Poor management. Good benefits. Work life balance is a struggle. Long hours but not stressful. Management is supportive but not well organized. Overall not a bad place to work. Needs readjustment for considering long term employment.
Master Electrician (Current Employee) – Neenah, WI – April 21, 2017
Through my years of employment at Michel's Power I felt it was a very safety oriented and professional company when it came to the running of projects. But as far as advancement, it was nearly impossible to move up the ladder. Even with all the time and money I invested personally in my education.
Compliance (Former Employee) – Corporate – November 29, 2016
Health benefits were great. Otherwise you are under paid and unappreciated. Can't move up unless you sleep with management. They will find any reason to fire you. HR has no backbone. Will make promises to get you hired but won't keep them. Extremely high turnover rate.
Good benefits, great facility to work at, pay structure needs work
Equipment Catalog Specialist (Current Employee) – Brownsville, WI – October 11, 2016
They treat you well, but they won't pay you what they worth unless you really complain and drive at it or threaten to quit. Other than the pay scale and some lack of communication due to large size it's not a bad place to work for.
use extreme caution when being recruited by Michels
Yard Worker (Former Employee) – Brownsville, WI – June 27, 2016
While employed in the yard at Michels earning $20+ per hour, the work environment between supervisors and technicians is mostly good; only the usual minor conflicts which are normal in any workplace occur. My advice to anyone reading this is to understand that the corporate office and the yard in Brownsville, WI have a definite, distinct,"us v. them" attitude. As a yard employee, you are "them." They will manufacture a reason to fire you at any time on their whim. The Michels HR Dept. are helpless jellyfish - you are not protected in the event of a conflict with anybody. Before you accept a job in the Michels yard, you work on thin ice. Even if you are an exemplorary employee, as the author of this review was considered (excellent attendance, work ethic, safety record and highly respected by team members), your position at Michels is always at risk.
long hours, not enough bathrooms, dangerous safety violations, ineffective HR Dept.
Office Manager/ Payroll and Human Resource (Former Employee) – Brownsville, WI – September 15, 2015
Being in the Pipeline Division, safety will always come first.
Taught me a lot about life and people's way and different cultures. You take the good with the bad.
This job has taught me to go-go-go and be proficient while doing it! I have tweaked any weakness that I thought I had. People depend on YOU and it feels good to be able to help them and have them appreciate you.