work-life balance
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Highly productive environment
Computer Systems Technician (Former Employee) –  Poplar Bluff, MOMarch 21, 2017
Gates can be both routine and varied depending on what projects are underway but everything there continues to grow and grow and management is always working together with the employees to make sure production is high and projects are underway to make things all around better.
Pros
Good management, rapidly evolving environment, friendly co-workers
Cons
Short breaks, rough work depending on department.
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Decent place to work
Factory Worker (Former Employee) –  Versailles, MOFebruary 28, 2017
-Easy work for good pay
-Friendly employees
-Management was very helpful
-You get to move around alot and learn new things

Only negative thing I can say is make sure to get good shoes and insoles because your going to be standing on concrete all day.
Cons
Standing all day
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Terrible management and poor morale atmosphere
Factory Worker (Former Employee) –  Iola, KSFebruary 13, 2017
Working 60 hours a week with terrible hours. The morale was terrible because the management didn't care about the workers at all. The job itself wasn't bad but coming in the workers are expected to do their own job plus 2 other people's jobs also. Short staffed and overworked.
Pros
Paid lunch
Cons
Terrible atmosphere and management
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corporate environment
Employee (Current Employee) –  Denver, COFebruary 6, 2017
Gates Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of power transmission belts and a premier global manufacturer of fluid power products. Our highly engineered products are critical components used in diverse industrial and automotive applications where the cost of failure is very high relative to the cost of our products. We provide a differentiated value proposition to our customers by offering a complete portfolio of premium product and service solutions for both replacement and first-fit applications across our targeted end markets, which encompass process and specialty, construction, agriculture, energy, transportation, and automotive. We sell our products globally under the Gates brand, which is recognized by distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and installers as the premium brand for quality and technological innovation, a reputation which we have built for over a century since our founding in 1911.
Pros
pros
Cons
cons
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Iola Ks. Not a good place to work. HR and management need to go#
Floor Technician (Former Employee) –  Iola, KSJanuary 22, 2017
That place is so wishy washy! Needs a total re-do from HR to management. The only agenda that matters is their own! They have lost many great operators due to their ridiculous lack of compassion for their employees. Just a number there!
Pros
Employees
Cons
Do not care about their employees
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travel,travel travel
DSM (Current Employee) –  SouthJanuary 9, 2017
To much overnight travel,To many chiefs not enough Indians. Could be worse. Quotas are unreasonable, even if management agrees, you are still held to it.
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not bad work at all but management is terrible
cureman (Former Employee) –  Siloam Springs, ARJanuary 4, 2017
I really liked the work but the management
Cares none about thier employees and are terrible supervisors pretty easy work but supervisers would leave at regular time and we would be working long hours
Pros
good pay not bad work
Cons
TERRIBLE MANAGEMENT
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No fun. Just work. Do your job. That is all.
Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Siloam Springs, ARDecember 2, 2016
Pay is great. Be prepared to work a lot. Put all your weekend plans on hold. No complaints toward the company. Facilitators are friendly and nice. love the pay though.
Pros
Great pay. Great lunches. Paid benefits.
Cons
Every weekend you work.
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complete management overhaul needed.
current employee (Current Employee) –  Iola, KSNovember 24, 2016
When gates owned this company it was a good place to work. Since it has been sold not so much! The management and HR is very into screwing people over. If you ever have a job injury they do little to take care of you and your days are numbered. The employees are great the management needs a complete overhaul. Iola,ks and it's employees need to wake up and maybe get a union or someone to represent them because HR and MANAGEMENT does not.
Pros
Nice employees
Cons
bad management, benefit decline, bad working conditions.
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QA Analyst/ Tester (Former Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 29, 2016
• Reviewed requirement documents in the form of mapping documents (BR100. MD050, RD120).
• Successfully executed test cases for Oracle modules PO, AP, OM, INV and GL, Oracle RICE elements.
• Fully involved in testing Oracle Setups (PO and AP modules).
• Tested various types of invoices in Payables like Standard Invoice, Debit Memo, Credit Memo, prepayment, Expense Reports. Performed full Procure to Pay (P2P) end to end testing.
• Involved in testing Requisition, PO orders matched and non-matched to requisition, Standard Invoices PO Matched and Non PO Matched.
• Attended the meetings to fix the bugs and to know the functionality and flow of the application.
• Reviewed Design Specification, functional documents and performed User Interface testing.
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Productive hospital
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Stone Mountain, GASeptember 21, 2016
This hospital was the best I Maryland I love the atmosphere and I like the way you have supportive employees that helps you climb that success ladder.
Pros
Na
Cons
Na
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Don't work here!
Temporary Assignment (Former Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 20, 2016
The management over this position is the worst. If you like walking on eggshells and being overloaded with work, go for it! Stay away!
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Good company
Bandless Shift Facilitator (Current Employee) –  Siloam Springs, ARSeptember 11, 2016
Good company not great but good. Good work life balance. Onlu con wa too much family was in all upper management positions which would cause problems with favoritism and inconsistent treatment of employees.
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The company screwed the employees
Manager Computer Operations (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJuly 29, 2016
The company outsourced the development of a new manufacturing system. When it failed they turned to the employees to repair the system. After working the employees to death for almost a year the system actually functioned. They then outsourced IT to IBM and the employees were let go.

Stay Away. Stay far away
Pros
Nothing now
Cons
Management
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Do not recommend
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Versailles, MOJune 26, 2016
Pay for machinist is sub par for the area and machines are poorly maintained. Not a lot of room to advance in the company. Not climate controlled. If you do something that a member of management or someone they like doesn't agree with or speak up for yourself or other consider your days numbered. Health insurance becomes worse every year.
Pros
Some fun people to work with until they get picked off one by one for petty reasons.
Cons
A short list...almost everything.
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Good, Stable Company
Payroll Specialist (Former Employee) –  Denver, COApril 18, 2016
I was able to come in a do my work and leave it there at the end of the day. Low stress but also not a lot of room for advancement in my particular department. Healthy environment to come to work in everyday and I loved the fact that they provided an Eco pass at no cost to me. Overall a solid company to work for.
Pros
Gym access, eco pass
Cons
No room for growth, one-dimensional work load
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