Thomas & Betts Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Sales Support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Verona, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Verona, WI

    I worked at Thomas & Betts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is decent for entry level, and for those who have an associate degree level of education. It's a good place to build skills and experience.

    Cons

    High turn over rate. Serious lack of leadership and training. This is the most unprofessional environment I've ever been in. Very low morale here. Little to no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Become leaders and take responsibility. I've seen too many political charades and blame games going on. It's obvious to everyone. Stand up for your subordinates, and provide them with the tools and training they need to make you and the business successful.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Team Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Thomas & Betts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid for most of my college. Do take advantage of that if you work there. Pay and benefits okay.

    Cons

    Think: 3rd world sweatshop, dirty, backward culture, petty, and cutthroat.

    Advice to Management

    Stricter recruiting policy, less favoritism, hire educated people for jobs in higher position

  3. Helpful (1)

    Nice People But

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomas & Betts

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

    Pros

    Nice Co-Works, relatively laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management Team resistant to change, many sources with perception of favoritism

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  5. Helpful (1)

    A poor working environment for those who have ambition

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can work all the overtime you want.

    Cons

    Poor wages. Confusing culture. Crab barrel....no one wants you to get ahead. Many employees are part of the point out everyone's flaws so no one sees that they don't perform. Unfortunately, these individuals are rewarded because they are allowed to take up leader's time and tell on others to keep the heat off of themselves. Supervisors are ok and are nice people overall, but obviously not trained or empowered.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management should visit the night shifts and help spread the company culture. HR is woefully inadequate and cannot handle routine employee issues and have little understanding of how to align with management.

  6. Helpful (4)

    From promise to bust

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Thomas & Betts, not what it use to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomas & Betts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    close to home and there was not managerial influence

    Cons

    everything else, bad management, pay increases were rare

  8. Helpful (2)

    Challenging Work Environment

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    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  9. Helpful (3)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    Take a step into the shoes of your employees

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (2)

    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)

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

    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 Management

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

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