Phillips and Temro Industries

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Working at PTI

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Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Eden Prairie, MN
Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN

I worked at Phillips and Temro Industries

Pros

Good people to work with, interesting products, initially there were some great opportunities for advancement, able to use a wide variety of my skills.

Cons

All the good started going away when the ownership decided that it was a good idea to farm out the whole operation to China.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop the China thing! Just ask Honda how that's going. Bring manufacturing back to Eden Prairie and I'll come back too.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at Phillips and Temro Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Automotive industry: cool products and cool customers.

    Cons

    In the last 6 months, the company has turned over the VP of Operations, VP of Human Resources, Director of Engineering, Engineering Manager, Quality Manager, Logistics Manager, Purchasing Manager, several Project Engineers, several Quality Engineers, a Production Manager, and countless floor workers. The company has a miserable culture of fear. Avoid at all costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out or watch the company die.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at Phillips and Temro Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Hourly and most salaried people are great; they care, work hard, and are fun to work with.
    - After the Ford Plant closed down, PTI is the only automotive manufacturer in the area
    - Interesting products, good margins

    Cons

    - People on the factory floor are not treated very well. Low pay, inadequate wage increases, lots of mandatory overtime
    - Closed down another plant and moved those lines to Eden Prairie. The move was not well planned out.
    - They expect you to make that place your life. If you don't, you could get blacklisted
    - VERY high turnover at all levels
    - "Performance Management" is often punitive and used to settle scores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be more open about the company's vision and future plans. Involve more people.
    - Add resources so people don't get burned out.
    - Be more generous with merit increases for hourly workers.
    - Spend more time and resource on improvement.
    - Less rigid management style from the CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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