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Reviews for Central States Manufacturing

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
1.83
Support from management
1.83
Teamwork
1.83
Freedom to work independently
1.83
Internal Communication
1.33
Office / Work Environment
2.67
Environmental Friendliness
2.17
Work-Life Balance
1.50
Challenging Work
2.67
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.50
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.83
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.83
Handicapped Accessibility
1.83
Workplace Safety
3.17
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 2 of 6 reviews Easy access to public transportation Stock or equity options in 5 of 6 reviews 401(k) in 4 of 6 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 1 of 6 reviews Tuition assistance in 4 of 6 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 2 of 6 reviews 401(k) Match in 5 of 6 reviews Flexible spending account in 3 of 6 reviews Paid time off in 4 of 6 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 5 of 6 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 5 of 6 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 6 reviews Health and wellness programs in 3 of 6 reviews Employee discounts in 1 of 6 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 3 of 6 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 6 reviews No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 3 of 6 reviews
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  • 20.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Keep me as an employee, pay all my back pay. Give me a raise.

What I like about the company

Everything was great.... except the firing

What I dislike about the company

The act of firing me without a real reason. All I got was a bs excuse

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Central States Manufacturing, Inc.
  • City
    Lowell
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
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  • 22.May 2018
  • Employee

Job

2.11

Suggestions for improvement

  • Communication

What I like about the company

Benefits

What I dislike about the company

Upper upper management

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Central States Manufacturing, Inc.
  • City
    Michigan City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 03.May 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Good people

Support from management

Don’t ask, unless you are liked.

Teamwork

The treat your training like you are in college and hazing is their control.

Internal Communication

None, you will be disappointed

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Central States Manufacturing, Inc.
  • City
    Lowell
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 10.May 2016
  • Employee

Support from management

Set unrealistic goals and then pass the buck when goals are not met

Teamwork

Management does not practice what they preach

Suggestions for improvement

  • Have upper management work on the floor for a year before they are allowed to fulfil a position in upper mgmt.

What I like about the company

Nothing. Used to be a fantastic place to work. Then something bad happened, it became a corporation.

What I dislike about the company

They set unrealistic goals and then get upset when goals aren't hit. The people setting the goals haven't the slightest idea how production happens on the floor.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Central States Manufacturing, Inc.
  • City
    Michigan City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2007
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Others
  • 25.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get an upper management team that has a clue and quit hiring General managers that come from cookie factories and haven't the faintest idea how to run a steel processing plant.

What I like about the company

When I hired in 2001 it was a great place to work. A very family feeling when you went to work.

What I dislike about the company

Upper management has not a clue how to run a company. They think that coming up with dumb ideas and then just implementing them without even trying them out is the way to go. If you don't like it, there's the door. They also think that Central States should come before family. Again, if you don't like it, there's the door. No one holds upper management accountable yet they like to use that word a lot to beat down their subordinates. Apparently it is fun to slam a supervisor and put him out of a job after 14 years of faithful service because of the shortcomings of power hungry upper management with bad ideas. Middle management isn't much better. The middle managers that are worth a hoot are to scared to stand up and tell UM that they are wrong or that they have rotten ideas. The rest of middle management is in bed with UM. Little puppets. Sure, they have a list of "values" but those only count when it's to UM's advantage. So in conclusion, I would not wish my worst enemy to be employed at Central States.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Central States Manufacturing Inc (Michigan City, IN / United States)
  • City
    Michigan City, IN
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 21.Nov 2015
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Central States Manufacturing, Inc.
  • City
    Lowell
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered