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Not a good company to work with
Former CSR (Former Employee) –  Elliott Mfg.May 4, 2018
Some supervisor are nice and some supervisor treated you like you are stupid. They rather hire outside the company and paying hire salary rather than promoting within the company. While I work there, I don't see any promotion. You can work your butt off and treat you like slaves. Not a nice place to work.
Pros
Meet new friends
Cons
Management sucks
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Not a good place for entry level employees
technical sales representative (Current Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIMarch 9, 2018
Not a very good culture and nobody really cares about anyone else on the team. Company is on a down trend while the rest of the industry is flourishing.
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Buys other companies to eliminate manufacturing infrstructure
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIOctober 25, 2017
Worst job I ever had. Actuant does not understand its product or markets. Continually fires its staff when quarterly number are not met. It products at not innovative nor best in class.
Pros
suburban location
Cons
business leadership
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Opportunity is endless
Global Logistics Manager (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJune 8, 2017
Actuant has multiple divisions globally so there is ample opportunity to grow both domestically and internationally. Sometimes the direction is unclear but effort is usually rewarded.
Pros
Opportunity
Cons
Can be long hours and weekends
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This company is awesome!
Accounts Payable Associate (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIMay 4, 2017
This is a great company to work for. The people are wonderful , the building is clean and the benefits are good. This company gives annual raises and bonuses.
Pros
There's room for growth there. It offers a work out facility.
Cons
Non
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Global Corporation with a great network of employees across the nation
Sales Leadership Development Program (Current Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIApril 19, 2017
Typical day at work included cold calls, setting up appointments with clients, building quotes, prospecting for new markets, entering and managing leads in Salesforce, building excel spreadsheets for analyzing sales data, working with engineers to design custom hydraulic products, completing expense reports, and instructor-led training on LEAN manufacturing principles.

I learned time management skills, how to manage a six-state sales territory, manage customer expectations, organization skills, different strategies to go to market for 4 different markets (Aggregates, Transportation & Logistics, Agriculture, and Oil & Gas)

I had an off-site direct manager along with multiple on-site indirect managers. Worked at the corporate headquarters which included visits with the segment VP's, Segment Sales Leaders, and Engineers.

Workplace Culture was a quiet and friendly corporate environment with a kitchen, cafeteria, and gym on-site.

Hardest part of the job was the relocation requirements.

Most enjoyable part of the job was the opportunity to see different areas of the United States of which I had not traveled to and having a large network of employees in the same position for support.
Pros
Large support group across the United States, Good amount instructor-led training sessions
Cons
Quiet work environment
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Competitive Salary, but bad Management and Communication
Upper Management (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIJanuary 2, 2017
Actuant offers competitive salary for professional positions, but falls short in management and communication.
High turn around of managers and employees.
Mass layoffs of long term employees.
Pros
Competitive Salary, Bonuses
Cons
Management, Poor communication, No value for employees
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poor management and culture
Manger (Current Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WINovember 7, 2016
Inexperienced management which leads to unacceptable behaviors that must be tolerated. Worst company I have ever worked for. Monkeys run the show. Upper management will listen to the lies and manipulation of the hourly staff who manipulate to get their way. Terrible company to work for.
Pros
Decent salary
Cons
Monkeys are allowed to run the circus
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Constant change of management and directions
Global Controller (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIAugust 18, 2016
The Revenue of the Company was decreasing over the last several years. Relocation of Manufacturing production from Lancaster, PA to Juarez, Mexico did not bring expected results. Manufacturing at Maximatecc was completely shutdown, most of back office positions were moved to Headquarter in WI. Frequent change in Executive Management and high turnover of employees in a last 5 years.
Pros
maximatecc had many very knowledgebale and loyal dedicated employees
Cons
Constant change of management and directions; no appreciation
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Great Place to build a career
Workholding specialist (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJanuary 25, 2016
A corporation that allows growth from inside the rank and file. Constantly encourage individuals to learn by implementing their own ideas ,offered training programs and an ethical standard program
Pros
A new building
Cons
none
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High Operating company
territory manager (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJanuary 7, 2016
This company is pretty disconnected from their business units. The corporate office has a much different feel than each business.
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Productive and fun working place.
Financial Management Development Program (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, PAJanuary 7, 2016
Actuant provides with numberous opportunity for growth in various types of business ranging from Energy, Agriculture, to Engineered Solutions within the organization.
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Nice Environment
Credit Analyst (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIOctober 16, 2015
Good company to work at. Friendly environment. An opportunity to learn something different. The most enjoyable part of the job was the team and the ability to learn from one another.
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Positive environment
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIMay 26, 2015
Fast paced and energetic. I enjoyed my time there and would go back if there was a future opportunity. I feel it was a nice size company to work for where you don't get lost in the paperwork or just focused in one department. I was able to communicate well within all areas.
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Actuant was a great company to work for.
customer service (Former Employee) –  enerpac, Menomonee fallsApril 16, 2015
I worked at Enerpac, it was a great company, however, no room for advancement. The customer service department needs way more than the 6 or 7 reps it has. They are growing, and with that growth it becomes more busier, but they refuse to add more rep's, which is why I left.
Pros
Actuant has good people
Cons
not a lot of room for advancement
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Fast paced demanding and highly motivated to please customer.
Supplier Development Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Columbus, WIApril 10, 2015
Actuant is a fast paced customer driven organization. I believe it is founded on good principles of pleasing the customer and ensuring employees are safe and compensated in the best manner possible.
Pros
Good customer driven policies
Cons
Silo effect.in some situations
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Good entry level csr position
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  milwaukee wiApril 8, 2015
This was a great learning experience for me early in my work life. It taught me the basics of my data entry skills. The workplace environment is very family oriented and everyone is always smiling.
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Room for advancement
Guest Service Associate (Current Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WIJanuary 15, 2015
There is great leadership at Actuant. And with the many different segments there are always advancement opportunities. The environment is friendly.
Pros
Developement and growth
Cons
Too many tamp. positions
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The job duties are awesome
Credit Analyst Billing Processor (Current Employee) –  Menomonee Falls WI 53201January 12, 2015
The company itself is a great company to work for.
The job duties of the billing processor is a very enjoyable job.
Pros
Free Lunches
Cons
health ins is very high
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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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