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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.31
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Challenge Manufacturing, Inc

Reviews - What employees say

1.31 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 09.Feb 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Culture is "Us vs. Them" mentality. Them being upper management and US being everyone else which includes middle management and the floor personnel.

Support from management

Upper management supports the business and keeps it working and flowing. They do not support the individual.

Teamwork

There is an "Us versus Them" mentality. "Us" being middle management and the shop personnel, versus "Them" being Upper Management.

Internal Communication

There are multiple levels of communication, upper management down, middle management and staff across, and shop floor. There is no open communication system to report ideas or continuous improvement. The system is basically top flow down, which is a poor system.

Gender Equality

No gender inequality I know of. The category is "Us" versus "Them".

Career Development

There is no system in place to honor yearly evaluation of performance, cost of living increase, performance raises, or merits. What you start with is what you will have indefinitely. This is the decision maker here. Can you live with it?

Overall compensation for your work

The initial offer is always much lower than the average. Know what you are worth and bargain well. You will not get the chance afterwards to increase because they don't do that.

Office / Work Environment

Working conditions are average.

Company Image

The image does not adequately reflect reality.

Handicapped Accessibility

Accessibility is good.

Workplace Safety

Working conditions are safe and ok. Training could be better.

Inclusive / Diverse

Continuous improvement ideas are not supported. Might as well keep them to yourself. No process or system in place to promote ideas, support development, or recognize the source of those ideas. Ideas only flow down stream, not up stream.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Would not make any difference. Upper Management is the leader and sets the example, if they will not take time to listen and have an open mind mentality and foment a system of support and growth within their employee base, then the company is doomed to fail at some point in time. They are not a good company if you have career in mind. The technology is adequate, the mentality is ancient egyptian.

What I like about the company

The technology system was good and support from IT was excellent.

What I dislike about the company

A.They do not value continuous improvement unless it comes from Upper Management flowing down. B. There is no system in place to honor or recognize anniversary dates or give cost of living raises or merit raises of any kind. C. The company is organized and run like an empire. It is closed minded and the only thing that matters is the numbers, not the individual or the people.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Challenge Manufacturing, Inc
  • City
    St. Louis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.31
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Challenge Manufacturing, Inc
1.31
1 review

Industry average (Automotive)
3.04
54,168 reviews

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3.30
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