Flexco

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Flexco Reviews

Updated 30 May 2014
Updated 30 May 2014
8 Reviews

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  1.  

    Worked here for a little while - good company

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    Former Employee - Production  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Production in Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    Job for life (if you want it). Everyone stays here forever and builds loyalty. Lot of great employee perks. Free breakfast if answer favorably in company polls (best place to work in Illinois,etc). Not a bad insurance plan and they pay you if you walk with a pedometer.

    Cons

    Everyone stays forever. While this is a plus, there are a lot of times you hear the phrase - because we always do it that way. Still, not too bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company. May need to upgrade the building soon - it is a little cramped. Good chance to grow globally. Thanks for the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Best Company to Work for

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Maybe some stale and outdated practices and some employees set in their ways due to being there so long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    20+ years and still loving it!

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

    Pros

    Flexco 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.

    Cons

    Mature industry with stable but moderate growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it fun and don't lose the strong people-feeling within the culture

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great benefits but archaic management style

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

    Pros

    Compensation 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.

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Remove 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great overall company with strong leadership

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not all employees are treated equally.

    Recommends
  8.  

    a very open and nice company

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager

    Pros

    a samll honourable company wiht rapid growing pace to worldwild market

    Cons

    lack of some basic process which screw up the business progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nice, open and easy going management style

    Recommends
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    A great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Quality Manager
    Current Employee - Quality Manager

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The maturity level of the organizations has decreased and several of the technical and M/S folks could do with replacement

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