Project Manager (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 28, 2018
The new CEO made notoriously questionable decisions for the sake of cutting corners, and ultimately led to a mass layoff throughout the company (something that didn't even happen during the recession).
not disclosed (Former Employee) – Brooklyn Park, MN – May 21, 2018
• Used to be an excellent place to work! • US management is now controlled by Denmark. • Many jobs are being outsourced at this time. • Company cares more about their finances than their employees. • Cubicles layout is tight, and too open with too many distractions. • New management does not have your back.
Service Technician (Current Employee) – Marietta, GA – January 22, 2018
Great place to work. Pretty much on you own where you don't have anyone looking over your shoulder. Just sync your computer and go to work. Requires a lot of driving but you have a company van and support just a phone call away if needed.
Service Dispatch Representative (Current Employee) – Brooklyn Park, MN – May 29, 2017
Nilfisk has a wonderful culture and it is great to work there. However, from a customer service standpoint, there is not much room to advance or grow within the company. Typical days are non-stop from the moment we arrive to the moment you leave. Very busy days and not much time to calm down. The team and management makes the day enjoyable and do what they can to make sure we have fun at work.
Potlucks, teamwork, benefits, pay
Commute in some cases, continual fast pace, attendance of other team members
Mechanical Test Technician (Current Employee) – Brooklyn Park, MN – May 23, 2017
Every day, once I get into the office, I'll sit at my desk, punch in, and go through the email that I didn't have a chance to sit down to do the prior day. After email, I'll get up and go into the lab. Make sure all my tests are running sufficiently, do all my monitoring. Once the monitoring is done, I'll do a fast clean up to make sure all the tools in my area are in the correct locations. After I've finished monitoring, and cleaning everything, I'll look at current fixtures, and diagrams and try to improve them in one way or another. I'll also look at LabVIEW programming and play with the functions to try to learn more of the programming. Currently I'm writing SOP's on how to do certain testing, as well as failure analysis, and also working on the electrical ladder diagrams for new fixtures. I think management is definitely something that needs work, but I know that's a constant battle with how busy the managers are here. They do take the time to try to stay in touch with you a few times a week, which is a good thing. The most difficult part of my job, is trying to see what different engineers want to look for in test results. They might have different ideas of what they want compared to the Test Engineer, so I've got to be able to find the time to communicate with everyone to ensure the test is run properly, to attain the desired results. I love when I'm able to design a new fixture successfully, and see it used in more testing beyond what I made it for. I also enjoy when I have a test running that gets positive results from the component being tested. It tellsmore... me that I'm setting everything up correctly.less
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Morgantown, PA – February 5, 2014
My typical day was to show up and review open orders. I would assign orders to employees per their proficiencies. I learned a lot about employee management, quality control production scheduling, customer service, electronic, electrical and mechanical assembly processes. We all worked very hard together to meet timelines efficiently. The most unfavorable part of the job was upper managements inability to except ideas from us warehouse workers.