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Reviews for Hydro Gear

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.89
Support from management
2.67
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.44
Internal Communication
2.33
Office / Work Environment
3.63
Environmental Friendliness
3.44
Work-Life Balance
2.11
Challenging Work
3.13
Inclusive / Diverse
3.11

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.89
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.11
Career Development
2.75
Overall compensation for your work
2.44
Company Image
2.57
Job Security
2.33
Handicapped Accessibility
2.89
Workplace Safety
3.56
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 9 reviews Parking in 6 of 9 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 4 of 9 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 2 of 9 reviews Tuition assistance in 1 of 9 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 2 of 9 reviews 401(k) Match in 5 of 9 reviews Flexible spending account in 1 of 9 reviews Paid time off in 4 of 9 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 5 of 9 reviews Relocation allowance in 1 of 9 reviews Life insurance in 5 of 9 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 4 of 9 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 9 reviews Health and wellness programs in 5 of 9 reviews Employee discounts in 1 of 9 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 5 of 9 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 3 of 9 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Nothing really comes to mind honestly

What I like about the company

Very energizing atmosphere, and safety was the number one priority. They were very encouraging of the employees and pushed for emerging leaders

What I dislike about the company

Pay rate increase would be helpful for the stress and demanding hours

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hydro-Gear Inc.
  • City
    Sullivan
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
What is the company culture like at Hydro Gear? Help others make critical decisions by letting them know what it’s like to work here!
  • 11.Mar 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

gossipping
harassment
favoritism
politics

Support from management

arrogant management
favoritism

Freedom to work independently

if you’re not their favorite or you don’t know how to kiss ass your out

Gender Equality

male dominated

Attitude towards older colleagues

if you’re old and slow you’re out they’ll set you up to kick you out

Office / Work Environment

bad employee services team they start and dwell in gossip

Work-Life Balance

stand for hours
work weekends

Company Image

the worst place i’ve worked at

Workplace Safety

they’ll drug test you even if the accident isn’t your fault

Inclusive / Diverse

no diversity

Suggestions for improvement

  • replace hr team with ones that don’t play favorites

What I like about the company

close to home and somewhat temp controlled

What I dislike about the company

culture management hr

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
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
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Hydro Gear
  • City
    Princeton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would give all management, management training, teach them they cant scream and yell obscenities at workers to make them work harder or when scolding them. Give them sensitivity training, anger management training. Human being training they treat you like a child and like you are stupid. They make it WELL known everyone is replaceable except for them and tell you as often as they can.

What I like about the company

The people there were great. Job was easy enough you could switch shifts anytime you wanted as long as there was a position.

What I dislike about the company

Management needs to communicate better. They would never tell you what was going on or if we had to work overtime or extra days until the end of your shift the day before. If there were changes made it made it to first shift the day of second and third well whenever they felt like telling them about it they would. They needed to listen to the people on the floor when they made changes as to whether it was gonna work like they wanted. Everything looks good on paper but not always at the machine. They made unreasonable totals that an operator should be able to make in a night. Yes the machine can cut that much in a night but you have breaks, lunches, and machine issues or cutting issues which would almost always make it unattainable and you would get in trouble for not making rate.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hydro-Gear Inc.
  • City
    Sullivan
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered
  • 16.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

not a courteous or respectful environment.

Support from management

Some good, some bad, but with a lot of turnover.

Teamwork

machine operators referred to with insulting terms by management.

Internal Communication

Much waste and frustration because internal departments place higher emphasis on making individual goals, rather than working together. Purchasing would defeat machining on a regular basis by bringing in materials that did not meet approved standards, just so they could meet their goals, at the cost of everyone else's goal. Some work being done to improve, but a long way to go.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They would hire anybody vertical and breathing for production because it seemed like they had cycled through everyone in the area. It seems everyone in the area has worked for Hydro-Gear or Agrifab in the past and rolls their eyes when mentioned.

Overall compensation for your work

If you go here, negotiate a great salary up front, because it is not their policy to give cost of living raises later.

Work-Life Balance

Long days mandatory, overtime mandatory. Production people work almost every weekend.

Job Security

Like a revolving door

Handicapped Accessibility

They did do a great job of providing for certain employees that were friends and family.

Workplace Safety

There have been good efforts made to make it a clean safe environment.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Bring in management and especially new quality management with automotive type experience, not your local buddies.

What I like about the company

I did meet some very nice people there.

What I dislike about the company

I did not like being insulted by management. Health insurance provider was terrible.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered
  • Company
    Hydro-Gear Inc
  • City
    Sullivan
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 06.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Alot of things like giving others chances at other stations

What I like about the company

It feels good to hear that we do a good job if we do a good job

What I dislike about the company

How they plan the day is weird because we run out of parts sometimes

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hydro-Gear Inc
  • City
    Sullivan
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered
  • 10.Feb 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Put people with solid relevant experience in machining and assembly in leadership positions, not your family and friends. Get some decent benefits. Stop cutting corners. Don't line up engineers against a wall. It doesn't help.

What I dislike about the company

Employees not appreciated, not even a little. Engineers micromanaged by unskilled leaders.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Hydro-Gear Inc
  • City
    Sullivan
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 14.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Competive wages and be straight forward.

What I like about the company

Location is close to home, clean environment‰ÛÜ, and not hard work

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

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
    Hydro-Gear Inc
  • City
    Sullivan
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 20.Jun 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • have drug testing every 2 to 3 mo. and back ground check for all new employer.

What I like about the company

I loved working at Hydro Gear work is very easy most all bosses was nice

What I dislike about the company

not a lot.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hydro Gear
  • City
    Princeton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2012
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • run drug test and a background check on ever one ever 60 days.

What I like about the company

i love what i was doing.i wish i was still working there.

What I dislike about the company

i had no pro.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Desirable office location is offered
  • Company
    Hydro Gear
  • City
    Princeton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered