Co-workers and managers are great and fun to work with, good benefits, pay. We always had snacks and have group lunches at least once a month. There wasn't a lot in the way of job advancement for my role unless I wanted to move to parts, or move to Bloomington at the corporate office.
A very safety conscious company, monthly safety meetings are productive and have good information.
Hours, great coworkers, pay, benefits.
Not a lot of room for advancement for my position.
ok if you are content not moving up within the company
Service Technician (Former Employee) – Shakopee, MN – February 6, 2018
Management holds you back at some locations. They block you from advancing into better positions. Lots of BS for the technicians. More paperwork for the techs and they are suppose to charge customers time for morning meetings that turn into them getting told they cant do anything right. Very poor morale at a lot of locations. Very high turn over in a lot of positions. Dont get hurt it is always your fault. Disatchers are on call 24/7 with no breaks. expected to answer all calls.Over all I believe there are better jobs out there.
get free lunch sometimes
bad shop morale, cant move up in corporate depending on your manager
Ziegler has been a great place for me and my career. It's a privately held business, and the owners seem very invested in the long-term success of the company. People are very down-to-earth, genuine, and hard working. I have a family, and I've found it's a very good environment for work/life balance.
Ziegler is involved with philanthropic work - I have opportunities to participate in different volunteer opportunities in the area which is something important to me.
I always tell people the best part about working here is the people. I've worked a few other places and couldn't believe what a difference it was working here. People are honestly really helpful and really dedicated and very friendly.
For me, the best thing is that the company is small enough I can have an impact. I've worked for Fortune 500 companies before, and it's impossible to make your mark or have influence with a publicly traded company with tens of thousands of people. Working for a mid-size company has allowed me to take ownership in my career and have a big impact. I have no interest in going back to a huge company after working in an environment like this. Is it perfect here? No. But I've worked for enough other types of companies to know this is a good place to land for a long-term career, which is why there are so many long-term employees here.
The people/culture, company size, industry, tenure, opportunities
Product Support Administrator (Former Employee) – Bloomington, MN – June 30, 2017
Worked at Ziegler for 6 years. When I started I had a great, supportive supervisor who was wonderful! But things soured terribly through the years. I ended with a supervisor who had NO business in that position! She was great at the product support part of her job, but had no leadership skills to speak of. We were treated like trash and it killed morale. When this issue was brought up to her she blamed everyone but herself. Ziegler has FAR too many people in managment positions, furthermore they have far too many who are incredibly unqualified!!! Job seekers beware!
Poor managment, benefits, Sub par PTO plan, antiquated office culture
Machinist (Former Employee) – Altoona, IA – September 14, 2016
Management skills are lacking in Altoona. The machinist position posted doesnt describe what the job really intales. This not a true machinist job. It is a repair shop with a couple of manual lathes that belong in the scrap yard! This is a phsyically demanding job that can be easily done, giving the proper training. However. Proper training is not provided to you. It's a sink or swim job.
Comparable benefits to today's standards
Sixteenth-century mentality. No thinking outside of the box.
Hard work but it's a company you can work your whole career at and be happy that you did! I'm sorry I left after 15 years there. Wish I could redo that part of my life. Working on dozers is dirty work but it's well worth the effort.
ELECTRICAL SERVICES MANAGER (Current Employee) – Altoona, IA – March 16, 2015
Ziegler is a family orientated / owned company that takes priority in taking care of their customer's. They are an excellent company to work for and believes that family time is important! The service industry is a fast-paced, on-call 24/7 business and they take pride in that industry, plus quick response to the customer. They promote from within before looking to the outside. You can start an entry level job and grow to management with this company.