Enerpac Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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The Enerpac business is a division of Actuant (NYSE: ATU), a $1.5 billion diversified global manufacturing company, and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Enerpac primarily plays in the high-pressure hydraulics market with locations in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

A former employee said this in a review: "At Enerpac they treat their employees poorly and due to that they fill the open positions with fellons with bad attitudes. Leadership fails to provide you with parts they forget to order and blame their employees for their mistakes".


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Former Employee - Finance/Accounting says

"Politics works here, Management not good, no working culture. if you bucket for managers you will get good hikes."

Former Employee - Product Engineer says

"-lack of leadership, mentorship, and accountability -lack of opportunity and progression - understaffed -poor compensation -hostile to any and all change or improvement"

Former Employee - Worker Bee says

"Bonus structure changes every year."

Former Employee - Engineer says

"The entire company is very complacent. They think because they have been doing the same processes for 20+ years, they cannot improve. This was a management down to production issue. Many departments had high turnover. In 5 years 35 nonproduction people had left the company. The company only had 35 nonproduction related titles. They had some great production employees but they left due to the treatment by management and the union."

Former Employee - Engineer says

"This is the worst place I’ve worked in terms of how employees are treated, and people don’t last long due to this. Specific examples: A long tenured, smart guy was demoted so they could bring in a guy who averages a job every 18 months to fill his role. Another very smart guy and longtime employee was told he was “not a self starter” in his review so he quit. Another person, who lived around Milwaukee and worked at that office, was transferred to Columbus 1.5 hrs away on no notice and given no relocation package, so he quit too. A senior level employee got told he made too much money and they were going to cut his pay each month for a year, so another one gone! When I left, they cheated me out of 10 months of my 401k match because they only paid out once a year in a lump sum. A few 20-30 year people are still there, hanging on until retirement, and the rest are all new. Nobody in the middle range because they all quit. If you interview here, ask if you can go around the office and ask tenures…they won’t like it! Before I left there were multiple declined offers. Before he left, one member of the management told me Actuant wide they had over 50% office turnover in 5 years! Revolving incompetent management. In 5 years there were 3 CEOs, 4 plant managers., and I had 5 bosses. Current CEO was fired from another company, is very gruff in manner and can be foul mouthed and inappropriate. He wouldn’t let a guy step out of a meeting to take a call from his wife when her dad died, even after he stated why he needed to take the call. He left too and took all of the decent managers with him. No career advancement or promotion from within. All managers are outside hires, and get $1500/mo leased cars while they tighten expenses on everyone else."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Terrible low morale department. Management very confrontational. HR does not back their employees. Very hostile extremely stressful place to work. Never enough people in a department at any given time."

Former Employee - Key Account Manager says

"You may be fired any time irrespective of how fruitfull you are & how long you have served the company that too without"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"This executive team promotes a “do as I say, not as I do” approach to leading. Senior Leaders walk on eggshells in constant fear of being called “an idiot, moron or stupid” by a member of the Executive team. Top level talent are scrambling to exit, 4 director/VP’s resigned last week."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"- Shallow minded and repulsive people are infesting all departments. - Absolutely no growth in any verticals. - Actuant as an organisation bullies its employees and then brags about it. - The HR Dept. really need some sense driven into them. - Actuant only shows off as it is trying to benefit employees - but it's all just a big sham - I heavily regret joining Actuant."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Every single decision is made by the finance people. If they don't see a return on their investment they will not do it. This includes investing in training and career development. No one in HR would ever listen to anyone outside of HR. Every time I would try and schedule a meeting with them they would either not show up or just straight decline my request with no response. They treat their employees as a number instead of a person. During my time here my self confidence was shot and ruined."

Painter (Former Employee) says

"They treat their employees poorly and due to that they fill the open positions with fellons with bad attitudes. Leadership fails to provide you with parts they forget to order and blame their employees for their mistakes."

Analyst (Former Employee) says

"Most of the managers at this columbus locations did not have the qualifications to hold positions they were in . most of the employees "grandfathered " into their roles from the previous establishment. no educational degrees to support the roles."

Hydraulic Technician (Former Employee) says

"although I did like the work that I did at this company, management was very poor. there was no room for advancement. they would hire outside the company for hire up positions. the way they would create work orders was not right in my mind. sometimes we would get work orders that were due before we ever got them. or they would be due and we would not have all the parts to complete the order. I saw no sign of it getting better as matter of fact it was getting worse. so I quit.health savings, 401k matchingbad management"

Electromonteur (Current Employee) says

"Uitdagende projecten krijg je mee te maken je moet mee denkend zijn om tot een oplossing te komen"

Area Sales Manager (Current Employee) says

"Mijn eerste 4 jaar bij Enerpac heb ik in de binnendienst gewerkt waar ik eerste contactpersoon was voor Europese landen, CIS landen en Turkije. Ik moest schakelen tussen 4 landen. In veel van de Oost-Europese landen waren geen buitendienst mensen actief, dus ik was een hele belangrijke contactpersoon voor de distributeuren en klanten. Sinds 2014 ben ik actief in de buitendienst en de landen waar ik verantwoordelijk voor ben voor Zuid-Nederland, België en Luxemburg. Mijn taken waren het werven van nieuwe klanten en onderhouden van bestaande klanten + distributeuren. DIt betekende dat ik in de praktijk met veel diverse zaken bezig was. Prijs afspraken met distributeuren, maar ook oplossingen bij de klanten aanbieden.vrijheidGeen goede begeleiding"

Staff Accountant (Current Employee) says

"Forecasting is always a difficult process but it's made more difficult by the several layers and demands of management. Communication issues between Corporate and the business units result in significant redundanciesFriendly peopleVery little work/life balance"

Factory-Assembler (Former Employee) says

"Assembled hydraulics. No bad work but the pay sucked and the management sucked!Not muchA lot"

Mantenimiento (Former Employee) says

"Buena ,empresa se trabaja con gente implicada en el trabajo , tevaloran con tu trabajo"

Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says

"I learned a lot about assembly line work at Enerpac. I built hydraulic pressure pumps and MPE's. (Machine pump element) The most enjoyable part of the job was learning how to use different tools and learning how to build a pressure pump all on my own. It could be frustrating but I ultimately built the pump and asked for help if needed."

Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op (Former Employee) says

"Difficult to learn. Wasn't really taught the tools required for the job and was forced to learn on my own time, which was challenging given the work load."

Financial Controller (Current Employee) says

"Say what you do and do what you say mentality. Month End processes are strict and thus close is performed in 2 days.Good"

Material Handler (Former Employee) says

"Managers/Supervisors were not very professional. However, as a company they had great benefits especially for younger people starting out they're careers."

Senior Product Design Engineer (promotion) says

"Flat engineering structure allows people the freedom to do many different things. Management within the company has been in a state of flux for many years."

Key Account Manager/ New Product Specialist (Former Employee) says

"MDP candidates need more guidance as well as international selling exposure. This particular business unit is better geared towards someone in civil engineering or industrial engineering. A chemical person might find this a little underwhelming and non-engaging. I liked working for this company, but some of the more seasoned sales people promote some pretty bad career habits.Be careful and look out for yourself first."