Simpson Strong-Tie

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5 people found this helpful  

Great benefits, good pay, favoritism, few promotional opportunities

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX

I have been working at Simpson Strong-Tie

Pros

Casual dress work environment. "Family-style" atmosphere. Overall friendly and pleasant. Most employees have a strong work ethic and show appreciation for the company's generosity and open culture. Most managers are hands-off allowing for independence in judgment in your position, from entry-level to upper-management. Overall, a stable place to work. No annual reviews for exempt positions: feedback is provided continually, which is helpful and refreshing. Profitable. Very good benefits. Benefits used to be better but they have been cut back over the last few years. They are still some of the best benefits and most affordable you would find in your career. Fosters professional development with paid training, conferences, and seminars, and tuition reimbursement. Encourages ideas and innovation. Exceptional incentive and profit sharing programs. Pay is generally competitive. Great place to work while raising a family and developing yourself. If in upper-management, good place to retire from.

Cons

Little flexibility in scheduling at the McKinney location for both hourly and exempt employees. Other Simpson branches are more flexible with exempt. The use of sick time overall is viewed as a negative. Those who save up hundreds of hours are considered high performers. Each branch has a different feel and culture - no consistency in management - so similar positions company-wide are treated and paid differently. A con of autonomy, which is normally a good thing. Low recognition for exempt employees. Little opportunity for growth due to a slowed economy, but promotional opportunities and "created" positions tend to default to "favorites." Good place to start your career but not end it if you hit a glass ceiling since higher positions do not come available very often. Lots of long-termers sometimes causes stagnation and resistance to change. New ideas sometimes have to come from the outside and are hard to implement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Adopt a culture of consistency with how employees are treated from branch-to-branch, from home office to branch operations, from exempt to hourly. Increase transparency in pay and hiring practices. Implement recognition programs for salaried employees. Provide more opportunities for advancement and cross-functional teams. Avoid using "sick time balances" as a measurement of work ethic and reliability. Broaden HR and Training departments' strategic roles throughout the company. Create strategic partnerships with IT and the following departments: HR, Marketing, Training, and Sales. Get more technologically-savvy for both employees and customers.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many employees work the rest of their life at Simpson

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Simpson Strong-Tie

    Pros

    Culture is for the employees. It is the most ethical company I have ever worked with. Great people to work with and for, and have a great plan for the future.

    Cons

    Caught up in an industry that most other companies do not take as much care in going the extra mile to provide the best product. Thus the company is often strangled by defending their products againt an inferior less expensive product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Try to be more nimble as a company though. It is unfortunate that Simpson must use resources to ensure that other competitors are not at the same level, but it is important to not loose sight of what is important.

    Recommends
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    dicipline

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    Current Employee - CNC PROGRAMMER and DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - CNC PROGRAMMER and DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Simpson Strong-Tie full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Time keeping and punctuality and some more

    Cons

    ego selfish time keeping etc etc.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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