Tube Specialties Co Inc
International Specialty Tube – Detroit, MI
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I worked at Tube Specialties Co Inc full-time (less than an year)Pros
I'd have to say the best thing about working at TSCO is the work environment and their employees. The then supervisor would hand out cold bottled water on the hot days, which really boosted employee morale. The staff meetings in the break room were also a good way to get familiar with the workplace.
The tour around the workplace on the day before the first day of work with a higher-up was great, and you feel sort of an integration with the company.
They offer weekend classes for learning proper measurements and how it applies to their standards. They also have learning material readily available for anyone willing to further their understanding of the machines in use.
Gloves, work towels and the like were always available when needed.
In the section I was working in, there were almost always different things to do with different machines, so you wouldn't be doing the same thing most of the day. And the training wasn't difficult, but that was expected since the positions I had were entry level.
I wasn't with the company for too long to see how write ups and the like were handled, however, there was an instance where I'd nearly gotten fired on the spot. Rather than firing me, my lead gave me some advice that improved my work ethic. And to this day, it is still helpful.Cons
Only a couple of cons to mention. The mandatory overtime was always unexpected, and there was no way of knowing ahead of time until our last two hour segment. The extra time was only two hours, and while that's not the con here, not knowing of it until the last two hour segment is. I had another full-time job that required me as soon as I woke up, and telling that to my supervisor as a reason for not being able to work the extra two hours seemed to have came off as an excuse to him. He did, however, allow a phone call during work to readjust schedules with others, so that was a good perk.
There was also a bit of a language barrier with some coworkers. While not dreadful, it worked out for the better for the most part. They knew what they were doing with what they were using.
The con comes in when I had tried to explain to a coworker that the computer program we regularly use is easy to open back up. Somehow, trying to explain it had worked against me, and I noticed a change in his attitude towards me for a few days afterward. There was another coworker that I explained the very same thing to, and although there was a language barrier present as with the other coworker, he understood it well. While this isn't too big of a deal, there is slight cause for concern.Advice to ManagementAdvice
From what I understand, things have gotten better there, so I'll end this here.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO