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Flexco – Downers Grove – “Flexco Downers Grove”

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    Best Company to Work for

    Business Professional - Exempt (Current Employee) Downers Grove, IL (US)

    ProsPeople, Culture, Pay and Benefits, Education ops, Flexible hours

    ConsMaybe some stale and outdated practices and some employees set in their ways due to being there so long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some new talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    20+ years and still loving it!

    Manager (Current Employee) Downers Grove, IL (US)

    ProsFlexco has a great culture that has evolved over it's 106 year history. Servicing the customer is the top priority, while management genuinely appreciates, supports and respects employees. A highly respected brand name, a supportive and caring culture, and the opportunity to associate with passionate and dedicated employees make it an ideal workplace.

    ConsMature industry with stable but moderate growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it fun and don't lose the strong people-feeling within the culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great overall company with strong leadership

    Exempt Business Professional (Current Employee) Downers Grove, IL (US)

    ProsGreat executive team and company culture. Flexco is a rare place to work where employees are truly valued and their input matters. Many policies and practices are in place to attract, retain, motivate and develop employees. Everyone in the entire U.S. gets a bonus every year based on company profits and individual performance. There are fun activities to recognize achievements and keep employees engaged and motivated. Company is profitable and has a strong history. They've been profitable every year they've been in business and have never had a true layoff. Room for growth and advancement in certain departments. The CEO is a great guy who actually walks around, smiles at people, cares about employees, and engages them in conversation. Great compensation and benefits.

    ConsSome aspects of old-fashioned practices (such as a 30-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks for office professionals). Some resistance to change from employees who had been at Flexco their entire career. Some employees who had been there a long time had a sense of entitlement. At times it was hard to get things done when members of management were out of the country on business travel for weeks at a time. Expectation that almost everyone should take on global responsibilities without extra pay, training, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great benefits but archaic management style

    Engineer (Former Employee) Downers Grove, IL (US)

    ProsCompensation from this company is without a doubt the best I've ever seen from a manufacturing plant. High salaries, bonuses and vacation time are all superb. Very relaxed work environment, to the point where employees falling asleep is a standard problem.

    ConsThis company is in business simply because they own most of their market. If not for the large reserves of money they have or if they ever had a serious competitor, their doors would have been shut long ago. Management is never held accountable for anything it seems.
      I witnessed gross errors in judgement in many areas of this company that cost close to millions to fix, yet nobody was punished or even reprimanded. These same individuals that caused this would then lay low for a while as to not draw any more attention to themselves. But sure enough, they'd be back to making colossal mistakes in no time. Yet it seemed their past mistakes were forgotten and Flexco would just spend thousands and thousands of dollars trying to fix something rather than admit it was a mistake in the first place and prevent it from happening again.
      They like to promote from within, giving your average employee a hope they can move up. The problem with this concept is that if you hire people that aren't capable or unwilling to better themselves, then you're left with a very shallow pool of talent to promote up. This is extremely obvious in the lower management, floor manager level.
      For technical machine operator positions, their HR department would hire the people here. However, their HR department was not made of technical people. So it was incredibly easy to b.s. your way through a job interview and be placed into a position you had no right being in. This would result in larger problems down the road as people, who had no idea what they were doing, were put in charge of large, complicated machinery.
      Rather than bringing in fresh talent with new ideas, the same old people are brought up through the ranks. And it becomes more of a game to protect oneself rather than make the company better. There are managers there who were promoted simply because they kissed the right butts. And it's not like this isn't obvious within the first month of working there. Flexco cherishes their "low turnover and family environment" to the point they just ignore these issues for fear of creating waves. I would be very curious to see how this company operated if there wasn't a large pool of cash holding it afloat. If they would stick to their ideals all the way to bankruptcy or if they would start to take a long hard look at themselves and remove the incompetent.
      I know this just sounds like the ramblings of a jaded ex-employee, but this company really isn't too bad a place to work for the average person. It just needs to drop the "no man left behind" routine and get rid of a lot of the dead weight bogging it down. It definitely has the potential to do well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove the people who clearly have no business in the positions they are in. You know who they are, but are just afraid to do it for some reason.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A positively different place to work with great people and great benefits.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Downers Grove, IL (US)

    ProsBenefits, Vacation Time, Bonuses, Travel Opportunities, Willingness to Share Financial Info with Employees, Great people, Family Atmosphere, Years in Business.

    ConsNot all employees are treated equally.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a very open and nice company

    Supply Chain Manager (Current Employee)

    Prosa samll honourable company wiht rapid growing pace to worldwild market

    Conslack of some basic process which screw up the business progress

    Advice to Senior Managementnice, open and easy going management style

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great company to work for

    Quality Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary & benefits above par, a good team for the most part, and a very healthy company financially all the time.

    ConsSeveral of the managers are incompetent and are looking out for themselves rather than being a team player lower team morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe maturity level of the organizations has decreased and several of the technical and M/S folks could do with replacement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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