CTS Corporation

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CTS Corporation Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
27 Reviews
2.3
27 Reviews
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CTS Corporation President, CEO, and Director Vinod M. Khilnani
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    Think twice before joining this company - Former employee at CTS Electronics Manufacturing Solutions (San Jose)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at CTS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    It's a job and checks clear.

    Cons

    No job security, unstable, volatile, no business growth strategy in the face of stiff competition. Quarterly staff layoffs used as means of managing business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change managers/supervisors who have milked enough this company and who act based on personal interest only.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stockroom Clerk

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    Former Employee - Stockroom Clerk in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Stockroom Clerk in San Jose, CA

    I worked at CTS Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Only good if you are looking to rack up experience.

    Cons

    HR is not for the people.
    Employees are treated very bad, no respect.
    Company is unprofessional.
    Director of Operation only care about $$$ and does not create a positive work environment.
    Management needs a lot of work.
    They hire mainly inexperienced people and pay low. Don't expect promotion even if you qualify and work hard. There is no such thing as growth in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat people fairly and with respect. You guys are not doing the right thing that's why the company is going down. Please don't just think about yourself. People work hard so do show appreciation and acknowledge them for their hard work and not stomp on them.Remember, its the worker that makes the company.

    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Stay away!

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    Current Employee - Accounting/Finance Department in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Accounting/Finance Department in Elkhart, IN

    I have been working at CTS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    You work there means you are unemployed, that's reptty much the pro!

    Cons

    Worked in accounting/finance area. Management managed by fear. Extremely disorganized. My manager is extremely cocky, took no blame, no accountability, no interest in developing talent, he is extremely selfish, no career path monitoring. Senior Manager is a complete mess, extremely out of touch of the operation, and if you are putting out a sales numbers they didn't like, they will yell and scream over the phone and if they needed an ad-hoc report, they called you every 5 minutes to bother you and will not let you complete the request. If you want to learn, that's not the place!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Archaic Management Philosophy Comes from the Top!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN

    I have been working at CTS Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Inexpensive cost of living in Elkhart, IN - home of corporate headquarters and Elkhart Automotive plant

    Cons

    Rigid attitude toward work hours and work roles. Poor benefit package. The right words are in the benefit package list but the contents of each benefit are stingy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use best practices of other high rated employers. Consider flex time, reward creative thought, focus on retention of good employees with good pay and good benefits. Having hired good people, work harder to keep them and help them improve their skills by encouraging pursuit of CPE/CEU, on the job training, internal training to improve computer skills, communication skills and other professional attributes. Do not intimidate employees so that they are not interested in expending effort to improve the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    structured environment

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Elkhart, IN

    I have been working at CTS Corporation

    Pros

    cross functional teams use analytical approach. excellent new product development with on site design, program management, etc... Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Union shop with lots of game playing.. not to bad after you get to know the teams and are accepted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work together as a team instead of divided divisions. There are many talented professionals that are under utilized. Focus on improving communications

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trying to downsize to profitability

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL

    I worked at CTS Corporation

    Pros

    The workers. Have a pension plan and 401K.

    Cons

    Constant downsizing. Moving jobs off shore.

    So so benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN

    I have been working at CTS Corporation

    Pros

    Compensation package is fairly competitive

    Cons

    Senior Management is incapable of focusing on the long term goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company struggles economically and it impacts how employees are treated.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorpark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorpark, CA

    I worked at CTS Corporation

    Pros

    Interesting Work
    Work has good variety
    Public company and good systems overall
    Industry leader in some areas
    Advancement better in corporate location

    Cons

    Problems with fraud in the accounting area
    Disorganization
    Difficulty in HR in Moorpark. Lack of professionalism and HR background
    Company has lost so much business that they are non-functional
    Terrible environment
    Advancement of non-qualified people on the factory floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut and Run.
    If the Moorpark location can't make it, you are making them suffer as they go down the tubes. Just end it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Don't work here

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at CTS Corporation

    Pros

    Can be challenging and fun. A good place to work if you want to learn a lot about contact manufacturing in a hands-on way. Very fast-paced. Human resources tried their best to help.

    Cons

    Certain members of lower level management were almost abusive towards employees. Extremely high turnover rate. People would go into Human Resources crying. The stressful nature of the industry combined with the utter lack of regard for employees made for a terrible working environment. There was a lot of hostility between departments due to finger-pointing and bad attitudes which made it very difficult to get anything done and led to a counter-productive atmosphere. Temps would quit the first day by lunch. More training and more clearly defined job functions would be beneficial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    a good few years

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at CTS Corporation

    Pros

    fast paced work environment. compensation and benefits are good. leadership and managing is good. recognition and feedback issue is tricky. Work place is very professional. work can be very hectic depending on the product line u are working.lots of opportunities for business trvel if u like it.

    Cons

    products are not for everyday customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage innovation

    Approves of CEO

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