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Helpful (1)

Good experience but limited promotion opportunities

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Approves of CEO

Pros

growing company that has high a large line of quality products at different price points attractive to do-it-yourself consumer as well as professional consumer. health care benefits are outstanding.

Cons

promotion opportunities are somewhat limited, largely due to size of company and no opportunities for transfers betwen companies under the Griffon ownership

Advice to Management

be fair in all treatment to employees, offer more professional opportunites, make available career opportunities within Griffon family of companies.

Other Employee Reviews for Ames True Temper

  1. Helpful (1)

    Ideation to Product Launch engineering services. Works with Marketing, purchasing,ID, etc. in multi-functional teams.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer
    Recommends

    Pros

    Busy place! Runs lean so all team members need to perform. Cross functional teams. 4-9 new product projects per season. Regular, controlled change is commonplace.

    Cons

    Tendancy to tunnel vision in product management. Difficulty in bridging the gap selling consumer driven designs to retail chain buyers on a consistent basis.

    Advice to Management

    Live the bottom-up culture you preach to unleash the creative potential of your people!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great products, terrible management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Camp Hill, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Camp Hill, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ames True Temper full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Iconic American company, fantastic products and product lines, USA manufacturing, excellent benefits, great perks, new owners investing in buildings, equipment, and personnel.

    Cons

    All decision making is slanted towards Sales and Marketing. Manufacturing, Engineering, and Quality are reactionary after-thoughts. Too many technical decisions made by non-technical personnel-- from the floor, up through the front offices, and through the executive ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Level-out, gain some balance to your organization. Set your manufacturing up for success to do what you need-- support on-demand orders, embrace and flourish in constantly shifting direction. Consider level-loading and Kan-ban. Place as much (or for a short time period, more) emphasis on getting your technical "kitchen" clean before growth, cost reduction, new products, and so-called "innovation". Take care of your work force. Listen through the complaints, they will tell you what they lack. Clean house in management. Find out who works and plays well with others, get rid of the posers.


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