CTS Corporation Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Used to be a good materials and microelectronics company

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

    I have been working at CTS Corporation

    Pros

    There aren't any, unless you are a senior manager on the gravy train

    Cons

    Waiting to be ex'd or outsourced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves and hire engineers. The single strongest predictor of long term investment value is "the degree of innovation" present in a company. Look at companies like Dupont & GE......lack of innovation is in inverse relation with shareholder value as a long term investment (especially in "high tech" markets). Companies like CTS hamstring product development (especially in times like we are experiencing now) with singularly myopic focus on quarterly financial results. Conversely, The BEST companies to invest in are those, who, during the tough times, use their time developing world beating, best in class products. CTS has been "hollowed-out", several times over in the past few years because of management's gnat-like attention span.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. CTS management is out of touch with the daily operation of their company.

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Londonderry, NH
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Londonderry, NH

    I have been working at CTS Corporation

    Pros

    CTS is close to my home, with the high price of gas, this is a great benefit. We always have plenty of work, which is good in this economy. I work with some great people.

    Cons

    The CTS management have no interest in the daily activities of most of the employees. There are many improvements that need to be made and they just ignore many of the suggestions that are made but the people who actually do the work. A lot of time and money is wasted due to incompetence of some of the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on the production floor (daily) to see how the operation actually runs. Interact with the employees, get to know them and their jobs. Listen to suggestions people have to improve things. Be willing to spend the money to improve the quality of life and work at CTS, this will improve efficiency and quality and eventually save the company money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Really good, I still compare my experience at CTS with my current organization

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    Former Employee - Manager in Raigarh (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Raigarh (India)

    I worked at CTS Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Good HR practices, excellent working environment, transparency among ranks, seniors are very approachable

    Cons

    Allocation of projects among resources, slightly regional nature of management,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every employee needs acknowledgement of the job he is doing. A simple pat or a nod from the manager can be really helpful. Also the responsibilities should be allocated based on talent, education and experience and not on the basis of which region a certain person comes from.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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