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Order Puller (Former Employee) –  OrlandoSeptember 11, 2018
Worked here for a year. I wouldn’t work there again unless I absolutely had to. Most of the management is a joke. They attempt to use the Stihl Inc. name, reputation and logo as their own, When in reality they’re two different companies. The lead walks around the place as if owns it and like to give hard time to minorities. They force you stay after your regularly scheduled working hours and occasionally on Saturday. If you attempt to avoid staying late or not come in on Saturday they will try to fire you or at least threaten your job. If your African-American don’t even apply cause they won’t hire you and if your any other minority expect a hard time. When you attempt to purchase a product you have to talk to the president beforehand and he makes your feel like you’re being interrogated in addition to talking to you as as if you can’t afford the product. Raises are a joke, health and dental plans are barely just above government requirements and 401k is pathetic.
Pros
Good for part-time/temporary employment
Cons
Pay, Benefits, Management, Environment, Hours, Job Security
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Good pay and benefits.
Machine Operator 1 (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VA 23452September 4, 2018
Good pay and benefits although management always look for people to point the finger at for problems when they are in a pinch and usually it's someone they can get rid of and train two more people in their place.

The leads on top of that are stressed out since management leans on them to get things done to near perfection and it trickles down into the work force.

Usually attendance is the only reason people get let go unless someone in the management chain doesn't approve of your work in which case they build things against you to replace you.

Just like any high stress, high dollar job you have to watch your back and document everything. If you don't speak up, you'll get thrown under the wheel.
Pros
Good pay, great benefits, cool people to work with.
Cons
Watch your six, someone always trying to get where you are.
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Fast paced, wouldn't say an easy job but its a good job to have
Forklift Operator and Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLSeptember 2, 2018
You'll always stay busy not a bad place to work, the warehouse manager play favoritism and can be unfair at times, other employees are easy to get along with. Its a good place to work, mon-fri 10am-7pm job easy to balance life/work at always have the weekends off and paid holidays
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Opportunities are available if you seek them out and work for them.
Production (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJuly 20, 2018
Many disciplines are available on one campus allowing many areas to branch out into. Opportunities exist for everyone from production workers to managers.
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Fun part time position for students
Shipping Manager (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJune 10, 2018
Stihl was a great place to work and took me on knowing that I was looking for a temporary position before finding a path into the automotive industry. The pay is fair for the responsibilities you are given but with no way for students/part time employees to make more hours throughout the week, it causes a financial struggle and is not a place I would work at again due to this.
Pros
multiple breaks for all employess, good management, good employees
Cons
no way to get more hours if you are a student or a part time employee
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horrible place to work
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMay 3, 2018
I do not recommend working here. You have no rights when working here, they can change you job and shift at will.The management is horrible...........
Pros
you get a paycheck
Cons
many
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Good company
Order Inquiries (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAApril 25, 2018
offered a lot of company benefits, in my opinion better than other jobs, good work life balance. my only complaint was that management showed favoritism towards some
Pros
great people good benefits
Cons
favoritism towards some employees
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Poor Management
Warehouse Manager (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMarch 24, 2018
Over the last years numerous changes in upper management have made the production area a miserable place to work.
After lots of complaints to HR, a 360 Management Review was conducted. The result was a very low approval rate of almost all key managers.
No changes were made, but a year later the same consultant came in to review the changes. Result was the same. In some departments like Engineering, Purchasing, Planning, Facility, Quality and Plastics the approval rate was in the 20% range.
As almost another year later, no changes happened.
Pros
Benefits and interesting product range
Cons
Upper management leadership style in manufacturing is way below the quality of the Stihl products
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your job quality will depend on your manager
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMarch 22, 2018
Stihl offers good benefits, nice compensation and fair vacation time. The company has many departments that are well managed with happy employees, however there are a few managers who are just plain terrible and are there to stay. If you work for any of the managers with no people skills, no management skills and passive aggressive practices, you will quit sooner or later. Its a shame really.
Pros
all the benefits and social engagements
Cons
bad managers in some departments
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Poor management & benefit compensation freeze
Tool & Die Lead (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAFebruary 8, 2018
Poor management & benefit compensation freeze

Poor work-life balance

Hostile workplace

Stressful & Cut-throat culture

High percentage of employees who are not productive
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Culture of hate and discontent; great pay
Quality Specialist (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJanuary 22, 2018
Management breeds a culture of hate and discontent; great pay, but not worth the health risk.
Managers are still building their own empires. they expect you to work at higher levels than the supervisor without the benefits
Pros
People are okay and pay is good
Cons
Management is awful
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Challenging
Commodity Manager, Senior Buyer (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJanuary 22, 2018
Management Teams in Purchasing are very harsh; very political environment especially for male colleagues. Work is very interesting and working with the multi-national workforce is a plus
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managment
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VANovember 29, 2017
Management at my job was awesome they were very communicable and nice to the employees. If I had any issues I could go to him for help, and he would be there swiftly I could always count on him
Pros
relationship with manager
Cons
extreamly cold inside the building
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Productive
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VANovember 14, 2017
Typical was easy, the co-workers was friendly. The management was great. There was not hard part about this job. I just loved it. I learned a lot from this job, it taught me patient.
Pros
Co-workers
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Good place to work , but poor and impartial leadership
Lead Raw Materials (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VANovember 14, 2017
Technology and equipment provided.

Leadership had personal agendas , showed impartial treatment to some and stepped over others.

Unskilled and under qualified Supervisor hand picked overtime assignments . Used emotions when making decisions instead facts and reason.

Senior Managers bullied department employees while promoting other employees
Pros
Morale events and bonuses
Cons
breaks shorten in half of dept, inskilled supervison
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Highly managed
Master Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAOctober 30, 2017
Great co-workers. Family owned, but a well defined management hierarchy. Business professional requirement was overkill for the actual work environment.
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Well organized
Capitalized on the opportunity to lead forward (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAOctober 3, 2017
Leadership isn't the best
The good old boy role still exist
No mentor ship programs

Don't use the policies to protect yourself

Old management don't want to see others move forward or at least pass them
Pros
bonus
Cons
Leadership
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Built in cafeteria
Assembly Worker (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAApril 7, 2017
Excellent staff and management, very clean, discreet factory. Very busy. Overtime when necessary and flexible hours. Not too stable as far as job security goes.
Pros
Excellent work ethic from multiple levels of staff
Cons
Difficult to get an interview
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a very rewarding place to work
Assembler II (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMarch 13, 2017
Working at Stihl is a very nice place to work. I have learned a lot of things there. The management there is really great and they treat you like family.
Pros
bonuses
Cons
alot of overtime
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Was a good company to work for
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VADecember 13, 2016
Ten years ago this was a great company to work for. Now they care more about profits than the employees! When I first started the management was relatively fair and you could move up in the company. When I left the management is all for the kiss up lazy people. If they do not like you, you will never move up.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Moral at 0%
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