Teleflex

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3 people found this helpful  

Once was a good opportunity...

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA

I have been working at Teleflex full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The people are very friendly. It is the type of place where you walk down the hallway and even if you don't know the person, they will greet you. The vacation time is good and the managers can be very flexible. The atmosphere is causal yet professional. They also have different newsletters that keep you up to date with what is going on within the company worldwide. Too, they are willing to hire current college students for co-op and intern positions and if you do a decent job, maybe even full-time work.

Cons

Paying the investors seems to be the biggest priority and not the employees. They try to make up for the so so pay with company perks like "employee appreciation day" and an onsite "gourmet" over priced cafeteria, when all people want is decent pay! Business decisions don't always seem so wise and the CEO doesn't really seem to have a clue regarding what is going on in the world below him. Beware as to who you speak your mind to, because you never know who's listening and trust me, they are! There is poor communication between departments and even though we all work for the same company, people seem to be working towards their own agenda. There is rampant favoritism and brown nosing happening and if you have the right manager, that will get you way farther than you deserve!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your business is nothing without your people. Happy employees yields a successful business, which means more money for you and everyone else. So if you want to grow your business, focus on the people who come to work everyday who will ultimately make that growth possible.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Time spent here is a regressive career step, a time warp into mediocrity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teleflex full-time

    Pros

    A top 5 manufacturer in most product categories, although distant and trailing position behind market leaders
    Stable product platforms, basics for the markets served
    Most employees "the doer's" are pleasant and hard working
    Latest CEO has a strong track record and respect of the industry
    If you can outwit and outlast wave after wave of the zombie horde, by default you might be successful

    Cons

    Very limited opporunity for career advancement, often described internally as a place where poor managers go to ride out their deficient careers - abundant glass ceilings
    Commodities business with a "buy" mentality, limited innovation or investment in human capital, goods or services
    Significant gaps between "Have's" and "Have Nots"
    Handful of good Director's and VP's; however, lackluster/immature/insecure leadership is pervasive
    Dismal facilities in RTP, only trumped by insufficient merit increases and non-existent bonus payout structure
    Revolving CEO door; high degree of employee turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that you can't attract top-talent. Will never be a market leader, learn to be satisfied as an "also participated" within your respective verticals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT lacks good leadership. Company promotes "It's all about People" but it's really all about management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Teleflex full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to work from home at least once a week.
    Peers are usually nice.
    Paid training (at least for our group).

    Cons

    Advancement Opportunities are usually taken by permanent contractors.
    Pay is about 20% less than what it should be for equal positions elsewhere.
    Company going on second year without Merit increases but we are hiring lots of contractors and our profits look good to investors!
    Benefits (medical/dental/Vision) are below average. You'll need Co Insurance.
    PTO is 2 weeks for beginners, which includes Sick days. that's right, no separate Sick time off.
    Management (all levels especially IT Senior) are not effective in promoting or building employees to succeed or advance.
    The "It's all about people." philosophy is heard but not seen.
    Management style is tyrannical, "My Way or the Highway" style and intimidation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inform staff of what's going on.
    There are better ways of managing people that are more effective and create inviting work environments.
    Follow the employee guidelines of the company instead of inventing what suits the needs of the department.
    Nourish, promote and reward those deserving from within to create opportunities for all. Not just those that are yes men and fit in with your click.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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