Global and Local - An Interesting Mix
Marketing and Communications Coordinator (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – January 4, 2018
Prior to 2011, our company was known as Lincoln Industrial - a locally-owned and managed lubrication systems company. SKF - a Sweden-based bearing systems company, was looking to complement their portfolio with lubrication products, and purchased Lincoln in 2011.
Integrating the practices and culture of a European-based company into one that had been "blue collar Americana" for 100 years was quite an undertaking, and in some areas, there is still occasional culture-clash. (Policies that work for European entities do not always make sense for the US, different corporate culture, selling practices, etc. - sometimes it's like trying to put a square peg in a round hole.)
Overall I feel there is a good work environment here, everyone seems very supportive and helpful. The facility is very nice, just built in 2015, and has lots of open space and natural light.
Outstanding benefits for full-time employees, nice new facility
Very close to airport, can get a bit noisy, not a lot of extra parking