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Helpful (1)

Lack of professional culture, but good work life balance.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Development Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Development Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Work life balance is pretty good. There is a high degree of flexibility for those who work in different ways. Telecommuting is allowed, and one of the saving graces of the company. Good for those who know what they are expected to do.

Cons

Cubicles, lack of professionalism and inability to get rid of non-professional attitudes. SafeTEy should be a priority. Monetary compensation is lower than similar companies. Very traditional upper management style which results in sub par adaptability to markets. The environment does not suit itself to innovation, does not allow the company to be fasTEr, smarTEr, or connecTEd. Bad place for inexperienced engineers.

Advice to Management

The likelihood of losing high performers is dependent on compensation for their work. You can be as negative as you would like in reviews, but people need to know what they did wrong before hand. Training is too low of a priority. Unsafe people need to be removed from the organization, or be properly trained. No capital is spent to ensure that people are productive as soon as they start. Rhetoric is heavy for somewhere that doesn't build a professional culture.

Other Employee Reviews for TE Connectivity

  1. Helpful (2)

    TE Connectivity Medical has become a metric first, customer last environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people are very friendly and helpful. The company shows well to customers as it is clean and high tech.

    Cons

    Upper management rules by fear. No excuses. Do as I say, or else. They have stated I want someone to run through the wall if I want them to without question. Hiring of military personnel, especially with special forces background has become the norm making it unbearable for a friendly cohesive team.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the military atmosphere. Trust people, even if you didn't hire them yourself. Listen to what Tom Lynch suggests is the right way to run a company, but unfortunately hitting short term numbers successfully is driving the medical division into the ground. Change the TE-Medical division management ASAP.


  2. Helpful (2)

    TEC is not for the creative or innovative types. There is also the constant threat of job loss at the lower mgmt levels

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Middletown, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Middletown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with people all over the world. Those managers in other countries tend to be better leaders than the ones we have here in the states. The work-life balance is generally pretty good even though I typically worked 60 hours per week.

    Cons

    Now is not a good time to work at TEC because they laid off thousands of people two years ago and have been bringing in directors/VPs/presidents ever since. They also have multiple consultants trying to send them in the right direction and oftentimes the leadership doesn't even listen to the consultants. In other words, TEC is always in reorginization mode and nobody seems to be able to make a decision at the sr mgmt level. It is just a matter of time before they clean house once again.

    Advice to Management

    In today's world, you must work to make TEC feel like a "small" company. At one point, I was a mgr that reported to another mgr and three directors before the VP level had been reached. Everyone is talking about change, but very few people are empowered to make decisions, so it is ridiculous to be so top heavy and "large".


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