Thomas & Betts

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Thomas & Betts Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
38 Reviews
2.6
38 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    From promise to bust

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Verona, WI

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company car, Company Card, company cellphone.

    Cons

    Deteriorating management, understaffed, inter office managerial power plays, poor scheduling, little regard to personal life, Training budget is constantly cut, the field is understaffed but management says there is no justification to add more personnel, cross country travel can be scheduled at the drop of a hat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either spend the money or reduce the commitments. Dispite haven been purchased by ABB, Thomas & Betts constantly bickers and finger points. Not to mention constantly undermines the other parts of the organization by constantly shifting expenses and losses around on the books to try and look as if they are doing better than they actually are. There are successful parts of the organization. However the Thomas & Betts core has become so used to the idea that they are successful that the concept of actually maintaining a well run business if foreign to them. Which results in them hacking away at anything golden they touch until it looks like the mangled and miss managed core that is Thomas & Betts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Thomas & Betts, not what it use to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomas & Betts

    Pros

    close to home and there was not managerial influence

    Cons

    everything else, bad management, pay increases were rare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Verona, WI
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Verona, WI

    I worked at Thomas & Betts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Full company match on first 3% of 401k .

    Cons

    Their is very poor sense of employee engagement in the office, distrust of management, and few local development opportunities. Due to many buyouts and mergers, their is a high turnover rate and most office employees have a tenure of 5 years or less.
    Harassment tolerating atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do Not apply

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verona, WI

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company does offer decent opportunity for growth, but that does not mean you will see a large jump in pay.

    Cons

    Management! They have no clue what goes on. I have never been so micro managed in my life. These people sit in there offices but have no idea what really happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step into the shoes of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The work was easy...just to much favoritism.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomas & Betts

    Pros

    The money is good
    The jobs are simple
    Good location..
    The benefits are good also the insurance was good for a self insured company

    Cons

    To much overtime
    to many bosses with the supervisors..sr. cell leads..then cell leads. They dont adhere to their dress code.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you follow your rules..follow them all..and do it for everyone..not just a few.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst experience with a global organization.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits; flexible work schedule

    Cons

    No communication; lack of safety initiatives and FOLLOW THROUGH by corporate; lack of educated managers at plant locations; severe lack of support from corporate; no advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take communication problem more seriously. Although, it may be more realistic to get rid of everyone at corporate and start with fresh management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressfull

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts

    Pros

    It is a big company, working with many softwares and theoretical you have the opportunitinty to use them. They are suppliers for many big companies.

    Cons

    It is very stressful. Any change is avoided. If you do not have experiece they do not give support. many informations which you need are keept secret, They
    are not trustfull.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some departaments are useless. They keep too many people doing things without sens when they kan simplify the sob reducting the errors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler
    Former Employee - Assembler

    I worked at Thomas & Betts

    Pros

    It's a job for what it's worth

    Cons

    lack of comucation from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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