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Poor Management & advancements for new hires only
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Savanna, ILAugust 21, 2018
Elkay used to be the elite company to work for in the area. Within the last 5-7 years it’s been drastically going downhill with upper management. They say they care about their employees, they only care about the new hires within the first year. After you have years vested they believe senior employees won’t leave so they will just deal with it. The insurance & 401k is good, pay is ok but you work hard for it. It’s a good starting job but I wouldn’t recommend staying here for a long period of time. You can tell when you walk through the doors on the whole moral of the people.
Pros
Good benefits, good 401k
Cons
Lots of hours, hard work, poor management
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Customer Care Representative (Current Employee) –  Oak Brook, ILAugust 20, 2018
• Assist sales representatives to facilitate increased sales and new business.
• Work with customers to educate them on products and technical issues.
• Support large national accounts by handling day-to-day issues such as job quoting, sales agreement enforcement, and order issues.
• Trouble shoot logistical problems, product & pricing inquiries, and process issues.
• Build and maintain relationships with sales representatives and customers.
Cons
Hardly anytime for breaks, can only take vacation when their's coverage
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its a factory, somehow there is always drama
Builder (Former Employee) –  Culver, IndianaJuly 25, 2018
It seems like Corporate are good people, but by the time you get to the bottom of the totem pole, everyone is fighting for their own gain. I kept to my own business, and yet somehow drama still found me. but the business itself seemed good and i enjoyed working for them
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Company provided very good nice perks for employee
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  New JerseyJuly 9, 2018
Elkay tries to promote good work ethics and promotes within.
Some managers and teams were better than others.
Not the best commission plan for field sales people.
They are risk takes in buisness. You have to commend that and hence they have their ups and downs. Family owned buisness.
Pros
Wonderful experience in the National Sales Meeting, learned a lot
Cons
Lower pay then many of their competitors, weak lower level management
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Poor work environment and management
Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) –  Savanna, ILJuly 8, 2018
9 hours of working in humid and extreme heat environment. Management does not listen to employees thoughts and complaints. Overtime every week in extreme heat (summer and winter). Other employees do not work well with others. Many complains about other employees.
Pros
Lunch outside of building. Decent pay and benefits
Cons
Short breaks. Hot environment.
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Horrible workplace.
Cabinet Maker (Former Employee) –  Independence, ORJuly 7, 2018
Everybody was hurting for money and nobody ever got a raise. The only thing that matters to Elkay is making a quick buck. Employees are just there temporarily.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Hot and nasty place to work
Multiple positions (Former Employee) –  Lumberton, NCJuly 3, 2018
I worked for Elkay for 10+ years.
Supervisors and team leads shows favoritism and talks to employees disrespectfull.

Some supervisors arent fair when it's time to evaluated for your raise, instead of basing it on your performance they base it on their personal feelings towards you sometime causing employees not to get their raise and when it's brought to management attention, nothing is done.
Pros
Great compensation
Cons
Poor leadership and Human Resources.
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Good team members
Manager (Former Employee) –  Oakbrook Terrace, ILJune 22, 2018
Good team members
Centrally located
Good new employee welcome events
Good products
Too many projects running at the same time
Shortage in resources
Lack of communication
Pros
Good location and team members
Cons
Limited communication
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Bad job
Shipping and Receiving (Current Employee) –  Culver, INJune 12, 2018
For starters they lie about everything. I was told I had 60 days to sign up for insurance and was told i was to late after 30 days. You never know day to day when you get to go home you can work anywhere from 8-16 hours a day.
Pros
None
Cons
Lack of comunnication, hours, and being lied to
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it was a great company
Assembled Wood Products Repirer (Former Employee) –  Ringgold, VAJune 11, 2018
it was a good company to work for! It was a great learning experience.
hard work but it was great
manager was great
a lot of team work



we got holidays off and was still paid for them
Pros
na
Cons
short breaks
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It was a good job.
Backup Lead/machine operator (Current Employee) –  New Ulm, MNMay 13, 2018
It was a good job, had good benefits, room for growth. Hours were long, sometimes work load exceeded the people they had to do the job which lead to long hours and working weekends.
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Too bad they closed
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  New Ulm, MNApril 21, 2018
Was a nice place to work. If they where not closing the doors I planned on retiring here. For a while you could bring home scrap wood which I used in projects at home. Some used for firewood.
Pros
half hour lunch you can leave campus if you punch out
Cons
non
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Run while you can
Back up lead (Former Employee) –  New Ulm, MNApril 8, 2018
Employee of 5 years and now lost job because of closing the plant. Had not family or personal time. Management is beyond worthless. If it wasn't for my situation I would want the last 5 years of my life back
Pros
Finally get to find a better job
Cons
Everything
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Good Working Environment
Process Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 26, 2018
If you really want to learn while working in an industry, Elkay is surely one of those places. A great place for interns. The management staff is really great.
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Fast pace with no real directuon
Assembly lead (Former Employee) –  Culver, INMarch 18, 2018
If you like working alot of hours including Saturdays and never know what time you are going home each day than this place is for you. There is no work to home life ratio. They do not care what you need to do outside of this place. You are forced to use your vacation time if you need to go to the doctor because you are never out of this place on time and anyplace that closes at 5 you will never see. Management here is blind at best. They believe they have all the answers but yet none of them talk to you about it, they talk at you and threaten that if rate isn't met then there will be accountability. If you would get correct parts or the right parts it would be able to be done. Most Co workers here are great to work with but the management is poor. Leaders lead, bosses dictate. All they have are bosses who don't even know how to build a cabinet. STAY AWAY!!!
Pros
Paycheck
Cons
No work to home life ratio, poor management
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Never Again
Various (Former Employee) –  New Ulm, MnMarch 8, 2018
The New Ulm plant is a joke. Horrible management, Horrible Human Resources... little to no training while being thrown on a different spot. Just a joke.
Pros
Paycheck
Cons
Everything else
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Fast Pace
Builder (Former Employee) –  Culver, INFebruary 17, 2018
It was a very fast pace, unorganized job that had poor management and long hours, but i did not working the long hours because i liked getting overtime.
Pros
repetetive
Cons
unorganized
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Muy buen ambiente muy agradable
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Denver, COFebruary 4, 2018
aprendí desde hacer el cajón poner guías y frentes
Pros
Si
Cons
Ninguna
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Modern day sweatshop
Panel Packer (Former Employee) –  Culver, INJanuary 30, 2018
You’d find better management at your local McDonald’s. They don’t care about your health and don’t take concussions seriously. The biggest problem was lack of care and attention to workers who underperformed due to inconsistently in training.
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A fun and friendly enviorment with plenty of opportunity for advancement
Vault Technician (Former Employee) –  Waconia, MNJanuary 1, 2018
The overall work environment is friendly and supportive. All of the floor workers and managers are helpful and always there if you have any questions about the work you're doing.
Pros
Good conpetitive wages and friendly work enviorment
Cons
Some of the upper management isnt the best
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