- Henkels & McCoy, Inc.01.Jul 2016
The company tends towards a sink or swim mentality with little support from co-workers. The majority of the individuals that work here are there to hang out with their friends while the competent few are worked to death.
There is no trust or sense of team within or between departments. This is a top down issue. Management encourages this behavior by loudly and publicly talking about other employees in an unprofessional manner.
Freedom to work independently
despite my too heavy work load and continually asking for help, management demanded work be done in a timely manner
I was constantly given inaccurate information from my supervisors and more often was not provided with sufficient information to do my work. I would often discover changes in passing from others, and when asked for more information, supervisors were not forthcoming.
I wish I could give no stars to this category. This company actively seeks to exclude women from management and keep them in administrative roles. It is very clear in the way they treat the women that work here and how the hiring process is done that women are not considered equals. I was told from a number of employees that this comes directly from upper management.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Many laborers were well above this age range and were kept despite their ability to perform the work to the highest quality. In my 6 month time here 2 men above 45 years of age were hired for management roles in my department.
I did not see any opportunity for career development here. It was often said that this is a training company but they haven't developed the teaching part of this yet.
Overall compensation for your work
For my level of experience I received a fair wage but I knew people in a training program who did not receive raises there were promised and often received paychecks late.
Office / Work Environment
When working in the actual office, working conditions were excellent. However, I worked in a trailer next to the office building. This was immediately adjacent to the smoking area and many viewed my trailer as a place to socialize. I was subjected to constant interruptions and uncomfortable weather conditions and the constant smell of smoke. Also, due to being outside the office, I often had technical difficulties with the WiFi and connecting to the company server.
Due to the high work load I often worked 12-14 hour days. I was able to easily take a vacation as long as I spent a few hours every day working.
I don't know anyone that has positive things to say about this company.
I knew many people that were in a training program here and it seemed as though the program was budgeted for half the members to drop out. When this did not happen, raises that were promised as part of the program were not received a members were let go for insubstantial reasons. This company is not good at managing its resources. Laborers were constantly fluctuating because supervisors had a hard time predicting what man power would be needed.
This is one of the few areas this company exceeds in. It has a very aggressive safety culture.
The work itself was not difficult and since I had a high level of responsibilities I felt very accomplished in what I was doing. However, many people feel the need to gossip at this company. I was told of snide comments made about how I waste my time and don't do much.
Inclusive / Diverse
Diversity was never brought up during my time here. I wouldn't say the company is against it, but they do not actively seek it out. The majority of the people that work here, especially in management, are older white men.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHenkels & McCoy, Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2016