Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) – West Jefferson, NC – October 15, 2018
Factory shutdown. Was disgruntled at end due to seeing others receiving large sums to stay where I was not, though I was payroll accountant. I believe the Controller chose who she wanted to stay based on friendship rather than responsibilities
Hyper focused on budget but great people to work with
Management (Current Employee) – United States – September 10, 2018
Gates allows all levels of employees to participate in ideas that drive the company forward. Gates promotes and follows through on doing not just the minimum but the right thing. They try to treat people well.
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) – Lithonia, GA – September 5, 2018
It's a competitive place where there are favorites. You are consistently lied to, and they get upset if you don't volunteer your days off to work. Very unorganized, and do not listen to there employees. They will get upset if you don't finish their last minute projects.
District Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Madisonville, LA – July 22, 2018
A typical day was mapping out my territory to see which area I would concentrate on that day or week. I learned to manage my time and customers and also learned how to referee rival distributor disagreements.
Factory Worker (Former Employee) – Siloam Springs, AR – July 11, 2018
It was a great job I enjoyed it a lot.Other than the fact that its almost impossible to advance to a ,higher paying position. The management is pretty good they are overall pretty laid back. But they dont really understand personal things.
Electronic Technician (Former Employee) – Siloam Springs, AR – July 9, 2018
If you like working in a Hot H*** Hole? Go for it!!! Management no good. No training. Figure it out on your own environment. No shoe allowance and no safety eyewear allowance. Insurance no good and very high.
Challenging work environment with a sink or swim training system
Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) – Siloam Springs, AR – June 5, 2018
Could be an excellent place to retire from, many holes in their training create unnecessary stress and prolonged people , machinery and process issues. Could use communication classes between management and employees
District Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – May 21, 2018
I was always proud to work for Gates. However the new ownership has ruined the culture for this company and what it stood for. It's a shame we have lost alot of good people. I wish it was like the old day's customer first and revenue driven later. I understand we need the revenue. But cut backs in inventory has killed our sales momentum. Thanks Blackstone corp.
Great leadership at the local levels and middle management
Expect to be a service technician as well as an outside sales rep
District Sales Manager (Former Employee) – FYI – May 16, 2018
Huge politics in the company. They used to hire people to help change over inventory for stores, but now the sales reps do it. Very little time spend actually selling. ALOT of manual labor and they still expect you to hit your numbers even while you are on the road 7 days a week doing inventory change overs. Alot of time away from family and no additional pay or incentives for doing it.
Hot sweaty dirty work decent pay overtime short notice no allowance for clothes but did have boot truck every month production based and eye for detail must ppe and standard work implement on daily basis