District General Manager (Current Employee), Johnson City, NY – May 22, 2012
Pros: quality company, local presence and a large backing
Cons: levels of approvals needed to make change
Typically every day is a challenge and one the felt very rewarding overall. Being in the life-safety business, what you did actually avesd peoples lives and property. I learned a great deal in my tenure at SimplexGrinnell, including the structure, P&L, HR, sales planning and development as well am much much more! The management are full of integrity, – more... recognize talent and drive for results. My co-workers were a great team, we have done some amazing things despite a down economy in regards to growth and profitability. The hardest part of my job was not being able to get to every one of my customers' needs, both internal and external. There are many people that needed things, so prioritizing is a challenge. Overall the best part of the job is the people and the relationships that have been built. I was a part of something that was growing and that allows that ability to impact peoples lives in a positive way. – less
Pros: great team of people, talented, always eager to help
Cons: nothing of any significance
A typical day at work was spent working with specialists from IT and the business to build new enhancements to the systems there. I learned about the consumer safety business which I had not worked with before. They have some very interesting challenges, particularly in terms of inventory and keeping all the right parts for servicing equipment in the – more... hands of the technicians out in the field. The management was a good team, both on the IT side and the customer side. I found that working with both management teams to be a good learning experience. My co-workers were a really talented group of project managers and they made my stay there the most enjoyable part of the job. The hardest part of the job was just learning the business since it was new to me. – less
Office Supervisor (Former Employee), New Cumberland, PA – April 20, 2012
Pros: flexible hours
Answer telephones, process accounts payable invoices, make calls for accounts receivables, open mail and distribute, assistant to Branch Manager, human resources (all paperwork for new hires, training and orientation), inventory, service calls and schedule inspections and back up to other positions.
Grinnell Fire Protection big company yet personal customer service feel
Sprinkler/Fire alarm field project manager (Former Employee), On severance Package 2/25/2012 – April 5, 2012
Pros: execellent cutsomer service
Cons: merge changed the culture and it is now gone
Coming up within the Grinnell fire protection culture kept to customer service and delivery of services that were beyound customers expectations, do what you said when you said how you said and fix an address any issues quickly.
Office employees versus field people is two different cultures.
Technical Representative (Current Employee), Strongsville, OH – March 12, 2012
There is no real training provided, people get thrown into situations that they are not familiar with and help is minimum. Company focuses on maximizing profits by using their employees to a maximum that might not be reasonable in my opinion.
could be a great a place to work has a lot of potential
installer/inspector (Former Employee), east berlin ct. – February 29, 2012
Pros: good 401k, good health care.
Cons: to many long hours a week, they dont give good raises, the good mgr's dont stay more only for 1 year, mgr's abuse there power by being dictators
this co. needs to focus on the people that work there by taking of them better, such as equal treatment to all employees no matter what there position in the company maybe.Job security is very poor and the room for advancement is none exsistent.