Simpson Strong-Tie

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Excellent company with direct access to management

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Simpson Strong-Tie full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Ability to find a position that fits your best abilities

Cons

Sometimes feels disorganized and very reluctant to change.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

11 Other Employee Reviews for Simpson Strong-Tie (View Most Recent)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work if on the connector side

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in McKinney, TX

    I worked at Simpson Strong-Tie full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with good people. If working on the wood connector side of the business there is a great wealth of talent. The company takes care of it's people.

    Cons

    If you are in the anchor systems BU your are under a different management structure from the core products. The quality of the people is not great and there is a ton of infighting among the management. Most of the managers are people that were not able to advance in the core business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Roll all divisions under the same structure. Way too much time is spent infighting among redundant managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, good pay, favoritism, few promotional opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    No opinion of CEO
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