Franklin Electric

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Franklin Electric Reviews

Updated 1 March 2014
Updated 1 March 2014
5 Reviews

3.7
5 Reviews
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Franklin Electric Chairman and CEO R. Scott Trumbull
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  1.  

    Nice place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee  in  Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Employee in Fort Wayne, IN (US)

    Pros

    The people are friendly and helpful. Depending on whom you are working for, there is flexibility to handle things you need to do as they come up. Overall positive experience. Good quality products you can be proud of.

    Cons

    Some of the mid-level managers are disconnected from the people who end up doing the actual implementation of their desires/requirements. They still think too much like engineers and not enough like marketers. They have been slow to embrace new technology. No one wants to take ownership of their product line and be responsible for its representation to the public, even though the public is B2B.

    The new computerized skills assessment can do you in if you don't pay close attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the internet and current technologies. Pay attention to your marketing folks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding and full of experiences.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A new company when I started on 2005, New challenges every time to convey organization and employees to keep growing in labor experiences. Good Budget to invest on Technology where we need technology.

    Cons

    There are not to much to say about COns becuase Franklin Electric Keeps a Top companies top ten rate in the last 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow decisions takers to move forward on important projects to affect directly growth of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    OK place with room for improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wilburton, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilburton, OK (US)

    Pros

    1. very dedicated and hard-working people on the production floor, including supervisors
    2. most office people are reasonable
    3. one of the few companies in Wilburton providing benefit

    Cons

    1. plant manager gets erratic and many people are confused
    2. some new-hires are dumb and arrogant
    3. the facility is extremely hot in summer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't waste people's time on the useless things.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    just a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    Pros

    the people at this facility are great. many of them are long time employees and no one knows their jobs better than they do

    Cons

    they are closing the plant but never made an announcement to the plant. They have simply moved one piece after another and stayed below the minimum federal required amount of people layed off that would force them to make an announcement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come clean early on and don't make the entire organization worry for years about the future of the plant. make the announcement, pick the people you want to stay till the end and offer them bonuses if they do. let everyone else trickle off, we have pride in our work so the products would still be good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I really enjoyed working on the paintline.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unhanger On Paintline  in  Wilburton, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Unhanger On Paintline in Wilburton, OK (US)

    Pros

    If a person is looking for fulltime work with excellent benefits, Franklin is the place to be. There are many learning opportunities within the factory for growth. The staff where I worked was very helpful, kind and considerate.

    Cons

    There was not enough air conditioning in the department where I worked or the factory. It was very hot there in the summer time, especially on the paintline. The fans provided helped but, needs to be cooler.
               Wider rubber mats would also be helpful on the paintline floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management has an excellent team of professionals that keep the company running smoothly. The incredible teamwork of all the workers and supervisors is what makes this Franklin Electric such a wonderful place to work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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